Alicia Coppola

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Alicia Coppola
Coppola in 2008
Born (1968-04-12) April 12, 1968 (age 55)
EducationNew York University
Years active1991–present
SpouseAnthony Michael Jones

Alicia Coppola (born April 12, 1968)[1] is an American actress. She became known for playing Lorna Devon in the soap opera Another World from 1991 to 1994. Afterwards, she made regular and guest star appearances in various television series, notably Jericho and Blood & Treasure and appeared in films such as National Treasure: Book of Secrets.

Early life[edit]

Coppola was born and raised in Huntington, Long Island, New York.[2] In 1990, she graduated from New York University with a degree in philosophy and anthropology. She originally planned to attend law school, but instead went into modeling, signing with Elite Modeling Agency.[3][4]

Coppola is not related to the Coppola film family.[5]


Coppola began her television career as a hostess on the MTV game show Remote Control. In 1991, she joined the cast of the soap opera Another World playing the vixen Lorna Devon, the long-lost daughter of popular character Felicia Gallant. She played the role until 1994.

Her better-known TV jobs include a recurring role on Trinity (1998–99), a starring role on the American remake of the British comedy Cold Feet (1999), and top billing on the TNT drama Bull (2000). She played Leesa in a 1999 episode of Sports Night, appeared briefly as Lt. Stadi in the pilot episode of Star Trek: Voyager, played a cannibalistic murderer on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, a widow who marries her late husband's killer on Law & Order: Criminal Intent, and appeared several times as JAG lawyer Lieutenant Commander Faith Coleman on JAG and NCIS (she also appeared in an episode of NCIS: Los Angeles, but as a different character). In 2003, she starred alongside Gary Oldman and Ving Rhames in the film Sin, and played a Hollywood rehab stereotype by the name of Toni Stark on Dawson's Creek. She played a power company public relations representative in a 2004 episode of Monk. Coppola also took on the unusual role of a female serial killer agreeing to help catch her copycat in the 2005 episode of Crossing Jordan titled "Road Kill". She had a recurring role on NBC's American Dreams, playing the role of Nancy. She appeared on Two and a Half Men as Dr. Michelle Talmadge, in the episode "Woo-Hoo, a Hernia Exam!" (2005).

Coppola played a short role on the Fox television series Bones in 2005 as Joy Deaver in the episode, "The Girl in the Fridge".

Coppola also had a role as a Muslim intelligence analyst working for the Los Angeles branch of the Counter Terrorist Unit (CTU), in a single episode of 24, named Azara ("1–2 am" during Day 4). All four of her scenes were cut from the broadcast episode, but are restored as extras on the Day 4 DVD. In them, she discovers a lead in the investigation which is originally dismissed by fellow analyst Edgar Stiles, who suspects her because of her religion. Edgar later apologizes to her when her lead turns out to be important.

Starting in the fall of 2006, she appeared in the recurring role of IRS Agent Mimi Clark in the post-apocalyptic drama Jericho. She became a series regular in February 2007. She was an FBI agent in National Treasure: Book of Secrets, also directed by Jericho executive producer Jon Turteltaub.

Coppola appeared on the season 2 episode "Little Angels" of CBS' NCIS: Los Angeles, playing FBI agent Amy Rand, an expert on kidnapping cases.[6] She has also appeared on The Nine Lives of Chloe King as Valentina, the leader of the Mai. She appeared on Monk in "Mr. Monk and the Blackout" as the power plant public relations spokesperson and as Monk's date. She appeared in the MTV series Teen Wolf as the powerful Alpha werewolf Talia Hale. In 2014, she appeared on Sons of Anarchy as Mildred Treal in the episode "Faith and Despondency". Coppola returned to daytime soap operas for the first time in twenty years when she took a recurring role on CBS's The Young and the Restless in spring 2016.[7] Coppola appeared as Dr. Tammy Brunner in a 2017 episode of Designated Survivor.

Personal life[edit]

Coppola is married to actor, writer, and producer Anthony Michael Jones, best known for appearing in General Hospital as Father Coates, a recurring occasional role which he played in 11 episodes from 2002 through 2010. They have three daughters.[8]


Film roles
Year Title Role Notes
1999 Velocity Trap Beth Sheffield, FED 397 Navigator
2001 Zigs Rachel
2002 Fresh Cut Grass Macy Burns
2003 Welcome to the Neighborhood Helen
2003 Sin Bella
2003 Becoming Marty The Attorney
2007 National Treasure: Book of Secrets FBI Agent Spellman
2015 We Are Your Friends Mrs. Romero
2017 A Cowgirl's Story Lieutenant Helen Rhodes Direct-to-video film
2022 Blink The Nurse Short film
Television and video game roles
Year Title Role Notes
1988 Saturday Night Live Dukakis' Party Guest Episode: "Matthew Modine/Edie Brickell & New Bohemians"; uncredited[citation needed]
1991 Against the Law Kathleen Episode: "Evil Conduct"
1991–1994 Another World Lorna Devon Regular role
1992 The Keys Terry Television film
1994 NYPD Blue Paula Anderson Episode: "Simone Says"
1995 Star Trek: Voyager Lieutenant Stadi Episode: "Caretaker"
1995 New York Undercover Detective Carson Episode: "The Smoking Section"
1995 The Great Defender Camille Episode: "Camille"
1995 Touched By an Angel Ava Episode: "Unidentified Female"
1996 The Lazarus Man Libby Custer Episode: "The Boy General"
1996 For the Future: The Irvine Fertility Scandal Nurse Beth Television film
1996 The Burning Zone Dana Tierney Episode: "Faces in the Night"
1997 Chicago Hope Alice Bishop Episode: "Verdicts"
1997 The Sentinel Samantha Episodes: "Light My Fire", "Disappearing Act"
1998 Pensacola: Wings of Gold Donna Francis Episode: "Company Town"
1998 The Perfect Getaway Alex Vaughn Television film
1998 Profiler Deputy Anita Pessoa Episode: "Every Five Minutes"
1998–1999 Trinity Detective Patricia Damiana Recurring role (season 1)
1999 Sports Night Lessa Episode: "Small Town"
1999 Any Day Now Unknown Episode: "You Promise? I Promise"
1999 Cold Feet Karen Chandler Main role (season 1)
2000 Blood Money Gloria Restrelli Television film
2000–2001 Bull Marissa Rufo Main role (season 1)
2001 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Dr. Susan Hillridge Episode: "Justice Is Served"
2002 Ally McBeal Holly Richardson Episode: "Love Is All Around Part 1 & Part 2"
2002 Framed Lucy Santini Television film
2003 Dawson's Creek Toni Stark Episode: "Clean and Sober"
2003 The Dead Zone Anita / Nicholas Episode: "Misbegotten"
2003 JAG Lieutenant Commander Faith Coleman Episodes: "Ice Queen", "Meltdown"
2003 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Isobel Carnicki Episode: "But Not Forgotten"
2003 The Lyon’s Den Riley Episode: "Trick or Treat"
2003 Judging Amy District Attorney Danielle Casey Episode: "Kilt Trip"
2003 Miracles Georgia Wilson Episode: "The Letter"
2003 Crossing Jordan Detective Meredith "Merry" Stackhouse Episode: "Sunset Division"
2003–2004 American Dreams Nancy Recurring role (season 2)
2004 The Division Liz Episode: "Be Careful What You Wish For"
2004 Monk Michelle Rivas Episode: "Mr. Monk and the Blackout"
2004 Jack & Bobby Abigail Marks Episode: "Valentino"
2004 Huff Laura Linden Episode: "Cold Day in Shanghai"
2004–2005 NCIS Lieutenant Commander Faith Coleman Episodes: "UnSEALeD", "Call of Silence", "Hometown Hero"
2005 Las Vegas Monica Wells Episode: "The Lie Is Cast"
2005 Jake in Progress Alison Episode: "Stand by Your Man"
2005 Blind Justice Debbie Diament Episode: "Doggone"
2005 Crossing Jordan Ryan Kessler Episode: "Road Kill"
2005 Bones Joy Deaver Episode: "The Girl in the Fridge"
2005–2013 Two and a Half Men Dr. Michelle Talmadge / T.C. Randall Episode: "Woo-Hoo, a Hernia-Exam!", "Throgwarten Middle School Mysteries"
2005 24 Azara Nasir Episode: "Day 4: 1:00 a.m. – 2:00 a.m." (deleted, later extras)
2006–2008 Jericho Mimi Clark Recurring role (season 1); main role (season 2)
2008 Black Widow (2007 film) Melanie Dempsey Television film
2009 Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2 She-Hulk Video game; voice role
2009 Drop Dead Diva Dr. Dumont Episode: "Grayson’s Anatomy"
2009 Lie To Me Sheila Redatti Episode: "Lack of Candor"
2010–2022 NCIS: Los Angeles FBI Agent Lisa Rand 5 episodes
2011 Castle Amber Patinelli Episode: "The Final Nail"
2011 Detroit 1-8-7 Linda Garrety Episode: "Motor City Blues"
2011 The Nine Lives of Chloe King Velentina Mini Series
2011 Suits Alexandra Leeds Episode: "Rules of the Game"
2011 Revenge Melissa Andetson Episode: "Charade"
2012 Common Law Jonelle Recurring role (season 1)
2013 Teen Wolf Talia Hale Episode: "Visionary"
2014 Criminal Minds Lisa Randall Episode: "The Itch"
2014 Sons of Anarchy Mildred Treal Episode: "Faith and Despondency"
2015 Code Black Karen Irving Episode: "The Son Rises"
2016 Those Who Can't Coach Manhallana Episode: "What's Eating Uncle Jake?"
2016 The Young and the Restless Dr. Meredith Gates Recurring role
2016 MacGyver Ambassador Roberts Episode: "Chisel"
2016–2018 Shameless Sue Recurring role (seasons 7–8)
2017 Major Crimes Joanne Harris Episode: "Intersection"
2017 Designated Survivor Dr. Tammy Bruner Episode: "Outbreak"
2019 The Rookie Detective Murphy Episode: "Greenlight"
2019 Empire Megan Conway Recurring role (season 5)
2019 Blood & Treasure Dr. Ana Castillo Main role
2019 Why Women Kill Sheila Mosconi Recurring role
2020; 2023 All Rise Wanda Taylor 3 episodes
2021 Generation Carol Recurring role
2021 Law & Order Attorney Keller Episode: "The Right Thing"
2022–2023 9-1-1 Carrie Walsh 3 episodes


  1. ^ "Almanac: On This Day, April 12". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. April 12, 2023. p. A-2. ProQuest 2801432058. Folk-pop singer Amy Ray (Indigo Girls), 59. Actor Alicia Coppola, 55. Rock siner Nicholas Hexum (311), 53. Actor, Retta, 53. Actor Nicholas Brendon, 52. Actor, Shannon Doherty, 52 See also:
    • "This Day in History". Boston Globe. April 12, 2013. p. G-39. ProQuest 1325995841. Folk-pop singer Amy Ray (Indigo Girls) is 49. Actress Alicia Coppola is 45. Rock singer Nicholas Hexum (311) is 43. Actress Shannen Doherty is 42.
  2. ^ Werts, Diane (June 2, 2018). "TV on DVD". Newsday. p. 17. ProQuest 2049803539. JERICHO: COMPLETE SERIES. Smart post-nuke saga of a Midwest town cut off from society (CBS/2006), with Skeet Ulrich, Lennie James, Gerald McRaney, Ashley Scott, Huntington native Alicia Coppola, plus season-set extras (commentaries, featurettes, more); $30 for 29 episodes (9 DVDs), CBS.
  3. ^ "Actress Coppola pays dues". The Washington Post. November 14, 2000. Retrieved December 30, 2023.
  4. ^ "Bye-bye law career". North Bay Nugget. September 4, 1993. p. 17. Retrieved February 24, 2024.
  5. ^ "A Coppola family tree". Entertainment Weekly.
  6. ^ Adam Bryant (August 24, 2010). "Jericho Alum Headed to NCIS: Los Angeles". TV Guide. Archived from the original on August 25, 2010. Retrieved May 13, 2016.
  7. ^ Matt Webb Mitovich (March 23, 2016). "Another World Alum Alicia Coppola Joins The Young and the Restless". TVLine. Retrieved May 13, 2016.
  8. ^ "Coppola, Jones and their 2 daughters attend a pre-Father's Day Mini Golf Open celebrating the summer launch of the Britax Baby Carrier hosted by Britax and Baby Buggy at Castle Park on June 11, 2011 in Sherman Oaks, California". Zimbio. June 10, 2011. Retrieved March 19, 2012.

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