Nora Zehetner

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Nora Zehetner
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October 2007 at the London MCM Expo
Born Nora Angela Zehetner
(1981-02-05) February 5, 1981 (age 34)
El Paso, Texas, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 2000–present
London MCM Expo 2007

Nora Angela Zehetner (born February 5, 1981) is an American film and television actress.

Early life[edit]

Zehetner was born in El Paso, Texas, the daughter of Nancy Lynne (née Nelson) and John Carol Zehetner. She attended elementary school in Richardson, Texas, a suburb of Dallas, before moving back to El Paso. When she was 14 she moved to Dallas where she attended McKinney High School for several years. For one year she also attended the Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science, an early college entrance program at the University of North Texas for students interested in mathematics or science.

Acting career[edit]

At the age of 18 Zehetner started an acting career, something she had been interested in since she was 8, and moved to Los Angeles. She appeared in Tart (2001), American Pie 2 (2001), R.S.V.P. (2002), May (2002), and The Song of Rose (2003), as well as in other films and several TV series and commercials. Zehetner is best known for her role as Laynie Hart on the WB's show Everwood.

In Brick, which won the Special Jury Prize for Originality of Vision at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival, Zehetner plays the femme fatale Laura. The soundtrack CD of this film, released by Lakeshore Records on March 21, 2006, features Zehetner's full, unedited performance "The Sun Whose Rays Are All Ablaze".

In the thriller-horror film Beneath, Zehetner appears in the leading role of Christy.

Zehetner also starred in NBC's Heroes as Eden McCain. proclaimed Zehetner one of "The Underrated of 2006" for her role.[1]

Together with the actors and comedians Tom Arnold and Dax Shepard, Zehetner embarked in 2007 on a USO/Armed Forces Entertainment tour to the Persian Gulf region to meet with service members and sign autographs.[2]

In 2007, Zehetner appeared with Marisa Berenson in the short movie "Jalouse: Elegante, famous, beautiful, jolie" which was produced by the French fashion magazine Jalouse to celebrate their 10th anniversary.[3]

From late 2009 to mid 2010, she portrayed the recurring role of Dr. Reed Adamson in the popular television series Grey's Anatomy.

Zehetner portrayed Jen, Marc Maron's girlfriend on the TV series Maron.[4]



Year Title Role Notes
2001 Tart Peg
2001 American Pie 2 Girl at Party
2002 May Hoop
2002 R.S.V.P. Leigh Franklin
2003 Burning Land, TheThe Burning Land Rose
2005 Brick Laura Dannon
2005 Conversations with Other Women Young Woman
2005 Adventures of Big Handsome Guy and His Little Friend, TheThe Adventures of Big Handsome Guy and His Little Friend Plain Jane Short film
2006 Fifty Pills Michelle
2007 Beneath Christy
2008 Remarkable Power Athena
2008 Brothers Bloom, TheThe Brothers Bloom Rose
2009 Spooner Rose Conlin
2009 Jerry Girl Short film
2014 Imperial Dreams Janine
2014 Hitchhiker, TheThe Hitchhiker Nancy Adams Short film
2014 Danny and the Wild Bunch Miranda Short film
2014 Home Is Where Your Heart Aches Kat Short film
2015 Creative Control Juliette


Year Title Role Notes
2000 Gilmore Girls Girl in Hallway Episode: "Rory's Birthday Parties"
2001 Going to California Dixie Hartnett Episode: "Taking Care of Biscuits"
2001 American Town, AnAn American Town Glenn TV film
2002 Point of Origin Trish TV film
2002 She Spies Ashley Blaine Episode: "Daddy's Girl"
2002 Off Centre Lindsay Episode: "The Deflower Half-Hour"
2002 Septuplets Dot Wilde TV series
2003–04 Everwood Laynie Hart Recurring role, 12 episodes
2006, 2009 Heroes Eden McCain Recurring role, 9 episodes
2008 Princess Princess Ithaca TV film
2009–10 Grey's Anatomy Dr. Reed Adamson Recurring role, 10 episodes
2009–10 Seattle Grace: On Call Dr. Reed Adamson Web series
2010 Southland Lila Greenburg Episode: "Butch & Sundance"
2010 Mad Men Phoebe Episodes: "Christmas Comes But Once a Year", "The Chrysanthemum and the Sword"
2012 Common Law Kendall Episodes: "Soul Mates", "The Ex-Factor"
2013 Grimm Khloe Sedgwick Episode: "Kiss of the Muse"
2013 Warehouse 13 Rose Episode: "The Sky's the Limit"
2013–14 Maron Jen Recurring role, 5 episodes
2015 The Astronaut Wives Club Marilyn See

Music videos[edit]


  1. ^ Porter, Rick. "The Underrated of 2006". Zap2It. Retrieved 2007-01-07. 
  2. ^ USO MediaRoom
  3. ^ Jaloufashion
  4. ^ Bibel, Sara (July 23, 2013). "'Maron' Renewed for 13 Episode Season 2 by IFC". TV by the Numbers. 
  5. ^ Ours - Quand Nina Est Saoule

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