Diane Farr

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Not to be confused with Diana Farr or Diane Farr (writer).
Diane Farr
Born (1969-09-07) September 7, 1969 (age 47)
Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States
Residence La Cañada Flintridge, California
Occupation Actress, producer
Years active c. 1981–present
Spouse(s) Seung Yong Chung (2006–present)
Children 3

Diane Farr (born September 7, 1969) is an American actress, producer, and writer. She is known for her roles as the FBI agent Megan Reeves in the CBS television series Numb3rs and the firefighter Laura Miles in Rescue Me.

Life and career[edit]

Diane Farr was born on September 7, 1969, in New York City, New York.[1] She is of Irish and Italian descent.[2] Farr studied drama at New York's Stony Brook University and Loughborough University in England and graduated with a joint B.A. from these two universities.[1]

Farr has written two books. The first, The Girl Code, was published in 2001 and has been translated into seven languages. It discusses the secret language of single women.[3] Her second book, Kissing Outside the Lines, was published in May 2011 and is a comical memoir of her path to an interracial marriage. Farr also writes for a number of American magazines[4] and has an internationally syndicated newspaper column for the International Herald Tribune.[citation needed]

Farr was a co-host for 200 episodes of the advice program Loveline on MTV and made guest appearances on The Drew Carey Show, Arli$$ and CSI. She portrayed the recurring role of Amy DeLuca, mother to the series co-star Majandra Delfino's character Maria, on The WB's and later UPN's Roswell. She also played Maddie Hudson on The WB's Like Family. Later, she played Detective Jan Fendrich on the ABC series The Job, co-created by and starring Denis Leary. Following the end of that series, she appeared in the cast of Rescue Me (also co-created by and starring Leary), playing a firefighter for two seasons. She left Rescue Me to star as FBI agent Megan Reeves on the CBS crime drama Numb3rs.

Farr opted not to renew her contract and left Numb3rs following the fourth season of the show.[5] Farr starred in her final episode on May 18, 2008.[6] Farr then joined the Showtime cable-television series Californication for a 10-episode run in autumn 2009.[7]

In April 2010, Farr had a role as Barbara, a mother whose negative influence led her son Eddie to become a serial killer, in a flashback episode of Desperate Housewives. When Barbara discovered Eddie's collection of newspaper articles about the women he hurt or murdered, he strangled her to death. She guest starred in White Collar as a waitress named Gina De Stefano.[8]

Farr guest-starred in season seven of Grey's Anatomy where, in episode 130, she played the role of a patient with Huntington's Disease under the care of Meredith, played by the series star Ellen Pompeo.[9] She also had a recurring role in the final season (2012–13) of the Grey's Anatomy spin-off series, Private Practice, as Miranda, a terminal cancer patient and the love interest of Dr. Sheldon Wallace (Brian Benben).

Farr stars in Adam Carolla's film Road Hard as Carolla's love interest.

Farr also has a comedy series for FunnyorDie.com that she writes and directs called AssCastles.[10]

Personal life[edit]

Raised as a Catholic, Farr is now an atheist.[11] On June 26, 2006, she married the 36-year-old entertainment marketing executive Seung Yong Chung.[12] Their first child, son Beckett Mancuso Chung, was born in March 2007[13] and they had twin daughters, Sawyer Lucia Chung and Coco Trinity Chung, in August 2008.[14] Farr has also written a book on interracial romance, Kissing Outside the Lines.

Farr and her family currently[when?] reside in La Cañada Flintridge, California.[citation needed]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1998 Divorced White Male Lisa
1999 Bingo Miranda Short film
1999 Little Indiscretions C.J.
2000 Flooding Personal Ad Girl
2002 Hourly Rates Shania
2007 Third Nail, TheThe Third Nail Hannah
2010 Ass Castle: Part 1 Short film
2011 Carrier, TheThe Carrier Claudia Short film
2012 About Cherry Jillian
2013 Almost Broadway Rachel Completed
2013 WildLike Jane
2015 Road Hard Sarah

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1992 Silk Stalkings Production Assistant Episode: "Baser Instincts"
1996 Unhappily Ever After Michelle Episode: "Jack Writes Good"
1997 In the House Dr. Young Episode: "Saint Marion"
1998 V.I.P. Helen Episode: "Scents and Sensibility"
1998 Arliss Erica Lansing Episode: "Behind Every Great Client..."
1999 Drew Carey Show, TheThe Drew Carey Show Tracy Episodes: "Three Guys, a Girl and a B-Story", "Boy Party/Girl Party", "Tracy Bowl"
1999 Lands of Lore III Chesara / Jacinda / Morphera (voice) Video game
1999 It's Like, You Know... Cindy Episode: "Lost in America"
1999-2001 Roswell Amy DeLuca (11 episodes)
2000 David Cassidy Show, TheThe David Cassidy Show Lisa Erickson TV film
2000 Sacrifice Karen Yeager TV film
2000 Secret Agent Man Trish Fjord Episode: "The Elders"
2001-2002 Job, TheThe Job Jan Fendrich Main role (19 episodes)
2002 Superfire Sammy Kerns TV film
2002 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Marcie Tobin Episode: "Cats in the Cradle..."
2002 Arliss Penny Larson Episode: "Profiles in Agenting"
2002 Bram & Alice Tovah Episode: "Pilot"
2003 Ripples, TheThe Ripples TV film
2003 Harry's Girl TV film
2003-2004 Like Family Maddie Hudson Main role (23 episodes)
2004-2005 Rescue Me Laura Miles Regular role (19 episodes)
2005-2008 Numb3rs Megan Reeves Main role (60 episodes)
2009 Californication Jill Robinson Recurring role (9 episodes)
2010 Desperate Housewives Barbara Orlofsky Episode: "Epiphany"
2010 White Collar Gina De Stefano Episode: "By the Book"
2010 Grey's Anatomy Lila Davis Episode: "Can't Fight Biology"
2011 Council of Dads, TheThe Council of Dads Catherine Wells TV film
2011 Collision Earth Victoria Preston TV film
2011 CSI: Miami Marilyn Milner Episode: "By the Book"
2012 Mentalist, TheThe Mentalist Amy Barron Episode: "At First Blush"
2012-2013 Secret Life of the American Teenager, TheThe Secret Life of the American Teenager Willadean Recurring role (5 episodes)
2012-2013 Private Practice Miranda Episodes: "I'm Fine", "Full Release", "In Which We Say Goodbye"
2013 Modern Family Diane Episode 5.03: "Larry's Wife"
2013 Two and a Half Men Rachel Episode 11.10 - "On Vodka, on Soda, on Blender, on Mixer!"
2016- Chance Christina Chance Regular role

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Diane Farr Biography". TV Guide. Retrieved October 28, 2009. 
  2. ^ http://www.more.com/diane-farr-interracial-marriage
  3. ^ Southern, Nathan. "Diane Farr Overview". Allmovie. Retrieved October 28, 2009. 
  4. ^ "Kissing Outside the Lines". Amazon. Retrieved May 28, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Diane Farr's Numbers Up". tvguide.com. March 25, 2008. Retrieved March 25, 2008. 
  6. ^ Silverman, Stephen M (March 16, 2007). "Numb3rs Star Diane Farr Welcomes a Boy". People. Retrieved May 21, 2007. 
  7. ^ "Diane Farr joins 'Californication'". eztv.it. 
  8. ^ "White Collar Recruits Diane Farr". TVGuide.com. 
  9. ^ "Grey's Anatomy Admits Diane Farr". TVGuide.com. Retrieved August 20, 2010. 
  10. ^ Bierly, Mandi. "Diane Farr talks the inspiration behind 'AssCastles'". popwatch.ew.com. 
  11. ^ F-Fl: Positive Atheism's Big List of Quotations. Positiveatheism.org. Retrieved on January 16, 2012.
  12. ^ "Famous People Getting Married: Arquette, Farr Tie the Knot: And, oh yeah, so does 81-year-old 'Wyatt Earp' star". zap2it.com. June 26, 2006. Retrieved May 21, 2007. 
    - "WEDDINGS/CELEBRATIONS; Diane Farr, Seung Chung". The New York Times. June 26, 2006. Retrieved January 6, 2009. 
  13. ^ Stephen M. Silverman (March 16, 2007). "Numb3rs Star Diane Farr Welcomes a Boy". People.com. Retrieved September 10, 2012. 
  14. ^ "Diane Farr Gives Birth to Twin Girls". People.com. August 28, 2008. Retrieved September 10, 2012. 

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