Anastasia Griffith

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Anastasia Griffith
Anastasia Griffith Headshot.jpg
Griffith in January 2007
Born (1978-03-23) 23 March 1978 (age 37)
Paris, France
Occupation Actress
Years active 2004 – present

Anastasia Griffith (born 23 March 1978) is a British actress known for her roles on the FX legal drama Damages and the NBC series Trauma.

Early life[edit]

Born in Paris, France to a Northern Irish mother and an American father, Griffith was brought up in west London with six older brothers, one of whom is actor Jamie Bamber.[1]

She completed a degree in the History of Art at the University of Bristol, and later trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art before moving into acting.[2]


Griffith's on-screen acting debut was in a minor role in the 2004 made-for-television movie She's Gone. Also in 2004, she appeared in more prominent roles in the television movie Dirty Filthy Love, the comedy film Alfie and the short film Turn, as well as featuring in The Headsman and guest-starring on the British comedy The Worst Week of My Life in 2005.

Griffith won her role as Katie Connor on the 2007 television series Damages after taking a last-minute audition a month after she moved to New York City. The role saw her with an imitated American accent; she says "[the producers] were a little concerned at first about a Brit playing an American, especially because they already had an Australian (Rose Byrne) playing an American,"[3] and so she addressed them in an American accent from beginning to end of the audition.[1] Griffith returned to the series as a main cast member for the second season, which aired in 2009.

She guest-starred in an episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, and also in the television series New Amsterdam's second episode, "Golden Boy".[2] She was later cast in the NBC medical drama Trauma, which began airing in September 2009. In May 2010, after 18 episodes, the show was officially cancelled by NBC. She returned on 17 June 2010, at the end from episode 3 season 2 from Royal Pains, as Dr. Emily Peck.

Griffith appeared in the 2011 Lifetime television movie And Baby Will Fall as Ivy Rose.

She can be seen as Elizabeth Haverford Morehouse, the English wife of a wealthy businessman, on the BBC America series Copper.

In 2011 she appeared in ABC's Once Upon A Time as Kathryn Nolan and her counterpart Abigail. She debuted on the third episode of the first season.

Personal life[edit]

Griffith dated Welsh actor Michael Sheen for a number of months in 2004, after meeting on the set of Dirty Filthy Love.[4]


Year Title Role Notes
2004 Alfie Chyna
2004 Turn Short film
2005 The Headsman Anna (Shadow of the Sword)
2009 Solitary Man Carol Salomonde
Year Title Role Notes
2004 Disappeared Hooker TV movie
2004 Dirty Filthy Love Stevie TV movie
2004 Nature Unleashed: Fire Sharon Video
2005 Worst Week of My Life, TheThe Worst Week of My Life Cordelia Episode: "Monday"
Episode: "Wednesday"
2007 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Leah Keegan Episode: "Paternity"
2007–2009 Damages Katie Connor 22 episodes
2008 New Amsterdam Hannah Cleary Episode: "Golden Boy"
2008 Lipstick Jungle Kelly Parker Episode: "Carpe Threesome"
2008 Cleaner, TheThe Cleaner Kate Gibbons Episode: "The Eleventh Hour"
2009 Medium Samantha Emory Episode: "The Man in the Mirror"
2009–2010 Trauma Nancy Carnahan 18 episodes
2010–2011 Royal Pains Dr. Emily Peck 9 episodes
2011 And Baby Will Fall Ivy Rose TV movie
2011–2012, 2014 Once Upon a Time Kathryn Nolan/Princess Abigail Season 1 (recurring; 7 episodes)
Season 3 (guest; 1 episode)
2012 Copper Elizabeth Haverford Main cast
2013 Banshee Dr. Paradis Episode: "A Mixture of Madness"
2014 The Wrong Mans Agent Miller Episode: "X-Mans/White Mans"
2015 Elementary Agatha Spurrell Episode: "The View From Olympus"
2015 The Mysteries of Laura Angela Ryan Episode: "The Mystery of the Fateful Fire"
Year Title Role Notes
CDX[5] Liz Hinton


  1. ^ a b April MacIntyre (15 August 2007). "A chat with FX 'Damages' Anastasia Griffith". Monsters and Critics. Retrieved 2008-02-15. 
  2. ^ a b "LAist Interview: Anastasia Griffith from "Damages"". LAist. 21 August 2007. Retrieved 2008-02-15. 
  3. ^ "Legal Briefs: Televisionary Chats with Anastasia Griffith of FX's "Damages"". Televisionary. 17 August 2007. Retrieved 2008-02-15. 
  4. ^ "Crazy in love..." 19 September 2004. The Mail on Sunday (London, England)
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