Mar. 22nd, 1975
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Anne Dudek's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2006 - Park
2006 - 10 Items or Less
2004 - White Chicks
2003 - The Human Stain
Guest TV Roles
Prof. Pearl Sunderland
Anne Louise Dudek (born March 22, 1975) is an American actress. She is best known for portraying Tiffany Wilson in the 2004 film White Chicks, Dr. Amber Volakis on the Fox series House, Lura Grant on Big Love, and Francine Hanson on the AMC series Mad Men. She has also starred in the British television series The Book Group.
Born in Boston, Massachusetts and grew up in Newton, Massachusetts. Her father was an architect. She attended Northwestern University. She is of Polish descent.
Dudek got the role of Iphigenia in The Iphigenia Cycle in Chicago while still in theater school at Northwestern University. She was a resident artist at The Court Theatre in Chicago. The production moved off-Broadway to New York City, where she won the Joseph E. Calloway award for her performance, and was profiled in American Theater Magazine as one of ten young theater artists to watch. She then appeared on Broadway in Wrong Mountain, in productions in several regional theaters, and won the Connecticut Critics Circle Award for outstanding performance in The Glass Menagerie.
Anne also worked in the United Kingdom as Claire in the BAFTA-nominated television series The Book Group (2002).
A graduate of the Northwestern University Theater Program, Dudek worked steadily in theater upon graduation. She starred on Broadway in the comedy Wrong Mountain and received several awards for her performances off-Broadway and at Hartford Stage in productions of The Iphigenia Cycle and The Glass Menagerie.
Dudek transitioned to television with a lead role on the BAFTA-nominated U.K. comedy series, The Book Group, in which she starred for two years. In addition to recurring roles on, Bones, Big Day and Less Than Perfect, she has guest starred on Charmed, Desperate Housewives, How I Met Your Mother, Law And Order: Criminal Intent, ER, Friends and Six Feet Under, in which she played Peter Krause's love interest.
On the feature side, Dudek has starred in such films as Brad Silberling's 10 Items Or Less with 'Morgan Freeman' and 'Bobby Cannavale', the ensemble comedy Park and The Wayans Brothers' hit comedy White Chicks.
More recently, she recurred opposite Hugh Laurie on the Emmy-nominated medical drama, House, in which she played Robert Sean Leonard's love interest. She continues to recur on AMC's award-winning Mad Men and HBO's Big Love.
In 2012, she played an ISS astronaut in one episode of the TV show Touch. She also reprised her role as Dr. Amber Volakis for the House series finale "Everybody Dies".
Dudek is married to artist Matthew Heller. They have a son, Akiva, (b. December 14, 2008), and a daughter, Saskia, (b. February 2012).
- Her husband Matthew, is a painter.
- Son, Akiva Heller, born December 14, 2008.
- Polish American.