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Marisa Coughlan



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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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
67% 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
2002
35% Super Troopers
  • Off. Ursula Hanson
2002
11% Freddy Got Fingered
  • Betty
2001
19% Teaching Mrs. Tingle
  • Jo Lynn Jordan
1999
No Score Yet The Sleepwalker Killing
  • Tanya Lane
1997

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
27% How to Be a Gentleman
2011-2012
  • Candice
No Score Yet Bones
2005
  • Payton Perotta
22% Man Up!
2011
  • Dr. Donna Perkins
Boston Legal
2004-2008
  • Melissa Hughes
Man Up
  • Dr. Donna Perkins

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