Marissa Neitling

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Marissa Neitling
Marissa Neitling by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Neitling at WonderCon in 2016.
Born Marissa Lee Neitling
(1984-05-08) May 8, 1984 (age 34)
Lake Oswego, Oregon, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 2007-present
Known for The Last Ship
San Andreas
Parent(s) Joy Dress-Neitling
Stanley Neitling
Relatives Mackenzie Neitling (sister)
Adam Dress (adoptive brother)

Marissa Lee Neitling (born May 8, 1984)[1] is an American actress, known for her roles in the TV series The Last Ship as Kara Foster, and the 2015 film San Andreas as Phoebe.

Early life[edit]

Neitling was born in Lake Oswego, Oregon[2] as Marissa Lee Neitling to Joy and Stanley Neitling. She has a younger sister named Mackenzie Neitling and an adopted brother named Adam Dress. Neitling graduated from Lake Oswego High School in 2002. She went on to get her undergrad at University of Oregon where she was also in the Honors College. She was a double in Math and Theater Arts. Neitling went on to earn an MFA in acting from the Yale School of Drama.


In 2007, Neitling made a brief appearance in "The Go-Getter (2007 film)". In 2011, Neitling was cast in a guest role spot on the hit series Leverage as Christina Valada / Lacey Beaumont. In 2014, she landed the role as Lt. Kara Foster on TNT summer series The Last Ship. In 2015, after sending in an audition tape, she was cast as Phoebe in the Dwayne Johnson-led film, San Andreas.

Personal life[edit]

Neitling is an avid Oregon Ducks fan.



Year Title Role Notes
2007 The Go-Getter Crying Girl
2015 San Andreas Phoebe
2016 Mysterious Ways Jennie Post-Production


Year Title Role Notes
2011 Leverage Christina Valada / Lacey Beaumont Guest Role
2014–present The Last Ship LT/LCDR/CDR Kara Foster/Green Main Cast
2018 Elementary Guest Role


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