Callie Thorne

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Callie Thorne
Thorne in 2008.
Born(1969-11-20) November 20, 1969 (age 45)
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Years active1996–present
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Callie Thorne
Thorne in 2008.
Born(1969-11-20) November 20, 1969 (age 45)
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Years active1996–present

Calliope "Callie" Thorne (born November 20, 1969) is an American actress known for her role as Dr. Dani Santino on the USA Network series Necessary Roughness. She is also known for past work such as her roles on Homicide: Life on the Street as Detective Laura Ballard, a role she held for two seasons, and the movie Homicide: The Movie. She is also known for playing Sheila Keefe on Rescue Me and Elena McNulty in The Wire.

Life and career[edit]

Thorne was born in Boston, Massachusetts, and is of Armenian and English descent.[1][2] She studied theater and dramatic literature at Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts and at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in New York City.

In addition to Rescue Me, Thorne has made guest appearances on television series such as ER (2005–2006), Law & Order: Criminal Intent (Silver Lining, (2004), Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (2003–2004), The Wire (2002–2008), Prison Break (2006), Royal Pains (2009), White Collar (2009), Burn Notice (2009–2010), Californication (2011), and Elementary (2012) among others.

In 1996, Thorne co-starred in the romantic comedy Ed's Next Move. In 1997 and 1998, she appeared as Det. Laura Ballard on the television series Homicide: Life on the Street and its subsequent TV movie. She has also had many small roles in film and TV movies and starred in the 1998 film, Chocolate for Breakfast.

She is the lead in the USA Network series Necessary Roughness, which premiered on June 29, 2011. She has received a Golden Globe nomination for "Best Actress" for her role. The series remained on the air for three seasons. In 2012, she won Outstanding Female Actor in a Leading Role in a Drama Series at the Gracie Allen Awards for her role.[3]

Thorne has also done work on stage, such as in the off-Broadway play The Country Club (1999), with Cynthia Nixon in New York. Additionally, she appeared with Eric Bogosian and Sam Rockwell in The Last Days of Judas Iscariot (2005), directed by Philip Seymour Hoffman.


1996Ed's Next MoveLee
1997The Language of LoveJillShort film
1998Next Stop WonderlandCricket
1998Chocolate for BreakfastNina
1999Giving It UpRex
2000Wirey SpindellTabitha
2000Double ParkedRita Ronaldi
2000Homicide: The MovieLaura BallardTV film
2001More, PatienceMiaTV film
2001Sidewalks of New YorkSue
2001Revolution #9Stephanie
2002Hysterical BlindnessCarolannTV film
2002Washington HeightsRaquel
2002Analyze ThatAgent Cerrone
2002Stella Shorts: YogaYoga InstructorShort film
2003TitletownTV film
2003This is Not a FilmCallie
2005Strangers with CandyTeacher
2005The F WordStephanie
2005Robin's Big DateKate
2005David & LaylaAbby
2006Jimmy BlueGinaShort film
2007Watching the DetectivesMarcia
2009Around the BlockPaulaShort film
2009Welcome to AcademiaValery
2010Meet My Boyfriend!!!LisaShort film
2010Nice Guy JohnnyRoseanne
1997–1999Homicide: Life on the StreetLaura BallardMain role; 44 episodes
2000Strangers with CandySchool Nurse"Bully" (season 3: episode 9)
2000EdJudy Kellman"Home Is Where the Ducks Are" (season 1: episode 6)
2001The $treetSabrina McKee"Past Performance" (season 1: episode 9)
2002Third WatchJimmy's Friend"Transformed" (season 3: episode 10)
2002–2008The WireElena McNultyRecurring role; 12 episodes
2003, 2004Law & Order: Special Victims UnitNikki Staines"Choice" (season 5: episode 7)
"Bound" (season 5: episode 23)
2004–2011Rescue MeSheila KeefeMain role; 93 episodes
2004Law & Order: Criminal IntentSheila Bradley"Silver Lining" (season 4: episode 8)
2005–2006ERJodie Kenyon"Two Ships" (season 12: episode 8)
"All About Christmas Eve" (season 12: episode 10)
"If Not Now" (season 12: episode 11)
"Quintessence of Dust" (season 12: episode 14)
"Darfur" (season 12: episode 15)
2006Law & OrderAttorney Stuart"Avatar" (season 17: episode 2)
2006–2008Prison BreakPam MahoneRecurring role; 8 episodes
2007Wainy DaysMary"Cyrano d'Bluetooth" (season 1: episode 4)
2009Royal PainsAllison Moore"TB or Not TB" (season 1: episode 4)
2009, 2010Burn NoticeNatalie Rice"Friends Like These" (season 3: episode 8)
"Hot Property" (season 4: episode 14)
2009White CollarMaria Fiametta"Book of Hours" (season 1: episode 3)
2011CalifornicationSasha Bingham's Mom"Lights, Camera, Asshole" (season 4: episode 8)
2011–2013Necessary RoughnessDr. Danielle "Dani" SantinoLead role
2012ElementaryTerry D'Amico"One Way to Get Off" (season 1: episode 7)
2014NCIS: New OrleansSasha


  1. ^ "News Archives: The Buffalo News". 1998-01-30. Retrieved 2012-07-22. 
  2. ^ "Yerevan | Your Trusted Source for Armenian News". Retrieved 2012-07-22. 
  3. ^ "2012 Gracie Awards". Retrieved 2012-10-28. 

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