Carrie Price in “Devils”
Sallie Harmsen stars as Carrie Price, a failed artist, bipolar drug-addict, with friends who are wannabe underground artists, and Massimo’s (Alessandro Borghi) wife, in the series “Devils” on The CW. In the beginning they were happily married – until Massimo got involved with NYL. Afterwards, their relationship gradually deteriorated, urged on by Dominic (Patrick Dempsey), and so as not to spoil Massimo’s reputation, and they finally broke up. When she suddenly reappears in Massimo’s life as an escort, causing a scandal everything will change forever.
After graduating high school, Harmsen decided to take a year off. During this year, she and director Robert Jan Westdijk shot the film “The Real Life” in which she received her first Golden Calf nomination (the Dutch equivalent of the Academy Award) for her role. She then received a second nomination for Best Actress in 2012 for her role in “The Secrets of Barslet.” That same year, she graduated from the prestigious Maastricht Academy of Performing Arts – generally considered one of the best drama academies in Europe – and was awarded “most promising graduation student” by a jury of Dutch casting directors.
During her studies, Harmsen appeared in the film “The Aviatrix of Kazbek” and played leading roles in the movies “Loft,” “Though Tales,” “Pizza Mafia” and the critically acclaimed “The Heineken Kidnapping” with Dutch iconic actor Rutger Hauer. Harmsen also hit the screens in several movies such as “Out” and “Bowy Is Inside,” as well as the historic drama “Kenau” and “The Most Beautiful Thing in The World.”
Harmsen played one of the lead roles in the courthouse drama “Accused,” from Academy Award-nominated director Paula van der Oest. The movie is based on a true story about a nurse who was wrongfully accused of being a serial killer. “Accused” was on the Foreign Film Shortlist of the 2015 Academy Awards. Additionally, this role earned her a nomination for Best Acting Performance Female at the Melbourne International Film Festival.
In 2017, she starred in “Blade Runner 2049” opposite Jared Leto and directed by Denis Villeneuve, in which she played the female replicant in the famous birth scene. In 2019, she played a role in the international series “Heirs of the Night.”
Upcoming feature film releases include “The Postcard Killings” by Academy Award-winning director Danis Tanovic, “Sea of Time” directed by Theu Boermans, and “Drawback” opposite Claes Bang (“The Square”).
In 2016, Harmsen starred in the television series “The Hunt” – the Dutch remake of “Those Who Kill” – and “Catch,” inspired by the true story of two Dutch criminals/lovers known as “the Dutch Bonnie & Clyde,” and the short film “Copyrette.”
In 2013, Harmsen joined The National Theatre in The Hague, one of the leading Dutch theatre companies. While being coached in a special “young talent program” over a period of two years, she was seen on stage in Shakespeare’s “Midsummer Night’s Dream,” “Elektra” and “Polleke,” based on a famous Dutch children’s book. She received four and five star reviews in all leading Dutch newspapers for her portrayal of the 11 year old Polleke, and she won the prestigious Dutch theatre award, the Zilveren Krekel, in 2015 in the category Most Impressive Stage Performance. In 2017, she starred as the title role of “Joan of Arc” by director Theu Boermans, and also starred in “Ifigeneia Koningskind.” In 2018 she played the lead role of Desdemona in “Othello,” directed by Daria Dukvic.