Born on December 1, 1966, Katherine LaNasa represents herself as an American Actress and former ballet dance. She has also been known for work as a choreographer. She highly appreciated for her role in films Jayne Mansfield's Car, The Frozen Ground and The Campaign. She appeared in the leading role of NBC’s comedy series Three Sisters from 2001 to 2002. Similarly, she has also played a recurring role on Big Love, Two and a Half Men, Judging Army and Longmire. She has also acted on short-lived dramas titled Love Monkey and Deception. LaNasa played the role a madam having a male escort service, Adrianna in the drama series broadcasted by USA Network Satisfaction.
Born in New Orlean, Louisiana, LaNasa started to dance at the age of 12 and at the age of 14 she got acceptance at North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She was born to Anne and Dr. James J. LaNasa, Jr. who is a surgeon. She danced with Ballet West and the Karole Armitage Ballet after working as a trainee.
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Talking about her career, she worked as an assistant choreographer for the film Rooftops in 1989, when she assisted John Caraffa. She appeared in feature film Catchfire in a small role in 1990, which was her debut to feature film. After 1990, she started to appear in supporting roles in various films and televisions. She starred as a guest artist in various television series such as Seinfeld 3rd Rock from the Sun and The Practice. In 2001 she played the lead role of Bess Bernstein-Flynn Keats in comedy series of NBC, Three Sisters but the series was canceled after two seasons.
She also played guest roles on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Justice, and Grey’s Anatomy and had appeared in regular roles in short-lived comedy-drama Love Monkey in 2006 as Karen Freed. She has made her appearance as Juliet Shakespeare on HBO comedy 12 Miles of Bad Road. LaNasa appeared on a number of motion pictures including the 2012 political comedy The Campaign. She also worked on other various high budget films such as Schizopolis, Alfie, Kiss & Tell and Valentine’s Day.
Digging about her personal life, LaNasa married with 53-year-old actor Dennis Hooper when she was just 22 years old. Due to the big age gap, their relationship did not exist for long and the couple divorced in April 1992 after having a son Henry Lee Hopper in 1990. After breaking up with Hopper, LaNasa met actor French Stewart and tied a knot with him in 1998 but they divorced in July 2012. Being hurt by two men before, LaNAsa never gave her hope to find someone who can give her unconditional love. In 2012 she married with actor Grant Show and gave birth to their first child Eloise McCue on 2014. LaNasa stands tall with a height of 5’8’’ and she has a net worth of $5 million.
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Published on: March 17, 2016
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