Marisa Coughlan

Marisa Coughlan

Birth name: Marisa Christine Coughlan
Born: March 17, 1974
Age: 50
Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Marisa Christine Coughlan (born March 17, 1974) is an American actress.


Early life

Coughlan was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She graduated from Breck School, a small private school in Minneapolis. When she moved to Los Angeles with her father Daniel Merritt Coughlan, she enrolled in a BFA program at the University of Southern California.


She has appeared in top 100 "hot" lists put out by numerous men's magazines and graced the cover of Stuff magazine in May 2001.

Coughlan's first film appearance to gain mainstream attention was Teaching Mrs. Tingle (1999), in which she co-starred alongside Katie Holmes. Other films she appeared in included Pumpkin (co-starring with Christina Ricci), a drama about sorority girls; New Suit, a satirical comedy about the inner workings of Hollywood; Super Troopers, playing Officer Ursula Hanson; and Freddy Got Fingered as Betty.

She had a recurring role on the television series Boston Legal as secretary Melissa Hughes in seasons two and three. In 2007, she starred as Jenny McIntyre in Lifetime Television's original series Side Order of Life. Lifetime did not pick the series up for a second season despite a strong following. In 2008-09, she appeared on three episodes of the hit TV show Bones.

Coughlan began writing while she was pregnant and taking time off from acting. She wrote and produced her first pilot, Lost & Found for ABC in 2011.

Now she's writing a comedy based on Peter and Wendy for NBC.

Personal life

Coughlan married Stephen Wallack, whom she had known since they were teenagers in Minneapolis, at a private estate in Pasadena, California on November 1, 2008. They have three children together, Finn Wallack, Merritt Wallack and Ireland Wallack. Today, she lives in Wayzata, Minnesota and has a dog, Willis.


Films and television roles
Year Film Role Notes
1995 Step by Step New Girl 2 Episode: "The Wall"
Fist of the North Star Jenny
Weird Science Barbara
1996 Our Son, the Matchmaker Julie Longwell
High Society Dana Episode: "Nip and Tuck"
The Guilt Kendall Cornell Episode: "Dean's Office"
The Burning Zone Chante Lefort Episode: "Blood Covenant"
1997 The Sleepwalker Killing Tanya Lane
Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction Summer Segment: "The Prophecy"
Diagnosis Murder Allison Porter Episode: "Open and Shut"
1998 The Magnificent Seven Nora Episode: "Working Girls"
1999 Teaching Mrs. Tingle Jo Lynn
Wasteland Dawnie Parker 13 episodes
2000 Gossip Sheila
2001 Freddy Got Fingered Betty
Super Troopers Ursula
2002 Pumpkin Julie Thurber
New Suit Marianne Roxbury
2003 Criminology 101 Molly
The Twilight Zone April Beech Episode: "Rewind"
Dr. Benny Candy
Dry Cycle Ruby
I Love Your Work Jane
2004 Kat Plus One Kat
2005 Jake in Progress Hope
2006 Wasted Kelly
Boston Legal Melissa Hughes 12 episodes
Masters of Horror Dina Episode: "The Damned Thing"
2007 Side Order of Life Jenny McIntyre 13 episodes
Meet Bill Laura
2008 Poundcake Deborah
Already Dead Sarah Archer
2009 Medium Gabrielle Episode: "Soul Survivor"
Bones Special Agent Payton Perotta 3 episodes
2011 Man Up! Dr. Donna Perkins Episode: "Men and Their Chickens"
2012 How to Be a Gentleman Candice Episode: "How to Share a Relationship"
2014 Space Station 76 Misty


Marisa Coughlan supports the following charitable cause: AIDS.

[ Source: Wikipedia ]

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