Who is Anne Dudek?
Anne Louise Dudek was born in Boston, Massachusetts USA, on 22 March 1975 under the zodiac sign of Aries, to an architect father and housekeeper mother, and of Polish and American descent. She is best known for her acting career and her role in “How I Met Your Mother” TV series.
— Anne Dudek (@annedudek) October 5, 2017
Early life and education
Anne moved from Boston to Newton at an early age and grew up there. She matriculated from Newton North High School and graduated from Northwestern University.
Anne first began appearing on Broadway, debuting in “Wrong Mountain” in 2000. After that, she jumped to TV, and her first role was in “ER” in 2001, which helped her get roles in her next TV series, her first lead role in “The Book Group” in 2002. She appeared in a single episode of the American sitcom “Friends” in 2003, then the next year had a role in “Desperate Housewives” TV series. What makes Anne so special is that she has appeared in so many sitcoms and TV series which were considered to be the best at their time of airing – it appears that Anne didn’t want to act in just any show – she was really picky and chose the best amongst them.
In 2005, she appeared in two episodes of “How I Met Your Mother”, and even today she is remembered for her appearance in this TV series. She later went on to appear in “Law & Order: Criminal Intent” in 2006.
Anne also had a role of Francine Hanson in “Mad Men” between 2007 and 2010, appearing in a total of 16 episodes of the drama about one of New York’s most prestigious ad agencies which operated in the beginning of the 1960’s, returning in 2014 for one additional episode. Her next noticeable role was in the same year in “Big Love”, shot from 2007 to 2011, playing the role of Lura Grant in 18 episodes over the course of four years.
Another one of her most notable roles was as Dr. Amber Volakis in 19 episodes of “House” between 2007 and 2012. From 2010 to 2012, Anne played Danielle Brooks in “Covert Affairs”. After that, she starred in a single episode of “Criminal Minds” in 2012.
Some of her other significant appearances include “Grey’s Anatomy” in 2014, “NCIS: New Orleans” in 2015 and “Bosch” in 2018.
Anne has appeared in a total of 12 movies, but didn’t have any main roles. Some of these movies include “Park” in 2006, “10 Items or Less” in the same year and “The Waiting” in 2016.
Appearance and net worth
Anne is currently 43 years old. She has dark red hair but she dyes it blue, matching her light blue eyes. She is about 5ft 10ins (1.77m), weighs around 128lbs (58kg), and her vital statistics are 34-25-32.
According to authoritative sources, Anne’s net worth is estimated to be over $5 million, earned during her acting career from 2000 to this day. She is reputed to have an annual income of more than $500,000, so her wealth is still rising.
Anne is trying to keep her personal life hidden, she doesn’t talk about her parents either. She married artist Matthew Heller in 2008, but they divorced in 2016 after having two kids together – son Akiva who was born in December, 2008 and daughter Saskia in February 2012. Based on her Instagram profile, Anne has been dating someone for about a year now but we don’t yet know the name of her new boyfriend.
Acting is not the only thing which interests her – she also loves to write and does it in her free time.
Her favorite project
In an interview with “bullz eye”, Anne said how her favorite role was in the movie called “A Coat of Snow” written by Philip Seymour Hoffman’s brother, Gordy Hoffman. ‘…this was a very weird movie, so I think a lot of people didn’t really understand it. I thought it was really fantastic, and people sort of responded to it, like, “What is this really weird movie?”… I think the right person needs to find it and put it in the spotlight for a moment…’ – this is how Anne described it.
She won a Connecticut Critics Circle Award for her appearance in the Broadway show “The Glass Menagerie”.
She was part of the nomination for an outstanding performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series but she didn’t win.
Social media presence
Anne is taking good care of her presence in social media – her Instagram account has 130 posts and about 11,000 followers.
Anne’s Twitter account was opened in April 2009. Since then, the actress has tweeted about 550 times, and has gathered more than 11,000 followers.
She used to write a blog but she stopped in the summer of 2013 due to a lack of time – she was shooting for “Covert Affairs” at that point. It is called “The Anne Dudek Mama Blog” and it is still online if you want to check it out.
She does not have a Facebook account.