Claire Coffee

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Claire Coffee
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Born Claire Elizabeth Coffee
(1980-04-14) April 14, 1980 (age 37)
San Francisco, California, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 2002–present
Spouse(s) Chris Thile (m. 2013)
Children Calvin Eugene Thile

Claire Elizabeth Coffee (born April 14, 1980) is an American actress best known for her roles as Cassie Tatum on The West Wing (2003), as Nadine Crowell on General Hospital (2007–09), as Janie Ross on Franklin & Bash (2011–12) and as Adalind Schade on Grimm (2011–2017).

Early life[edit]

Coffee was born in San Francisco, California, and grew up in Monterey, California.[1] She attended the Santa Catalina School for girls and has a degree in Theatre from Northwestern University.[2][3]


She had a recurring role on The West Wing as Cassie Tatum in 2003.[4] Between 2007 and 2009, Coffee played nurse Nadine Crowell on General Hospital. Most recently, she played attorney Janie Ross on the TNT series Franklin & Bash and appeared for six seasons on the NBC series Grimm as the Hexenbiest Adalind Schade.

Personal life[edit]

Coffee married musician Chris Thile on December 23, 2013, at Blackberry Farm, Walland, Tennessee.[5] On May 19, 2015, Coffee announced the birth of her son, Calvin Eugene Thile.[6][7][8] Coffee is residing with her son and husband in Portland, Oregon where the show Grimm was filmed.[9]



Year Title Role Notes
2004 Leave No Trace Hillary
2005 Wild Things: Diamonds in the Rough Jenny Bellamy Video
2008 Wednesday Again Lisa Olson
2008 Remarkable Power Dana
2009 Mafia Lending Services Gina Short
2009 Chelsey & Kelsey Are Really Good Roommates Chelsey Short
2013 Inventing Adam Spencer
2014 Grind Autumn Short
2016 Buddymoon Polly
2018 The Competition Gena


Year Title Role Notes
2001 Mind of the Married Man, TheThe Mind of the Married Man Young Couple "When We Were Nice"
2002 Random Years, TheThe Random Years Denise "Inherit the Windbreaker"
2002 Leap of Faith Deesa "The Baby Snugglers"
2002 Off Centre J'Sandra "Diddler on the Roof"
2003 West Wing, TheThe West Wing Cassie Tatum "The California 47th", "Red Haven's on Fire", "Life on Mars"
2003 Medal of Honor: Rising Sun Mary Griffin (voice) Video game
2004 Americana Gwen TV film
2005 McBride: It's Murder, Madam Marilyn Fletcher TV film
2005 Cold Case Kelly Witkowski (1977) "Creatures of the Night"
2006 13 Graves Gillian Becker TV film
2006 Strong Medicine Cassandra Turley "Unorthodox Treatment"
2006 Bones Special Agent Tricia Finn "The Woman at the Airport"
2006 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Cindy Jansen "Rashomama"
2006 Psych Sally Reynolds "Weekend Warriors"
2006 NCIS Nikki Cranshaw "Singled Out"
2006 Death Row Missy TV film
2006 My Boys Claire "Mixed Signals"
2007 CSI: Miami Wendy Legassic "Deep Freeze"
2007–2009 General Hospital Nadine Crowell Regular role
2009 This Might Hurt Claire Keating TV film
2009 League, TheThe League Claire "Mr. McGibblets"
2010 Good Guys, TheThe Good Guys Eve "Common Enemies"
2011–12 Franklin & Bash Janie Ross Recurring role (seasons 1–2)
2011–2017 Grimm Adalind Schade Recurring role (season 1), regular (seasons 2–6)
2012 Holly's Holiday Holly Maddux TV film
2013 Royal Pains Maya "Pregnant Paws"
2014 Chelsey and Kelsey Chelsey TV series
2017 Kevin Can Wait Irene "Neighborhood Watch"


  1. ^ Hoppes, Lynn. "Actress Claire Coffee set for fantasy football draft". ESPN. Archived from the original on 12 March 2018. Retrieved 12 March 2018. 
  2. ^ Cabrera, Marc (31 July 2011). "Marc Cabrera, The Beat: Salinas actor increases screen time". Monterey County Herald. Archived from the original on 12 March 2018. Retrieved 12 March 2018. 
  3. ^ Davison, Rachel (13 May 2015). "Q&A: Claire Coffee, Northwestern alum and 'Grimm' actress". The Daily Northwestern. Archived from the original on 12 March 2018. Retrieved 12 March 2018. 
  4. ^ Dodd, Stacy (April 2, 2006). "Claire Coffee". Variety. Retrieved 2007-02-22. 
  5. ^ Ehrich Dowd, Kathy (2013-12-28). "Claire Coffee of Grimm Weds Musician Chris Thile". Retrieved April 11, 2014. 
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  8. ^ "Claire Coffee Welcomes Son Calvin Eugene". 2015-05-15. 
  9. ^ "Claire Coffee live Vlog". 2016-05-13. 

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