Anna Belknap

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Anna Belknap
BornAnna C. Belknap
(1972-05-22) May 22, 1972 (age 42)
Damariscotta, Maine U.S.
Years active1996–present
Spouse(s)Eric Siegel (m. 2004)
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Anna Belknap
BornAnna C. Belknap
(1972-05-22) May 22, 1972 (age 42)
Damariscotta, Maine U.S.
Years active1996–present
Spouse(s)Eric Siegel (m. 2004)

Anna Belknap (born May 22, 1972) is an American actress. She is best known for her role as Detective Lindsay Monroe on CSI: NY.

Early life[edit]

Belknap was born in Damariscotta, Maine. She is a daughter of David and Louise Belknap.[1]

While attending Middlebury College in Vermont, she gained an interest in acting. She then studied at the American Conservatory Theater, earning a Master of Fine Arts degree.[1]


Belknap's television credits include series regular roles in Medical Investigation and The Handler, a recurring role in Deadline, and guest-starring roles in Law & Order, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, and Without a Trace.

Belknap appeared in the movie Alchemy and made her feature film debut in the independent film The Reality Trap.

Belknap joined the cast of the long-running crime drama CSI: NY as Detective Lindsay Monroe in 2005 during the season two's episode, "Zoo York".

Her stage credits include the Off-Broadway production of Metamorphoses at New York's Second Stage Theatre, as well as roles at the Mark Taper Forum, the Old Globe Theatre, the Westport Country Playhouse, and the Williamstown Theatre Festival.

Personal life[edit]

In 2004, Belknap married Eric Siegel, a colleague from the Rude Mechanicals Theater Company in New York.[2] They have two children: Olive (born January 14, 2007)[1][3] and George.[1]

During filming for the show CSI: NY, an episode describes her being bitten by a cobra.[4] This event was used to reduce her screen time during her first pregnancy (which, unlike her second one, was not written into the show.)[5] She also left to go home to Montana in an episode to testify in a trial to cut her screen time.[6] Her second pregnancy was written into several episodes of season five, where her character has a daughter with husband Danny Messer.[7]


1996Homicide: Life on the StreetJulia PfeifferEpisode 4.22: "Work Related"
1999Law & OrderJessica BuehlEpisode 9.10: "Hate"
1999TrinityWomanEpisode 1.7: "Having Trouble with the Language"
2000–01DeadlineChase4 episodes
2001Law & Order: Special Victims UnitSarah KimmelEpisode 2.18: "Manhunt"
2001The Education of Max BickfordMimi AskewEpisode 1.6: "Do It Yourself"
2003–04The HandlerLilyAll 16 episodes
2004The JuryKaren LinneyEpisode 1.7: "The Boxer"
2004–05Medical InvestigationEva RossiAll 20 episodes
2005The Reality TrapTracyFilm
2005The ComebackSara PetermanEpisode 1.13: "Valerie Does Another Classic Leno"
2005Without a TracePaige HobsonEpisodes 3.23: "Endgame" and 4.01 "Showdown"
2005–13CSI: NYLindsay Monroe/MesserCredited on 172 episodes, but did not appear in all of them
2014No Way JoseKatePost Production


Belknap was the recipient of the 2002 San Diego Theater Critics Circle's Craig Noel Award for Outstanding Performance as Marina in the Old Globe Theatre's production of Pericles by William Shakespeare.[8]


  1. ^ a b c d Fletcher, Kim (January 5, 2011). "CSI: NY Star Relaxes At Home For The Holidays". The Lincoln County News. Retrieved April 18, 2013.
  2. ^ "Anna Belknap". All American Speakers. Retrieved April 18, 2013.
  3. ^ Singh Gee, Alison (January 29, 2007). "Anna Belknap of CSI: NY Welcomes Daughter". People. Retrieved May 19, 2013. 
  4. ^ Huntley, Kristine (November 24, 2006). "CSI: New York — 'Sweet 16'". CSI Files. Retrieved April 18, 2013.
  5. ^ Staff (November 21, 2008). "Not squeamish about creepy-crawley thing". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved April 18, 2013.
  6. ^ Gail, Nancy (January 29, 2007). "TV Review: CSI: NY — 'The Lying Game' – Page 2". Blogcritics. Retrieved April 18, 2013.
  7. ^ Huntley, Kristine (November 27, 2008). "CSI: New York — 'The Box'". CSI Files. Retrieved April 18, 2013.
  8. ^ "Anna Belknap Biography". BuddyTV. Retrieved October 31, 2011.

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