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Genevieve Rose Angelson (born April 13, 1987) is an American TV actress known for playing Caitlin Hobart on House of Lies, Det. Nicole Gravely on Backstrom, and Patti Robinson on Good Girls Revolt.

Genevieve Angelson
Genevieve Rose Angelson

(1987-04-13) April 13, 1987 (age 32)
EducationWesleyan University (BA)
New York University (MFA)
Years active2009–present

In the spring of 2019, Ms. Angelson plays Ruth on PopTV’s dramedy Flack. Ruth is a 29-year-old mom and the sister of Anna Paquin’s starring role as Robyn, a London-based PR and crisis management expert who can barely keep her own life together. The full first season of Flack was released on demand on February 21, 2019.


Early lifeEdit

Angelson was born in New York City, the daughter of Lynn and lawyer and businessman Mark Angelson. Angelson has two elder sisters, Jessica and Meredith.[1] She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Wesleyan University and went on to graduate from the Tisch School of the Arts Graduate Acting Program.[2] She also completed the Cherubs Program at Northwestern University and graduated high school from The Brearley School in Manhattan.


In September 2013, Angelson was added to the cast of the Showtime series House of Lies as Caitlin Hobart.[3] In 2014, Angelson replaced Mamie Gummer to play the role of Det. Nicole Gravely in Backstrom.[4] In 2016, she starred in Amazon Video original series, Good Girls Revolt, however the series was cancelled by Amazon after one season. She also played Nina in the Tony Award for Best Play winner at the 67th Tony Awards, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike.[5] in which Ben Brantley called her "exquisite."[6][7]

She co-starred in The Upside, the American remake of the French film The Intouchables.[8]


Year Title Role Notes
2010 Army Wives Heather Episode: "About Face"
2010 Open Five Rose
2013 The Good Wife Tara Bach Episode: "A Precious Commodity"
2013 Niagra Genevieve Short film
2014 Top Five Columbia Student
2014 House of Lies Caitlin Hobart
2015 Backstrom Det. Nicole Gravely
2015 True Story Tina Alvis
2016 Good Girls Revolt Patricia "Patti" Robinson
2017 The Upside Jenny
2018 Instinct Katie Episode: "Secrets and Lies"
2018 Law and Order: Special Victims Unit Kayla Episode: "Hell's Kitchen"
2019 Flack Ruth Main cast


  1. ^ "Jews in the News: Gwyneth Paltrow, Albert Brooks and Genevieve Angelson". January 21, 2015.
  2. ^ "Genevieve Angelson". Tisch School of the Arts.
  3. ^ "Archie Kao Joins 'Chicago PD' As Regular; Genevieve Angelson In 'House Of Lies'". September 27, 2013.
  4. ^ "Scoop: House of Lies Actress Is Backstrom's New Female Lead, Replacing Mamie Gummer". February 14, 2015.
  5. ^ "Resume - Genevieve Angelson" (PDF).
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  7. ^ Brantley, Ben (November 12, 2012). "'Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike' at Lincoln Center". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved July 10, 2017.
  8. ^ Patten, Dominic (January 27, 2017). "'The Intouchables' Remake Adds Genevieve Angelson To Bryan Cranston & Kevin Hart Pic". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 7, 2017.

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