Wrenn Schmidt Biography

Gender: Female

Wrenn Schmidt began her acting career under Tony Award-winning director Anthony Page in the Broadway national tour of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? with Kathleen Turner and Bill Irwin. Her favorite New York theatre credits include The Master Builder opposite John Turturro (Brooklyn Academy of Music), the world premieres of Be a Good Little Widow (Ars Nova) and Jailbait (Cherry Lane Theatre’s Cherry Pit), Eugene O’Neill’s Beyond the Horizon (Irish Repertory Theatre), and the Broadway production of Come Back, Little Sheba (Manhattan Theatre Club). Ms. Schmidt has worked extensively in television on HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire” as Julia Sagorsky, CBS’s “Person of Interest” as Dr. Iris Campbell, and FX’s “The Americans” as KGB handler Kate, among others. Her film work includes Preservation (Tribeca Film Festival), Our Idiot Brother, Client 9, and How to Follow Strangers. Her upcoming work includes Sony Pictures’ I Saw the Light opposite Tom Hiddleston and Cinemax’s newest series, “Outcast,” created by Robert Kirkman of “The Walking Dead”. Ms. Schmidt graduated from South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities, followed by Meadows Southern Methodist University, where she received her B.F.A.