Marisa Coughlan

Marisa Coughlan

  • Highest Rated: 71% New Suit (2005)
  • Lowest Rated: 10% Freddy Got Fingered (2001)
  • Birthday: Mar 17, 1974
  • Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
  • The occasionally feisty, petite blonde actress Marisa Coughlan spent years tackling supporting roles in feature films of somewhat variable quality before scoring a lead in a popular television series. Coughlan debuted onscreen in 1999 (at age 24) in Kevin Williamson's critically panned teen thriller Teaching Mrs. Tingle; she played Jo Lynn Jordan, a young woman who kidnaps the titular sadistic teacher (Helen Mirren) along with her friends Leigh Ann (Katie Holmes) and Luke (Barry Watson) and ties the tyrant to a bed. Thereafter, Coughlan signed for supporting roles in two frat-boy style comedies -- Super Troopers and the awful gross-out fest Freddy Got Fingered (both 2001), and landed a key supporting role (as Julie) in Tony R. Abrams and Adam Larson Broder's controversial, jet-black satire Pumpkin (2002). Coughlan also had a recurring role on the popular legal comedy drama Boston Legal during its second and third seasons, playing Alan Shore's (James Spader) secretary, Melissa Hughes. Coughlan revealed even greater dimension, however, as the lead in the gentle, thoughtful Lifetime series drama Side Order of Life (2007). In that program, the actress played Jenny McIntyre, a young woman who begins questioning numerous aspects of her life (including her pending marital engagement) when a terminally ill friend comes face to face with her own mortality.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

33% Super Troopers 2 Actor 2018
68% Space Station 76 Misty 2014
21% Meet Bill Laura 2008
No Score Yet Already Dead Sarah Archer 2008
No Score Yet Masters of Horror Dina 2006
No Score Yet Wasted. Kelly 2006
22% I Love Your Work Jane 2005
71% New Suit Marianne Roxbury 2005
36% Pumpkin Julie $0.2M 2002
35% Super Troopers Off. Ursula Hanson $18.4M 2002
10% Freddy Got Fingered Betty $13.8M 2001
19% Teaching Mrs. Tingle Jo Lynn Jordan 1999
No Score Yet The Sleepwalker Killing Tanya Lane 1997

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

27% How to Be a Gentleman
2011-2012
Candice
  • 2012
No Score Yet Man Up
2011
Dr. Donna Perkins
  • 2011
21% Man Up!
2011
Dr. Donna Perkins
  • 2011
90% Bones
2005-2017
Payton Perotta
  • 2009
86% Boston Legal
2004-2008
Melissa Hughes
  • 2006
  • 2005
63% Masters of Horror
2005-2007
Dina
  • 2006
  • 2005
No Score Yet Jake in Progress
2005-2006
Hope
  • 2005
6% Wasteland
1999-2001
Dawnie
  • 2001
  • 1999

QUOTES FROM Marisa Coughlan CHARACTERS

Ursula
Bend over and touch your toes.. I'm gonna show you where the wild goose goes.