Marissa Neitling

Marissa Lee Neitling (born May 8, 1984) is an American actress, known for her roles in the TV series The Last Ship as Kara Foster, and the 2015 film San Andreas as Phoebe.

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Neitling at WonderCon in 2016.
Marissa Lee Neitling

(1984-05-08) May 8, 1984 (age 37)
EducationUniversity of Oregon (BA)
Yale University (MFA)
Years active2007-present
Known forThe Last Ship
San Andreas

Early lifeEdit

Neitling was born in Lake Oswego, Oregon as Marissa Lee Neitling to Joy and Stanley Neitling. She has a younger sister named Mackenzie Neitling. Neitling graduated from Lake Oswego High School in 2002. She went on to get her undergrad at University of Oregon where she was also in the Honors College. She was a double major in Math and Theater Arts. Neitling went on to earn an MFA in acting from the Yale School of Drama.


In 2007, Neitling made a brief appearance in The Go-Getter. In 2011, Neitling was cast in a guest role spot on the hit series Leverage as Christina Valada / Lacey Beaumont. In 2014, she landed the role as Lt. Kara Foster on TNT summer series The Last Ship. In 2015, after sending in an audition tape, she was cast as Phoebe in the Dwayne Johnson-led film, San Andreas.

Personal lifeEdit

Neitling is an avid Oregon Ducks fan.



Year Title Role Notes
2007 The Go-Getter Crying Girl
2015 San Andreas Phoebe
2016 Mysterious Ways Jennie Short film
2021 Last Words Leah


Year Title Role Notes
2011 Leverage Christina Valada / Lacey Beaumont 1 episode
2014–2018 The Last Ship LT/LCDR/CDR Kara Foster/Green 54 episodes; Main Cast
2018 Elementary Nina Hudgins / Skyler 1 episode
2018-2019 Madam Secretary Annelies De Runnow 2 episodes


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