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Catherine E. Coulson (1943–2015)


Catherine E. Coulson began her professional association with director David Lynch when she worked as assistant director on Lynch's legendary feature debut Eraserhead (1977). This is when the two began discussing the idea of a woman who carried a log around with her. Coulson spent much of her career working behind-the-scenes before finally bringing... See full bio »

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Known For

Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me
(1992)
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan Camera and Electrical Department
(1982)
The Amputee
The Amputee Woman with amputation to the legs
(1974)
Eraserhead
Eraserhead Camera and Electrical Department
(1977)

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 2017 Twin Peaks (TV Series)
Margaret Lanterman (The Log Lady)
- Part 11 (2017) ... Margaret Lanterman (The Log Lady) (as Catherine Coulson)
- Part 10 (2017) ... Margaret Lanterman (The Log Lady) (as Catherine Coulson)
- Part 2 (2017) ... Margaret Lanterman (The Log Lady) (as Catherine Coulson)
- Part 1 (2017) ... Margaret Lanterman (The Log Lady) (as Catherine Coulson)
 2013 Redwood Highway
Susie
 2012 Portlandia (TV Series)
Marionberry Farmer
- The Brunch Special (2012) ... Marionberry Farmer
 2012 Walk-In
 2010 Psych (TV Series)
Wood Woman
- Dual Spires (2010) ... Wood Woman
 1995 The Four Diamonds (TV Movie)
 1994 The Secret Life of Houses
Head Nurse
 1992 Ring of the Musketeers (TV Movie)
Lisa
 1991 Another You
Nurse
 1990-1991 Twin Peaks (TV Series)
The Log Lady
- Pilot (1990) ... The Log Lady (as Catherine Coulson)
 1991 Femme Fatale
Sister Mary
 1982 Trick or Treats
Nurse Reeves (as Catherine Coulson)
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Other Works:

Was the host of the show Twin Peaks (1990) in the reruns by the channel Bravo in 1993. This intros was directed by David Lynch, himself. "The Log Lady Intros are included as an extra in the DVD by "Artisan" of the TV show. See more »

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1 Article | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Catherine Colson | Catherine Coulson
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Personal Quote:

I spent a lot of time in Disneyland as a kid...I think it warped me for life.

Trivia:

She is a monastic figure, but Coulson plays her with a fussy drollness. There's a great scene in the second episode of Twin Peaks, when she tells Cooper about the evening of Laura Palmer's death. "My log saw something that night," she says. Cooper: "What did it see?" Log Lady: "Ask it." Cooper has no idea what do to. The Log Lady says, simply: "I thought so," and walks away. The Log Lady became a... See more »

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