Noureen DeWulf at the 79th Annual Academy Awards Children Uniting Nations/Billboard afterparty, in February 2007
February 28, 1984
New York City, New York, U.S.
|Home town||Stone Mountain, Georgia, U.S.|
James DeWulf (m. 2000–2010)
Ryan Miller (m. 2011)
Noureen Ahmed, known professionally as Noureen DeWulf (born February 28, 1984), is an American actress who starred as Lacey in Anger Management. She is best known for her roles in films such as West Bank Story, Ghosts of Girlfriends Past, and The Back-up Plan.
Early life and education
DeWulf was born Noureen Ahmed in New York City to Gujarati Indian parents from Pune, India, grew up in Stone Mountain, Georgia and attended Boston University. She is fluent in Hindi, Urdu, and Gujarati.
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DeWulf began her acting career in the Academy Award-winning short film West Bank Story, where she played the lead role of Fatima, a singing and dancing Palestinian cashier who falls in love with an Israeli soldier. She has been working in comedic television series and films ever since. From 2009-11, she played recurring roles on NBC's Outsourced, TNT's Hawthorne and MTV's The Hard Times of RJ Berger, and appeared in the Lifetime miniseries Maneater.
DeWulf has been seen in a number of box-office hits, including Ocean's Thirteen, and The Back-up Plan. She has starred opposite Matthew McConaughey as Melanie, the present ghost in Ghosts of Girlfriends Past and played opposite Jeremy Piven in The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard. in 2009. She starred in The Taqwacores which premiered at Sundance in 2010. She co-starred with Charlie Sheen in the TV series Anger Management, which premiered June 28, 2012 on FX and concluded in December 2014. In 2014, DeWulf won Best Actress at the Comedy Ninja Film and Screenplay Festival for her portrayal of a murderous temp in the independent film Coffee, Kill Boss. In 2014, DeWulf was ranked #93 in Maxim magazine's "Hot 100" for the second time (the first time being 2007) as one of the most desirable women on the planet according to the magazine's readers. In 2009, she was listed in the 'Top 30 under 30' for Nylon magazine. In addition, DeWulf has appeared in pictorials in Details, Men's Health, Zink, Giant, and Complex. In 2015, Dewulf joined the cast and currently stars in Hockey Wives, a reality series that follows wives and girlfriends of professional hockey players.
In June 2000, she married avant-garde artist James DeWulf. During their marriage, Noureen began using James' surname as her stage name. They divorced January 2010, after ten years of marriage.
|2005||West Bank Story||Fatima||Short film|
|2006||American Dreamz||Shazzy Riza|
|2006||National Lampoon's Pledge This!||Poo Poo||Direct-to-video|
|2007||Americanizing Shelley||Littly J. Singh|
|2007||Ocean's Thirteen||'Nuff Said expo girl|
|2007||The Comebacks||Jizminder Featherfoot|
|2008||Pulse 3: Invasion||Salwa Al Hakim||Direct-to-video|
|2009||Ghosts of Girlfriends Past||Melanie|
|2009||The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard.||Heather|
|2010||The Back-up Plan||Daphne|
|2010||The 41-Year-Old Virgin Who Knocked Up Sarah Marshall and Felt Superbad About It||Kim||Direct-to-video|
|2013||Coffee, Kill Boss||Temp|
|2014||They Came Together||Melanie|
|2016||Chee and T||Shana|
|2018||When We First Met||Margo|
|2005||CSI: NY||Matrice Singh||Episode: "On the Job"|
|2005||Girlfriends||Jasmine Crane||Guest role; 2 episodes|
|2006||Welcome to the Jungle Gym||Amy||Unsold CBS pilot|
|2006||Mindy and Brenda||Mindy||Unsold WB pilot|
|2006||Love, Inc.||Tricia||Episode: "Curb Your Enthusiasm"|
|2007||Revenge||Nadia||Unsold Fox pilot|
|2008||Courtroom K||Rose Marie Cheeks||Unsold Fox pilot|
|2008||Chuck||Lizzie||Episode: "Chuck Versus the Marlin"|
|2008||Welcome to The Captain||Shampoo Girl||Episode: "The Letter"|
|2009||Two Dollar Beer||Fakhri||Unsold Fox pilot|
|2009||90210||Nika Raygani||Guest role; 2 episodes|
|2009||Reno 911!||Hot librarian||Episode: "VHS Transfer Memory Lane"|
|2009||Maneater||Polo||Television mini-series; 2 episodes|
|2010||'Til Death||Dina||Episode: "The Joy of Learning"|
|2010–2011||Hawthorne||Judy Pasram||Recurring role; 5 episodes|
|2010||The Hard Times of RJ Berger||Claire||Guest role; 2 episodes|
|2011||Hail Mary||Ingrid Collins||Unsold CBS pilot|
|2011||Outsourced||Vimi||Guest role; 3 episodes|
|2011||Happy Endings||Molly||Episode: "Secrets and Limos"|
|2012–2014||Anger Management||Lacey||Main role; 100 episodes|
|2014||Garfunkel and Oates||Jennifer||Episode: "Road Warriors"|
|2014||Over the Garden Wall||Pumpkin Gal (voice)||Episode: "Hard Times at the Huskin' Bee"|
|2015||Hockey Wives||Herself||Main role|
|2015–2016||Grandfathered||Priya||Guest role; 2 episodes|
|2016||Life in Pieces||Dionne||Episode: "Will Trash Book Spa"|
|2016||Hell's Kitchen||Herself||Episode: "Crepe Grand Prix"|
|2012||First Dates with Toby Harris||Sarah||Episode: "Ex-Boyfriends"|
|2012–2013||Burning Love||Titi||Recurring role; 10 episodes|
|2014||Kiss Her I'm Famous||Hannah||Guest role; 2 episodes|
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