PROFILE
Name:
Noureen DeWulf
Birth Date:
New York City, New York, USA
Birth Place:
February 28, 1984
BIOGRAPHY
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Anger Management

Background:

American actress Noureen DeWulf is best known to television audiences thanks to her role as as Lacey in FX's “Anger Management” (2012-2014). She won a Gwinnett Center International Film Festival Award and a VC FilmFest - Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival Award for her performance in the films “Coffee, Kill Boss” (2013) and “The Taqwacores” (2010), respectively.

DeWulf is married to National Hockey League goaltender Ryan Miller. The couple has one son.

Noureen Ahmed

Childhood and Family:

Noureen Ahmed, who would later be popular as Noureen DeWulf, was born on February 28, 1984, in New York City, New York, to Indian Gujarati Muslim parents from Pune, India. She was raised in Stone Mountain, Georgia and attended Boston University's School of the Arts.

Noureen was married to James DeWulf from 2000 to 2010. She then married professional ice hockey goaltender Ryan Miller on September 3, 2011. On March 20, 2015, she gave birth to her first child, a son named Bodhi Ryan Miller.  

Coffee, Kill Boss

Career:

In 2005, Noureen DeWulf launched her professional acting career by having the leading role of Fatima, a singing and dancing Palestinian cashier who falls for an Israeli soldier, in the Oscar winning short film “West Bank Story” (2005), which was directed by Ari Sandel and written by Sandel with Kim Ray. She followed it up with guest appearances in several television series such as “CSI: NY” (2005), “Girlfriends” (2015), “Numb3rs” (2006), “Love, Inc.” (2006), “Chuck” (2008), “Welcome to the Captain” (2008), “Reno 911!” (2009) and “'Til Death” (2010). She also had recurring roles on “90210” (2009), playing Nika Raygani), “The Hard Times of RJ Berger” (2010, playing Claire), and appeared in television movies such as “Mindy and Brenda” (2006), “Welcome to the Jungle Gym” (2006), “Revenge” (2007), “Courtroom K” (2008) and “Two Dollar Beer” (2009).

DeWulf made her feature length film debut as Shazzy Riza in “American Dreamz” (2006), a comedy/parody film directed and written by Paul Weitz and starring Hugh Grant, Dennis Quaid, Marcia Gay Harden, Willem Dafoe and Mandy Moore. She added film credits with roles on “National Lampoon's Pledge This!” (2006), “Americanizing Shelley” (2007), “Ocean's Thirteen” (2007), “The Comebacks” (2007), “Killer Pad” (2008), “Pulse 2: Afterlife” (Video, 2008), “Pulse 3” (Video, 2008), “The Strip” (2009), “Ghosts of Girlfriends Past” (2009), “The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard” (2009), “The Taqwacores” (2010), from which she nabbed a Special Jury Prize for Best Ensemble Acting - Narrative Feature from the VC FilmFest - Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival for her perofrmance as Rabeya, and “The Back-up Plan” (2010).

From 2010 to 2011, DeWulf played Judy Pasram in several episodes of TNT's “Hawthorne.” She played Vimi in three episodes of the NBC series “Outsourced” in 2011. Still in that same year, she made a guest appearance as Molly in “Happy Endings,” starred opposite Minnie Driver and Gillian Zinser in the made for TV film “Hail Mary” and was cast as Reena in the Canadian hockey-based film “Breakaway.” She portrayed Titi, the rich contestant, in the Emmy nominated web series “Burning Love” (2012-2013), which was produced by Ben Stiller.

DeWulf joined the cast of the television sitcom “Anger Management” in the main role of Lacey Patel, Charlie's spoiled, shallow and destructive anger management patient. She was on the series from its premiere on June 28, 2012 until it ended on December 22, 2014 after two seasons.

DeWulf was featured in “The Babymakers” (2012), a comedy film directed by Jay Chandrasekhar, and starring Paul Schneider, Olivia Munn and Kevin Heffernan, provided the voice of Pavi in the South African 3D computer-animated film “Zambezia” (2012) and appeared in the 2013 short film “How to Be A Terrorist: In Hollywood with Abu Nazir.”

The actress received good notice with her role as a homicidal temp in the comedy film “Coffee, Kill Boss” (2013), which was helmed by Nathan Marshall and written by Sigurd Ueland. The film, which she starred in alongside Eddie Jemison and Robert Forste, premiered on opening night of the 2013 Austin Film Festival, and since then, it won several awards at various different festivals. For her work on the film, DeWulf won the Best Actress Feature Film Award at the 2014 Gwinnett Center International Film Festival.       

DeWulf played Melanie in “They Came Together,” a comedy film directed by David Wain and written by Wain and Michael Showalter. The film had its world premiere at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival and was released theatrically on June 27, 2014. The same year, she also appeared in episodes of “Kiss Her I'm Famous,” “Garfunkel and Oates” and “Over the Garden Wall.”

DeWulf will star as Shana in the upcoming comedy film “Chee and T,” directed and co-written by  Tanuj Chopra. She will play Saira in the forthcoming thriller movie “Kickback” (2016), starring John Cusack, Famke Janssen and Sean Young.

Awards:

Gwinnett Center International Film Festival: Best Actress, Feature Film, “Coffee, Kill Boss,” 2014
VC FilmFest - Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival: Special Jury Prize, Best Ensemble Acting - Narrative Feature, “The Taqwacores,” 2010  Show Less

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