Claire Coffee

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Claire Coffee
BornClaire Elizabeth Coffee
(1980-04-14) April 14, 1980 (age 33)
San Francisco, California
Years active2002–present
Spouse(s)Chris Thile (m. 2013)
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Claire Coffee
BornClaire Elizabeth Coffee
(1980-04-14) April 14, 1980 (age 33)
San Francisco, California
Years active2002–present
Spouse(s)Chris Thile (m. 2013)

Claire Coffee (born "Claire Elizabeth Coffee" on April 14, 1980) is an American actress best known for her roles as Cassie Tatum on The West Wing (2003), as Nadine Crowell on General Hospital (2007–2009), as Janie Ross on Franklin & Bash (2011–2012) and as Adalind Schade on Grimm (2011–present).

Early life[edit]

Coffee was born in San Francisco, California and has a degree in theater from Northwestern University. She grew up in Monterey, California and attended the Santa Catalina School for girls, starring in plays and musicals.[1]


She had a recurring role on The West Wing as Cassie Tatum in 2003.[2] Between 2007 and 2009 Coffee played nurse Nadine Crowell on General Hospital. Most recently she played attorney Janie Ross on the TNT series Franklin & Bash and can currently be seen on the NBC series Grimm as the evil Hexenbiest Adalind Schade.

Personal life[edit]

Coffee is married to famed mandolinist Chris Thile. They were married on December 23, 2013 at the luxurious hotel Blackberry Farm (Tennessee) in Walland, Tennessee, after being together for two and a half years.[3]


2001The Mind of the Married ManYoung CoupleEpisode: "When We Were Nice"
2002The Random YearsDeniseEpisode: "Inherit the Windbreaker"
Leap of FaithDeesaEpisode: "The Baby Snugglers"
Off CentreJ'SandraEpisode: "Diddler on the Roof"
Yes, DearTeacherEpisode: "Sammy's Independence Day"
Hidden HillsRuss' GirlfriendEpisode: "Christmas"
2003The West WingCassie TatumEpisode: "The California 47th"
Episode: "Red Haven's on Fire"
Episode: "Life on Mars"
2005Cold CaseKelly Witkowski 1977Episode: "Creatures of the Night"
2006Strong MedicineCassandra TurleyEpisode: "Unorthodox Treatment"
NCISNikki CrawshawEpisode: "Singled Out"
BonesSpecial Agent Tricia FinnEpisode: "The Woman at the Airport"
CSI: Crime Scene InvestigationCindy JansenEpisode: "Rashomama"
PsychSally ReynoldsEpisode: "Weekend Warriors"
NCISNikki CrawshawEpisode: "Singled Out"
My BoysClaireEpisode: "Mixed Signals"
2007CSI: MiamiWendy LegassicEpisode: "Deep Freeze"
2007–2009General HospitalNadine CrowellMain character
2009Ted Sampon: HousehusbandGirl in ParkEpisode: "Ted's Delicate Flour"
The LeagueClaireEpisode: "Mr. McGibblets"
2010The Good GuysZoeEpisode: "Common Enemies"
2011–2012Franklin & BashJanie RossRecurring character
2011–presentGrimmAdalind SchadeMain character
2013Royal PainsMayaEpisode: "Pregnant Paws"
2004Leave No TraceHillary
AmericanaGwenTV film
2005Wild Things: Diamonds in the RoughJenny Bellamy
McBride: It's Murder, MadamMarilyn FletcherTV film
200613 GravesGillian BeckerTV film
Death RowMissyTV film
2008Wednesday AgainLisa Olson
Remarkable PowerDana
2009This Might HurtClaire KeatingTV film
Mafia Lending ServicesGinaShort film
Chelsey & Kelsey Are Really Good RoommatesChelseyShort film
2012Holly's HolidayHolly MadduxTV film
2013Inventing AdamSpencer


  1. ^ Profile of Claire Coffee
  2. ^ Dodd, Stacy (April 2, 2006). "Claire Coffee". Variety. Retrieved 2007-02-22. 
  3. ^ Ehrich Dowd, Kathy (2013-12-28). "Claire Coffee of Grimm Weds Musician Chris Thile". 

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