Claire Coffee

Claire Elizabeth Coffee is an American actress.[1] She is best known for her role as Adalind Schade[2] in the NBC fantasy drama Grimm.

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Claire Elizabeth Coffee

April 14, 1980
Years active2002–present
(m. 2013)

Early lifeEdit

Coffee grew up in Monterey, California.[3] She attended the Santa Catalina School for girls and has a degree in Theatre from Northwestern University.[4][5]


She had a recurring role on The West Wing as Cassie Tatum in 2003.[6] Between 2007 and 2009, Coffee played nurse Nadine Crowell on General Hospital. Most recently, she played attorney Janie Ross on the TNT series Franklin & Bash and appeared for six seasons on the NBC series Grimm as the Hexenbiest Adalind Schade.

Personal lifeEdit

Coffee married musician Chris Thile on December 23, 2013, at Blackberry Farm, Walland, Tennessee.[7] On May 19, 2015, Coffee announced the birth of their son, Calvin Eugene Thile.[8][9][10] Coffee resided with her son and husband in Portland, Oregon, where the show Grimm was filmed, until 2016.[11] The family now resides in Brooklyn, New York.[12]


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Year Title Role Notes
2004 Leave No Trace Hillary
2005 Wild Things: Diamonds in the Rough Jenny Bellamy Video
2008 Wednesday Again Lisa Olson
2008 Remarkable Power Dana
2009 Mafia Lending Services Gina Short
2009 Chelsey & Kelsey Are Really Good Roommates Chelsey Short
2013 Inventing Adam Spencer
2014 Grind Autumn Short
2016 Buddymoon Polly
2018 The Competition Gena Mauldin


Year Title Role Notes
2001 The Mind of the Married Man Young Couple "When We Were Nice"
2002 The Random Years Denise "Inherit the Windbreaker"
2002 Leap of Faith Deesa "The Baby Snugglers"
2002 Off Centre J'Sandra "Diddler on the Roof"
2003 The West Wing Cassie Tatum "The California 47th", "Red Haven's on Fire", "Life on Mars"
2004 Americana Gwen TV film
2005 McBride: It's Murder, Madam Marilyn Fletcher TV film
2005 Cold Case Kelly Witkowski (1977) "Creatures of the Night"
2006 13 Graves Gillian Becker TV film
2006 Strong Medicine Cassandra Turley "Unorthodox Treatment"
2006 Bones Special Agent Tricia Finn "The Woman at the Airport"
2006 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Cindy Jansen "Rashomama"
2006 Psych Sally Reynolds "Weekend Warriors"
2006 NCIS Nikki Cranshaw "Singled Out"
2006 Death Row Missy TV film
2006 My Boys Claire "Mixed Signals"
2007 CSI: Miami Wendy Legassic "Deep Freeze"
2007–09 General Hospital Nadine Crowell Regular role
2009 This Might Hurt Claire Keating TV film
2009 The League Claire "Mr. McGibblets"
2010 The Good Guys Eve "Common Enemies"
2011–12 Franklin & Bash Janie Ross Recurring role (seasons 1–2)
2011–17 Grimm Adalind Schade Recurring role (seasons 1–2 (part)), regular (seasons 2 (part) – 6)
2012 Holly's Holiday Holly Maddux TV film
2013 Royal Pains Maya "Pregnant Paws"
2014 Chelsey and Kelsey Chelsey TV series
2017 Kevin Can Wait Irene "Neighborhood Watch"
2018 S.W.A.T. Kira "Never Again", “The Tiffany Experience”, “Track”
2019 The Sisterhood Ashley Shields TV film
2019 A Daughter's Plan to Kill Katie TV film
2020 Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector Danielle Regular role

Video gamesEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2003 Medal of Honor: Rising Sun Mary Griffin (voice)


  1. ^ a b "Claire Coffee". Retrieved 2018-07-11.
  2. ^ "Claire Coffee". IMDb. Retrieved 2018-07-11.
  3. ^ Hoppes, Lynn. "Actress Claire Coffee set for fantasy football draft". ESPN. Archived from the original on 12 March 2018. Retrieved 12 March 2018.
  4. ^ Cabrera, Marc (31 July 2011). "Marc Cabrera, The Beat: Salinas actor increases screen time". Monterey County Herald. Archived from the original on 12 March 2018. Retrieved 12 March 2018.
  5. ^ Davison, Rachel (13 May 2015). "Q&A: Claire Coffee, Northwestern alum and 'Grimm' actress". The Daily Northwestern. Archived from the original on 12 March 2018. Retrieved 12 March 2018.
  6. ^ Dodd, Stacy (April 2, 2006). "Claire Coffee". Variety. Retrieved 2007-02-22.
  7. ^ Ehrich Dowd, Kathy (2013-12-28). "Claire Coffee of Grimm Weds Musician Chris Thile". Retrieved April 11, 2014.
  8. ^ "Claire Coffee on Instagram: "GRIMM Season Finale! @christhile & I had a baby! I DON'T KNOW WHAT'S MORE INTENSE!! JK, it's definitely childbirth, but watch tonight…"". Retrieved 2019-08-19.
  9. ^ Eades, Chris (2015-12-29). "New GH Mama!". ABC Soaps In Depth. Retrieved 2019-08-19.
  10. ^ "Claire Coffee Welcomes Son Calvin Eugene". 2015-05-15. Archived from the original on 2015-05-20. Retrieved 2015-05-20.
  11. ^ "Claire Coffee live Vlog". 2016-05-13.
  12. ^ "'Prairie Home' host Chris Thile is moving — but not to Minnesota". Star Tribune. Retrieved 2018-06-03.

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