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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 22 March 1975Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Birth NameAnne Louise Dudek
Height 5' 10" (1.78 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Anne was raised in Newton, Massachusetts. She 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 Clare in the BAFTA-nominated television series The Book Group (2002).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Spouse (1)

Matthew Heller (2008 - present) (filed for divorce) (2 children)

Trivia (9)

Polish-American.
Her husband, Matthew, is a painter.
Has had prominent roles as a member of a fundamentalist polygamous cult on two different TV shows: as Emmanueline Kirtland on Numb3rs (2005) {in the 2007 episode "Nine Wives"} and as Lura Grant on Big Love (2006).
One of three Mad Men (2007) regulars who grew up in Newton, Massachusetts. Robert Morse and John Slattery also grew up in Newton.
In two different sitcoms, the same thing happens to her character - her boyfriend breaks up with her on her birthday. In Friends (1994) (season 10, episode 1), Mike Hannigan breaks up with her. In How I Met Your Mother (2005), Ted breaks up with her on her birthday twice.
Gave birth to her 1st child at age 33, a son named Akiva Heller on December 14, 2008. Child's father is her now estranged husband, Matthew Heller.
Gave birth to her 2nd child at age 36, a daughter named Saskia Heller in February 2012. Child's father is her now estranged husband, Matthew Heller.
Was pregnant twice while filming on House (2004).
Filed for divorce from her husband of almost 8 years Matthew Heller. [March 2016]

Personal Quotes (6)

Lesli Glatter directed an episode of 'Mad Men' and then came in to direct an episode of 'House.' And she didn't recognize me at all.
In a way, I don't want to know what's being said in casting offices, because it can get pretty brutal, and I don't want to have to think about the reasons why I don't get one job or do get one job. I can say, 'Oh, my height,' and that'll make me feel better, but I don't know for sure.
Playing the misunderstood character has been really interesting to me. But I think after too long, that also becomes a little bit of a cliché. Or that's all you're expected to do. I didn't want that to be the totality of what my career was.
Nobody ever recognizes me from 'Mad Men,' because they darken my hair a little bit.
I don't really know on the jobs I don't get - nobody calls me up and says, 'Yeah, you were too tall!' I don't know if it was that or one of a bunch of other factors. But it is awkward. I can't wear heels.
In a way, I don't want to know what's being said in casting offices, because it can get pretty brutal, and I don't want to have to think about the reasons why I don't get one job or do get one job.

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