Courtney Healy Henggeler
December 11, 1978
Phillipsburg, New Jersey, U.S.
Courtney Henggeler (born December 11, 1978) 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. and as Christy's boss, Claudia, in Season 2 of Mom.
Early life and education
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.
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. 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. 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).
|2003||The Bog Creatures||Susan Beth||This was Henggeler's debut|
|2005||The Legacy of Walter Frumm||Maid|
|2009||Two Dollar Beer||Molly|
|2010||Peas in a Pod||Julie|
|2011||Friends with Benefits||Flight Attendant|
|2012||Hitting the Cycle||Samantha|
|2013||Kristin's Christmas Past||Sophia|
|2008, 2013, 2018||The Big Bang Theory||Missy Cooper||3 episodes|
|2008||Criminal Minds||Jenna||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|
|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|
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- "Cobra Kai: First trailer for Karate Kid sequel is here". The Independent. Archived from the original on August 16, 2014. Retrieved November 18, 2018.
- ""The Karate Kid" Returns With New YouTube Red Series". Cheddar (TV channel). Retrieved December 3, 2018.
- "Courtney Henggeler – (Friends With Benefits – 2011)". Matt J. Horn. Archived from the original on August 16, 2014. Retrieved November 18, 2018.
- "Courtney Henggeler | TV Guide". TVGuide.com. Retrieved November 29, 2018.
- "Baby Registry of Courtney Henggeler and Ross Kohn". My Registry. Retrieved November 18, 2018.
- "Courtney Henggeler Is Pregnant! Cobra Kai Star Expecting Second Child with Husband Ross Kohn". People. Retrieved January 20, 2010.
- "INTERVIEW: COBRA KAI'S COURTNEY HENGGELER". BriefTake. Retrieved November 18, 2018.