Katy Selverstone

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Katy Selverstone
Years active1992–2012

Katy Selverstone (born in New York City) is an American actress. She is primarily known for her work on The Drew Carey Show as Lisa Robbins, Drew Carey's girlfriend in the first and second seasons.[1]

Life and career[edit]

Selverstone was born in New York City, New York, on February 4, 1966. She attended Scranton Central High School (Scranton, Pennsylvania) and Carnegie Mellon University and earned a BFA in acting.[citation needed]

Selverstone has worked on such high-profile television series as NYPD Blue, CSI and As The World Turns and has appeared in the films Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood and South of Pico.[2] She portrayed FBI agent Nancy Floyd in The Path to 9/11.[3] She received the Grand Jury choice for Best Actress in a Feature for her role as "Una" in Laura Nix's film short The Politics of Fur.[4]

Her other work includes playing Darlene, the receptionist at Gramercy Press, a fictional publishing company used in Network MCI commercials in 1994 and 1995. Selverstone also appeared on The L Word, Nip/Tuck and Seinfeld in the episode "The Face Painter" as Siena, George Costanza's girlfriend. Her character becomes George's fiancée in a deleted scene from "The Face Painter".[5]

In 2000, Selverstone appeared on Broadway in Arthur Miller's play The Ride Down Mt. Morgan with actor Patrick Stewart for which she received a Fany award for Outstanding Broadway Debut.[6][7]

She has been noted for looking very similar to Jodie Foster.[citation needed]


Year Title Role Notes
1998 Letters from a Killer FBI agent Singleton
2002 Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood Younger Caro
2002 The Politics of Fur Una
2007 South of Pico Maureen


Year Title Role Episode
1994 Homicide: Life on the Street Angela Frandina A Many Splendored Thing
1994 Loving Susie Episode #1
1995 Seinfeld Siena The Face Painter
1996 The Drew Carey Show Lisa Robbins 16 Episodes
1996 Chicago Sons Kristen A Foursome Is Not Necessarily a Good Thing
1997 C-16: FBI Valerie Tulli 3 Episodes
1998 L.A. Doctors Leslie Weiss Classic Evan
1998 Holding the Baby Roxanne The Gay Divorcee
1998 Dawson's Creek Pam the Bride A Perfect Wedding
2000 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Emily Shore Entitled
2000 Strong Medicine Patty Roland Side Effects
2000 Grounded for Life Abby Eddie's Dead
2000 It's Like, You Know... Pamela Merriweather Trading Places
2000 Emeril Christy Fifteen Minutes
2003 NYPD Blue Adrian Caffee 2 Episodes
2003 Nip/Tuck Devon Greco Cara Fitzgerald
2004 The Handler Rhonda Ledingham Give Daddy Some Sugar
2004 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Amber Hamshaw Ch-Ch-Changes
2005 The L Word Phoebe Sparkle Land Ahoy
2005 CSI: Miami Michelle Day Vengeance
2005 Ghost Whisperer Fran Vaughn Homecoming
2006 Medium Marilyn Downey Raising Cain
2006 Without a Trace Nadine Jameson The Road Home
2006 The Path to 9/11 Nancy Floyd 2 Episodes
2006 Twenty Good Years Kristin Sorry, Wrong Ship
2010 Law & Order Emily Shore 2 Episodes
2010 As the World Turns Francoise Pacaud 4 Episodes
2012 Leverage Eleanor Gault The Frame-Up Job


Year Title Role Theater
2000 The Ride Down Mt. Morgan Leah Ambassador Theatre


  1. ^ "The Drew Carey Show". Entertainment Weekly. Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 21 September 2018.
  2. ^ "CNN pushes site in ads for news 'at your command'". New Haven Register. New Haven Register. 18 November 2004. Retrieved 21 September 2018.
  3. ^ "Delaney remains true 'Blue'". Los Angeles Times. 13 May 2003. Retrieved 21 September 2018.
  4. ^ "‘AKA’ tops kudos as Outfest wraps up" www.variety.com. VARIETY.
  5. ^ Seinfeld Season 6: Notes about Nothing - "The Face Painter" (DVD). Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. 2005.
  6. ^ "PHOTO CALL: FANY Winners Contact, Berresse and Williamson Celebrate at June 25 Awards". June 26, 2000. www.playbill.com.
  7. ^ "Portland Center Stage pushes back 'Anna Karenina' opening". Oregon Live. Oregon Live. 6 April 2012. Retrieved 21 September 2018.

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