Carrie Brownstein – co-creator, co-writer, co-star
Carrie Brownstein is the co-creator, co-writer and co-star of Portlandia as well as an author and musician. She made her television career debut in 2011 with Portlandia, and in 2012 received an Emmy® nomination in the “Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series” category for her work on the series.
She is a member of the critically acclaimed rock band Sleater-Kinney. Brownstein was named one of the top female electric guitarists by Elle Magazine and Rolling Stone Magazine lists Sleater-Kinney’s song "Dig Me Out" – featuring the overdriven riffs of Brownstein – as one of the 50 greatest guitar songs of all time. In 2006, Brownstein earned a spot on Rolling Stone's list of the “25 Most Underrated Guitarists of All-Time" as their highest-rated female guitarist of all-time.
Brownstein's writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Believer, Slate and numerous book anthologies on music and culture. She is currently working on a memoir for Riverhead Books.