Lindsay Pulsipher
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Pulsipher in 2012
Years active2001–present

Lindsay Pulsipher (born May 6, 1982) is an American actress.[1] She has had several roles in film and television and is known for her series regular role as Rose Lawrence on A&E Network's The Beast (2009). She joined the third season of HBO's True Blood (2010), playing were-panther Crystal Norris and love interest to Jason Stackhouse.[2][3] She has a recurring role as Detective Amanda Rollins’ troubled sister, Kim, on NBC's Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.


Lindsay Pulsipher was born and grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah, with five siblings,[4] and was inspired to be an actor by her mother, a theater actress. As she puts it:

I used to make either my little sister or my best friend act out these plays with me. I was doing that from the time I can remember. It was always something I enjoyed doing.

She was influenced by Julie Christie and Audrey Hepburn, who showed her "a whole new world as far as acting goes".[1]

Pulsipher's parents were members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, but she stopped practicing that religion.[5]


After appearing in several roles from 2000 to 2003 in the television series, Touched by an Angel, filmed in her hometown of Salt Lake City, and after starring in a couple of indie films, Pulsipher moved to Los Angeles to pursue a lifelong dream of a career in acting.[1]

She was given several guest starring roles in popular television series including House, M.D., CSI: NY (Crime Scene Investigation: New York) and NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service, and eventually received a regular role with Patrick Swayze in The Beast (2009). She took the role of Crystal Norris beginning with the third season of the True Blood (2010). She has starred in two features directed by Calvin Reeder: The Oregonian (2011), and The Rambler (2013), and most recently, she guest-starred as Kim Rollins, Amanda Rollins' troubled sister on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.

Pulsipher was confirmed as the replacement for Hilary Duff as Bonnie Parker in the remake of The Bonnie and Clyde Story, but she was later replaced with English actress Holliday Grainger.[6]


I'm a very visual person. When I'm reading a script or if I'm preparing for a scene I really like to create the story in a visual sense. I take myself out of the character completely and almost watch the character as a spectator, if that makes sense. I'm observing the character as a third person. So I don't make it too personal so that she's her own person. I read it like I do a novel. When you read a book you create this image in your head of what these people are doing and the story in your head is more of a visual thing. I guess that I do that with scripts, too. I almost look at it as a spectator as opposed to being right in it. I know that sounds cheesy but then I feel like I can then learn from watching it if that makes sense.[7]



2002Jumping for JoyBobbie Dean
2003Summer SolsticeMicki
2005PiledriverMichelleShort film
2006Little FarmLisaShort film
2006June and JulyNora
2009The Snake Mountain ColadaMother DesertShort film
2010Do Not DisturbBrenda
2011The OregonianThe Oregonian
2013The RamblerThe Girl
2013Meth HeadJudith
2013How to Speak ClearlyHoney BakerShort film
2017Officer Downe
2017Last RequestsNancyShort film
2018God Bless the Broken RoadAmber Hill
2018The SleepoverCarolineShort film
2019Once Upon a RiverLuanne
2019Iron and DirtHerShort film


2000Touched by an AngelYoung Ellen / Young LucyEpisodes: "Buy Me a Rose", "The Grudge"
2001Cover MeAlison DennyEpisode: "The River"
2001Touched by an AngelRaverEpisode: "Heaven's Portal"
2003Touched by an AngelHeatherEpisode: "Song for My Father"
2005HouseTeam Member #1Episode: "Kids"
2006Masters of HorrorTaraEpisode: "Fair-Haired Child"
2007CSI: NYCheryl Miller / VenusEpisode: "Down the Rabbit Hole"
2008Eleventh HourKelly FrostEpisode: "Resurrection"
2009The BeastRose LawrenceRegular role (13 episodes)
2009NCISTina EllisEpisode: "Faith"
2010FlashForwardAdult Charlie BenfordEpisode: "Future Shock"
2010CSI: Crime Scene InvestigationSally RandEpisode: "Shock Waves"
2010ChaseMelanie RobbinsEpisode: "Havoc"
2010-2011True BloodCrystal NorrisRecurring role (14 episodes)
2011CSI: MiamiTara WarnerEpisode: "Wheels Up"
2012Hatfields & McCoysRoseanna McCoyTV miniseries
2012-2020Law & Order: Special Victims UnitKim Rollins5 episodes
2013JustifiedCassie St. CyrRecurring role (7 episodes)
2013PerceptionKendra MurphyEpisodes: "Wounded", "Warrior"
2015Criminal MindsEstelle CosgroveEpisode: "Anonymous"
2016American Horror Story: HotelTina BlackEpisode: "Battle Royale"
2016-2017The Night ShiftReneRecurring role (3 episodes)
2017ScorpionMichelle BannisterEpisode: "Something Burrowed, Something Blew "
2017Fear the Walking DeadCharlene DaleyRecurring role (2 episodes)
2018ShooterJune SwaggerRecurring role (2 episodes)


  1. ^ a b c "EXCLUSIVE: Getting To Know Lindsay Pulsipher". 30 April 2010. Retrieved 2010-04-30.
  2. ^ From 'Beast' to 'Blood', December 18, 2009
  3. ^ Kroll, Justin (December 28, 2009). "Lindsay Pulsipher". Variety. Archived from the original on July 31, 2010. Retrieved April 21, 2020.
  4. ^ "Biography for Lindsay Pulsipher". IMDb. Retrieved June 1, 2012.
  5. ^ "Lindsay Pulsipher Bio". TV Guide.
  6. ^ "New Bonnie & Clyde Images Released Featuring Holliday Grainger and Emile Hirsch".
  7. ^ "New Movies Coming".

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