Courtney Henggeler

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Courtney Henggeler
Courtney Healy Henggeler

(1978-12-11) December 11, 1978 (age 43)
Years active2003–present
Notable credits
Ross Kohn
(m. 2015)

Courtney Henggeler (born December 11, 1978)[1] is an American actress known for her starring role as Amanda LaRusso in the Netflix comedy-drama television series Cobra Kai. She is also known as playing the adult version of Sheldon Cooper's twin sister, Missy, in The Big Bang Theory.[2][3]

Early life and education[edit]

Born in Phillipsburg, New Jersey, Henggeler grew up in Pennsylvania in the Poconos until she was 14 when she moved to her parents' hometown of Seaford, New York on the South Shore of Long Island.[4] After graduating from Seaford High School in 1997,[5] Henggeler enrolled at SUNY Fredonia but dropped out and moved to Los Angeles two years later, where she received her first acting lessons. She credits her childhood best friend Patti for making her audition for a high school production of Carousel when she was in 9th grade.[6]


Henggeler started off her acting career with a main role in the horror B-movie The Bog Creatures in 2003. Two years later, she made a guest appearance in the medical drama House.[7] In 2008, and again in 2018, Henggeler took on the guest role of Missy Cooper, the twin sister of one of the show's main characters Sheldon Cooper, in the sitcom The Big Bang Theory.[7] After other guest roles in various movies and TV shows over the years and a recurring role on the CBS sitcom Mom, Henggeler made her breakthrough in 2018 when she landed a starring role on Cobra Kai as Amanda LaRusso, the wife of the original Karate Kid Daniel LaRusso. In 2019 she was featured in Hulu's episodic holiday horror series In the Dark.

Personal life[edit]

Henggeler married Ross Kohn in October 2015. They have two children.[8][9][10] She is of Swiss descent.[11]



Year Title Role Notes
2003 The Bog Creatures Susan Beth
2005 The Legacy of Walter Frumm Maid
2009 Two Dollar Beer Molly
2010 True Love Alexa
2010 Peas in a Pod Julie
2010 Wing Bitches Courtney
2011 Friends with Benefits Flight Attendant
2012 Hitting the Cycle Samantha
2013 Kristin's Christmas Past Sophia
2017 Fixed Maria
2017 Feed Kate
2018 Nobody's Fool Hillary
2019 Pilgrim Anna
TBA The Boys in the Boat Hazel Ulbrickson Filming


Year Title Role Notes
2005 House Server Episode: "DNR"
2008, 2013, 2018 The Big Bang Theory Missy Cooper 3 episodes
2008 Criminal Minds Jenna Episode: "The Crossing"
2009 Roommates Anna Episode: "The Trash 'N Treasures"
2009 NCIS Scorpio Sinn Episode: "Reunion"
2009 Accidentally on Purpose Dani Episode: "Class"
2011 Working Class Rachel 3 episodes
2011 Happy Endings Andrea Episode: "The Quicksand Girlfriend"
2011 Melissa & Joey Bianca Episode: "The Mel World"
2013 Back in the Game Keeley 1 episode
2013–2015 Mom Claudia 5 episodes
2014 Royal Pains Nancy Conrad 1 episode
2014 Franklin & Bash Molly Taylor 1 episode
2014 Faking It Robin Booker 2 episodes
2014 The Mysteries of Laura Nora 1 episode
2015 Stitchers Suzanne Parks 1 episode
2016 Mary + Jane Mandy 1 episode
2016 Henry Danger Gwen 1 episode
2016 Bones Dr. Jane Levy 1 episode
2017 Escaping Dad Stacy Hanson Television film; originally titled Amber Alert
2018 Jane the Virgin Satchet 1 episode
2018–present Cobra Kai Amanda LaRusso 50 episodes
2018 Fuller House Renee 1 episode


  1. ^ "Courtney Henggeler". Instagram. Archived from the original on December 24, 2021. Retrieved December 11, 2018.
  2. ^ "Cobra Kai: First trailer for Karate Kid sequel is here". The Independent. Archived from the original on August 16, 2014. Retrieved November 18, 2018.
  3. ^ ""The Karate Kid" Returns With New YouTube Red Series". Cheddar (TV channel). Retrieved December 3, 2018.
  4. ^ "Meet Courtney Henggeler, the other star of LI's 'Cobra Kai'". ExBulletin. January 8, 2021. Retrieved January 8, 2021.
  5. ^ "Seaford (SHS) Class of 1997 Alumni List". Retrieved December 31, 2021.
  6. ^ "Courtney Henggeler – (Friends With Benefits – 2011)". Matt J. Horn. Archived from the original on August 16, 2014. Retrieved November 18, 2018.
  7. ^ a b "Courtney Henggeler | TV Guide". Retrieved November 29, 2018.
  8. ^ "Baby Registry of Courtney Henggeler and Ross Kohn". My Registry. Retrieved November 18, 2018.
  9. ^ "Courtney Henggeler Is Pregnant! Cobra Kai Star Expecting Second Child with Husband Ross Kohn". People. January 10, 2019. Retrieved January 20, 2019.
  10. ^ "INTERVIEW: COBRA KAI'S COURTNEY HENGGELER". BriefTake. Retrieved November 18, 2018.
  11. ^ "Courtney Henggeler COBRA KAI - Season 3 Interview". YouTube. Retrieved December 24, 2021.

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