Susan Misner

Susan Misner (/ˈmɪsnər/; born February 8, 1971) is an American dancer, and television and film actress. She has appeared in a number of TV series as a guest star, as well as several recurring roles.

Susan Misner
Born (1971-02-08) February 8, 1971
OccupationActress, dancer
Years active1996–present


Misner portrayed the doomed Grace Davidson on the ABC soap opera One Life to Live from March 12, 1999 to November 17, 1999.[1] In 2002, Misner appeared in the film Chicago as Liz, performing the "Cell Block Tango" number.

Misner has guest starred on many TV series, including three of the series in the Law & Order franchise—Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001/2005), Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (2002) and Law & Order (2006)—as well as both CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2002) and CSI: Miami (2004). She appeared as Theresa on Rescue Me (2006–07), and later as Gretchen Martin in the 2007 miniseries The Bronx Is Burning. She appeared in two episodes of the hit CBS procedural Without a Trace during the 2004–2005 television season. In several episodes of the first season (2011) in Person of Interest, Misner plays opposite Jim Caviezel as his ex-girlfriend Jessica in flashbacks. In 2017 Misner had a guest appearance as Philomena on The Blacklist.

She portrayed Alison Humphrey in several 2007 episodes of The CW series Gossip Girl and Sergeant Burnett in New Amsterdam (2008). In 2010, she played the girlfriend of therapist Paul Weston in the series In Treatment. More recently, she has the role of Sandra Beeman in The Americans, and the recurring role of Simone Canning in The Good Wife.

Personal life

Misner grew up in Pompton Plains, New Jersey.[2] She has been in a relationship with playwright and director Jonathan Bernstein since 1999.[3]



Year Title Role Notes
1996 Everyone Says I Love You Harry Winston Dancer
1997 Cyber Vengeance Tory
2000 The Fanatical Teachings of Julian Tau Susan Short film
2001 Queenie in Love Chick
2002 Pipe Dream Onica
2002 Chicago Liz
2003 Something's Gotta Give Harry's Old Flame
2004 The Forgotten Agent Lisa Franks
2005 Alchemy Associate Editor
2005 Walking on the Sky Sara
2006 Mentor Marilyn Conner
2006 The Hoax Feral Girl #1
2006 Two Weeks Sherry
2007 If I Didn't Care Hadley Templeton
2008 Stick It in Detroit Lisa Brooks
2008 Eavesdrop Bette
2008 Jumping In Bartender Short film
2008 The Drum Beats Twice Mary
2008 Gigantic Melanie Lolly
2009 Once More with Feeling Theresa
2009 Cayman Went Darby Thomas
2009 Tanner Hall Roxanne
2011 Somebody's Hero Katie Wells
2011 Henley Sara Short film
2012 Hope Springs Dana
2016 Being Charlie Lisanne


Year Title Role Notes
1997 Soul Man Dept. Store Woman Episode: "Christmas Ruined My Life"
1999 One Life to Live Grace Davidson Buchanan TV series
2000 Ed Female Teacher Episode: "Better Days"
2001 Sex and the City Shayna Episode: "Time and Punishment"
2001 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Becky Stark Episode: "Smothered"
2002 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Cassie James Episode: "The Hunger Artist"
2002 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Ronnie Marshall Episode: "Dolls"
2004 CSI: Miami Heddy Latham Episode: "Not Landing"
2004 Without a Trace Jessie Prince Episode: "The Line"
2005 Without a Trace Helen / Hope Episode: "John Michaels"
2005 Jonny Zero Eve Recurring role (6 episodes)
2005 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Sister Olivia Episode: "Acts of Contrition"
2005 Starved Alison Episodes: "Scrotal Origami", "Thank You, I Love You", "Viva La Cucaracha", "The Breatharians"
2005 Night Stalker Irene Episodes: "Pilot", "The Five People You Meet in Hell"
2006 Conviction Alexis Bennet Episodes: "Hostage", "180.80"
2006 Vanished Nadia Sands Episodes: "The New World", "The Cell"
2006 Law & Order Samantha Weaver Episode: "Corner Office"
2006–2007 Rescue Me Theresa Episodes: "Twilight", "Hell", "Beached", "Baby Face", "Balance", "Seven"
2007 The Kill Point Lorna Ash Episode: "No Meringue"
2007 The Bronx Is Burning Gretchen Martin Episodes: "The Game's Not as Easy as It Looks, Fellas", "The Straw", "Mr. October"
2007 Gossip Girl Alison Humphrey Episodes: "17 Candles", "Blair Waldorf Must Pie!", "Hi, Society", "Roman Holiday"
2008 New Amsterdam Callie Burnett Episodes: "Keep the Change", "Legacy", "Reclassified", "Love Hurts"
2008 Life on Mars Carol Ann Reeves Episode: "My Maharishi Is Bigger Than Your Maharishi"
2008 Fringe Tess Amaral Episode: "The Dreamscape"
2009 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Mary Devildis Episode: "Family Values"
2009 Royal Pains Claire Grant Episode: "No Man Is an Island"
2009 White Collar Dana Mitchell Episode: "Flip of the Coin"
2010 NCIS Leah Mayne Episode: "Double Identity"
2010 In Treatment Wendy Episodes: "Sunil: Week One", "Frances: Week Three"
2011–2015 The Good Wife Simone Canning Episodes: "Real Deal", "Boom De Yah Da", "Mind's Eye", "Wanna Partner?"
2011–2012 Person of Interest Jessica Arndt Episodes: "Pilot", "Mission Creep", "Blue Code", "Matsya Nyaya", "Many Happy Returns"
2012 I Just Want My Pants Back Episode: "Safety Nets"
2012 40 Stacy TV film
2013–2016 The Americans Sandra Beeman Co-starring & recurring role (38 episodes)
2013 Blue Bloods Karen Waters Episode: "Men in Black"
2013 The Following Jenny Hardy Episode: "Mad Love"
2013 Nashville Stacey Recurring role Season 1 (5 episodes)
2014 Gotham Dr. Marks Episode: "Spirit of the Goat"
2015 Elementary Ms. Nichols Episode: "The Best Way Out Is Always Through"
2016 Billions Terri McCue Recurring role, 11 episodes
2016 Shut Eye Dr. Nora White Main Cast, 10 episodes
2017 The Blacklist Philomena Episode: "Philomena (No. 61)"
2019 Fosse/Verdon Joan McCracken Misner also served as choreographer for the series.
2019 God Friended Me Annie Keller Recurring, season 2
2019 Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan Lisa Calabrese Recurring, season 2


  1. Grace Davidson profile -
  2. Rohan, Virginia. "Pompton Plains native is having fun as risqué ex-nun", The Record (Bergen County), July 17, 2007. Accessed July 19, 2007. "'I loved growing up in Pompton Plains. It really was a lovely small town. It's not small anymore,' says Misner, who studied dance, from age 11 to 18, with Nancy King at the King Centre for the Performing Arts in Wanaque."
  3. Boston Globe: Couple bend elements of theater, dance into 'Shape'
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