Fiona Dourif

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Fiona Dourif
Fiona Dourif by Gage Skidmore 2.jpg
Dourif in 2018
Born (1981-10-30) October 30, 1981 (age 39)
OccupationActress, producer
Years active2005–present

Fiona Dourif (born October 30, 1981)[1] is an American actress and producer. She is known for her role as Bart Curlish in BBC America's Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency and as the young Diane Jones in Dustin Lance Black's When We Rise. She has appeared in Showtime's Shameless and in a recurring role on NBC's The Blacklist. She played Nica Pierce in the 2013 horror film Curse of Chucky and its 2017 follow-up Cult of Chucky, which are part of the Child's Play franchise; she appears in these films alongside her father, Brad Dourif, who portrays the series' main antagonist, Chucky. In 2018, she was cast as Good Leader Tavis in the USA Network series The Purge.

Early life

Dourif was born in Woodstock, New York, the daughter of actor Brad Dourif and psychic Joni Dourif,[2][3] She has a sister, Kristina / Christina Dourif.[4][2] After college she became a segment producer for documentaries premiering on History and TLC. She began acting at 23.[3]

Acting career

In 2005, Dourif made her acting debut as Chez Ami Whore in the television series Deadwood. The following year, she was cast as Alice in the television mini-series Thief. The same year, Dourif made her debut film appearance in Little Chenier.

In 2007, Dourif appeared in the off-Broadway play Some Americans Abroad at Second Stage theater.[5] Later she was cast in the short film The Lucky One. In 2008, Dourif portrayed Becky in the indie film Garden Party and Lisa in Frank the Rat. The same year, Dourif guest starred on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit as Detective Nikki Breslin.

In 2009, Dourif starred in the film The Messenger and had a guest role on the television series Bored to Death. The following year, Dourif starred in the indie film Mafiosa and the TV movie After the Fall. Dourif subsequently portrayed Penny in Letters from the Big Man before having a recurring role as Casey in True Blood and a guest appearance on The Protector.[6]

In 2012, Dourif starred in This is Caroline and The Master. The following year, Dourif portrayed Nica Pierce in Curse of Chucky, part of the Child's Play franchise which her father, Brad Dourif, had long starred in as Chucky. The film was a cult hit.[3]

In 2014, she was cast in the indie films: Gutshot Straight, Dangerous Words from the Fearless, Precious Mettle, and Fear Clinic.[7]

In 2016–17, Dourif played the "holistic assassin" Bart Curlish in Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency. The series ran for two seasons. Also in 2016, she portrayed the young Rachel Griffiths in the ABC mini-series When We Rise. She played Brie in the indie thriller Blood is Blood.[8][9]

In 2017, Dourif reprised her role as Nica Pierce in the horror film Cult of Chucky.[10][11]

In 2018, Dourif played Jennifer Reddington, long lost daughter of main character Raymond Reddington, in Season 5 of the NBC drama The Blacklist. She also recurred in the 2018 series The Purge as Good Leader Tavis, a zealous cult leader.[3]

In 2020 Dourif was cast as the villainous Rat Woman in the miniseries adaptation of Stephen King's novel The Stand.[12]

Personal life

As of September 2018, Dourif is single and lives in Los Angeles.[13]



Year Title Role Notes
2006 Little Chenier Jo Jo
2007 The Lucky One Susan Short film
2008 Garden Party Becky
2008 Frank the Rat Lisa
2009 The Messenger Returning Soldier's Wife
2011 Letters from the Big Man Penny
2012 This is Caroline Fiona
Short film
2012 Cold Living Moira Short film
2012 The Master Dancer
2013 Curse of Chucky Nica Pierce
2014 Gutshot Straight Gina
2014 Dangerous Words from the Fearless Ruth
2014 Precious Mettle Judy
2015 Fear Clinic Sara
2016 Her Last Will Iona Cotton
2016 Blood Is Blood Brie
2016 Mafiosa Sam
2016 Arbor Demon Dana
2017 Safe Brenda
2017 Cult of Chucky Nica Pierce / Chucky
2020 Tenet Wheeler


Year Title Role Notes
2005 Deadwood Chez Ami Whore 3 episodes
2006 Thief Alice 4 episodes
2008 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Detective Nikki Breslin Episode: "Swing"
2009 Bored to Death Lisa Klein Episode: "Stockholm Syndrome"
2010 After the Fall Annie Tolgen Television film
2011 True Blood Casey 8 episodes
2011 The Protector Tamara O'Neil Episode: "Safe"
2015 Rizzoli & Isles Helen Barnes' Daughter Episode: "Face Value"
2015 The Player Chloe Steele Episode: "L.A. Takedown"
2015 Manhattan Jean Tatlock 2 episodes
2016–2017 Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency Bart Curlish 13 episodes
2017 When We Rise Young Diane 4 episodes
2018 Shameless Tabitha Youens Episode: "Church of Gay Jesus"
2018–2019 The Blacklist Jennifer Reddington 9 episodes
2018 The Purge Good Leader Tavis 5 episodes
2020 Helstrom Mother / Kthara Episode: "Committed"
2020 The Stand The Rat Woman miniseries
2020 Utopia Cara 3 episodes


  1. ^ "Biographical Summaries of Notable Peopl: Fiona Dourif". MyHeritage. Archived from the original on June 23, 2020. Retrieved June 23, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Fiona Dourif Biography". TV Guide. Retrieved November 4, 2016.
  3. ^ a b c d Crow, David (August 2, 2018). "The Purge TV Series: Fiona Dourif Finds Compassion in Suicide Cult". Den of Geek. Archived from the original on June 23, 2020. Retrieved September 18, 2018. “Also my mother was a psychic when she was alive...
  4. ^ "Brad Dourif". Turner Classic Movies. Archived from the original on November 6, 2019. Retrieved June 23, 2020.
  5. ^ "Past Shows". Retrieved September 18, 2018.
  6. ^ "'True Blood' Rookies Introduce Their New Characters". MTV. Retrieved January 6, 2017.
  7. ^ "Interview: FEAR CLINIC Star Fiona Dourif Talks Working with Robert Englund, Horror, and More". Nerdist. Retrieved January 6, 2017.
  8. ^ Hanley, Ken. "Exclusive Teaser: Fiona Dourif "BLOOD IS BLOOD"!". Retrieved January 6, 2017.
  9. ^ "A Conversation With The Cast And Creators Of Dirk Gently: Holistic Detective Agency". Bleeding Cool News. Retrieved January 6, 2016.
  10. ^ "The Next Chucky Movie Looks and Sounds Pretty Horrifying". Gamespot News. January 5, 2016. Retrieved January 6, 2017.
  11. ^ "'Horror's scariest doll is back again in new 'Cult of Chucky' teaser trailer". Digital Trends. Retrieved January 6, 2016.
  12. ^ Colburn, Randall. "The apocalypse arrives this winter, CBS All Access confirms". The A.V. Club. Retrieved 29 August 2020.
  13. ^ Radish, Christina (September 4, 2018). "Fiona Dourif on 'The Purge' and Playing a True Believer". Collider.

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