Lindsay Pulsipher

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Lindsay Pulsipher
Born Lindsay Pulsipher
(1982-05-06) May 6, 1982 (age 32)
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Occupation Actress
Years active 2001 – present

Lindsay Pulsipher (born May 6, 1982) is an American actress.[1] She has had several roles in film and television, and is known for her series regular role as Rose Lawrence on A&E Network's The Beast (2009). She joined the third season of HBO's True Blood (2010), playing were-panther Crystal Norris and love interest to Jason Stackhouse.[2][3]

Childhood[edit]

Lindsay Pulsipher was born and grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah, with five siblings,[4] and was inspired to be an actor by her mother, a theater actress. As she puts it, "I used to make either my little sister or my best friend act out these plays with me. I was doing that from the time I can remember. It was always something I enjoyed doing". She was influenced by Julie Christie and Audrey Hepburn who showed her "a whole new world as far as acting goes".[1]

Pulsipher's parents were Latter-Day Saints but in her own words, "I went to church as a kid. I quit going fairly early, so I'm not Mormon anymore".[5]

Career[edit]

After appearing in several roles from 2000 to 2003 in the television series, Touched by an Angel, filmed in her hometown of Salt Lake City, and after starring in a couple of indie films, Pulsipher moved to Los Angeles to pursue a lifelong dream of a career in acting.[1]

She was given several guest starring roles in popular television series including House, M.D., CSI: NY (Crime Scene Investigation: New York) and NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service, and eventually received a regular role with Patrick Swayze in The Beast (2009). She took the role of Crystal Norris beginning with the third season of the True Blood (2010). She has starred in two features directed by Calvin Reeder: The Oregonian (2011), and The Rambler (2013).

Pulsipher was confirmed as the replacement for Hilary Duff as Bonnie Parker in the remake of The Bonnie and Clyde Story, but was later replaced herself with English actress Holliday Grainger.[6]

Quotes[edit]

"...I'm a very visual person. When I'm reading a script or if I'm preparing for a scene I really like to create the story in a visual sense. I take myself out of the character completely and almost watch the character as a spectator, if that makes sense. I'm observing the character as a third person. So I don't make it too personal so that she's her own person. I read it like I do a novel. When you read a book you create this image in your head of what these people are doing and the story in your head is more of a visual thing. I guess that I do that with scripts, too. I almost look at it as a spectator as opposed to being right in it. I know that sounds cheesy but then I feel like I can then learn from watching it if that makes sense".[7]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2002 Jumping for Joy Bobbie Dean
2003 Summer Solstice Micki
2005 Piledriver Michelle Short film
2006 Little Farm Lisa Short film
2006 June and July Nora
2009 Snake Mountain Colada, TheThe Snake Mountain Colada Mother Desert Short film
2010 Do Not Disturb Brenda
2011 Oregonian, TheThe Oregonian The Oregonian
2013 Rambler, TheThe Rambler The Girl
2013 Meth Head Judith
2013 How to Speak Clearly Honey Baker Short film
2014 Flutter JoLynn

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2000 Touched by an Angel Young Ellen / Young Lucy Episodes: "Buy Me a Rose", "The Grudge"
2001 Cover Me Alison Denny Episode: "The River"
2001 Touched by an Angel Raver Episode: "Heaven's Portal"
2003 Touched by an Angel Heather Episode: "Song for My Father"
2006 Masters of Horror Tara Episode: "Fair-Haired Child"
2007 CSI: NY Cheryl Miller / Venus Episode: "Down the Rabbit Hole"
2008 Eleventh Hour Kelly Frost Episode: "Resurrection"
2009 Beast, TheThe Beast Rose Lawrence Regular role (13 episodes)
2009 NCIS Tina Ellis Episode: "Faith"
2010 FlashForward Adult Charlie Benford Episode: "Future Shock"
2010 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Sally Rand Episode: "Shock Waves"
2010 Chase Melanie Robbins Episode: "Havoc"
2010-2011 True Blood Crystal Norris Recurring role (14 episodes)
2011 CSI: Miami Tara Warner Episode: "Wheels Up"
2012 Hatfields & McCoys Roseanna McCoy TV miniseries
2012 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Kim Rollins Episode: "Friending Emily"
2013 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Kim Rollins Episode: "Deadly Ambition"
2013 Justified Cassie St. Cyr Recurring role (7 episodes)
2013 Perception Kendra Murphy Episodes: "Wounded", "Warrior"

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "EXCLUSIVE: Getting To Know Lindsay Pulsipher". True-Blood.net. 30 April 2010. Retrieved 2010-04-30. 
  2. ^ http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/ From 'Beast' to 'Blood', December 18, 2009
  3. ^ Kroll, Justin (December 28, 2009). "Lindsay Pulsipher". Variety. 
  4. ^ "Biography for Lindsay Pulsipher". IMDb. Retrieved June 1, 2012. 
  5. ^ PopEater interview with Pulsipher
  6. ^ http://www.imdb.com/news/ni54168473/
  7. ^ http://truebloodnet.com/true-blood-lindsay-pulsipher-talks-being-crystal-norris/

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