Anne Ramsay

Anne Elizabeth Ramsay (born September 11, 1960) is an American actress best known for her role as Lisa Stemple on Mad About You, for which she shared a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for Best Ensemble in a Comedy series.

Anne Ramsay
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Ramsay at L6, The L Word fan convention in 2009
Anne Elizabeth Ramsay

(1960-09-11) September 11, 1960 (age 60)
OccupationActress, writer
Years active1985–present

Early lifeEdit

Ramsay was born in Los Angeles County, California[1] and raised in La Habra.[2]

Ramsay studied theater at UCLA and graduated with a bachelor's degree. She landed her first professional role in an industrial film. She also worked with an acting group called The Continuum, which featured UCLA alumni. Their 1987 production of Waiting, which she co-wrote, won the group acclaim and Ramsay an agent.[3]



Year Title Role Notes
1989 A Taste of Hemlock Barbara
1991 Class Action Deborah
1992 A League of Their Own Helen Haley
1992 Critters 4 Dr. McCormick
1995 Perfect Alibi Paula Simpson
1996 The Final Cut Sgt. Kathleen Hardy
2000 Woman on Top TV Director
2001 Planet of the Apes Lt. Col. Grace Alexander
2003 Underground Jo Short film
2004 The Monster and the Peanut Laurie Hunzinger Short film
2004 A One Time Thing Sandi
2005 Heart of the Beholder Reeba Hollings
2005 Getting to Know You Sara Short film
2006 The Cassidy Kids Rebecca Vanderpool
2006 A Merry Little Christmas Claudia Walden
2007 Crossing the Line Angela Short film
2007 The Death Strip Dr. Nina Kohler Short film
2008 The Human Contract Cheryl
2009 Wild About Harry Mrs. Brown AKA, American Primitive
2009 Tanner Hall Coffin Vendor
2009 Off the Ledge Bonnie
2010 The Last Rites of Ransom Pride Singing Girl
2010 Snapshot Diane Short film
2012 Past Due Linda Short film
2013 Emanuel and the Truth About Fishes Female Customer
2014 The Taking of Deborah Logan Sarah Logan
2019 Bombshell Greta Van Susteren
2020 Violet Vanessa Post-production


Year Title Role Notes
1987 A Year in the Life Cindy Episode: "Dixie Chicken"
1988 Mr. Belvedere Tanya Episode: "Fox Trot"
1988 Something Is Out There Limo Driver TV miniseries
1988 Star Trek: The Next Generation Ensign Clancy Episode: "Elementary, Dear Data"
1989 Star Trek: The Next Generation Ensign Clancy Episode: "The Emissary"
1989 Hunter Kelly Episode: "Teen Dreams"
1990 Booker Lindsey Simmons Episode: "Crazy"
1990 Doctor Doctor Dr. Leona Linowitz Recurring role (4 episodes)
1991 The Man in the Family Lori Episode: "Real News"
Mad About You Lisa Stemple Regular role (93 episodes)
1993 Murder of Innocence Linda Keaton TV film
1996 Chicago Hope Betsey Hockaday Episode: "Papa's Got a Brand New Bag"
1996 Everything to Gain Sarah Kempner TV film
1997–1998 Dellaventura Geri Zarias Main role (14 episodes)
2000 Mysterious Ways Martha Corday Episode: "The Midas Touch"
2001 Bad Haircut Mom TV film
2001 Dharma & Greg Nancy Recurring role (4 episodes)
2001 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Claudia Gideon Episode: "Organ Grinder"
2004 The Hollywood Mom's Mystery Valerie Jane Ramirez TV film
2004–2005 The L Word Robin Recurring role (4 episodes)
2005 Without a Trace Laura MacAvoy Episode: "Penitence"
2005 Six Feet Under Jackie Feldman Recurring role (6 episodes)
2005–2006 Related Trish Houghton Recurring role (10 episodes)
2006 Close to Home Lawyer / Roberta Richter Episodes: "Homecoming", "There's Something About Martha"
2007 Close to Home Roberta Richter Episode: "Protégé"
2007 House Emma Sloan Episode: "Fetal Position"
2007 Tell Me You Love Me Sally Episodes: "1.3", "1.9"
2007 Ghost Whisperer Audrey Asher Episode: "All Ghosts Lead to Grandview"
2008 The Cleaner Stephanie Bill Episode: "House of Pain"
2008 Dexter Ellen Wolf Recurring role (6 episodes)
2009 Wizards of Waverly Place Cindy Van Heusen Episodes: "Wizards vs. Vampires on Waverly Place", "Tasty Bites"
2009 Castle Bree Busch Episode: "Famous Last Words"
2009–2011 Hawthorne Dr. Brenda Marshall Recurring role (19 episodes)
2010–2013 The Secret Life of the American Teenager Nora Underwood Recurring role (43 episodes)
2012 The Finder U.S. Marshal Catherine Gibson Episode: "The Boy with the Bucket"
2012 Drop Dead Diva Mrs. Yeardley Episode: "Winning Ugly"
2012 Franklin & Bash Martha Strauss Episode: "Last Dance"
2013 Hunt for the Labyrinth Killer Lisa Couphon TV film
2014–2015 Hart of Dixie Winifred Wilkes Recurring role (5 episodes)
2020 Equal The FBI Agent Docuseries


  1. ^ Date of birth found on the California Birth Index 1905–1995, under RAMSAY, ANNE E., on September 11, 1960 in Los Angeles County.
  2. ^ "Not Settling for Less Is Her Rx for Success", L.A. Times, October 25, 1990.
  3. ^ Anne Ramsay Biography,; accessed November 15, 2017.

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