Katherine LaNasa (born December 1, 1966) is an American actress and former ballet dancer and choreographer.
LaNasa at 1990 Academy Awards
LaNasa was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, the daughter of Anne (née Hardin) and Dr. James J. LaNasa, Jr., a plastic surgeon. 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. After an apprenticeship with Milwaukee Ballet, LaNasa danced with Salt Lake City's Ballet West and the Karole Armitage Ballet.
LaNasa assisted John Carrafa with the choreography for the 1989 film Rooftops. She made her screen debut with a small role in the film Catchfire (1990) and in following years appeared in movies and television.
LaNasa played the lead role of Bess Bernstein-Flynn Keats in NBC comedy series Three Sisters (2001-2002), which was cancelled after two seasons. She was a starred of the short-lived CBS series Love Monkey (2006), playing Karen Freed, and HBO's 12 Miles of Bad Road.
LaNasa has appeared in guest roles on numerous television series, including CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Grey's Anatomy, ER, House M.D., Justice, Two and a Half Men, and Seinfeld. She portrayed recurring character Yvonne Dunbar on Judging Amy, Kim McPherson on The Guardian and Beverly Ford on Big Love. Her film credits include Kiss & Tell (1996), Schizopolis (1996), Alfie (2004), Valentine's Day (2010), Jayne Mansfield's Car (2012), The Campaign (2012) and The Frozen Ground (2012).
LaNasa stars in the NBC drama series Deception, which premiered as a mid-season replacement during the 2012–13 television season, as Sophia Bowers.
LaNasa married actor Dennis Hopper in June 1989; the couple divorced in April 1992. Hopper and LaNasa had a son, Henry Lee Hopper (born 1990), also an actor.
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. The two later divorced. In July 2012, LaNasa became engaged to actor Grant Show. They were married on August 18, 2012.
- Under Suspicion (1 episode, 1994)
- Seinfeld as Cathy (1 episode, 1995)
- The Marshal as Penny (1 episode, 1995)
- The Crew as Ariel (1 episode, 1996)
- 3rd Rock from the Sun as Kate (1 episode, 1996)
- The Big Easy as Zelda Riley (1 episode, 1996)
- The Sentinel as Monique Brackley (1 episode, 1996)
- Sliders as Dr. Olivia Lujan (1 episode, 1996)
- Touched by an Angel as Fran (1 episode, 1996)
- The Practice as Sheila (1 episode, 1997)
- Almost Perfect as Allison (3 episodes, 1996-1997)
- Pensacola: Wings of Gold as Joy Daly (1 episode, 1999)
- Three Sisters as Bess Bernstein-Flynn Keats (31 episodes, 2001-2002)
- ER as Janet Wilco (1 episode, 2002)
- NYPD Blue as Michelle Colohan (3 episodes, 2002)
- The Guardian as Kim McPherson (4 episodes, 2002-2003)
- Greetings from Tucson as Lucy (1 episode, 2003)
- CSI: Crime Scene Investigation as Ginger (1 episode, 2003)
- The Division (2 episodes, 2003)
- Miss Match as Amy Jensen (4 episodes, 2003)
- The Deerings (2004) (TV Pilot) as Tricia
- CSI: Miami as Carla Marshall (1 episode, 2005)
- Judging Amy as Atty. Yvonne Dunbar (9 episodes, 2003-2005)
- Grey's Anatomy as Vera Kalpana (1 episode, 2005)
- Love Monkey as Karen Freed (8 episodes, 2006)
- Pepper Dennis as Nadia Vadinava (1 episode, 2006)
- Justice as Suzanne Fulcrum (6 episodes, 2006-2007)
- Boston Legal as Pat Ontario (1 episode, 2007)
- 12 Miles of Bad Road as Juliet Shakespeare (6 episodes, 2006-2008)
- Ghost Whisperer as Betty (1 episode, 2008)
- Cold Case as Leigh Feldman (1 episode, 2009)
- Burn Notice as Shannon Park (1 episode, 2009)
- House M.D. as Melissa (1 episode, 2009)
- Justified as Caryn Carnes (1 episode, 2010)
- Make It or Break It as Leslie (1 episode, 2010)
- Lie to Me as Laura Cross (1 episode, 2010)
- Big Love as Beverly Ford (5 episodes, 2009-2011)
- The Defenders as Linda Cole (2 episodes, 2010-2011)
- Normal (2011) (TV Pilot) as Susan
- Two and a Half Men as Lydia (4 episodes, 2006-2011)
- Longmire as Lizzie Ambrose (1 episode, 2012)
- Deception (2013) as Sophia Bowers
- ^ "Holidays on Earth Today: December 1, 2009". Yahoo! Voices. 1 December 2009. http://voices.yahoo.com/holidays-earth-today-december-1-2009-4992704.html?cat=16. Retrieved 12 July 2012.
- ^ a b c d e "Fair Winds Blow for 'Rocking This Ship' Choreographer : Dance: Trained in ballet, 23-year-old Katherine LaNasa Hopper turns her attention to choreography". Los Angeles Times. 2 December 1989. http://articles.latimes.com/1989-12-02/entertainment/ca-266_1_katherine-lanasa-hopper. Retrieved 12 July 2012.
- ^ "Match maddens Hopper's in-law". Austin American-Statesman. 27 June 1989. http://nl.newsbank.com/nl-search/we/Archives?p_product=AASB&p_theme=aasb&p_action=search&p_maxdocs=200&p_topdoc=1&p_text_direct-0=0EAD897C052CF687&p_field_direct-0=document_id&p_perpage=10&p_sort=YMD_date:D&s_trackval=GooglePM. Retrieved 12 July 2012.
- ^ "'TV Review: Three Sisters' comedy could be charm for NBC". Post-Gazette. 9 January 2001. http://old.post-gazette.com/tv/20010109sisters4.asp. Retrieved 12 July 2012.
- ^ The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows, 1946-Present. Ballantine Books. 2003. pp. 1199. ISBN 0-345-45542-8.
- ^ "HBO Ready for 'Road' Show, 'Treatment'". Backstage. 23 January 2007. http://www.backstage.com/bso/news_reviews/multimedia/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003536414.
- ^ "Katherine La Nasa: Credits". TVGuide. http://www.tvguide.com/celebrities/katherine-la-nasa/credits/249250. Retrieved 12 July 2012.
- ^ Inventive new comedies, compelling new dramas, and a quality lineup of returning series highlight the 2012-13 NBC primetime schedule
- ^ Entertainment/Times Online
- ^ Los Angeles Times article re Stewart and LaNasa
- ^ "Grant Show Is Engaged to Katherine LaNasa". People. 12 July 2012. http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20611621,00.html. Retrieved 12 July 2012.
- ^ "Grant Show Marries Katherine LaNasa". People. 18 August 2012. http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20622040,00.html. Retrieved 18 August 2012.