Noureen DeWulf

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Noureen DeWulf
Academy Awards afterparty CUN Noureen DeWulf.jpg
DeWulf at the 79th Annual Academy Awards Children Uniting Nations/Billboard afterparty, February 2007
Born Noureen Ahmed
(1984-02-28) February 28, 1984 (age 31)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Nationality American
Education Boston University[1]
Occupation Actress
Years active 2005–present
Home town Stone Mountain, Georgia, U.S.
Religion Deism[2]

Noureen Ahmed known professionally as Noureen DeWulf (born February 28, 1984, New York City[3]) 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.

In March 2015, DeWulf joined the cast of reality show Hockey Wives chronicling her life with husband Ryan Miller.

Early life and education[edit]

DeWulf was born Noureen Ahmed in New York City to Indian Gujarati Muslim parents from Pune, India.[4] She grew up in Stone Mountain, Georgia[4][5][6] and attended Boston University.[1] She is fluent in English, Hindi, Urdu, and Gujarati.[7]


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 to 2011, 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. DeWulf 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.[8] Its run concluded in December 2014. In that same year, 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.[9] In 2009, she was listed in the 'Top 30 under 30' for Nylon magazine.[citation needed] In addition, DeWulf has appeared in pictorials in Details, Men's Health, Zink, Giant, and Complex.[10]

In 2015, Dewulf joined the cast and currently stars in Hockey Wives, a reality series that follows wives and girlfriends of professional hockey players.

Personal life[edit]

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.

On September 3, 2011, DeWulf married National Hockey League goaltender Ryan Miller in Vancouver, British Columbia.[11] They announced the birth of their baby boy, Bodhi Ryan Miller on March 20, 2015[12]

DeWulf has stated that she follows no religion, though she is "very spiritual" and believes in a God.[2]


Year Title Role Notes
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 Comebacks, TheThe Comebacks Jizminder Featherfoot
2008 Killer Pad Delilah
2008 Pulse 2: Afterlife Salwa Al Hakim Direct-to-video; uncredited
2008 Pulse 3: Invasion Salwa Al Hakim Direct-to-video
2009 Strip, TheThe Strip Maliah
2009 Ghosts of Girlfriends Past Melanie
2009 Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard., TheThe Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard. Heather
2010 Taqwacores, TheThe Taqwacores Rabeya
2010 Back-up Plan, TheThe Back-up Plan Daphne
2010 41-Year-Old Virgin Who Knocked Up Sarah Marshall and Felt Superbad About It, TheThe 41-Year-Old Virgin Who Knocked Up Sarah Marshall and Felt Superbad About It Kim Direct-to-video
2011 Breakaway Reena Singh
2012 Babymakers, TheThe Babymakers Bride
2012 Zambezia Pavi Voice only
2013 Coffee, Kill Boss Temp
2014 They Came Together Melanie
Year Title Role Notes
2005 CSI: NY Matrice Singh Episode: "On the Job"
2005 Girlfriends Jasmine Crane 2 episodes
2006 Welcome to the Jungle Gym Amy Unsold CBS pilot
2006 Mindy and Brenda Mindy Unsold WB pilot
2006 Numbers Santi Episode: "Harvest"
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 2 episodes
2009 Reno 911! Hot librarian Episode: "VHS Transfer Memory Lane"
2009 Maneater Polo Miniseries; 2 episodes
2010 'Til Death Dina Episode: "The Joy of Learning"
2010–2011 Hawthorne Judy Pasram 5 episodes
2010 Hard Times of RJ Berger, TheThe Hard Times of RJ Berger Claire 2 episodes
2011 Hail Mary Ingrid Collins Unsold CBS pilot
2011 Outsourced Vimi 3 episodes
2011 Happy Endings Molly Episode: "Secrets and Limos"
2012–2014 Anger Management Lacey Main cast
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 cast
Web series
Year Title Role Notes
2012 First Dates with Toby Harris Sarah Episode: "Ex-Boyfriends"
2012–2013 Burning Love Titi 10 episodes


  1. ^ a b "Noureen DeWulf". Rotten Tomatoes. 1970-01-01. Retrieved 2014-02-05. 
  2. ^ a b "Open Chest with Raj Girn » OPEN CHEST Interview With Actress Noureen Dewulf". 2013-07-08. Retrieved 2014-02-05. 
  3. ^ "Noureen DeWulf". Retrieved September 30, 2015. 
  4. ^ a b "Noureen DeWulf Biography". 2012-06-27. Retrieved 2014-02-05. 
  5. ^ "Buffalo Sabres Red Hot Goalie Ryan Miller Dating Up and Coming Actress". Terez Owens. 2009-10-24. Retrieved 2014-02-05. 
  6. ^ "From Falafels to Fabulous". Nirali Magazine. Retrieved 2014-02-05. 
  7. ^ Cincotta, Howard Cincotta. "A desi girl in Hollywood". The Tribune. Retrieved 23 January 2015. 
  8. ^ "Breaking News - FX Locks Summer Launch Date for Comedy Series". Retrieved 2012-06-07. 
  9. ^ "MAXIM Magazine Unveils Their 'Hot 100' for 2007 - re> NEW YORK, May 15 /PRNewswire/". 2007-05-14. Retrieved 2014-02-05. 
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