Cara Buono (born March 1st, 1974) is an American actress, screenwriter and director best known for her lead role as Dr. Faye Miller in the fourth season of AMC's Mad Men. She is also known for her other roles as Kelli Moltisanti in the sixth season of HBO's The Sopranos, Linda Salvo in the 2006 comedy Artie Lange's Beer League and Karen Wheeler in Netflix original Stranger Things.
She is married to Ethos Water founder Peter Thum. They are currently residing in Greenwich Village, New York as of August 2010.
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|1994||The Cowboy Way||Teresa Salazar|
|1995||Killer: A Journal of Murder||Esther Lesser|
|1995||Kicking and Screaming||Kate|
|1997||Made Men||Toni-Ann Antonelli|
|1998||Next Stop Wonderland||Julie|
|1999||Man of the Century||Virginia Clemens|
|1999||Two Ninas||Nina Cohen|
|2000||Attention Shoppers||Claire Suarez|
|2004||From Other Worlds||Joanne Schwartzbaum|
|2006||Artie Lange's Beer League||Linda Salvo|
|2014||A Good Marriage||Betty Pike|
|2015||Paper Towns||Connie Jacobsen|
|2015||Half the Perfect World||Sonia|
|1991||CBS Schoolbreak Special||Abby Morris|
|1992||I'll Fly Away||Diane|
|1993||Victim of Love: The Shannon Mohr Story||Tracey Lien|
|1995||The Single Guy||Christie|
|1996||New York Undercover||Connie|
|Law & Order||Shelly Taggert /|
|1999||Deep in My Heart||Young Gerry Cummins|
|2001||Family Law||Carly Hanson|
|2002||Law & Order: Criminal Intent||Charlotte Fielding|
|2002||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Tracy Logan|
|2002||Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven||Sarah (voice)|
|2003||Miss Match||Michelle Schiff|
|2004||Six Months to Live||Alice|
|2004–05||Third Watch||Grace Foster|
|2006–07||The Sopranos||Kelli Moltisanti|
|2007||Law & Order||Attorney Shannon|
|2007||Queens Supreme||Bettina Martinelli|
|2007||The Dead Zone||Sheriff Anna Turner|
|2008||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Rachel Zelinsky|
|2008||The Unquiet||Julie Bishop|
|2009||NCIS||Navy Cdr. Sarah Resnik|
|2010||Mad Men||Faye Miller|
|2011||Brothers & Sisters||Rose|
|2011||Hawaii Five-0||Agent Allison Marsh|
|2011||A Gifted Man||Carol Gordan|
|2012||Drew Peterson: Untouchable||Kathleen Savio|
|2013||The Good Wife||Charlene Peterson|
|2014||The Carrie Diaries||Penny|
|2014–15||Person of Interest||Martine Rousseau|
|2016||Stranger Things||Karen Wheeler|
- Besides working as an actress, Cara Buono is also a movie producer and scriptwriter.
- She is the only main cast member in Season 3 who doesn't appear in every episode, having only appeared in 6.
- Cara started acting when she was just 12.
- Buono said she knew she wanted to be a part of Stranger Things when she read the script.
- It was Cara's idea that Karen would be drinking wine in season 1 of Stranger Things. She thought the wine would make Karen seem more oblivious to what the kids were getting into.
- She is of Italian descent.
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