December 11, 1978 (45)
Courtney Henggeler is an American actress. She plays the role of Amanda LaRusso in the Netflix comedy-drama television series Cobra Kai. She has also had recurring roles as Sheldon Cooper’s twin sister, Missy, in The Big Bang Theory.
Paving her way into the world of acting, Henggeler’s major career milestone was in 2008 when she was cast in CBS’s popular sitcom “The Big Bang Theory” as Missy Cooper, the twin sister of the lovable but socially awkward Sheldon Cooper. Her charismatic portrayal of Missy added depth to the show’s ensemble and made her a familiar face for sitcom enthusiasts. However, it was her role as Amanda LaRusso in the Netflix series “Cobra Kai” that truly cemented her place in the industry. As a central character, Henggeler skillfully portrayed the nuances of Amanda, attracting attention from critics and audiences alike.
Throughout her career, Henggeler has collaborated with a host of esteemed professionals. Among them are fellow actors Ralph Macchio and William Zabka in “Cobra Kai,” demonstrating a compelling chemistry on-screen. She shared screen space with the ensemble cast of “The Big Bang Theory” including Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, and Kaley Cuoco. Further, she worked with actors like Alex O’Loughlin and Scott Caan in the long-running crime series “Hawaii Five-0.”
Henggeler’s work has not gone unnoticed. In 2020, she was part of the ensemble cast of “Cobra Kai” that earned a nomination for Best Ensemble in a Drama Series at the Online Film & Television Association (OFTA) Television Award. This was a nod to Henggeler’s outstanding portrayal of Amanda LaRusso.