Anne Dudek

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Anne Dudek

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Anne Dudek
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Born Anne Louise Dudek
(1975-03-22) March 22, 1975 (age 42)
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Alma mater Northwestern University
Occupation Actress
Years active 2000–present
Spouse(s) Matthew Heller (divorced)
Children 2

Anne Louise Dudek (born March 22, 1975) is an American actress. She is known for portraying Tiffany Wilson in the 2004 film White Chicks, Danielle Brookson in the USA series Covert Affairs, Dr. Amber Volakis on the Fox series House, Lura Grant on Big Love, and Francine Hanson on the AMC series Mad Men. She has also starred in the British television series The Book Group.

Early life[edit]

Dudek was born in Boston, Massachusetts, and grew up in Newton, Massachusetts.[1] Her father was an architect.[2] She attended Northwestern University. She is of Polish descent.


From the mid-1990s (while at Northwestern University) through 2001, Dudek appeared in various theater productions and on Broadway. She made her Broadway debut in Wrong Mountain in 2000.[3] She won the Connecticut Critics Circle Award for outstanding performance in The Glass Menagerie.[4]

After success on Broadway, she made the jump to television. Her first starring role on television came when she was cast as the lead in the British comedy drama The Book Group. The show aired on Channel 4 in the United Kingdom to rave reviews. In her native United States, Dudek has since guest starred on other TV shows, including Desperate Housewives (as Karl Mayer‘s girlfriend in Season 1), How I Met Your Mother (as Ted’s Krav Maga-trained ex-girlfriend), Friends (as ‘Precious’, Mike Hannigan‘s girlfriend), ER (as a mother who accidentally shot her son), Charmed, Bones (as Seeley Booth‘s lawyer girlfriend), Numb3rs, and Six Feet Under. She also played Lucinda Barry in the pilot episode of Psych, and a teacher who has a sexual relationship with one of her students (based on the case of Debra Lafave) on Law & Order: Criminal Intent. In both “Friends” and “How I Met Your Mother”, her character was dumped on her birthday.[5]

Dudek had a recurring role on House (from season 4 onwards) as Dr. Amber Volakis, one of 40 physicians under consideration by Dr. Gregory House for permanent positions on his team. Her character, nicknamed “Cutthroat Bitch” by House, continued to the end of season 4 but was killed off in the two-part season finale, “House’s Head” and “Wilson’s Heart“. She would later reappear as a hallucination by House in the season 5 episode “Saviors“, appearing in this form for the remainder of the season.

Dudek later appeared in Mad Men as next-door neighbor Francine Hanson, and on Big Love as one of antagonist Alby Grant‘s wives, both recurring roles. In 2010, she joined the cast of Covert Affairs. She played Anthony Hopkins‘ character’s daughter in the 2003 film The Human Stain, and cruise line heir Tiffany Wilson in the 2004 comedy film White Chicks. In 2012, she played an ISS astronaut in one episode of the TV show Touch. She also reprised her role as Amber Volakis for the House series finale “Everybody Dies“.

Personal life[edit]

Dudek was married to artist Matthew Heller. They have a son, Akiva, born in December 2008,[6] and a daughter, Saskia, born in February 2012.[7] The pair divorced in 2016.[8]



Year Title Role Notes
2003 Human Stain, TheThe Human Stain Lisa Silk
2004 White Chicks Tiffany Wilson
2004 Naughty Lady, TheThe Naughty Lady Sara Short film
2005 Coat of Snow, AA Coat of Snow Anna Marie
2006 Park Meredith
2006 10 Items or Less Lorraine
2006 And Then It Breaks Girlfriend
2007 Speed Dating Amy Short film
2013 Shadow People Ellen
2016 Waiting, TheThe Waiting Elise
2016 Middleman Grail
TBA House by the Lake Karen In post-production


Year Title Role Notes
2001 ER Paula Gamble Episode: “I’ll Be Home for Christmas”
2002–03 Book Group, TheThe Book Group Clare Pettengill 12 episodes
2002 For the People Jennifer Carter 6 episodes
2003 Judging Amy Candace Hurley Episode: “Marry, Marry Quite Contrary”
2003 Six Feet Under Allison Williman Episode: “Twilight
2003 Friends Precious Episode: “The One After Joey and Rachel Kiss
2004 Desperate Housewives Brandi Episode: “Pretty Little Picture
2004 Less than Perfect Annie 2 episodes
2005 Charmed Denise Episode: “Ordinary Witches
2005 Invasion Katie Paxton 2 episodes
2005 Bones Tessa Jankow 2 episodes
2005–10 How I Met Your Mother Natalie 2 episodes
2006 Psych Lucinda Barry Episode: “Pilot
2006 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Danielle McCaskin Episode: “Tru Love”
2006–07 Big Day Brittany 3 episodes
2007 Numbers Emmanueline Kirtland Episode: “Nine Wives
2007–10, 2014 Mad Men Francine Hanson 16 episodes
2007–11 Big Love Lura Grant 18 episodes
2007–12 House Dr. Amber Volakis 19 episodes
2009 Castle Emma Carnes Episode: “The Fifth Bullet”
2010–12 Covert Affairs Danielle Brooks 26 episodes
2012 Touch Allegra Episode: “Zone of Exclusion”
2012 Private Practice Lori Episode: “Drifting Back”
2012 Criminal Minds Emma Kerrigan Episode: “The Good Earth”
2012 Mentalist, TheThe Mentalist Sloan Dietz Episode: “Cherry Picked”
2013 Masters of Sex Rosalie Episode: “Fallout”
2013 Santa Switch Linda Ryebeck Film
2014 Those Who Kill Benedicte Schaeffer 9 episodes
2014 Grimm Vera Gates Episode: “Once We Were Gods
2014 Grey’s Anatomy Elise Castor Episode: “Do You Know?”
2015 NCIS: New Orleans Dawn Lin Episode: “The Walking Dead”
2015 Rizzoli & Isles Cynthia Wallace Episode: “Family Matters”
2016 Magicians, TheThe Magicians Pearl Sunderland 4 episodes
2016 Mindy Project, TheThe Mindy Project Eden Episode: “The Greatest Date in the World”
2016 Longmire Melissa Parr Episode: “Chrysalis”
2017 The Flash Tracy Brand 4 episodes

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