Katherine Lanasa:
• Born in New Orleans, LA in 1966
• Former ballet dancer turned actress
• Net worth estimated at over $5 million
• Appeared in films such as "The Frozen Ground" and "Jayne Mansfield's Car"
• Married to actor Grant Show since 2012

Known for movies

Short Info

Net Worth$5 million
Date Of BirthDecember 1, 1966
SpouseGrant Show (m. 2012), French Stewart (m. 1998–2009), Dennis Hopper (m. 1989–1992)
FactGave birth to her 1st child at age 23, a son Henry Lee Hopper (aka Henry Hopper) on September 11, 1990. Child's father is her now late ex-1st husband, Dennis Hopper.

Who is Katherine Lanasa?

Katherine Lanasa was born on 1 December 1966, in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. She is a former ballet dancer turned actress, best known for her work on various television programs, including “Three Sisters”, “Longmire”, “Imposters”, and “Judging Amy”. She also had work in several films, most notably in “The Frozen Ground”, and “Jayne Mansfield’s Car”.

The Wealth of Katherine Lanasa

As of early-2020, Katherine Lanasa’s net worth is estimated to be over $5 million, earned through a successful career as an actress with her career dating back to 1989. She also did choreography work during her youth, but later left it behind to focus more on acting endeavors.

Early Life and Ballet Career

Katherine is the daughter of a surgeon and she grew up in New Orleans. At a young age, she developed a love for the performing arts, particularly dancing. She began training in ballet as young as 12, leading her to be accepted into the North Carolina School of the Arts, which is known for being the first public arts conservatory. The school had a notable program in dance, and while with the school, she was able to gain an apprenticeship with the Milwaukee Ballet.

The professional ballet company has been in existence since the 1960s, and they hold 45 performances within a year with tens of thousands in attendance.

After her time there, she continued her work as a professional ballet dancer, working with the Karole Armitage Ballet and Ballet West, which is based in Salt Lake City, Utah. The group also dates its history back to the ‘60s and is one of the most active groups of its kind in the area. Thanks to her experience and skill, the casting crew of various films took notice of her, hiring her to choreograph dances for several film projects.

Transition to Acting

One of Lanasa’s first professional projects in the film industry is “Rooftops”, hired as a choreographer, working alongside director John Carrafa.

Katherine Lanasa

This slowly built her interest in the field, and eventually she got her first acting role a year later in “Catchfire”. The film starred Jodie Foster and Vincent Price, also noted for its numerous high-profile cameos.

Over the next few years, she continued working in acting, mainly appearing as a guest in television series. Some of her projects during this period include “Seinfeld”, “The Practice”, and “3rd Rock from the Sun”. In 2001, she was cast in the television series “Three Sisters” which marked one of her earliest starring roles. She worked alongside AJ Langer, Vicki Lewis, and Dyan Cannon in the show, but it only lasted for two seasons before being canceled.

Eventually, she found her stride playing various recurring characters in popular shows, including Yvonne Dunbar in the show “Judging Amy”. She also appeared in “NYPD Blue” as Michelle Colohan”, and as Kim McPherson” in “The Guardian”. She also maintained her guest work, with appearances in “ER” and “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation”.

Rise to Prominence

In 2006, Katherine was cast as a series regular for the CBS show “Love Monkey”, but which was short-lived, being canceled after a season. She then moved to another project, appearing in the television show “12 Miles of Bad Road” in 2008.

The show gained positive reviews, though due to its bad timing with the Writers Guild of America strike, the show was discontinued. In 2009, she then worked on the show “Big Love” for two years, as the character Beverly Ford.

After a decade of mainly doing television work, she stepped back into film projects, becoming a part of the film “The Campaign”, alongside Zack Galifianakis and Will Ferrell. In 2013, she was also one of the stars of “The Frozen Ground”, and had a prominent role in “Jayne Mansfield’s Car” which saw her work with Billy Bob Thornton.

Other films she worked on during this period include “Valentine’s Day” and “Alfie”, and she was then cast in the series “Deception” as the character Sophie Bowers. The show had a format similar to that of soap operas, but was canceled after a season, never getting a resolution for its final episode.

Recent Projects

Lanasa also had a recurring role in “Longmire”, playing Lizzie Ambrose for a season – the series is based on the Craig Johnson novel series “Walt Longmire Mysteries”, following the titular sheriff of rural Wyoming. She also played the role of Adrianna in “Satisfaction” for two seasons, her character owning a male escort service in the show, but it was canceled due to low ratings. Her next project was “Love Is All You Need?” based on the short film of the same name.

In 2017, she was cast in another recurring role, this time with Lifetime in the show “Devious Maids” which she joined for a season. Afterwards, she became a part of the regular cast of “Imposters”, a show which follows the story of a con artist who scams men and women by getting involved in a relationship with them, but the show was canceled after two seasons. In 2018, she was seen portraying the villain Ada Stone in the second season of the soap opera “Dynasty” – the show is a reboot of the 1980s series of the same name, and aired on The CW as well as on Netflix. One of her latest projects is the show “Katy Keene”, which is a spin-off from “Riverdale”, following the popular Archie Comics character.

Personal Life

In 1989, Katherine married actor Dennis Hopper who is known for his work in the 1950s in such as “Rebel Without a Cause” and “Giant”. Their relationship was noted due to their three-decade age difference. They had a child together, but divorced after three years. Her next relationship was with actor French Stewart, whom she met on the set of “3rd Rock from the Sun”. They married in 1998 and stayed together for 10 years before divorcing. In 2012 she announced her engagement to actor Grant Show, who is known for his work in “Melrose Place”. The two married a few weeks after their engagement and they have a child together.

General Info

Full NameKatherine LaNasa
Net Worth$5 million
Date Of BirthDecember 1, 1966
Height1.73 m
ProfessionBallet Dancer, Actor, Choreographer
EducationUniversity of North Carolina School of the Arts


SpouseGrant Show (m. 2012), French Stewart (m. 1998–2009), Dennis Hopper (m. 1989–1992)
ChildrenHenry Hopper
ParentsJames J. LaNasa, Jr., Annie Hardin


MoviesThe Campaign, Jayne Mansfield's Car, The Frozen Ground, The Squeeze, Valentine's Day, Alfie, Schizopolis, Brain Donors, Mortal Fear, Samaritan, Love Is All You Need?, Murder at the Cannes Film Festival
TV ShowsSatisfaction, Deception, Love Monkey, Three Sisters, 12 Miles of Bad Road

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1[on stifling the inclination to laugh while performing with Will Ferrell] I have tricks. I look between his eyes. I try to think of dead people.


1Played Jerry Seinfeld's policewoman girlfriend, who made him take a lie detector test because she didn't believe he'd never watched Melrose Place (1992), on the 1995 Seinfeld (1989) episode, Seinfeld: The Beard (1995). In 2012, she married Grant Show, who was one of the original stars of "Melrose Place".
2Gave birth to her 2nd child at age 47, a daughter Eloise McCue Show on March 25, 2014. Child's father is her 3rd husband, Grant Show.
3(August 18, 2012) Married for the 3rd time her longtime boyfriend Grant Show following a month-long engagement.
4Gave birth to her 1st child at age 23, a son Henry Lee Hopper (aka Henry Hopper) on September 11, 1990. Child's father is her now late ex-1st husband, Dennis Hopper.
5Ex-stepmother of Ruthanna Hopper and Marin Hopper.
6Fourth wife of Dennis Hopper, first wife of French Stewart, second wife of Grant Show.
7Both she and her ex-husband, French Stewart, have appeared on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000), though not in the same episode.
8Former ballet dancer.




Devious Maids2016TV SeriesShannon Greene
Love Is All You Need?2016Vicki Curtis
Satisfaction2014-2015TV SeriesAdriana
The Squeeze2015Jessie
The Night Shift2014TV SeriesDr. Flannery Mills
Buttwhistle2014Mrs. Confer
Longmire2012-2013TV SeriesLizzie Ambrose
The Frozen Ground2013Fran Hansen
Deception2013TV SeriesSophia Bowers
The Campaign2012Rose Brady
Jayne Mansfield's Car2012Donna Baron
Two and a Half Men2006-2011TV SeriesLydia
Normal2011TV MovieSusan
The Defenders2010-2011TV SeriesLinda Cole
Big Love2009-2011TV SeriesBeverly Ford
Lie to Me2010TV SeriesLaura Cross
Make It or Break It2010TV SeriesLeslie
Justified2010TV SeriesCaryn Carnes
Valentine's Day2010/IPamela Copeland
House M.D.2009TV SeriesMelissa
Burn Notice2009TV SeriesShannon Park
Cold Case2009TV SeriesLeigh Feldman / Foster
Ghost Whisperer2008TV SeriesBetty
The Lucky Ones2008Janet
12 Miles of Bad Road2008TV SeriesJuliet Shakespeare
Boston Legal2007TV SeriesPat Ontario
Justice2006-2007TV SeriesSuzanne Fulcrum
Pepper Dennis2006TV SeriesNadia Vadinava
Love Monkey2006TV SeriesKaren Freed
Grey's Anatomy2005TV SeriesKalpana Vera
Judging Amy2003-2005TV SeriesAtty. Yvonne Dunbar
CSI: Miami2005TV SeriesCarla Marshall
The Deerings2004TV MovieTricia
The Division2003TV Series
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation2003TV SeriesGinger
Greetings from Tucson2003TV SeriesLucy
The Guardian2002-2003TV SeriesKim McPherson
Miss Match2003TV SeriesAmy Jensen
NYPD Blue2002TV SeriesMichelle Colohan
ER2002TV SeriesJanet Wilco
Three Sisters2001-2002TV SeriesBess Bernstein-Flynn Keats
Murder at the Cannes Film Festival2000TV MovieKaki Lamb
Pensacola: Wings of Gold1999TV SeriesJoy Daly
Take a Number1997Victoria
Almost Perfect1996-1997TV SeriesAllison
Kiss & Tell1997Georgia Montauk
Always Say Goodbye1997Blonde Woman (as Katherine Lanassa)
The Practice1997TV SeriesSheila
Touched by an Angel1996TV SeriesFran
Sliders1996TV SeriesDr. Olivia Lujan
The Sentinel1996TV SeriesMonique Brackley
The Big Easy1996TV SeriesZelda Riley
Twilight Man1996TV MovieKathy Robbins
Shattered Mind1996TV Movie
Schizopolis1996Diane (uncredited)
3rd Rock from the Sun1996TV SeriesKate
The Crew1996TV SeriesAriel
The Destiny of Marty Fine1996Amy
The Disappearance of Kevin Johnson1996Cathy
The Marshal1995TV SeriesPenny
Nothing But the Truth1995TV MovieSusie Marsh (as Katherine Lanasa)
Seinfeld1995TV SeriesCathy
Honey, I Shrunk the Audience1994ShortReporter (uncredited)
Mortal Fear1994TV MovieCarol Donner
Under Suspicion1994TV Series
Jack Reed: A Search for Justice1994TV MovieTiffany
Flashfire1994Monica Ambrose
The Heart of Justice1992TV MovieHannah
Brain Donors1992Dancer #1
Catchfire1990Waitress (as Katherine La Nasa)


Love Is All You Need?2016executive producer


Home & Family2013-2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself
Sidewalks Entertainment2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest
KCAL 9 News Weekend Report2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
AXS Live2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
2013 New Now Next Awards2013TV SpecialHerself
Today2013TV SeriesHerself
Good Day L.A.2012TV SeriesHerself
100 Greatest One Hit Wonders2002TV MovieHerself
Politically Incorrect2002TV SeriesHerself
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn2001TV SeriesHerself
Hollywood Squares2001TV SeriesHerself

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