February 28, 1984
New York City, U.S.
(m. 2000; div. 2010)
Noureen DeWulf (née Ahmed) is an American actress. She is best known for her film roles in West Bank Story (2005), Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (2009), and The Back-up Plan (2010). She also starred as Lacey on the sitcom Anger Management (2012–2014).
Early life and education
DeWulf was born Noureen Ahmed in New York City to Gujarati Indian parents from Pune, India, and grew up in Stone Mountain, Georgia. She was raised Nizari Ismaili Muslim. She has two sisters. Her older sister, Aziza, teaches law at Northeastern University in Boston. Her younger sister, Sara, practices law in San Francisco.
DeWulf attended Boston University's School for the Arts and studied international relations and theatre. After graduation, she relocated to Los Angeles to pursue a career in acting. She is fluent in Hindi, Urdu, and Gujarati.
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 (2007), and The Back-up Plan (2010). She starred opposite Matthew McConaughey in the romantic comedy film Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (2009), and played opposite Jeremy Piven in The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard (2009). She starred in The Taqwacores (2010), which premiered at Sundance Film Festival in 2010. She co-starred with Charlie Sheen in the television sitcom Anger Management, which aired from 2012 to 2014 on FX. 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 March 2015, DeWulf joined the cast of reality show Hockey Wives, chronicling her life with husband Ryan Miller, a goaltender in the NHL. The series follows wives and girlfriends of professional hockey players.
She was previously married to artist James DeWulf.
|2004||Happy Birthday||Short film|
|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||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||How to Be A Terrorist: In Hollywood with Abu Nazir||Short film|
|2013||Coffee, Kill Boss||Temp|
|2014||They Came Together||Melanie|
|2016||Chee and T||Shana|
|2017||Bad Match||Terri Webster|
|2018||When We First Met||Margo|
|2019||The Wedding Year||Boss Queen|
|2020||Wheels of Fortune||Mandy|
|TBA||Donny's Party||Hannah's Mom||Post-production|
|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 television pilot|
|2006||Mindy and Brenda||Mindy||Unsold television pilot|
|2006||Love, Inc.||Tricia||Episode: "Curb Your Enthusiasm"|
|2007||Revenge||Nadia||Unsold television pilot|
|2008||Courtroom K||Rose Marie Cheeks||Unsold television 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 television 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 television 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"|
|2015–2016||Hockey Wives||Herself||Cast member; 13 episodes|
|2015–2016||Grandfathered||Priya||Guest role; 2 episodes|
|2016||Square Roots||Saleena Desai||Television film|
|2016||Hell's Kitchen||Herself||Episode: "Crepe Grand Prix"|
|2016||Life in Pieces||Dionne||Episode: "Will Trash Book Spa"|
|2017||The Problem with Apu||Herself||Documentary film|
|2018||Living Biblically||Emily||Episode: "Thou Shalt Not Bear False Witness"|
|2018||All Night||Mrs. Lewis||Recurring role; 5 episodes|
|2020–2021||Good Girls||Krystal||Recurring role|
|2020||Tacoma FD||Donna||Recurring role; 2 episodes|
|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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