Annika Boras

Annika Boras is an American actress known for her dramatic stage work and for her portrayal of Louise Sinclair on The Following and for her role of Captain Lynette Cunningham on Chicago Fire. She was nominated for a Drama League Award for her portrayal of Elektra in An Oresteia at Classic Stage Company Off-Broadway. She also received a Lucille Lortel Award[1] nomination for her performance in Edward Bond's 'Chair.' In 2017, she worked alongside Octavia Spencer and Claire Danes for the film A Kid Like Jake, directed by Silas Howard. She also appeared as Mrs. Alsop in The Post, starring Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks directed by Steven Spielberg.

Annika Boras
Annika Ley Boras

Alma materRoyal Academy of Dramatic Art

Early life and educationEdit

Boras was born in New Jersey, to Erika Boras, a Classical cellist and music educator,[2] and Dr. Tom Boras, a Jazz saxophonist, composer and the director of Jazz studies at NYU.[citation needed] She was raised in Bergen County, NJ and Greenwich Village. Boras has one sister Brit Boras, a musician. She began studies to receive a Bachelor of Music at New York University, Steinhardt school. After a year, she left NYU, to study acting in London. Boras graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in 2005.[3]



Year Title Role Notes
2017 The Post Mrs. Alsop
2018 A Kid Like Jake Lynn Post Production


Year Title Role Notes
2006 Northern Lights Becky Episode: #1.6
2007 Law & Order Trina Bailey Episode: "The Family Hour"
2008 CSI:NY Paramedic Episode: "Veritas"
2008 Law & Order:SVU Leslie Schuster Episode: "Lunacy"
2008 Ugly Betty Anna Diaz Episode: "Betty Suarez Land"
2009 Exit 19 Detective Steigerwald TV Movie
2010 Rescue Me Alice Episode: "Blackout"
2011 Lights Out Charie Baye 3 Episodes
2011 The Good Wife Nina Dolan Episode:"Feeling the Rat"
2011 Homeland Kaitlin Episode: "Semper"
2012 NYC 22 Amber Episode: "Lost and Found"
2012 Royal Pains KJ Golan 2 Episodes
2012 Elementary Amy Damper Pilot
2012 Made in Jersey Penelope Banforth Episode: "Camelot"
2013 The Following Louise Sinclair 3 Episodes
2013 Law & Order: SVU Melissa Murphy Episode: "Criminal Hatred"
2013 Person of Interest Nicole Townsend Episode: "Reasonable Doubt"
2013–2014 Unforgettable Jackie M/ Jacqueline Mikhailova 2 Episodes
2014 The Blacklist Kaja Tomczak Episode: "Monarch Douglas Bank"
2015 Chicago Fire Captain Lynette Cunningham 3 Episodes
2016 The Get Down Mrs. Gunns Episode: "Raise Your Words, Not Your Voice"
2017 Time After Time Phyllis Holland 2 Episodes
2017 Shelter Dr. Anita Baker TV Movie
2018 Succession Anna Newman Episode: 104
2018 Random Acts of Flyness White Reporter Episode: 105


Year Title Role Notes
2005 Carver Waitress Arcola Theatre, London, UK.
2006 Romeo & Juliet Juliet ART, Boston.
2007 The Error of Their Ways Helena HERE Arts, NYC.
2008 The Miracle Worker Annie Sullivan Paper Mill Playhouse, NJ.
2008 Chair The Welfare Officer Theatre For a New Audience, Duke Theatre, NYC.
2009 The Importance of Being Earnest Gwendolyn Paper Mill Playhouse, NJ.
2009 An Oresteia Electra Classic Stage Company, NYC.
2009 Ernest in Love Gwendoline Irish Repertory Theatre, NYC.
2010 Orlando Sasha Classic Stage Company, NYC.
2011 Macbeth Lady Macbeth Theatre For a New Audience, Duke Theatre, NYC.
2012 The Broken Heart Penthea Theatre For a New Audience, Duke Theatre, NYC.
2014 The Danish Widow Aline New York Stage & Film, Poughkeepsie, NY.
2016 The Prodigal Son Louise Manhattan Theatre Club, NYC.
2016 Junk Amy Merkin La Jolla Playhouse, CA.
2017 Man From Nebraska Ashley 2nd Stage Theatre, NYC.

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2009 Lucille Lortel Award Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play Chair Nominated
2009 Drama League Award Distinguished Performance in a Play An Oresteia Nominated

Personal lifeEdit

Boras is the granddaughter of The Public Theater actors Herbert Nelson and actress/director Joan Deweese[4][5][6]


  1. ^ "2009 Lucille Lortel Award Nominations". Archived from the original on 2014-06-16. Retrieved 2014-06-16.
  2. ^ "ASTA/NJ President's Letter by Erika Boras Tesi". American String Teachers Association, New Jersey Chapter. 2010-08-06. Retrieved 2014-06-16.
  3. ^ "The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art – Search Database". RADA. 2011-10-07. Archived from the original on 2014-06-16. Retrieved 2014-06-16.
  4. ^ "Freeport Journal-Standard on". 1949-11-12. Retrieved 2014-06-16.
  5. ^ "Lortel Archives-The Internet Off-Broadway Database". Archived from the original on 2014-07-16. Retrieved 2014-06-16.
  6. ^ "Lortel Archives-The Internet Off-Broadway Database". 1962-11-15. Archived from the original on 2012-10-19. Retrieved 2014-06-16.

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