LaNasa at 1990 Academy Awards
December 1, 1966 |
New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
|Occupation||Actress, dancer, choreographer|
|Spouse(s)||Dennis Hopper (1989-1992; 1 child)
French Stewart (1998-2009; divorced)
Grant Show (2012-present)
|Children||Henry Lee Hopper|
LaNasa was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, the daughter of Anne (née Hardin) and Dr. James J. LaNasa, Jr., a plastic surgeon. LaNasa began dancing at the age of 12, and at the age of 14, she was accepted to the North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. After an apprenticeship with Milwaukee Ballet, LaNasa danced with Salt Lake City's Ballet West and the Karole Armitage Ballet.
LaNasa assisted John Carrafa with the choreography for the 1989 film Rooftops. She made her feature film debut with a small role in the 1990 film Catchfire and in following years appeared in supporting roles in film and television.
LaNasa guest starred on number of television series, including Seinfeld, 3rd Rock from the Sun, Touched by an Angel, and The Practice, and in 2001 landed the lead role of Bess Bernstein-Flynn Keats in the NBC comedy series Three Sisters (2001-2002) opposite Dyan Cannon, A. J. Langer, and Vicki Lewis. The series was cancelled after two seasons in 2002. She later had recurring roles in Judging Amy as Yvonne Dunbar, as Kim McPherson on The Guardian, and as Michelle Colohan on NYPD Blue. Her other television credits include guest roles on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Grey's Anatomy, ER, House M.D., Justice, and Two and a Half Men. LaNasa also had series regular roles in short-lived CBS comedy-drama Love Monkey (2006), playing Karen Freed, and on HBO comedy 12 Miles of Bad Road, as Juliet Shakespeare. LaNasa also appeared as Beverly Ford on Big Love from 2009 to 2011.
LaNasa appeared in number of motion pictures during her career. In 2011, after decade making various television appearances, she has booked roles opposite Will Ferrell and John Cusack in the 2012 political comedy The Campaign, and 2013 thriller The Frozen Ground. Before this, she had a role in Billy Bob Thornton drama film Jayne Mansfield's Car, orginaly created for Robin Wright. Her other film credits include Kiss & Tell (1996), Schizopolis (1996), Alfie (2004), and Valentine's Day (2010).
In 2012, LaNasa was cast as Socialite Sophia Bowers in the another NBC series Deception, which premiered as a mid-season replacement during the 2012–13 television season. The soap-type series was canceled after single season, ending it on a cliffhanger, on May, 2013. Also she appeared in recurring role as Lizzie Ambrose on A&E series Longmire from 2012 to 2013. Om November, 2013 LaNasa was cast as series regular in the USA Network untitled drama pilot opposite Matt Passmore.
On May 19, 1998, she married comedic actor French Stewart. They met when she made a guest appearance on a 1996 episode ("Green-Eyed Dick") of 3rd Rock from the Sun. The two later divorced. In July 2012, LaNasa became engaged to actor Grant Show, marrying him a few weeks later, on August 18.
|1992||Brain Donors||Dancer #1|
|1992||Heart of Justice, TheThe Heart of Justice||Hannah||TV movie|
|1994||Jack Reed: A Search for Justice||Tiffany||TV movie|
|1994||Mortal Fear||Carol Donner||TV movie|
|1994||Honey, I Shrunk the Audience||Reporter||Short film|
|1995||Nothing But the Truth||Susie Marsh||TV movie|
|1996||Shattered Mind||TV movie|
|1996||Twilight Man||Kathy Robbins||TV movie|
|1996||Always Say Goodbye||Blonde Woman|
|1996||Destiny of Marty Fine, TheThe Destiny of Marty Fine||Amy|
|1996||Disappearance of Kevin Johnson, TheThe Disappearance of Kevin Johnson||Cathy|
|1996||Kiss & Tell||Georgia Montauk|
|1997||Take a Number||Victoria|
|2000||Murder at the Cannes Film Festival||Kaki Lamb||TV movie|
|2008||Lucky Ones, TheThe Lucky Ones||Janet|
|2010||Valentine's Day||Pamela Copeland|
|2012||Jayne Mansfield's Car||Donna|
|2012||Campaign, TheThe Campaign||Rose Brady|
|2013||Frozen Ground, TheThe Frozen Ground||Fran Hansen|
|1994||Under Suspicion||Episode: "Arson/Murder Story"|
|1995||Seinfeld||Cathy||Episode: "The Beard"|
|1995||Marshal, TheThe Marshal||Penny||Episode: "Buy Hard"|
|1996||Crew, TheThe Crew||Ariel||Episode: "My Mother, My Sister"|
|1996||3rd Rock from the Sun||Kate||Episode: "Green-Eyed Dick"|
|1996||Big Easy, TheThe Big Easy||Zelda Riley||Episode: "Murder in Mind"|
|1996||Sentinel, TheThe Sentinel||Monique Brackley||Episode: "Deep Water"|
|1996||Sliders||Dr. Olivia Lujan||Episode: "The Dream Masters"|
|1996||Touched by an Angel||Fran||Episode: "The Homecoming: Part 1"|
|1996-1997||Almost Perfect||Allison||Episode: "Shelf Doubt", "K.I.S.S.", "The Laws"|
|1997||Practice, TheThe Practice||Sheila||Episode: "Trial and Error"|
|1999||Pensacola: Wings of Gold||Joy Daly||Episode: "Lost"|
|2001-2002||Three Sisters||Bess Bernstein-Flynn Keats||Series regular, 33 episodes|
|2002||ER||Janet Wilco||Episode: "Walk Like a Man"|
|2002||NYPD Blue||Michelle Colohan||Episodes: "One in the Nuts", "Meat Me in the Park", "Death by Cycle"|
|2002-2003||Guardian, TheThe Guardian||Kim McPherson||Recurring role, 4 episodes|
|2003||Greetings from Tucson||Lucy||Episode: "A Brand New Car"|
|2003||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Ginger||Episode: "Precious Metal"|
|2003||Division, TheThe Division||Episodes: "Hearts & Minds", "Acts of Betrayal"|
|2003||Miss Match||Amy Jensen||Recurring role, 4 episodes|
|2003-2005||Judging Amy||Atty. Yvonne Dunbar||Recurring role, 9 episodes|
|2004||Deerings, TheThe Deerings||Tricia||TV pilot|
|2005||CSI: Miami||Carla Marshall||Episode: "Cop Killer"|
|2005||Grey's Anatomy||Vera Kalpana||Episode: "Deny, Deny, Deny"|
|2006-2011||Two and a Half Men||Lydia||Recurring role, 4 episodes|
|2006||Love Monkey||Karen Freed||Series regular, 8 episodes|
|2006||Pepper Dennis||Nadia Vadinava||Episode: "True Love Is Dead: Film at Eleven"|
|2006-2007||Justice||Suzanne Fulcrum||Recurring role, 6 episodes|
|2006-2008||12 Miles of Bad Road||Juliet Shakespeare||Recurring role, 6 episodes|
|2007||Boston Legal||Pat Ontario||Episode: "Tea and Sympathy"|
|2008||Ghost Whisperer||Betty||Episode: "Save Our Souls"|
|2009||Cold Case||Leigh Feldman / Foster||Episode: "Witness Protection"|
|2009||Burn Notice||Shannon Park||Episode: "Signals and Codes"|
|2009-2011||Big Love||Beverly Ford||Recurring role, 5 episodes|
|2010||Justified||Caryn Carnes||Episode: "The Collection"|
|2010||Make It or Break It||Leslie||Episode: "If Only..."|
|2010||Lie to Me||Laura Cross||Episode: "The Royal We"|
|2010-2011||Defenders, TheThe Defenders||Linda Cole||Episodes: "Nevada v. Dennis" and "Nevada v. Donnie the Numbers Guy"|
|2012-2013||Longmire||Lizzie Ambrose||Recurring role, 6 episodes|
|2013||Deception||Sophia Bowers||Series regular, 11 episodes|
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- Inventive new comedies, compelling new dramas, and a quality lineup of returning series highlight the 2012-13 NBC primetime schedule
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