Kerry Bishé is an American actress, known for a lead role in the AMC television series Halt and Catch Fire. Bishé played the lead/narrator role on the final season of ABC’s medical sitcom Scrubs, and starred in the critically acclaimed drama film Argo.
Bishé was born in New Zealand before moving to the United States. She attended Montclair Kimberley Academy (where her father, Kenneth Bishé, taught Social Studies),graduating in 2002, then studied at Northwestern University.
Bishé toured professionally with Montana Shakespeare in the Parks during the summer of 2004, performing the role of Juliet in Romeo and Juliet. She also appeared in a 2006 production of Eugene O’Neill’s The Hairy Ape and in the Roundabout revival of Shaw’s Pygmalion.
Bishé made her screen debut in 2007, when she portrayed Sarah Rosen in The Half Life of Mason Lake, a low-budget production. After appearances as an extra on the film adaptation of Sex and the City and The Lucky Ones, and a small role in 2008’s The Understudy, Bishé was cast in Night Life, a TV movie directed by Scrubs star Zach Braff. The production did not make Bishé well-known, but did introduce her to Braff, with whom she would later work on Scrubs.
Bishé was busy in 2009 with television roles, appearing in an episode of the US version of Life on Mars, an episode of cable TV series Royal Pains, and a lead role in the TV movie made from the failed pilot of the proposed sci-fi series Virtuality.
In December 2009, Bishé became the lead role on ABC medical sitcom Scrubs. Bishé played Lucy Bennett, the show’s new narrator, taking over from Zach Braff. ABC cancelled the show on May 14, 2010. Bishé co-starred in the 2010 independent movie, Nice Guy Johnny, with Edward Burns and Matt Bush. She also played a supporting role in Kevin Smith’s 2011 horror film Red State and Ben Affleck’s 2012 drama film Argo. Bishé co-starred in the 2013 independent movie, Grand Piano, with Elijah Wood.
In 2014, Bishé starred as Donna Clark in the acclaimed AMC television drama series, Halt and Catch Fire.By coincidence, her character’s husband in Halt and Catch Fire is portrayed by actor Scoot McNairy, who also played her spouse in the 2012 film Argo.
|2007||The Half Life of Mason Lake||Sarah Rosen|
|2008||The Lucky Ones||College Girl|
|2008||Sex and the City||Twenty-Something Girl Dreaming|
|2009||Motherhood||Good Sharing Mom|
|2010||Nice Guy Johnny||Brooke|
|2012||Argo||Kathy Stafford||Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Hollywood Film Festival Award for Best Ensemble of the Year
Nominated—Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Cast
Nominated—San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Performance by an Ensemble
|2012||The Fitzgerald Family Christmas||Sharon|
|2013||Max Rose||Annie Rose|
|2013||Goodbye World||Lily Palmer|
|2013||Grand Piano||Emma Selznick|
|2008||Night Life||Violet||TV Movie|
|2009||Life on Mars||Eve Flannery||1 episode: “The Simple Secret of the Note of in Us All”|
|2009||Royal Pains||Emma Newberg||1 episode: “Strategic Planning”|
|2009||Virtuality||Billie Kashmiri||TV Pilot|
|2009-2010||Scrubs||Lucy Bennett||Main cast (season 9)
|2011||Iceland||Mackenzie||Unsold TV Pilot|
|2014-present||Halt and Catch Fire||Donna Clark||Main cast
|2016||Billions||Musician at Metallica concert||1 episode: “Short Squeeze”|