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  • Real name : Anne Louise Dudek
  • Place of birth : Boston
  • Date of birth : 22/03/1975



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Anne Dudek (1975)

Anne Louise Dudek

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Anne Louise Dudek is an American actress, known for her role as Dr. Amber Volakis on the television show House and her leading role on UK television series The Book Group as well as playing Francine Hanson in the series Mad Men. In 2010, she joined the cast of Covert Affairs.


From the mid-1990s through 2001, Dudek appeared in various theater productions and on Broadway. She made her Broadway debut in Wrong Mountain in 2000, and won the Connecticut Critics Circle Award for outstanding performance in The Glass Menagerie.

After success on Broadway, she made the jump to television, with her first starring role coming on the British comedy drama The Book Group. She 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 Hanigan's girlfriend), 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 on Law & Order: Criminal Intent.

Dudek had a recurring role on House beginning in season 4, as Amber Volakis, one of forty physicians under consideration by Dr. House for permanent positions on his team. Her character continued to the end of season but was killed in the season 4 finale, "Wilson's Heart". She would later reappear as an hallucination by House in the season 5 episode "Saviors" and appear as such 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, Dudek joined the cast of Covert Affairs, portraying Danielle Brooks, the sister of the central character.

On film, she played the role of cruise line heir Tiffany Wilson in the 2004 comedy film White Chicks. She also played Anthony Hopkins' daughter in The Human Stain.

 personal life
Dudek was born and raised in Greater Boston in the suburb Newton, and attended Northwestern University. She is married to artist Matthew Heller, with whom she has a son, Akiva, born on December 14, 2008. She is currently expecting her second child.

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