Katherine LaNasa (born December 1, 1966) is an American actress, former ballet dancer and choreographer. She starred in films Jayne Mansfield's Car, The Campaign and The Frozen Ground. On television, LaNasa had a leading role in the NBC sitcom Three Sisters (2001–2002), appeared in recurring roles on Judging Amy, Two and a Half Men, Big Love and Longmire, and also starred in the short-lived dramas Love Monkey (2006), Deception (2013), Satisfaction (2014-15) and Imposters (2017-18).
LaNasa at 1990 Academy Awards
|Occupation||Actress, dancer, choreographer|
(m. 1989; div. 1992)
(m. 1998; div. 2009)
She began dancing at the age of 12, and at the age of 14, she was accepted to the North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. After an apprenticeship with Milwaukee Ballet, LaNasa danced with Salt Lake City's Ballet West and the Karole Armitage Ballet.
LaNasa assisted John Carrafa with the choreography for the 1989 film Rooftops. She made her feature film debut with a small role in the 1990 film Catchfire and in following years appeared in supporting roles in film and television.
LaNasa guest starred on number of television series, including Seinfeld, 3rd Rock from the Sun, Touched by an Angel, and The Practice, and in 2001 landed the lead role of Bess Bernstein-Flynn Keats in the NBC comedy series Three Sisters (2001–2002) opposite Dyan Cannon, A. J. Langer, and Vicki Lewis. The series was cancelled after two seasons in 2002. She later had recurring roles in Judging Amy as Yvonne Dunbar, as Kim McPherson on The Guardian, and as Michelle Colohan on NYPD Blue. Her other television credits include guest roles on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Grey's Anatomy, ER, House M.D., Justice, and Two and a Half Men. LaNasa also had series regular roles in short-lived CBS comedy-drama Love Monkey (2006), playing Karen Freed, and on HBO comedy 12 Miles of Bad Road, as Juliet Shakespeare. LaNasa also appeared as Beverly Ford on Big Love from 2009 to 2011.
LaNasa appeared in a number of motion pictures during her career. In 2011, after a decade of making various television appearances, she had roles opposite Will Ferrell and Zack Galifianakis in the 2012 political comedy The Campaign, and 2013 thriller The Frozen Ground. Before this, she had a role in Billy Bob Thornton's drama film Jayne Mansfield's Car, originally created for Robin Wright. Her other film credits include Kiss & Tell (1996), Schizopolis (1996), Alfie (2004), and Valentine's Day (2010).
In 2012, LaNasa was cast as Socialite Sophia Bowers in another NBC series Deception, which premiered as a mid-season replacement during the 2012–13 television season. The soap-type series was canceled after single season, ending it on a cliffhanger, in May 2013. She also appeared in a recurring role as Lizzie Ambrose on A&E series Longmire from 2012 to 2013. In November 2013, LaNasa was cast as Adrianna, a madam who has a male escort service, in the USA Network drama Satisfaction opposite Matt Passmore. The series premiered on July 17, 2014 and was canceled after two seasons in 2015. In October 2014, she was cast alongside Ana Ortiz, Jeremy Sisto and Tyler Blackburn in the gay-drama, Love is All You Need?, based on the 2011 short film with the same name.
In 2016, LaNasa had a recurring role in the Lifetime comedy-drama Devious Maids. From 2017 to 2018, she was series regular on the Bravo comedy series, Imposters. In 2018, LaNasa joined the cast of the CW prime time soap opera Dynasty playing villainous criminal mastermind Ada Stone during the second season. In 2019, she will appear in the Apple TV drama series Truth Be Told opposite Octavia Spencer. She also was cast as a series regular on the CW series Katy Keene.
On May 19, 1998, she married comedic actor French Stewart. They met when she made a guest appearance on a 1996 episode ("Green-Eyed Dick") of 3rd Rock from the Sun. The two later divorced. In July 2012, LaNasa became engaged to actor Grant Show, marrying him a few weeks later, on August 18. She gave birth to the couple's first child, daughter Eloise McCue, on March 21, 2014.
|1992||Brain Donors||Dancer #1|
|1992||The Heart of Justice||Hannah||Television film|
|1994||Jack Reed: A Search for Justice||Tiffany||Television film|
|1994||Mortal Fear||Carol Donner|
|1994||Honey, I Shrunk the Audience||Reporter||Short film|
|1995||Nothing But the Truth||Susie Marsh||Television film|
|1996||Shattered Mind||Television film|
|1996||Twilight Man||Kathy Robbins||Television film|
|1996||Always Say Goodbye||Blonde Woman|
|1996||The Destiny of Marty Fine||Amy|
|1996||The Disappearance of Kevin Johnson||Cathy|
|1996||Kiss & Tell||Georgia Montauk|
|1997||Take a Number||Victoria|
|2000||Murder at the Cannes Film Festival||Kaki Lamb||Television film|
|2008||The Lucky Ones||Janet|
|2010||Valentine's Day||Pamela Copeland|
|2012||Jayne Mansfield's Car||Donna|
|2012||The Campaign||Rose Brady|
|2013||The Frozen Ground||Fran Hansen|
|2016||Love Is All You Need?||Vicki Curtis||Executive producer|
|1994||Under Suspicion||Episode: "Arson/Murder Story"|
|1995||Seinfeld||Cathy||Episode: "The Beard"|
|1995||The Marshal||Penny||Episode: "Buy Hard"|
|1996||The Crew||Ariel||Episode: "My Mother, My Sister"|
|1996||3rd Rock from the Sun||Kate||Episode: "Green-Eyed Dick"|
|1996||The Big Easy||Zelda Riley||Episode: "Murder in Mind"|
|1996||The Sentinel||Monique Brackley||Episode: "Deep Water"|
|1996||Sliders||Dr. Olivia Lujan||Episode: "The Dream Masters"|
|1996||Touched by an Angel||Fran||Episode: "The Homecoming: Part 1"|
|1996–1997||Almost Perfect||Allison||Episode: "Shelf Doubt", "K.I.S.S.", "The Laws"|
|1997||The Practice||Sheila||Episode: "Trial and Error"|
|1999||Pensacola: Wings of Gold||Joy Daly||Episode: "Lost"|
|2001–2002||Three Sisters||Bess Bernstein-Flynn Keats||Series regular, 33 episodes|
|2002||ER||Janet Wilco||Episode: "Walk Like a Man"|
|2002||NYPD Blue||Michelle Colohan||Episodes: "One in the Nuts", "Meat Me in the Park", "Death by Cycle"|
|2002–2003||The Guardian||Kim McPherson||Recurring role, 4 episodes|
|2003||Greetings from Tucson||Lucy||Episode: "A Brand New Car"|
|2003||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Ginger||Episode: "Precious Metal"|
|2003||The Division||Episodes: "Hearts & Minds", "Acts of Betrayal"|
|2003||Miss Match||Amy Jensen||Recurring role, 4 episodes|
|2003–2005||Judging Amy||Atty. Yvonne Dunbar||Recurring role, 9 episodes|
|2004||The Deerings||Tricia||TV pilot|
|2005||CSI: Miami||Carla Marshall||Episode: "Cop Killer"|
|2005||Grey's Anatomy||Vera Kalpana||Episode: "Deny, Deny, Deny"|
|2006–2011||Two and a Half Men||Lydia||Recurring role, 4 episodes|
|2006||Love Monkey||Karen Freed||Series regular, 8 episodes|
|2006||Pepper Dennis||Nadia Vadinava||Episode: "True Love Is Dead: Film at Eleven"|
|2006–2007||Justice||Suzanne Fulcrum||Recurring role, 6 episodes|
|2006–2008||12 Miles of Bad Road||Juliet Shakespeare||Series regular, 6 episodes|
|2007||Boston Legal||Pat Ontario||Episode: "Tea and Sympathy"|
|2008||Ghost Whisperer||Betty||Episode: "Save Our Souls"|
|2009||Cold Case||Leigh Feldman / Foster||Episode: "Witness Protection"|
|2009||Burn Notice||Shannon Park||Episode: "Signals and Codes"|
|2009–2011||Big Love||Beverly Ford||Recurring role, 5 episodes|
|2010||Justified||Caryn Carnes||Episode: "The Collection"|
|2010||Make It or Break It||Leslie||Episode: "If Only..."|
|2010||Lie to Me||Laura Cross||Episode: "The Royal We"|
|2010–2011||The Defenders||Linda Cole||Episodes: "Nevada v. Dennis" and "Nevada v. Donnie the Numbers Guy"|
|2012–2013||Longmire||Lizzie Ambrose||Recurring role, 6 episodes|
|2013||Deception||Sophia Bowers||Series regular, 11 episodes|
|2014–2015||Satisfaction||Adriana||Series regular, 20 episodes|
|2016||Devious Maids||Shannon Greene||Recurring role, season 4, 4 episodes|
|2017||Imposters||Sally||Series regular, 14 episodes|
|2018||Dynasty||Ada Stone||Recurring role, 6 episodes|
|2019||Future Man||Athena / Dr. Hogeveen||Recurring role, 5 episodes|
|2019||Truth Be Told||Noa Havilland||Recurring role, 8 episodes|
|2020||Katy Keene||Gloria Grandbilt||Series regular|
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