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Carol Rance
Kathleen Rose Perkins
Played by Kathleen Rose Perkins

The perennial second-in-command at the network has the unenviable task of propping up whoever her boss is at the moment. She also makes the terrible mistake of sleeping with them. All of them. But despite this self-destructive tendency, she is actually decent at her job, and there is a human being buried inside her Hollywood exterior. She becomes a much-needed friend and confidant to Beverly, and Beverly in turn tries valiantly to keep Carol focused on work and self-respect.

Most recently, Perkins appeared in David Fincher's GONE GIRL, as well as the Duplass Brother's latest project THE SKELETON TWINS, opposite Kristen Wiig. Other recent films include PARADISE, Diablo Cody's directorial debut starring alongside Octavia Spencer and Holly Hunter, and Nicole Holofcener's ENOUGH SAID with Julia Louis Dreyfus and James Gandolfini. She plays the lead role in the indie film BETTER HALF set to release in 2015.
On television, Perkins has recurred on a number of shows including TELL ME YOU LOVE ME, TRUST ME, NCIS: LA, GARY UNMARRIED, and TIL DEATH. She also has made some notable guest appearances on AMERICAN HORROR STORY, PRIVATE PRACTICE, PERSON OF INTEREST, GREY'S ANATOMY, THE MENTALIST, ROYAL PAINS, and NIP/TUCK.