Biography

LaNasa was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, the daughter of Anne (née Hardin) and Dr. James J. LaNasa, Jr., a plastic surgeon. LaNasa 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 screen debut with a small role in the film Catchfire (1990) and in following years appeared in movies and television. LaNasa played the lead role of Bess Bernstein-Flynn Keats in the NBC comedy series Three Sisters (2001-2002), which was cancelled after two seasons. She was a star of the short-lived CBS series Love Monkey (2006), playing Karen Freed, and HBO's 12 Miles of Bad Road.

LaNasa has appeared in guest roles on numerous television series, including CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Grey's Anatomy, ER, House M.D., Justice, Two and a Half Men, and Seinfeld. She portrayed recurring character Yvonne Dunbar on Judging Amy, Kim McPherson on The Guardian and Beverly Ford on Big Love. Her film credits include Kiss & Tell (1996), Schizopolis (1996), Alfie (2004), Valentine's Day (2010), Jayne Mansfield's Car (2012), The Campaign (2012) and The Frozen Ground (2012). LaNasa stars in the NBC drama series Deception, which premiered as a mid-season replacement during the 2012–13 television season, as Sophia Bowers. Spouse: Grant Show, (18 August 2012 - present) French Stewart, (19 May 1998 - December 2009) (divorced) Dennis Hopper, (17 June 1989 - April 1992) (divorced) 1 child.

LaNasa was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, the daughter of Anne (née Hardin) and Dr. James J. LaNasa, Jr., a plastic surgeon. LaNasa 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 screen debut with a small role in the film Catchfire (1990) and in following years appeared in movies and television. LaNasa played the lead role of Bess Bernstein-Flynn Keats in the NBC comedy series Three Sisters (2001-2002), which was cancelled after two seasons. She was a star of the short-lived CBS series Love Monkey (2006), playing Karen Freed, and HBO's 12 Miles of Bad Road.

LaNasa has appeared in guest roles on numerous television series, including CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Grey's Anatomy, ER, House M.D., Justice, Two and a Half Men, and Seinfeld. She portrayed recurring character Yvonne Dunbar on Judging Amy, Kim McPherson on The Guardian and Beverly Ford on Big Love. Her film credits include Kiss & Tell (1996), Schizopolis (1996), Alfie (2004), Valentine's Day (2010), Jayne Mansfield's Car (2012), The Campaign (2012) and The Frozen Ground (2012). LaNasa stars in the NBC drama series Deception, which premiered as a mid-season replacement during the 2012–13 television season, as Sophia Bowers. Spouse: Grant Show, (18 August 2012 - present) French Stewart, (19 May 1998 - December 2009) (divorced) Dennis Hopper, (17 June 1989 - April 1992) (divorced) 1 child.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 40

Birthday 1966-12-01

Place of Birth New Orleans - Louisiana - USA

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2017 Future Man (1 episode) as Athena / Dr. Hogeveen (2 episodes) as Athena
2017 Imposters (20 episodes) as Sally
2016 Love Is All You Need? as Vicki Curtis
2015 The Squeeze as Jessie
2014 Satisfaction (20 episodes) as Adriana
2014 Buttwhistle as Mrs. Confer
2013 Jayne Mansfield's Car as Donna Baron
2013 The Frozen Ground as Fran Hansen
2013 Deception (11 episodes) as Sophia Bowers
2012 The Campaign as Rose Brady
2010 Valentine's Day as Pamela Copeland
2008 The Lucky Ones as Janet
2007 Burn Notice (1 episode)
2006 Justice (5 episodes)
2006 Pepper Dennis (1 episode)
2006 Big Love (2 episodes)
2006 Love Monkey (8 episodes)
2005 Ghost Whisperer (1 episode)
2005 Grey's Anatomy (2 episodes)
2004 House (1 episode) as Melissa
2004 Alfie as Uta
2004 Boston Legal (1 episode)
2003 Cold Case (1 episode)
2003 Miss Match (4 episodes)
2003 Two and a Half Men (4 episodes) as Lydia
2002 CSI: Miami (1 episode)
2001 The Guardian (4 episodes)
2001 Three Sisters (35 episodes)
2001 The Division (2 episodes)
1999 Judging Amy (9 episodes)
1997 The Practice (1 episode) as Sheila
1996 Kiss and Tell as Georgia Montauk
1996 Shattered Mind
1995 Almost Perfect (2 episodes)
1995 Sliders (1 episode) as Dr. Olivia Lujan
1994 Honey, I Shrunk the Audience as Reporter
1994 ER (1 episode)
1994 Flashfire as Monica Ambrose
1990 Catchfire as Waitress
1989 Seinfeld (1 episode)

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