Katherine LaNasa

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Katherine LaNasa
Katherine LaNasa 1990.jpg
LaNasa at 1990 Academy Awards
Born (1966-12-01) December 1, 1966 (age 47)
New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
Occupation Actress, dancer, choreographer
Years active 1989–present
Spouse(s) Dennis Hopper (1989-1992; divorced; 1 child)
French Stewart (1998-2009; divorced)
Grant Show (2012-present; 1 child)
Children Henry Lee Hopper

Katherine LaNasa (born December 1, 1966)[1] is an American actress, former ballet dancer and choreographer.[2] She starred in films Jayne Mansfield's Car, The Campaign and The Frozen Ground. On television, LaNasa had a leading role in the NBC sitcom Three Sisters (2001-2002), appeared in a recurring roles on Judging Amy, Two and a Half Men, Big Love and Longmire, and also starred in the short-lived dramas Love Monkey (2006) and Deception (2013). In 2014, LaNasa landed a starring role in the USA Network series Satisfaction.

Early life[edit]

LaNasa at premiere of Jayne Mansfield's Car in 2012

LaNasa was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, the daughter of Anne (née Hardin) and Dr. James J. LaNasa, Jr., an ENT Surgeon.[3] 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.[2] After an apprenticeship with Milwaukee Ballet, LaNasa danced with Salt Lake City's Ballet West and the Karole Armitage Ballet.[2]

Career[edit]

LaNasa assisted John Carrafa with the choreography for the 1989 film Rooftops.[2] 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.[4] The series was cancelled after two seasons in 2002.[5] 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.[6] 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.[7] 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 Zack Galifianakis in the 2012 political comedy The Campaign, and 2013 thriller The Frozen Ground.[8] Before this, she had a role in Billy Bob Thornton drama film Jayne Mansfield's Car, originally created for Robin Wright.[8] 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.[9] The soap-type series was canceled after single season, ending it on a cliffhanger, on May, 2013.[10] Also she appeared in recurring role as Lizzie Ambrose on A&E series Longmire from 2012 to 2013. On November, 2013 LaNasa was cast as series regular in the USA Network drama Satisfaction opposite Matt Passmore.[11]

Personal life[edit]

LaNasa, at the age of age 22, married 53-year-old actor Dennis Hopper in June 1989;[2] the couple divorced in April 1992. Hopper and LaNasa had a son, Henry Lee Hopper (born 1990).[12]

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.[13] The two later divorced. In July 2012, LaNasa became engaged to actor Grant Show, marrying him a few weeks later, on August 18.[14][15] She gave birth to the couple's first child, daughter Eloise McCue, on March 21, 2014.[16][17]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1990 Catchfire Waitress
1992 Brain Donors Dancer #1
1992 Heart of Justice, TheThe Heart of Justice Hannah Television film
1994 Flashfire Monica Ambrose
1994 Jack Reed: A Search for Justice Tiffany Television film
1994 Mortal Fear Carol Donner
1994 Honey, I Shrunk the Audience Reporter Short film
1995 Nothing But the Truth Susie Marsh Television film
1996 Shattered Mind Television film
1996 Twilight Man Kathy Robbins Television film
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
1996 Schizopolis Diane
1997 Take a Number Victoria
2000 Murder at the Cannes Film Festival Kaki Lamb Television film
2004 Alfie Uta
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 Buttwhistle Mrs. Confer
2013 Frozen Ground, TheThe Frozen Ground Fran Hansen
2014 The Squeeze Jessie

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
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 Series regular, 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 House Melissa Episode: "Wilson"
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"
2011 Normal Susan TV pilot
2012–2013 Longmire Lizzie Ambrose Recurring role, 6 episodes
2013 Deception Sophia Bowers Series regular, 11 episodes
2014–present Satisfaction Adriana Series regular

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Holidays on Earth Today: December 1, 2009". Yahoo! Voices. 1 December 2009. Retrieved 12 July 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Fair Winds Blow for 'Rocking This Ship' Choreographer : Dance: Trained in ballet, 23-year-old Katherine LaNasa Hopper turns her attention to choreography". Los Angeles Times. 2 December 1989. Retrieved 12 July 2012. 
  3. ^ "Match maddens Hopper's in-law". Austin American-Statesman. 27 June 1989. Retrieved 12 July 2012. 
  4. ^ "'TV Review: Three Sisters' comedy could be charm for NBC". Post-Gazette. 9 January 2001. Retrieved 12 July 2012. 
  5. ^ The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows, 1946-Present. Ballantine Books. 2003. p. 1199. ISBN 0-345-45542-8. 
  6. ^ "Katherine La Nasa: Credits". TVGuide. Retrieved 12 July 2012. 
  7. ^ "HBO Ready for 'Road' Show, 'Treatment'". Backstage. 23 January 2007. Retrieved 12 July 2012. 
  8. ^ a b "Katherine LaNasa Snags Roles Opposite Will Ferrell, John Cusack (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. 2011-10-19. Retrieved 2013-11-23. 
  9. ^ Inventive new comedies, compelling new dramas, and a quality lineup of returning series highlight the 2012-13 NBC primetime schedule
  10. ^ Andreeva, Nellie. "NBC's 'Deception' Cancelled". Deadline.com. Retrieved 2013-11-23. 
  11. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (1970-01-01). "Aasif Mandvi Joins HBO Pilot 'The Brink'; Katherine LaNasa In USA's Sean Jablonski". Deadline.com. Retrieved 2013-11-23. 
  12. ^ Entertainment/Times Online
  13. ^ Los Angeles Times article re Stewart and LaNasa
  14. ^ "Grant Show Is Engaged to Katherine LaNasa". People. 12 July 2012. Retrieved 12 July 2012. 
  15. ^ "Grant Show Marries Katherine LaNasa". People. 18 August 2012. Retrieved 18 August 2012. 
  16. ^ McRady, Rachel (2014-03-26). "Grant Show, Wife Katherine LaNasa Welcome Baby Girl Eloise McCue Show - Us Weekly". Usmagazine.com. Retrieved 2014-06-04. 
  17. ^ "Grant Show and Wife Katherine LaNasa Welcome a Baby Girl—Find Out What They Named Their Daughter! | E! Online UK". Uk.eonline.com. Retrieved 2014-06-04. 

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