Claire Coffee

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Claire Coffee
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Claire Coffee in 2013.
Born Claire Elizabeth Coffee
(1980-04-14) April 14, 1980 (age 39)
San Francisco, California, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 2002–present
Spouse(s) Chris Thile (m. 2013)
Children 1

Claire Elizabeth Coffee (born April 14, 1980) is an American actress best known for her roles as Cassie Tatum on The West Wing (2003), as Nadine Crowell on General Hospital (2007–09), as Janie Ross on Franklin & Bash (2011–12) and as Adalind Schade on Grimm (2011–present).

Early life

Coffee was born in San Francisco, California, and has a degree in Theatre from Northwestern University. She grew up in Monterey, California, and attended the Santa Catalina School for girls, starring in plays and musicals.[1][full citation needed]


She had a recurring role on The West Wing as Cassie Tatum in 2003.[2] Between 2007 and 2009, Coffee played nurse Nadine Crowell on General Hospital. Most recently, she played attorney Janie Ross on the TNT series Franklin & Bash and can currently be seen on the NBC series Grimm as the Hexenbiest Adalind Schade.

Personal life

Coffee married musician Chris Thile on December 23, 2013, at Blackberry Farm, Walland, Tennessee.[3] On January 21, 2015, People exclusively revealed that Coffee and Thile are expecting their first child, a boy, in May.[4] On May 19, 2015, Coffee announced via Instagram that she had given birth to son Calvin Eugene Thile (May 11, 2015).[5][6][7]


Year Title Role Notes
2001 The Mind of the Married Man Young Couple Episode: "When We Were Nice"
2002 The Random Years Denise Episode: "Inherit the Windbreaker"
Leap of Faith Deesa Episode: "The Baby Snugglers"
Off Centre J'Sandra Episode: "Diddler on the Roof"
Yes, Dear Teacher Episode: "Sammy's Independence Day"
Hidden Hills Russ' Girlfriend Episode: "Christmas"
2003 The West Wing Cassie Tatum Episode: "The California 47th"
Episode: "Red Haven's on Fire"
Episode: "Life on Mars"
2005 Cold Case Kelly Witkowski 1977 Episode: "Creatures of the Night"
2006 Strong Medicine Cassandra Turley Episode: "Unorthodox Treatment"
NCIS Nikki Crawshaw Episode: "Singled Out"
Bones Special Agent Tricia Finn Episode: "The Woman at the Airport"
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Cindy Jansen Episode: "Rashomama"
Psych Sally Reynolds Episode: "Weekend Warriors"
My Boys Claire Episode: "Mixed Signals"
2007 CSI: Miami Wendy Legassic Episode: "Deep Freeze"
2007–2009 General Hospital Nadine Crowell Main character
2009 Ted Sampon: Househusband Girl in Park Episode: "Ted's Delicate Flour"
The League Claire Episode: "Mr. McGibblets"
2010 The Good Guys Zoe Episode: "Common Enemies"
2011–2012 Franklin & Bash Janie Ross Recurring role, 7 episodes
2011–present Grimm Adalind Schade Main character
2013 Royal Pains Maya Episode: "Pregnant Paws"
Year Title Role Notes
2004 Leave No Trace Hillary
Americana Gwen TV film
2005 Wild Things: Diamonds in the Rough Jenny Bellamy
McBride: It's Murder, Madam Marilyn Fletcher TV film
2006 13 Graves Gillian Becker TV film
Death Row Missy TV film
2008 Wednesday Again Lisa Olson
Remarkable Power Dana
2009 This Might Hurt Claire Keating TV film
Mafia Lending Services Gina Short film
Chelsey & Kelsey Are Really Good Roommates Chelsey Short film
2012 Holly's Holiday Holly Maddux TV film
2013 Inventing Adam Spencer


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  2. Dodd, Stacy (April 2, 2006). "Claire Coffee". Variety. Retrieved 2007-02-22.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. Ehrich Dowd, Kathy (2013-12-28). "Claire Coffee of Grimm Weds Musician Chris Thile". Retrieved April 11, 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. Gomez, Patrick. (2015-01-21) Claire Coffee Expecting First Child – a Boy! Retrieved on 2015-02-06.
  7. "CClaire Coffee Welcomes Son Calvin Eugene". 2015-05-15.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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