Carrie Baker is a Professor of Theatre & Film and Associate Dean of the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. She is a member of Actor’s Equity Association (AEA), Screen Actors Guild- American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA), and a founding company member of New York City’s Coyote REP. Carrie holds a BA in Theatre and English from Middlebury College and an MFA in Acting from the University of California, Irvine.
New York Theatre acting credits include: New Age Classics, New Perspectives Theatre Company, NYU Festival of New Works, Manhattan Theatre Source, and Coyote REP. Regional Theatre acting credits include: Utah Shakespeare Festival, Irvine Barclay Theatre, Summer Repertory Theatre, Washington Shakespeare Company, Potomac Theatre Project, Washington Stage Guild, and Fairbanks Shakespeare Theatre. TV acting: Guiding Light, Ed, and commercial voiceovers. Film acting: Mining for Ruby, alaskaLand, The Messenger, Chronic Town (Sundance 2008), Eat Me, and various industrial films.
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“Baker… is dynamic and compelling in the role. Her character deals with extraordinary challenges… Because of it, her character’s breakthrough in the last act is even more powerful.”Suzanna Caldwell, Fairbanks Daily News-Miner: Jessie in The Messenger, Film UAF
“The scenes between Baker and Cowans are captivating…”Gary Black, Fairbanks Daily News-Miner: Sadness in The Ashgirl, Theatre UAF
“Vinegar Tom centers in on a young woman named Alice, excellently played by Carrie Baker. Outspoken, strongheaded and unabashedly sexually charged, she is the 17th century version of Chelsea Handler… Baker delivers a powerful performance as Alice.”Scott McCrea, Fairbanks Daily News-Miner: Alice in Vinegar Tom, Theatre UAF
“Carrie Baker imbues Thaisa with wit and humanity…”Robert Hannon, Fairbanks Daily News-Miner: Thaisa in Pericles, Fairbanks Shakespeare Theatre
“Carrie Baker’s deep-throated delivery makes Iago’s wife Emilia a force to be reckoned with.”Eric Snider, EricDSnider.com: Emilia in Othello, Utah Shakespeare Festival
“Baker brings a cool sophistication and attractive mien to her exasperated character…”Daedalus Howell, Sonoma County Independent : Kate in Sylvia, Summer Repertory Theatre
“Carrie Baker managed to convey desperate frustration with sensual self-absorption in such a powerful performance that the audience was completely under her spell.”Alexa Shulze, New University Spotlight: Maggie in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, UC Irvine