Cara Seymour is an English actress best known for her starring role as Sister Harriet, not a run-of-the-mill nun who - when she's not tending to the needs of the hospital's children and pregnant women - smokes and enjoys a witty repartee with Cleary, in the period drama television series The Knick.
Seymour began her career in Trouble & Strife, a theatre company which she co-founded as an undergraduate in England. They co-wrote, acted and produced three original plays and toured extensively, winning a Time Out Award for their play Now and at the Hour of Our Death.
Cara won considerable acclaim on the New York Stage, appearing in the New Group's Obie winning-productions of Mike Leigh's Ecstasy and Goose Pimples and The Public Theater production of Caryl Churchill's The Skryker.
She has performed at the Irish Rep in Brian Friel's Freedom of the City, in Gibraltar, an adaptation of Ulysses and in Penelope Skinner's The Village Bike at MCC.
Her films include American Psycho, Dancer in the Dark, Gangs of New York, Adaptation, Birth, Hotel Rwanda, The Savages, An Education, Jack and Diane, The Music Never Stopped and I Origins.