Diane Farr

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Not to be confused with Diana Farr or Diane Farr (writer).
Diane Farr
Born (1969-09-07) September 7, 1969 (age 45)
Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA
Years active c. 1981–present
Spouse(s) Seung Yong Chung (2006–present)
Children 3

Diane Farr (born September 7, 1969) is an American actress and writer. She is known for her roles as FBI agent Megan Reeves in the CBS television series Numb3rs and Firefighter Laura Miles on Rescue Me.

Life and career[edit]

Diane Farr was born on September 7, 1969 in New York City, New York.[1] She is of Irish and Italian descent.[2] Farr studied drama at New York's Stony Brook University and Loughborough University in England and graduated with a joint B.A. from these two universities.[3]

Farr has also written two books. The first, The Girl Code, was published in 2001 and has been translated into seven languages and is still sold around the world. It discusses the secret language of single women.[4] Her most recent book, Kissing Outside the Lines was published in May 2011 and is a comical memoir on her path to an interracial marriage. Farr also writes for a number of American magazines and has an internationally syndicated newspaper column for the International Herald Tribune.[5]

Farr was a co-host of the advice program Loveline on MTV for 200 episodes, and made guest appearances on The Drew Carey Show, Arli$$ and CSI. She portrayed the recurring role of Amy DeLuca, mother to series co-star Majandra Delfino's character Maria, on The WB's and later UPN's Roswell. She also played Maddie Hudson on The WB's Like Family. Later, she played Detective Jan Fendrich on the ABC series The Job, co-created by and starring Denis Leary. Following the end of that series, she appeared in the cast of Rescue Me (also co-created by and starring Leary), playing a firefighter for two seasons. She left Rescue Me to star as FBI agent Megan Reeves on the CBS crime drama Numb3rs.

Farr opted not to renew her contract and left Numb3rs following the fourth season of the show.[6] Farr starred in her final episode on May 18, 2008.[7] Farr then joined the Showtime cable-television series Californication for a 10-episode run in autumn 2009.[8]

In April 2010, Farr had a role as Barbara, a mother whose negative influence led her son Eddie to become a serial killer, in a flashback episode of Desperate Housewives. When Barbara discovered Eddie's collection of newspaper articles about the women he hurt or murdered, he strangled her to death. She has guest starred in White Collar as a waitress named Gina De Stefano.[9]

Farr guest-starred in season seven of Grey's Anatomy, where in episode 130 she played the role of a patient with Huntington's Disease under the care of Meredith, played by series star Ellen Pompeo.[10] She also had a recurring role in the final season (2012–13) of the Grey's Anatomy spinoff series, Private Practice, as Miranda, a terminal cancer patient and love interest of Dr. Sheldon Wallace (Brian Benben).

Diane has been cast in Adam Carrolla's upcoming film "Road Hard" as Carolla's love interest.

Diane also has a comedy series for FunnyorDie.com that she writes and directs called AssCastles.[11]

Personal life[edit]

Raised Catholic, Farr is now an atheist.[12] On June 26, 2006, she married 36-year-old entertainment marketing executive Seung Yong Chung.[13][14] Their first child, son Beckett Mancuso Chung, was born in March 2007[15] and they welcomed twin daughters Sawyer Lucia Chung and Coco Trinity Chung in August 2008.[16] Diane Farr has also written a book on interracial romance, Kissing Outside the Lines.

Farr and her family currently reside in La Cañada Flintridge, California.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1998 Divorced White Male Lisa
1999 Bingo Miranda Short film
1999 Little Indiscretions C.J.
2000 Flooding Personal Ad Girl
2002 Hourly Rates Shania
2007 Third Nail, TheThe Third Nail Hannah
2010 Ass Castle: Part 1 Short film
2011 Carrier, TheThe Carrier Claudia Short film
2012 About Cherry Jillian
2013 Almost Broadway Rachel Completed
2013 WildLike Jane Post-production
2014 Road Hard Pre-production

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1992 Silk Stalkings Production Assistant Episode: "Baser Instincts"
1996 Unhappily Ever After Michelle Episode: "Jack Writes Good"
1997 In the House Dr. Young Episode: "Saint Marion"
1998 V.I.P. Helen Episode: "Scents and Sensibility"
1998 Arliss Erica Lansing Episode: "Behind Every Great Client..."
1999 Drew Carey Show, TheThe Drew Carey Show Tracy Episodes: "Three Guys, a Girl and a B-Story", "Boy Party/Girl Party", "Tracy Bowl"
1999 Lands of Lore III Chesara / Jacinda / Morphera (voice) Video game
1999 It's Like, You Know... Cindy Episode: "Lost in America"
1999-2001 Roswell Amy DeLuca (11 episodes)
2000 David Cassidy Show, TheThe David Cassidy Show Lisa Erickson TV film
2000 Sacrifice Karen Yeager TV film
2000 Secret Agent Man Trish Fjord Episode: "The Elders"
2001-2002 Job, TheThe Job Jan Fendrich Main role (19 episodes)
2002 Superfire Sammy Kerns TV film
2002 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Marcie Tobin Episode: "Cats in the Cradle..."
2002 Arliss Penny Larson Episode: "Profiles in Agenting"
2002 Bram & Alice Tovah Episode: "Pilot"
2003 Ripples, TheThe Ripples TV film
2003 Harry's Girl TV film
2003-2004 Like Family Maddie Hudson Main role (23 episodes)
2004-2005 Rescue Me Laura Miles Regular role (19 episodes)
2005-2008 Numbers Megan Reeves Main role (60 episodes)
2009 Californication Jill Robinson Recurring role (9 episodes)
2010 Desperate Housewives Barbara Orlofsky Episode: "Epiphany"
2010 White Collar Gina De Stefano Episode: "By the Book"
2010 Grey's Anatomy Lila Davis Episode: "Can't Fight Biology"
2011 Council of Dads, TheThe Council of Dads Catherine Wells TV film
2011 Collision Earth Victoria Preston TV film
2011 CSI: Miami Marilyn Milner Episode: "By the Book"
2012 Mentalist, TheThe Mentalist Amy Barron Episode: "At First Blush"
2012-2013 Secret Life of the American Teenager, TheThe Secret Life of the American Teenager Willadean Recurring role (5 episodes)
2012-2013 Private Practice Miranda Episodes: "I'm Fine", "Full Release", "In Which We Say Goodbye"
2013 Modern Family Diane Episode 5.03: "Larry's Wife"
2013 Two and a Half Men Rachel Episode 11.10 - "On Vodka, on Soda, on Blender, on Mixer!"

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.tvguide.com/celebrities/diane-farr/bio/147297
  2. ^ http://www.more.com/diane-farr-interracial-marriage
  3. ^ "Diane Farr Biography". TV Guide. Retrieved 2009-10-28. 
  4. ^ Southern, Nathan. "Diane Farr Overview". Allmovie. Retrieved 2009-10-28. 
  5. ^ "Kissing Outside the Lines". Amazon. Retrieved 2011-04-21. 
  6. ^ "Exclusive: Diane Farr's Numbers Up". tvguide.com. 2008-03-25. Retrieved 2008-03-25. 
  7. ^ Silverman, Stephen M (2007-03-16). "Numb3rs Star Diane Farr Welcomes a Boy". People. Retrieved 2007-05-21. 
  8. ^ "Diane Farr joins 'Californication'". 
  9. ^ "White Collar Recruits Diane Farr". TVGuide.com. 
  10. ^ "Grey’s Anatomy Admits Diane Farr". TVGuide.com. Retrieved August 20, 2010. 
  11. ^ Bierly, Mandi. "Diane Farr talks the inspiration behind 'AssCastles'". EW.com. 
  12. ^ F-Fl: Positive Atheism's Big List of Quotations. Positiveatheism.org. Retrieved on 2012-01-16.
  13. ^ "Famous People Getting Married: Arquette, Farr Tie the Knot: And, oh yeah, so does 81-year-old 'Wyatt Earp' star". zap2it.com. 2006-06-26. Retrieved 2007-05-21. 
  14. ^ "WEDDINGS/CELEBRATIONS; Diane Farr, Seung Chung". The New York Times. 2006-06-26. Retrieved 2009-01-06. 
  15. ^ Stephen M. Silverman (March 16, 2007). "Numb3rs Star Diane Farr Welcomes a Boy". People.com. Retrieved September 10, 2012. 
  16. ^ "Diane Farr Gives Birth to Twin Girls". People.com. August 28, 2008. Retrieved September 10, 2012. 

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