Anna Belknap

Anna Belknap

Born: May 22, 1972
Age: 52
Birthplace: Damariscotta, Maine U.S.
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Anna Belknap (born May 22, 1972) is an American actress. She is known for her role as Detective Lindsay Monroe Messer on CSI: NY.


Early life

Belknap was born in Damariscotta, Maine. She is a daughter of David and Louise Belknap.

She attended Lincoln Academy in Newcastle, Maine.

While attending Middlebury College in Vermont, she gained an interest in acting. She then studied at the American Conservatory Theater, earning a Master of Fine Arts degree.


Belknap's television credits include series regular roles in Medical Investigation and The Handler, a recurring role in Deadline, and guest-starring roles in Law & Order, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, and Without a Trace.

Belknap appeared in the movie Alchemy and made her feature film debut in the independent film The Reality Trap.

Belknap joined the cast of the long-running crime drama CSI: NY as Detective Lindsay Monroe in 2005 during the season two's episode, "Zoo York".

Her stage credits include the Off-Broadway production of Metamorphoses at New York's Second Stage Theatre, as well as roles at the Mark Taper Forum, the Old Globe Theatre, the Westport Country Playhouse, and the Williamstown Theatre Festival.

Personal life

In 2004, Belknap married Eric Siegel, a colleague from the Rude Mechanicals Theater Company in New York. They have two children: Olive (born January 14, 2007) and George.

During filming for the show CSI: NY, an episode describes her being bitten by a cobra. This event was used to reduce her screen time during her first pregnancy (which, unlike her second one, was not written into the show.) She also left to go home to Montana in an episode to testify in a trial to cut her screen time. Her second pregnancy was written into several episodes of season five, where her character has a daughter with husband Danny Messer.


Belknap was the recipient of the 2002 San Diego Theater Critics Circle's Craig Noel Award for Outstanding Performance as Marina in the Old Globe Theatre's production of Pericles by William Shakespeare.


Television roles
Year Title Role Notes
1996 Homicide: Life on the Street Julia Pfeiffer Episode 4.22: "Work Related"
1999 Law & Order Jessica Buehl Episode 9.10: "Hate"
1999 Trinity Woman Episode 7: "Having Trouble with the Language"
2000-01 Deadline Chase 4 episodes
2001 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Sarah Kimmel Episode 2.18: "Manhunt"
2001 The Education of Max Bickford Mimi Askew Episode 6: "Do It Yourself"
2003-04 The Handler Lily Main role (16 episodes)
2004 The Jury Karen Linney Episode 7: "The Boxer"
2004-05 Medical Investigation Eva Rossi Main role (20 episodes)
2005 The Comeback Sara Peterman Episode 13: "Valerie Does Another Classic Leno"
2005 Without a Trace Paige Hobson Episodes 3.23: "Endgame" and 4.01 "Showdown"
2005-13 CSI: NY Lindsay Monroe/Messer Main role (166 Episodes)
2015 Hawaii Five-0 Amy Lange Episode 5.13: "Lā Pōʻino"
2015 How To Get Away With Murder Oncology Nurse Episode 2.07: "I Want You to Die"
Film roles
Year Title Role Notes
2005 The Reality Trap Tracy
2005 Alchemy Marissa
2015 No Way Jose Kate

[ Source: Wikipedia ]

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