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Courtney Henggeler (born December 11, 1978) is an American actress known for her starring role as Amanda LaRusso in the YouTube Premium comedy-drama web television series Cobra Kai.[3][4]

Courtney Henggeler
Born (1978-12-11) December 11, 1978 (age 40)[1]
Years active2003–present
Ross Kohn (m. 2015)

Early life and educationEdit

Born in Phillipsburg New Jersey, Henggeler received her first acting lessons in Los Angeles. She credits her childhood best friend Patti for making her audition for a high school production of Carousel when she was in 9th grade. She pretended to eat an apple while singing about clams for the role.[5]


Henggeler started off her acting career with a main role in the horror B-movie The Bog Creatures in 2003. Two years later, she made a guest appearance in the medical drama House.[6] In 2008 and again in 2018, Henggeler portrayed a guest role in the popular sitcom The Big Bang Theory as Missy Cooper, the twin sister of the show's main character Sheldon Cooper.[6] After playing various guest roles in several movies and TV shows over the years and a recurring role on the CBS sitcom Mom, Henggeler finally made her breakthrough in 2018 when she landed a starring role on Cobra Kai as Amanda LaRusso, the wife of the original Karate Kid Daniel LaRusso.

Personal lifeEdit

Henggeler married Ross Kohn in October 2015. They have a son Oscar Noah, born in February 2017.[7] In March 2019, the couple had their second child together.[8]



Year Title Role Notes
2003 The Bog Creatures Susan Beth This was Henggeler's debut
2005 The Legacy of Walter Frumm Maid
2009 Two Dollar Beer Molly
2010 True Love Alexa
2010 Peas in a Pod Julie
2010 Wing Bitches Courtney
2011 Friends with Benefits Flight Attendant
2012 Hitting the Cycle Samantha
2013 Kristin's Christmas Past Sophia
2017 Fixed Maria
2017 Feed Kate
2018 Nobody's Fool Hillary


Year Title Role Notes
2005 House Server 1 episode
2008, 2018 The Big Bang Theory Missy Cooper 2 episodes
2008 Criminal Minds Jenna 1 episode
2009 Roommates Anna 1 episode
2009 NCIS Scorpio Sinn 1 episode
2009 Accidentally on Purpose Dani 1 episode
2011 Working Class Rachel 3 episodes
2011 Happy Endings Andrea 1 episode
2011 Melissa & Joey Bianca 1 episode
2013 Back in the Game Keeley 1 episode
2013 – 2015 Mom Claudia 5 episodes
2014 Royal Pains Nancy Conrad 1 episode
2014 Franklin & Bash Molly Taylor 1 episode
2014 Faking It Robin 2 episodes
2014 The Mysteries of Laura Nora 1 episode
2015 Stitchers Suzanne Parks 1 episode
2016 Mary + Jane Mandy 1 episode
2016 Henry Danger Gwen 1 episode
2016 Bones Dr. Jane Levy 1 episode
2018 Jane the Virgin Satchet 1 episode
2018 – present Cobra Kai Amanda LaRusso 20 episodes
2018 Fuller House Renee 1 episode


  1. ^ "Courtney Henggeler". Instagram. Retrieved 2018-12-11.
  2. ^ "INTERVIEW: COBRA KAI'S COURTNEY HENGGELER". BriefTake. Retrieved 2018-11-18.
  3. ^ "Cobra Kai: First trailer for Karate Kid sequel is here". The Independent. Archived from the original on 2014-11-18. Retrieved 2018-11-18.
  4. ^ ""The Karate Kid" Returns With New YouTube Red Series". Cheddar (TV channel). Retrieved 2018-12-03.
  5. ^ "Courtney Henggeler – (Friends With Benefits – 2011)". Matt J. Horn. Archived from the original on 2014-11-18. Retrieved 2018-11-18.
  6. ^ a b "Courtney Henggeler | TV Guide". Retrieved 2018-11-29.
  7. ^ "Baby Registry of Courtney Henggeler and Ross Kohn". My Registry. Retrieved 2018-11-18.
  8. ^ "Courtney Henggeler Is Pregnant! Cobra Kai Star Expecting Second Child with Husband Ross Kohn". People. Retrieved 2010-01-20.

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