Henny Russell

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A Chicago native, Henny Russell was born to a Norwegian mother and an American father. She graduated with honors from New York University/Tisch School of the Arts (BFA) and received her MFA from the University of San Diego/Old Globe Theatre. She has been married to actor R. Ward Duffy since 2004. See full bio »

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 2019 Hightown (TV Series)
Dr. Sheila Larkin
- Love You Like a Sister ... Dr. Sheila Larkin
 2019 Madam Secretary (TV Series)
- The New Normal (2019) ... Candice
 2019 Blue Bloods (TV Series)
Lt. Sue Prentice
- Past Tense (2019) ... Lt. Sue Prentice
 2018 Bushwick Beats
 2018 Orange Is the New Black (TV Series)
Carol Denning
- Double Trouble (2018) ... Carol Denning
- Well This Took a Dark Turn (2018) ... Carol Denning
- Chocolate Chip Nookie (2018) ... Carol Denning
- Break the String (2018) ... Carol Denning
- Gordons (2018) ... Carol Denning
 2018 Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire (Video Game)
Muhai / Pitli / Ruasare (voice)
 2018 Chicago Med (TV Series)
Nancy Buckley
- Ties That Bind (2018) ... Nancy Buckley
 2017 Bikini Moon
City Clerk
 2016 Elementary (TV Series)
- A Study in Charlotte (2016) ... Captain
 2015 Bridge of Spies
 2015 Freeheld
Dr. Sarah Tonner
 2015 Growing Up Smith
Christian Woman (uncredited)
 2014 The Leftovers (TV Series)
Dr. Chambliss
- B.J. and the A.C. (2014) ... Dr. Chambliss
 2014 Unforgettable (TV Series)
- The Haircut (2014) ... Casper
 2013 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Faith Greyland
- Imprisoned Lives (2013) ... Faith Greyland
 2013/I Kilimanjaro
 2010 You Don't Know Jack (TV Movie)
Oakhill Spokesperson
 2005-2010 Law & Order (TV Series)
Kate Orris / Agent Melanie Moran
- Brazil (2010) ... Kate Orris
- Locomotion (2005) ... Agent Melanie Moran
 2009 Possible Side Effects (TV Movie)
Mrs. Collins
 2009 Gossip Girl (TV Series)
- In the Realm of the Basses (2009) ... Helen
 2008 Revolutionary Road
Aunt Claire (uncredited)
 2007 Tie a Yellow Ribbon
Landlord / Jenny's Mom
 2005 Hope & Faith (TV Series)
- Faith Fairfield: 1980-2005 (2005) ... Tiffany
 2004 Corn
Supermarket Customer
 2004/I Loopy (Short)
 1997 Pensacola: Wings of Gold (TV Series)
Barbara Niles
- Past Sins (1997) ... Barbara Niles
 1997 Silk Stalkings (TV Series)
- Ladies Man (1997) ... Newscaster

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Henny Russell originated the roles of Marianne Heiburg, Toril Grandal, and the Swedish Hostess in JT Roger's award-winning play Oslo, directed by Bartlett Sher at Lincoln Center in the Mitzi E Newhouse Theatre. (23 March 2017 - 16 July 2017) Oslo moved to Broadway and won the 2017 Tony Award for Best Play.


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