Anastasia Griffith

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Anastasia Griffith
Headshot of Anastasia Griffith
Griffith in January 2007
Born (1978-03-23) 23 March 1978 (age 45)
Paris, France
Years active2004–present

Anastasia Griffith (born 23 March 1978) is a British actress known for her roles on the FX legal drama Damages and the NBC medical series Trauma. She has also acted in films and a video game.

Early life and education[edit]

Born in Paris, France, to a mother from Northern Ireland and a father from the United States, 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]


Anastasia Griffith arrives at the "Lipstick Jungle" Premiere at Saks Fifth Avenue, New York City, New York, January 31, 2008.

Griffith made her onscreen acting debut in a minor role, in the made-for-television movie She's Gone (2004). Also in 2004, she appeared in more prominent roles in the television movie Dirty Filthy Love, the comedy film Alfie, the short film Turn, and The Headsman. In 2005, she guest-starred in the British comedy The Worst Week of My Life.

Griffith won her role as Katie Connor, on the 2007 television series Damages,[3] after taking a last-minute audition one month after moving 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,"[4] and so Griffith addressed them in an American accent from the beginning to the 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 in the second episode of New Amsterdam, titled "Golden Boy".[2] She was later cast in the NBC medical drama Trauma,[5] which began airing in September 2009. In May 2010, after 18 episodes, NBC officially cancelled the show. Griffith returned on 17 June 2010, at the end from episode 3 season 2 from Royal Pains, as Dr. Emily Peck.[6]

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

She can be seen as Elizabeth Haverford Morehouse, the English wife of a wealthy businessman, on the BBC America series Copper.[7][8]

In 2011, she appeared in the first season of ABC's television series, Once Upon a Time, playing Storybrooke's Kathryn Nolan and her counterpart Abigail.


Film roles
Year Title Role Notes
2004 Alfie Chyna
2004 Turn Short film
2004 Nature Unleashed: Fire Sharon Direct-to-video
2005 The Headsman Anna aka. Shadow of the Sword
2009 Solitary Man Carol Salomonde
Television roles
Year Title Role Notes
2004 Disappeared Hooker Television movie
2004 Dirty Filthy Love Stevie Television movie
2005 The Worst Week of My Life Cordelia Episodes: "Monday", "Wednesday"
2007 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Leah Keegan Episode: "Paternity"
2007–2009 Damages Katie Connor Recurring role (season 1); main role (season 2); 22 episodes
2008 New Amsterdam Hannah Cleary Episode: "Golden Boy"
2008 Lipstick Jungle Kelly Parker Episode: "Carpe Threesome"
2008 The Cleaner Kate Gibbons Episode: "The Eleventh Hour"
2009 Medium Samantha Emory Episode: "The Man in the Mirror"
2009–2010 Trauma Nancy Carnahan Main role; 18 episodes
2010–2011 Royal Pains Dr. Emily Peck Recurring role; 9 episodes
2011 And Baby Will Fall Ivy Rose Television movie
2011–2012, 2014 Once Upon a Time Kathryn Nolan/Princess Abigail Recurring role (season 1); 8 episodes
2012–2013 Copper Elizabeth Haverford Main role
2013 Banshee Dr. Paradis Episode: "A Mixture of Madness"[9]
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"
2015 Zoo Audra Lewis 3 episodes
2017 The Blacklist Emma Episode: "The Harem"
2018–2019 Deep State Amanda Jones Main role
Video game roles
Year Title Role Notes
2006 CDX The Game Liz Hinton Point-and-click Flash game, in the adventure-mystery genre. Set in ancient Rome.[10]


  1. ^ a b April MacIntyre (15 August 2007). "A chat with FX 'Damages' Anastasia Griffith". Monsters and Critics. Archived from the original on 21 August 2007. Retrieved 2008-02-15.
  2. ^ a b "LAist Interview: Anastasia Griffith from "Damages"". LAist. 21 August 2007. Archived from the original on 21 November 2008. Retrieved 15 February 2008.
  3. ^ Lewis, Thomas Attila. "LAist Interview: Anastasia Griffith from "Damages"". LAist. Archived from the original on 28 August 2015. Retrieved 22 September 2016.
  4. ^ "Legal Briefs: Televisionary Chats with Anastasia Griffith of FX's "Damages"". Televisionary. 17 August 2007. Archived from the original on 8 December 2015. Retrieved 15 February 2008.
  5. ^ "TV Casting News: Scott Wolf, Katie Cassidy, Anastasia Griffith". Retrieved 22 September 2016.
  6. ^ "Anastasia Griffith to Create Problems on Royal Pains". 2 June 2010. Retrieved 22 September 2016.
  7. ^ Vogt, Tiffany (7 July 2013). "COPPER: Anastasia Griffith Interview (2013)". The TV Watchtower. Retrieved 22 September 2016.
  8. ^ "Celebrity Beauty: Interview with Anastasia Griffith". Retrieved 22 September 2016.
  9. ^ Ausiello, Michael (22 September 2012). "Exclusive: Cinemax's Banshee Snags Once Upon a Time Princess Anastasia Griffith". TVLine. Retrieved 22 September 2016.
  10. ^ "BBC - History - Ancient History in depth: CDX". Retrieved 4 July 2021.

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