Carrie-Anne Moss (born August 21, 1967) is a Screen Actors Guild Award-nominated Canadian actress known for her roles in The Matrix trilogy, Memento, and Chocolat.
Carrie-Anne Moss was born in Burnaby, British Columbia. She has an older brother, Brooke. Moss' mother Barbara named her for The Hollies' 1967 hit song, "Carrie Anne." Moss lived with her mother in Vancouver as a child. At the age of 11, she joined the Vancouver children's musical theatre and later went on to tour Europe with the Magee Secondary School Choir in her senior year; one of her classmates was Gil Bellows. She enrolled at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Pasadena upon her return. In 1985, she left Vancouver for Toronto and became a model. This career took her to Japan and Spain in the late 1980s.
While in Spain, she landed a role in the drama series Dark Justice, her first television appearance. She moved from Barcelona to Los Angeles, California with the series in 1992. She starred in FOX's short-lived primetime soap opera Models Inc., a spin-off of Melrose Place, as one of the models. Her big breakthrough came when she was chosen to play the latex-clad hacker Trinity in the 1999 box office success The