Carrie Rachel Brownstein (born September 27, 1974) is an American musician, actress, writer, director, and comedian.

She first came to prominence as a member of the band Excuse 17 before forming the rock trio Sleater-Kinney. 

She is incredible guitarist and songwriter for Sleater-Kinney and Wild Flag, a talented actress in "Transparent" and a killer writer. 

Was Carrie Brownstein on SNL?  Brownstein has made a few cameos on SNL, including the final "It's A Lovely Day" sketch from the May 18th, 2013 episode

What is Carrie Brownstein doing now? She's occasionally working on a screenplay, and helped developed an environmentalist website, The Green New Real.

Watch the First Trailer for St. Vincent and Carrie Brownstein’s New Movie The Nowhere Inn

Sleater-Kinney’s Carrie Brownstein to Write and Direct New Heart Biopic