Anne Ramsay Bio



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Anne Elizabeth Ramsay is an American actress best known for her role Lisa Stemple on the NBC sitcom Mad About You and for her role Nora Underwood on the ABC family drama Secret Life of the American Teenager.

Anne Ramsey was born on September 11, 1960 in Los Angeles County, California. She studied acting at UCLA where she graduated with a bachelor degree. She made her TV debut in 1985 on the TV series Night Court.

Anne Ramsey in 1992 was cast as a main character on the NBC sitcom Mad About You as Lisa Stemple the older sister of Jamie, suffering from major psychological issues causing her to have difficulty relating to other people. In 2005 Anna had a recurring role on WB comedy drama Related as Trish the boss of the main character Marjee and the girlfriend of Jason Greenstein.

In 2010 Anna was cast as a recurring character on the ABC family drama Secret Life of the American Teenager as Nora Underwood the estrange mother of the main character Ricky Underwood who tries to reconnect with her son.

Anne Ramsey also had a prominent role on the TV series Dellaventura, Dexter, Dharma & Greg, Doctor Doctor, Hart of Dixie, Hawthorne, Six Feet Under and The L Word.

TV Series

Character Name

Role Type


Secret Life of the American Teenager

Nora Underwood

Recurring Role


TV Credit

Movie Credit

1985 Night Court as Edna Sneer

1987 A Year in the Life as Cindy

1988 Mr Belvedere as Tanya

1988-1989 Star Trek the Next Generation as Ensign Clancy

1989 Hunter as Kelly

1990 Booker as Lidsey Simmons

1990-1991 Doctor Doctor as Dr Leona Linowitz

1991 The Man in the Family as Lori

1992-1999 Mad About You as Lisa Stemple

1996 Chicago Hope as Betsey Hockaday

1997-1998 Dellaventura as Geri Zarias

2000 Mysterious Ways as Martha Corday

2001 CSI Crime Scene Investigation as Claudia Gideon

2001 Dharma & Greg as Nancy

2004-2005 The L Word as Robin

2005 Six Feet Under as Jackie Feldman

2005 Without a Trace as Laura MacAvoy

2005-2006 Related as Trish

2006-2007 Close to Home as Roberta Richter

2007 Ghost Whisperer as Audrey Asher

2007 House as Emma Sloan

2007 Tell Me You Love Me as Sally

2008 Dexter as Ellen Wolf

2008 The Cleaner as Stephanie Bill

2009 Castle as Bree Busch

2009 Wizards of Waverly Place as Cindy Van Heusen

2010 Hawthorne as Dr Brenda Marshall

2010 The Secret Life of the American Teenager as Nora

1989 A Taste of Hemlock as Barbara

1991 Class Action as Deborah

1992 A League of Their Own as Helen Haley

1992 Critters 4 as Dr McCormick

1993 Murder of Innocence as Linda Keaton

1995 Perfect Alibi as Paula Simpson

1995 The Final Cut as Sgt Kathleen Hardy

2001 Planet of the Apes as Lt Col Grace Alexander

2003 Underground as Jo

2004 A One Time Thing as Sandi

2004 The Hollywood Mom's Mystery as Valerie Jane Ramirez

2004 The Monster and the Peanut as Laurie Hunzinger

2005 Getting to Know You as Sara

2005 Heart of the Beholder as Reeba Hollings

2006 A Merry Little Christmas as Claudia Walden

2006 The Cassidy Kids as Rebecca Vanderpool

2007 Crossing the Line as Angela

2007 The Death Strip as Dr Nina Kohler

2008 The Human Contract as Cheryl

2009 Off the Ledge as Bonnie

2009 Tanner Hall as Vendor

2009 The Last Rites of Ransom Pride as Singing Girl

2009 Wild About Harry as Mrs Brown

2010 I Snapshot as Diane