Having made an impact in the entertainment industry, the American actress, Anne Ramsay is most popular for playing the character of Lisa Stemple on the NBC sitcom, Mad About You. For her role, she, along with the cast of the show, earned a nomination for Best Ensemble in a Comedy Series by the Screen Actors Guild.
Anne, who began acting in the 1980s, decided to go into this field of entertainment after she saw the feature film, Funny Girls and was inspired to study theatre as a result of Barbra Streisand’s performance.
Anne Ramsay’s Biography And Personal Details
The actress was born as Anne Elizabeth Ramsay on September 11, 1960, in Los Angeles County, California, and grew up in La Habra, a city situated in the northwestern corner of Orange County, California. Anne Ramsay is a theatre graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) from where she bagged a bachelor’s degree.
She was cast in her very first professional role in an industrial film and also formed an acting group named The Continuum alongside four of her UCLA drama student friends. They wrote and starred in a play titled Waiting at the Carpet Company Stage (now known as Playwrights’ Arena) in 1987. According to a Times reviewer, the play was no doubt, a show with a future. Being a masterpiece, it ran at the Carpet Company Stage for five months, thus attracting the attention of both critics and Hollywood agents, opening the door of Hollywood to Anne and winning her an agent.
In 1992, Anne Ramsay landed her career-launching role as Helen Haley in the sports comedy-drama film, A League of Their Own. Also in the same year, she appeared as Dr. McCormick in the film Critters 4 and landed her first main role in the television series Mad About You. She played the role of Lisa Stemple in 93 episodes from 1992 to 1999. Prior to this time, she had appeared in small roles in the films A Taste of Hemlock and Class Action. She also appeared in the television works – A Year in the Life, Mr. Belvedere, Something Is Out There, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Hunter, Booker, Doctor Doctor and The Man in the Family.
After Mad About You came to an end, Anne had no problems finding roles. Although she appeared to have focused on television movies and short films, she eventually found success with a minor role on the series The L Word, which portrays the lives of a group of lesbians and their friends, connections, families, and lovers in West Hollywood. Later on, she became part of the cast of Six Feet Under in 2005, appearing as Jackie Feldman in six episodes. Following the end of her story arc, Anne Ramsay played Trish in ten episodes of The WB network comedy-drama series, Related, from 2005–2006.
In 2008, she portrayed the character of Ellen Wolf in six episodes of Dexter and was strongly present in the medical drama Hawthorne all through the show’s run on the TNT television network from 2009 to 2011. Anne Ramsey was also cast as Nora Underwood in the teen drama television series The Secret Life of the American Teenager, which aired on ABC Family from July 1, 2008, until June 3, 2013.
Other films and TV shows Anne Ramsay has appeared in include Woman on Top, Planet of the Apes, Heart of the Beholder, The Human Contract, Wild About Harry, Tanner Hall, Off the Ledge, The Last Rites of Ransom Pride, Maze of Crime, Emanuel and the Truth About Fishes, The Taking of Deborah Logan, Close to Home, Ghost Whisperer, Drop Dead Diva, and, Hart of Dixie.
Is She Gay Or Lesbian?
Anne Ramsay has successfully kept every single detail of her love life away from the media. She is currently assumed to be single, has never been married and has no children. Although her present relationship status is usually compared to Lisa Stemple, her character in Mad About You, who is always looking for love, Anne has clearly stated that she is not as desperate as that.
There is no available record of her being in any relationship but some sources have reported that she might be married but simply decided to keep details of that aspect of her life private. On the other hand, there are also speculations that she might be gay, which may be the reason why she has not been in any relationship with any man, at least openly. Either way, none of these assumptions has ever been addressed by Anne Ramsay.