Noureen DeWulf

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Noureen DeWulf
Academy Awards afterparty CUN Noureen DeWulf.jpg
DeWulf in 2007
Noureen Ahmed

EducationBoston University[1]
Years active2005–present
James DeWulf
(m. 2000; div. 2010)

(m. 2011)

Noureen DeWulf (née Ahmed) is an American actress and comedian. 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[edit]

DeWulf was born Noureen Ahmed in New York City to Gujarati Indian parents from Pune, Maharashtra, India [2][3] and grew up in Stone Mountain, Georgia.[3][4][5][6] 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.[7]

DeWulf attended Boston University's School for the Arts and studied international relations and theatre.[1] After graduation, she relocated to Los Angeles to pursue a career in acting. She is fluent in Hindi, Urdu, and Gujarati.[3]


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).[8] 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.[9] 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.[10] 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.

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.

Personal life[edit]

She was previously married to artist James DeWulf.[citation needed]

On September 3, 2011, DeWulf married National Hockey League goaltender Ryan Miller in Los Angeles.[7] The couple have two children.[11][12][13][14]



Year Title Role Notes
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 Killer Pad Delilah
2008 Pulse 3 Salwa Al Hakim Direct-to-video
2009 The Strip Maliah
2009 Ghosts of Girlfriends Past Melanie
2009 The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard. Heather
2010 The Taqwacores Rabeya
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
2011 Breakaway Reena Singh
2012 The Babymakers Bride
2012 Zambezia Pavi Voice role
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 Endings, Beginnings Noureen
2019 The Wedding Year Boss Queen
2020 Wheels of Fortune Mandy
TBA Donny's Party Hannah's Mom Post-production


Year Title Role Notes
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 Numbers Santi Episode: "Harvest"
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


Year Title Role Notes
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


  1. ^ a b "Noureen DeWulf profile". Rotten Tomatoes. January 1, 1970. Retrieved February 5, 2014.
  2. ^ "NOUREEN DEWULF". The Times of India. Ahmedabad. June 5, 2010.
  3. ^ a b c Cincotta, Howard Cincotta. "A desi girl in Hollywood". The Tribune. Retrieved January 23, 2015.
  4. ^ "Noureen DeWulf Biography". June 27, 2012. Retrieved February 5, 2014.
  5. ^ "Buffalo Sabres Red Hot Goalie Ryan Miller Dating Up and Coming Actress". Terez Owens. October 24, 2009. Retrieved February 5, 2014.
  6. ^ "From Falafels to Fabulous". Nirali Magazine. Retrieved February 5, 2014.
  7. ^ a b MacIntyre, Iain. "A mom, a dad, a child, a book". Retrieved May 31, 2019.
  8. ^ "OC Interview: OPEN CHEST Interview With Actress Noureen Dewulf". Celebrity Hollywood Bollywood Blog. July 8, 2013. Retrieved May 31, 2019.
  9. ^ "FX Locks Summer Launch Date for Comedy Series". Retrieved June 7, 2012.
  10. ^ "MAXIM Magazine Unveils Their 'Hot 100' for 2007". May 14, 2007. Retrieved February 5, 2014.
  11. ^ "Noureen DeWulf Sat in Her Car to Learn Her Lines While Trying to Balance Work and Motherhood". Retrieved May 31, 2019.
  12. ^ McNally, Kelby (March 21, 2015). "Noureen DeWulf welcomes her first child with husband Ryan Miller". OK! Magazine. Retrieved May 31, 2019.
  13. ^ "Noureen DeWulf and Ryan Miller's Toddler Has a Very Sophisticated Palate: Octopus Is 'Easy for Him to Eat'". Retrieved May 31, 2019.
  14. ^ "This beautiful young lady is named Kaia". April 4, 2022. Retrieved April 24, 2022.

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