Though known to millions as Celia “CeCe” Rhodes on Gossip Girl (2007) and for her extensive film and TV credits, Caroline Lagerfelt has established a distinguished career in international theatre and Broadway. The recipient of Outer Critics Circle and Obie Awards, as well as a Drama Desk nomination, her career began under the auspices of theatrical legends Eva Le Gallienne and Sir Ralph Richardson.
She appeared in nine Broadway shows for some of the most celebrated directors of the English-speaking world, among them Sir Peter Hall (“Betrayal,” opposite Raul Julia and Roy Scheider), Sir John Gielgud (“The Constant Wife,” with Ingrid Bergman and a then-unknown Sigourney Weaver), Harold Pinter, Cyril Ritchard, Mike Nichols, Jerry Zaks and Abe Burrows.
She has appeared in every major Off-Broadway venue, receiving critical acclaim for “The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie” opposite Cynthia Nixon, “Moonlight” with Jason Robards, Blythe Danner and Liev Schreiber, “Quartermaine’s Terms” with Kelsey Grammer, and for multiple collaborations with Harold Pinter, Simon Gray and Nicolas Kent, among others.
In addition, Lagerfelt has played many of the US and UK’s top regional theatres (Kennedy Center, Guthrie, Williamstown, etc.), highlights including: “Night and Day” with Ralph Fiennes, “The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui” with Paul Giamatti, “Les Liaisons Dangereuses” with Dianne Wiest, “The Physicists” with Brian Bedford, George Grizzard and Len Cariou, and Garland Wright’s “The Misanthrope.” She is perhaps best known for her portrayal of Elizabeth I in multiple productions of “Mary Stuart,” directed by Carey Perloff.
In 2010, Lagerfelt starred as Greta Garbo in ‘Frank McGuinness” “Greta Garbo Came to Donegal,” voted one of London’s “Top Five Plays of the Year.”