Katherine LaNasa

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Katherine LaNasa
Katherine LaNasa 1990.jpg
LaNasa at 1990 Academy Awards
Born(1966-12-01) December 1, 1966 (age 48)
New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
OccupationActress, dancer, choreographer
Years active1989–present
Spouse(s)Dennis Hopper (1989–1992; divorced; 1 child)
French Stewart (1998–2009; divorced)
Grant Show (2012–present; 1 child)
ChildrenHenry Lee Hopper
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Katherine LaNasa
Katherine LaNasa 1990.jpg
LaNasa at 1990 Academy Awards
Born(1966-12-01) December 1, 1966 (age 48)
New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
OccupationActress, dancer, choreographer
Years active1989–present
Spouse(s)Dennis Hopper (1989–1992; divorced; 1 child)
French Stewart (1998–2009; divorced)
Grant Show (2012–present; 1 child)
ChildrenHenry Lee Hopper

Katherine LaNasa (born December 1, 1966)[1] is an American actress, former ballet dancer and choreographer.[2] She starred in films Jayne Mansfield's Car, The Campaign and The Frozen Ground. On television, LaNasa had a leading role in the NBC sitcom Three Sisters (2001–2002), appeared in a recurring roles on Judging Amy, Two and a Half Men, Big Love and Longmire, and also starred in the short-lived dramas Love Monkey (2006) and Deception (2013). In 2014, LaNasa began starring as Adrianna, a madam who has a male escort service, in the USA Network drama series, Satisfaction.

Early life[edit]

LaNasa at premiere of Jayne Mansfield's Car in 2012

LaNasa was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, the daughter of Anne (née Hardin) and Dr. James J. LaNasa, Jr., an ENT Surgeon.[3] LaNasa began dancing at the age of 12, and at the age of 14, she was accepted to the North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.[2] After an apprenticeship with Milwaukee Ballet, LaNasa danced with Salt Lake City's Ballet West and the Karole Armitage Ballet.[2]


LaNasa assisted John Carrafa with the choreography for the 1989 film Rooftops.[2] She made her feature film debut with a small role in the 1990 film Catchfire and in following years appeared in supporting roles in film and television.

LaNasa guest starred on number of television series, including Seinfeld, 3rd Rock from the Sun, Touched by an Angel, and The Practice, and in 2001 landed the lead role of Bess Bernstein-Flynn Keats in the NBC comedy series Three Sisters (2001–2002) opposite Dyan Cannon, A. J. Langer, and Vicki Lewis.[4] The series was cancelled after two seasons in 2002.[5] She later had recurring roles in Judging Amy as Yvonne Dunbar, as Kim McPherson on The Guardian, and as Michelle Colohan on NYPD Blue. Her other television credits include guest roles on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Grey's Anatomy, ER, House M.D., Justice, and Two and a Half Men.[6] LaNasa also had series regular roles in short-lived CBS comedy-drama Love Monkey (2006), playing Karen Freed, and on HBO comedy 12 Miles of Bad Road, as Juliet Shakespeare.[7] LaNasa also appeared as Beverly Ford on Big Love from 2009 to 2011.

LaNasa appeared in number of motion pictures during her career. In 2011, after decade making various television appearances, she has booked roles opposite Will Ferrell and Zack Galifianakis in the 2012 political comedy The Campaign, and 2013 thriller The Frozen Ground.[8] Before this, she had a role in Billy Bob Thornton drama film Jayne Mansfield's Car, originally created for Robin Wright.[8] Her other film credits include Kiss & Tell (1996), Schizopolis (1996), Alfie (2004), and Valentine's Day (2010).

In 2012, LaNasa was cast as Socialite Sophia Bowers in the another NBC series Deception, which premiered as a mid-season replacement during the 2012–13 television season.[9] The soap-type series was canceled after single season, ending it on a cliffhanger, on May, 2013.[10] Also she appeared in recurring role as Lizzie Ambrose on A&E series Longmire from 2012 to 2013. On November, 2013 LaNasa was cast as series regular in the USA Network drama Satisfaction opposite Matt Passmore.[11] The series premiered on July 17, 2014. On October, 2014, she was cast alongside Ana Ortiz, Jeremy Sisto and Tyler Blackburn in the gay-drama, Love is All You Need?, based on the 2011 short film with the same name.[12][13]

Personal life[edit]

LaNasa, at the age of age 22, married 53-year-old actor Dennis Hopper in June 1989;[2] the couple divorced in April 1992. Hopper and LaNasa had a son, Henry Lee Hopper (born 1990).[14]

On May 19, 1998, she married comedic actor French Stewart. They met when she made a guest appearance on a 1996 episode ("Green-Eyed Dick") of 3rd Rock from the Sun.[15] The two later divorced. In July 2012, LaNasa became engaged to actor Grant Show, marrying him a few weeks later, on August 18.[16][17] She gave birth to the couple's first child, daughter Eloise McCue, on March 21, 2014.[18][19]



1992Brain DonorsDancer #1
1992Heart of Justice, TheThe Heart of JusticeHannahTelevision film
1994FlashfireMonica Ambrose
1994Jack Reed: A Search for JusticeTiffanyTelevision film
1994Mortal FearCarol Donner
1994Honey, I Shrunk the AudienceReporterShort film
1995Nothing But the TruthSusie MarshTelevision film
1996Shattered MindTelevision film
1996Twilight ManKathy RobbinsTelevision film
1996Always Say GoodbyeBlonde Woman
1996Destiny of Marty Fine, TheThe Destiny of Marty FineAmy
1996Disappearance of Kevin Johnson, TheThe Disappearance of Kevin JohnsonCathy
1996Kiss & TellGeorgia Montauk
1997Take a NumberVictoria
2000Murder at the Cannes Film FestivalKaki LambTelevision film
2008Lucky Ones, TheThe Lucky OnesJanet
2010Valentine's DayPamela Copeland
2012Jayne Mansfield's CarDonna
2012Campaign, TheThe CampaignRose Brady
2013ButtwhistleMrs. Confer
2013Frozen Ground, TheThe Frozen GroundFran Hansen
2014The SqueezeJessie
2015Love is All You Need?


1994Under SuspicionEpisode: "Arson/Murder Story"
1995SeinfeldCathyEpisode: "The Beard"
1995Marshal, TheThe MarshalPennyEpisode: "Buy Hard"
1996Crew, TheThe CrewArielEpisode: "My Mother, My Sister"
19963rd Rock from the SunKateEpisode: "Green-Eyed Dick"
1996Big Easy, TheThe Big EasyZelda RileyEpisode: "Murder in Mind"
1996Sentinel, TheThe SentinelMonique BrackleyEpisode: "Deep Water"
1996SlidersDr. Olivia LujanEpisode: "The Dream Masters"
1996Touched by an AngelFranEpisode: "The Homecoming: Part 1"
1996–1997Almost PerfectAllisonEpisode: "Shelf Doubt", "K.I.S.S.", "The Laws"
1997Practice, TheThe PracticeSheilaEpisode: "Trial and Error"
1999Pensacola: Wings of GoldJoy DalyEpisode: "Lost"
2001–2002Three SistersBess Bernstein-Flynn KeatsSeries regular, 33 episodes
2002ERJanet WilcoEpisode: "Walk Like a Man"
2002NYPD BlueMichelle ColohanEpisodes: "One in the Nuts", "Meat Me in the Park", "Death by Cycle"
2002–2003Guardian, TheThe GuardianKim McPhersonRecurring role, 4 episodes
2003Greetings from TucsonLucyEpisode: "A Brand New Car"
2003CSI: Crime Scene InvestigationGingerEpisode: "Precious Metal"
2003Division, TheThe DivisionEpisodes: "Hearts & Minds", "Acts of Betrayal"
2003Miss MatchAmy JensenRecurring role, 4 episodes
2003–2005Judging AmyAtty. Yvonne DunbarRecurring role, 9 episodes
2004Deerings, TheThe DeeringsTriciaTV pilot
2005CSI: MiamiCarla MarshallEpisode: "Cop Killer"
2005Grey's AnatomyVera KalpanaEpisode: "Deny, Deny, Deny"
2006–2011Two and a Half MenLydiaRecurring role, 4 episodes
2006Love MonkeyKaren FreedSeries regular, 8 episodes
2006Pepper DennisNadia VadinavaEpisode: "True Love Is Dead: Film at Eleven"
2006–2007JusticeSuzanne FulcrumRecurring role, 6 episodes
2006–200812 Miles of Bad RoadJuliet ShakespeareSeries regular, 6 episodes
2007Boston LegalPat OntarioEpisode: "Tea and Sympathy"
2008Ghost WhispererBettyEpisode: "Save Our Souls"
2009Cold CaseLeigh Feldman / FosterEpisode: "Witness Protection"
2009Burn NoticeShannon ParkEpisode: "Signals and Codes"
2009HouseMelissaEpisode: "Wilson"
2009–2011Big LoveBeverly FordRecurring role, 5 episodes
2010JustifiedCaryn CarnesEpisode: "The Collection"
2010Make It or Break ItLeslieEpisode: "If Only..."
2010Lie to MeLaura CrossEpisode: "The Royal We"
2010–2011Defenders, TheThe DefendersLinda ColeEpisodes: "Nevada v. Dennis" and "Nevada v. Donnie the Numbers Guy"
2011NormalSusanTV pilot
2012–2013LongmireLizzie AmbroseRecurring role, 6 episodes
2013DeceptionSophia BowersSeries regular, 11 episodes
2014–presentSatisfactionAdrianaSeries regular


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  9. ^ Inventive new comedies, compelling new dramas, and a quality lineup of returning series highlight the 2012–13 NBC primetime schedule
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