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Both Star in New Cinemax Series “Banshee,” Shooting in North Carolina

WINSTON-SALEM – Alumna Trieste Kelly Dunn will be a guest artist in the School of Drama at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) this Friday, Sept. 14. A star of the new Cinemax series “Banshee,” Dunn is coming to campus for a day of lectures and classes with students.

She will be joined on campus by series star Matt Servitto, who worked with Drama Dean Carl Forsman in New York City at Forsman’s Keen Company. Servitto is perhaps best known for his role as FBI agent Dwight Harris on “The Sopranos.”

“Banshee” is from Alan Ball, the creator of “True Blood” and “Six Feet Under.” The series, which centers around an ex-convict and master thief who assumes the identity of the sheriff of Banshee, Pa., has been filming in the Charlotte area for several months.

Trieste Kelly Dunn was born and raised in Provo, Utah. She graduated from UNCSA in 2004 and has had regular roles in pilots for Showtime, CBS and Fox. Guest appearances include “Brothers and Sisters,” “Bored to Death,” “Fringe” and “Cupid.” She also appeared in UNITED 93, THE CRAIGSLIST KILLER and in the film festival favorites COLD WEATHER and THE NEW YEAR, by UNCSA School of Filmmaking alumni Aaron Katz and Brett Haley, respectively.

In addition to “The Sopranos,” Matt Servitto has appeared in TV series including “Unforgettable,” “Harry’s Law,” “Body of Proof,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Blue Bloods,” “Royal Pains,” “The Good Wife,” “Law & Order,” “Brotherhood” and “Sex and the City.” His film credits include PRICE CHECK, GOING THE DISTANCE, BIG FAN, ENCHANTED, HITCH, MELINDA AND MELINDA and THE VERSACE MURDER, as well as UNCSA Filmmaking alumnus Craig Zobel’s COMPLIANCE.

As America’s first state-supported arts school, the University of North Carolina School of the Arts is a unique stand-alone public university of arts conservatories. With a high school component, UNCSA is a degree-granting institution that trains young people of talent in music, dance, drama, filmmaking, and design and production. Established by the N.C. General Assembly in 1963, the School of the Arts opened in Winston-Salem (“The City of Arts and Innovation”) in 1965 and became part of the University of North Carolina system in 1972. World-renowned conductor and educator John Mauceri became Chancellor of UNCSA in 2006. For more information, visit www.uncsa.edu.


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Trieste Kelly Dunn

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Matt Servitto