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Anastasia Griffith
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General Information
Gender: Female
Nicknames: Sas
Birthday: March 23, 1978
Age: 43
Birthplace: Paris, France
Nationality: Irish
Social Networks: Facebook
Other Information
Height: 5'8"
Occupation(s): Actress
Education: University of Bristol
London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art
Talents: Acting
Family & Friends
Family: Jamie Bamber (brother)
Kerry Norton (sister-in-law)
Elizabeth (Liz) (mother)
Ralph (father)
Series Information
Character: Kathryn Nolan / Princess Abigail
First appearance: Snow Falls
Last appearance: Snow Drifts

Anastasia Griffith is a British actress known for her roles on the FX legal drama Damages and the NBC medical series Trauma. She has also acted in films and a videogame.

View the Anastasia Griffith Gallery.

Early life and education

Born in Paris, France to a Northern Irish mother and an American father, Griffith was brought up in west London with six older brothers, one of whom is actor Jamie Bamber.

She completed a degree in the History of Art at the University of Bristol and later trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, before moving into acting.


Griffith made her onscreen acting debut in a minor role, in the made-for-television movie She's Gone (2004). Also in 2004, she appeared in more prominent roles in the television movie Dirty Filthy Love, the comedy film Alfie, the short film Turn, and The Headsman. In 2005, she guest-starred in the British comedy The Worst Week of My Life.

Griffith won her role as Katie Connor, on the 2007 television series Damages, after taking a last-minute audition one month after moving to New York City. The role saw her with an imitated American accent; she says "[the producers] were a little concerned at first about a Brit playing an American, especially because they already had an Australian (Rose Byrne) playing an American," and so Griffith addressed them in an American accent from the beginning to the end of the audition. Griffith returned to the series as a main cast member for the second season, which aired in 2009.

She guest-starred in an episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, and in the second episode of New Amsterdam, titled "Golden Boy". She was later cast in the NBC medical drama Trauma,[5] which began airing in September 2009. In May 2010, after 18 episodes, NBC officially cancelled the show. Griffith returned on 17 June 2010, at the end from episode 3 season 2 from Royal Pains, as Dr. Emily Peck.

Griffith appeared in the Lifetime television movie And Baby Will Fall (2011), as Ivy Rose.

She can be seen as Elizabeth Haverford Morehouse, the English wife of a wealthy businessman, on the BBC America series Copper.

In 2011, she appeared in the first season of ABC's television series, Once Upon a Time, playing Storybrooke's Kathryn Nolan and her counterpart Abigail.


Year Title Type Role
2004 Disappeared TV Movie Hooker
2004 Dirty Filthy Love TV Movie Stevie
2004 Alfie Chyna
2004 Fire Video Sharon
2004 Turn Short
2005 The Headsman Anna
2005 The Worst Week of My Life TV Series Cordelia
2007 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit TV Series Leah Keegan
2007 - 2009 Damages TV Series Katie Connor
2008 New Amsterdam TV Series Hannah Cleary
2008 Lipstick Jungle TV Series Kelly Parker
2008 The Cleaner TV Series Kate Gibbons
2009 Medium TV Series Samantha Emory
2009 - 2010 Trauma TV Series Nancy Carnahan
2010 - 2011 Royal Pains TV Series Dr. Emily Peck
2011 And Baby Will Fall TV Movie Ivy Rose
2011 - 2014 Once Upon a Time TV Series Kathryn Nolan / Princess Abigail
2012 - 2013 Copper TV Series Elizabeth Haverford / Elizabeth Morehouse
2013 Banshee Origins TV Mini-Series Dr. Paradis
2013 Banshee TV Series Dr. Paradis
2014 The Wrong Mans TV Series Agent Miller
2015 The Mysteries of Laura TV Series Angela Ryan
2015 Elementary TV Series Agatha Spurrell
2015 Zoo TV Series Audra Lewis
2017 The Blacklist TV Series Emma Knightly
2018 - 2019 Deep State TV Series Amanda Jones


  • Younger sister of actor Jamie Bamber.
  • Sister-in-law of Kerry Norton.
  • Her father, Ralph, is an American lawyer; mother, Elizabeth (Liz), is Northern Irish.
  • She studied art history at the University of Bristol and later attended the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.
  • Her first on-screen role was in the 2004 made-for-TV movie She's Gone.
  • She was born in Paris to an American father and an Irish mother. She and her six brothers grew up in London.
  • She was romantically involved with actor Michael Sheen in 2004. The pair met on the set of the TV movie Dirty Filthy Love.