Clea DuVall

Inside Biography


Clea DuVall is an American actress, producer, writer, and director, well recognized for her portrayal as Sofie on the HBO television series Carnivale.

Early life and education.

Clea DuVall was born on 25 September 1977, in Los Angelos, California. She is the only child of Rosemary and Stephen DuVall. Her father is a TV/film actor and has appeared on the two episodes of Carnivale with his daughter.

Her parents got separated when she was twelve years old. Her ethnicity is North American and holds American nationality.  DuVall attended L.A County High School and graduated with a degree in Arts in 1995.
DuVall worked in a coffee shop before becoming an actress.


DuVall began her acting career playing the role as Kesley in the 1996 movie Little Witches. Later on, she appeared in several movies and episodes of television shows such as ER and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Her hit role as a goth student in Robert Rodrigue's The Faculty earned her wide recognition. Later she played an institutionalized pathological liar acclaimed Girl, Interrupted, also a lesbian enrolled in therapy camp in the indie hit, But I'm a Cheerleader.

After her appearance in The Laramie Project, Identity, and 21 Grams, she featured in HBO's Emmy Award-winning TV series Carnivale. At the same time, DuVall also starred in Helter Kelter, for which she won a Satellite Award nomination.

In 2012, DuVall starred in the Ben Affleck film Argo; she portrayed as Cora Lijek, a Japanese-American who was one of the six American diplomats rescued from Iran in 1980.

The same year, she also appeared in a recurring role in the second season of the FX anthology horror-drama series American Horror Story.

DuVall has also directed a short film called It's Not Easy Being Green, starring Leisha Hailey, Carnivale co-star Carla Gallo and herself. DuVall also took promotional pictures for Uh Huh Her.

In 2014, she appeared as Emma Borden on Lifetime's Lizzie Borden Took an Ax later reprised her role in Lifetime's in Lifetime's The Lizzie Borden Chronicles.

Personal life

Clea DuVall is openly lesbian, as she is unmarried till date. In her early career days, she dated Camila Gutierrez.

She was also in a relationship with an American actor James DeBello for a couple of month in the year 1999. Later she stayed remained single for some years.

In 2011, DuVall was again in a relationship with Ellen Page; however, the couple got separated the same year. Since then, DuVall has not been involved in any kinds of relationship. 

Net worth

Clea DuVall earns a decent amount of money from her various career such as acting, writing, directing and producing. Currently, her total net worth is $1.5 million dollars.

by Bchrome, 16 Jun, 2017

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