Birth Name: Carrie Brownstein
Carrie Brownstein was born on Sept. 27, 1974 in Seattle, WA but raised in the nearby suburb of Redmond, the home of tech giants such as Microsoft and Nintendo of America. Brownstein began performing as a child, putting on plays she both starred in and created. When she was 14 years old, Brownstein's mother left the family, so it was up to her corporate lawyer father to take care of the future star and her younger sister. Years later, her father came out as a gay man and moved in with a younger partner, but he and Brownstein remained close. As a teen who loved the music of the Clash, Brownstein used her savings from babysitting and working at a movie theater to buy a guitar. By the time she e...
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