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Courtney Henggeler

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Courtney Henggeler
Courtney Healy Henggeler

(1978-12-11) December 11, 1978 (age 45)
Years active2003–present
Known forAmanda LaRusso in Cobra Kai
Ross Kohn
(m. 2015)

Courtney Healy Henggeler (/ˈhɛŋɡlər/ 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. After graduating from Seaford High School, Henggeler enrolled at SUNY Fredonia but dropped out and moved to Los Angeles two years later, where she received her first acting lessons.[4] She credits her childhood best friend Patti for making her audition for a high school production of Carousel when she was in 9th grade.[5]


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.[6] In 2008, and again in 2018, Henggeler took on the guest role of Missy Cooper, the twin sister of Sheldon Cooper, in the sitcom The Big Bang Theory.[6] 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.[7][8][9] She is of Swiss descent.[10]



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
Peas in a Pod Julie
Wing Bitches Courtney
2011 Friends with Benefits Flight Attendant
2012 Hitting the Cycle Samantha
2013 Kristin's Christmas Past Sophia
2017 Fixed Maria
Feed Kate
2018 Nobody's Fool Hillary
2019 Pilgrim Anna
2023 The Boys in the Boat Hazel Ulbrickson


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"
NCIS Scorpio Sinn Episode: "Reunion"
Accidentally on Purpose Dani Episode: "Class"
2011 Working Class Rachel 3 episodes
Happy Endings Andrea Episode: "The Quicksand Girlfriend"
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
Franklin & Bash Molly Taylor 1 episode
Faking It Robin Booker 2 episodes
The Mysteries of Laura Nora 1 episode
2015 Stitchers Suzanne Parks 1 episode
2016 Mary + Jane Mandy 1 episode
Henry Danger Gwen Episode: "Love Muffin"
Bones Dr. Jane Levy Episode: "The Death in the Defense"
2017 Escaping Dad Stacy Hanson Television film
2018 Jane the Virgin Satchet Episode: "Chapter Seventy-Eight"
2018–present Cobra Kai Amanda LaRusso Main role
2018 Fuller House Renee Episode: "Driving Mr. Jackson"


  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). Archived from the original on December 3, 2018. Retrieved December 3, 2018.
  4. ^ "Meet Courtney Henggeler, the other star of LI's 'Cobra Kai'". ExBulletin. January 8, 2021. Archived from the original on January 8, 2021. Retrieved January 8, 2021.
  5. ^ "Courtney Henggeler – (Friends With Benefits – 2011)". Matt J. Horn. Archived from the original on August 16, 2014. Retrieved November 18, 2018.
  6. ^ a b "Courtney Henggeler | TV Guide". TVGuide.com. Archived from the original on November 29, 2018. Retrieved November 29, 2018.
  7. ^ "Baby Registry of Courtney Henggeler and Ross Kohn". My Registry. Archived from the original on January 23, 2021. Retrieved November 18, 2018.
  8. ^ "Courtney Henggeler Is Pregnant! Cobra Kai Star Expecting Second Child with Husband Ross Kohn". People. January 10, 2019. Archived from the original on January 20, 2019. Retrieved January 20, 2019.
  9. ^ "INTERVIEW: COBRA KAI'S COURTNEY HENGGELER". BriefTake. Archived from the original on August 3, 2018. Retrieved November 18, 2018.
  10. ^ "Courtney Henggeler COBRA KAI - Season 3 Interview". YouTube. Archived from the original on December 24, 2021. Retrieved December 24, 2021.

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