Deanna Russo

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Deanna Russo
Born New Jersey, USA
Occupation Actress
Years active 2001–present
Spouse(s) Michael Cassady (2014–present)
Children 1

Deanna Russo is an American actress. She is known for her starring roles on the 2008 NBC version of Knight Rider and the 2014 USA Network television series Satisfaction.


In 2003, she made her television debut in an episode of Charmed, and later guest starred on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, CSI: NY, How I Met Your Mother, and NCIS.[1] In 2007, she had a recurring role as Dr. Logan Armstrong on the CBS soap opera, The Young and the Restless.[2]

In 2007, Russo won Best Director for her short, Taste of Kream, in the New Orleans Film Festival.[3]

Russo starred in the NBC television movie (and backdoor pilot) Knight Rider as Sarah Graiman, the daughter of KITT's creator, Dr. Charles Graiman, and the childhood love of KITT's driver, Michael Traceur.[4][5][6] From 2008 to 2009 she starred on the short-lived followup Knight Rider television series.[7] She later had recurring roles on Gossip Girl, Rescue Me, Burning Love,[8] and Being Human.[9][10]

In 2014 she began starring in the USA Network drama series, Satisfaction.[11][12] She also appeared in the twelfth season of Two and a Half Men. In 2016, Russo appeared in the comedy film Jimmy Vestvood: Amerikan Hero.[13]


Russo was born in New Jersey.[14] She began her career as a local theatre actress,[2] before acting on television and independent films. She briefly modeled for two years.

Russo is married to Michael Cassady and gave birth to their first child, a daughter, on June 10, 2015.[15][16]

Select filmography[edit]

Film and television roles
Year Title Role Notes
2003 Charmed Eve Episode: "Centennial Charmed"
2005 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Lori Kyman Episode: "Unbearable"
2006 CSI: NY Laura Jeffries Episode: "Stealing Home"
2006 Rest Stop Tracy Kress Straight-to-video film
2007 The Young and the Restless Dr. Logan Armstrong Recurring role, 23 episodes
2007 How I Met Your Mother Brooke Bartholomay Episode: "Little Boys"
2007 NCIS Ashley Episode: "Leap of Faith"
2008 Ghost Voyage Serena Television movie (Sci Fi Channel)
2008 Knight Rider Sarah Graiman Television movie (NBC)
2008–09 Knight Rider Sarah Graiman Main role, 17 episodes
2009 White Collar Taryn Vandersant Episode: "The Portrait"
2009–10 Gossip Girl K.C. Cunningham 4 episodes
2010 Rescue Me Penny Rubano 4 episodes
2012 Do No Harm Emily Edmonds Television movie
2012–13 Burning Love Tamara G. Recurring role, 12 episodes
2013–14 Being Human Kat Neely Recurring role, 14 episodes
2014 Satisfaction Stephanie Main role (season 1), 10 episodes
2014–15 Two and a Half Men Laurel 3 episodes
2015 Comedy Bang! Bang! FBI Agent Episode: "Maya Rudolph Wears a Black Skirt & Strappy Sandals"
2015 The League Brittany Barber Episode: "The Yank Banker"
2016 Jimmy Vestvood: Amerikan Hero Marcy Monroe Film
2016 Bajillion Dollar Propertie$ Cindy Roost Episode: "Baxter's Confession"
2017 Powerless Crimson Fox Episode: "Cold Season"
2017 The Ice Cream Truck Mary Film


  1. ^ "Deanna Russo - Credits". TV Guide. Retrieved 2014-12-19. 
  2. ^ a b "Deanna Russo - Overview". TV Guide. Retrieved 2016-10-08. 
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  4. ^ Nellie Andreeva; Kimberly Nordyke (November 29, 2007). "Threesome is 'Knight'-ed". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2015-11-25. 
  5. ^ Brian Lowry (February 18, 2008). "Review: 'Knight Rider'". Variety. Retrieved 2015-11-25. 
  6. ^ Rick Kissell (February 18, 2008). "'Knight' rides back to success". Variety. Retrieved 2015-11-25. 
  7. ^ Michael Schneider (October 21, 2008). "NBC gives 'Knight Rider' full season". Variety. Retrieved 2015-11-25. 
  8. ^ Mike Hale (June 17, 2012). "Romantic Mishaps in Web-Size Bites". The New York Times. Retrieved 2015-11-25. 
  9. ^ Lanford Beard (April 13, 2013). "TV Jukebox: 'Nashville,' 'Being Human,' 'Cougar Town,' and more music-on-TV moments". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2015-11-25. 
  10. ^ Philiana Ng (April 7, 2014). "'Being Human': Sam Witwer on 'Swinging for the Fences' and Bittersweet Series Finale". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2015-11-25. 
  11. ^ "Shows A-Z - satisfaction on USA". The Futon Critic. Retrieved 2014-12-19. 
  12. ^ Philiana Ng (June 19, 2014). "Michael Vartan Joins USA's 'Satisfaction'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2015-11-25. 
  13. ^ The Deadline Team (November 4, 2013). "Keene McRae Goes 'Wild'; John Heard, Sheila Vand Join 'Jimmy Vestvood'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 2015-11-25. 
  14. ^ "Deanna Russo". TV Guide. Retrieved 2016-10-08. 
  15. ^ "Deanna Russo". Facebook. Retrieved 2015-11-02. 
  16. ^ "Instagram". Instagram. Retrieved 2015-11-02. 

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