Lindsay Pulsipher

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Lindsay Pulsipher
BornLindsay Pulsipher
(1982-05-06) May 6, 1982 (age 32)
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Years active2001 – present
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Lindsay Pulsipher
BornLindsay Pulsipher
(1982-05-06) May 6, 1982 (age 32)
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Years active2001 – present

Lindsay Pulsipher (born May 6, 1982) is an American actress.[1] She has had several roles in film and television, and is known for her series regular role as Rose Lawrence on A&E Network's The Beast (2009). She joined the third season of HBO's True Blood (2010), playing were-panther Crystal Norris and love interest to Jason Stackhouse.[2][3]


Lindsay Pulsipher was born and grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah, with five siblings,[4] and was inspired to be an actor by her mother, a theater actress. As she puts it, "I used to make either my little sister or my best friend act out these plays with me. I was doing that from the time I can remember. It was always something I enjoyed doing". She was influenced by Julie Christie and Audrey Hepburn who showed her "a whole new world as far as acting goes".[1]

Pulsipher's parents were Latter-Day Saints but in her own words, "I went to church as a kid. I quit going fairly early, so I'm not Mormon anymore".[5]


After appearing in several roles from 2000 to 2003 in the television series, Touched by an Angel, filmed in her hometown of Salt Lake City, and after starring in a couple of indie films, Pulsipher moved to Los Angeles to pursue a lifelong dream of a career in acting.[1]

She was given several guest starring roles in popular television series including House, M.D., CSI: NY (Crime Scene Investigation: New York) and NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service, and eventually received a regular role with Patrick Swayze in The Beast (2009). She took the role of Crystal Norris beginning with the third season of the True Blood (2010). She has starred in two features directed by Calvin Reeder: The Oregonian (2011), and The Rambler (2013).

Pulsipher was confirmed as the replacement for Hilary Duff as Bonnie Parker in the remake of The Bonnie and Clyde Story, but was later replaced herself with English actress Holliday Grainger.[6]


"...I'm a very visual person. When I'm reading a script or if I'm preparing for a scene I really like to create the story in a visual sense. I take myself out of the character completely and almost watch the character as a spectator, if that makes sense. I'm observing the character as a third person. So I don't make it too personal so that she's her own person. I read it like I do a novel. When you read a book you create this image in your head of what these people are doing and the story in your head is more of a visual thing. I guess that I do that with scripts, too. I almost look at it as a spectator as opposed to being right in it. I know that sounds cheesy but then I feel like I can then learn from watching it if that makes sense".[7]



2002Jumping for JoyBobbie Dean
2003Summer SolsticeMicki
2005PiledriverMichelleShort film
2006Little FarmLisaShort film
2006June and JulyNora
2009Snake Mountain Colada, TheThe Snake Mountain ColadaMother DesertShort film
2010Do Not DisturbBrenda
2011Oregonian, TheThe OregonianThe Oregonian
2013Rambler, TheThe RamblerThe Girl
2013Meth HeadJudith
2013How to Speak ClearlyHoney BakerShort film


2000Touched by an AngelYoung Ellen / Young LucyEpisodes: "Buy Me a Rose", "The Grudge"
2001Cover MeAlison DennyEpisode: "The River"
2001Touched by an AngelRaverEpisode: "Heaven's Portal"
2003Touched by an AngelHeatherEpisode: "Song for My Father"
2006Masters of HorrorTaraEpisode: "Fair-Haired Child"
2007CSI: NYCheryl Miller / VenusEpisode: "Down the Rabbit Hole"
2008Eleventh HourKelly FrostEpisode: "Resurrection"
2009Beast, TheThe BeastRose LawrenceRegular role (13 episodes)
2009NCISTina EllisEpisode: "Faith"
2010FlashForwardAdult Charlie BenfordEpisode: "Future Shock"
2010CSI: Crime Scene InvestigationSally RandEpisode: "Shock Waves"
2010ChaseMelanie RobbinsEpisode: "Havoc"
2010-2011True BloodCrystal NorrisRecurring role (14 episodes)
2011CSI: MiamiTara WarnerEpisode: "Wheels Up"
2012Hatfields & McCoysRoseanna McCoyTV miniseries
2012Law & Order: Special Victims UnitKim RollinsEpisode: "Friending Emily"
2013Law & Order: Special Victims UnitKim RollinsEpisode: "Deadly Ambition"
2013JustifiedCassie St. CyrRecurring role (7 episodes)
2013PerceptionKendra MurphyEpisodes: "Wounded", "Warrior"


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