Courtney Henggeler

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Courtney Henggeler
Courtney Healy Henggeler

(1978-12-11) December 11, 1978 (age 42)
Years active2003–present
Ross Khon
(m. 2015)

Courtney Henggeler (born December 11, 1978)[1] is an American actor known for her starring role as Amanda LaRusso in the Netflix 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] and as Christy's boss, Claudia, in Season 2 of Mom.

Early life and education[edit]

Born in Phillipsburg New Jersey, Henggeler received her first acting lessons in Los Angeles. She credits her childhood best friend Patti for making her audition for a high school production of Carousel when she was in 9th grade. She pretended to eat an apple while singing about clams for the role.[4]


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.[5] In 2008 and again in 2018, Henggeler portrayed a guest role in the popular sitcom The Big Bang Theory as Missy Cooper, the twin sister of the show's main character Sheldon Cooper.[5] After playing various guest roles in several movies and TV shows over the years and a recurring role on the CBS sitcom Mom, Henggeler finally 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 can be seen in Hulu's Episodic Holiday Horror series "In the Dark" playing an overprivileged mother who invites Thanksgiving reenactors into her home to remind her family of the reasons to be thankful (and to show off to their neighbors).

Personal life[edit]

Henggeler married Ross Kohn in October 2015. They have two children.[6][7][8]



Year Title Role Notes
2003 The Bog Creatures Susan Beth This was Henggeler's debut
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


Year Title Role Notes
2005 House Server 1 episode
2008, 2013, 2018 The Big Bang Theory Missy Cooper 3 episodes
2008 Criminal Minds Jenna 1 episode
2009 Roommates Anna 1 episode
2009 NCIS Scorpio Sinn 1 episode
2009 Accidentally on Purpose Dani 1 episode
2011 Working Class Rachel 3 episodes
2011 Happy Endings Andrea 1 episode
2011 Melissa & Joey Bianca 1 episode
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
2018 Jane the Virgin Satchet 1 episode
2018–present Cobra Kai Amanda LaRusso 30 episodes
2018 Fuller House Renee 1 episode


  1. ^ "Courtney Henggeler". Instagram. 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. ^ "Courtney Henggeler – (Friends With Benefits – 2011)". Matt J. Horn. Archived from the original on August 16, 2014. Retrieved November 18, 2018.
  5. ^ a b "Courtney Henggeler | TV Guide". Retrieved November 29, 2018.
  6. ^ "Baby Registry of Courtney Henggeler and Ross Kohn". My Registry. Retrieved November 18, 2018.
  7. ^ "Courtney Henggeler Is Pregnant! Cobra Kai Star Expecting Second Child with Husband Ross Kohn". People. Retrieved January 20, 2010.
  8. ^ "INTERVIEW: COBRA KAI'S COURTNEY HENGGELER". BriefTake. Retrieved November 18, 2018.

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