Anna Belknap
EducationMiddlebury College (BA)
American Conservatory Theater (MFA)
Years active1996–present
Eric Siegel
(m. 2004)

Anna C. Belknap is an American actress. She is known for her role as Detective Lindsay Monroe Messer on CSI: NY.

Early life

Belknap was born in Damariscotta, Maine. She is a daughter of David and Louise Belknap.[1] She attended Lincoln Academy in Newcastle, Maine. While attending Middlebury College in Vermont, she gained an interest in acting. She then studied at the American Conservatory Theater, earning a Master of Fine Arts degree.[1]


Belknap's television credits include series regular roles in Medical Investigation and The Handler, a recurring role in Deadline, and guest-starring roles in Law & Order, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, and Without a Trace.

Belknap appeared in the movie Alchemy and made her feature film debut in the independent film The Reality Trap.

Belknap joined the cast of the long-running crime drama CSI: NY as Detective Lindsay Monroe in 2005 during the season two's episode, "Zoo York".

Her stage credits include the Off-Broadway production of Metamorphoses at New York's Second Stage Theatre, as well as roles at the Mark Taper Forum, the Old Globe Theatre, the Westport Country Playhouse, and the Williamstown Theatre Festival.

Personal life

In 2004, Belknap married Eric Siegel, a colleague from the Rude Mechanicals Theater Company in New York.[2] They have two children: Olive[1][3] and George.[1]

During filming for the show CSI: NY, an episode describes her being bitten by a cobra.[4] This event was used to reduce her screen time during her first pregnancy (which, unlike her second one, was not written into the show).[5] She also left to go home to Montana in an episode to testify in a trial to cut her screen time.[6] Her second pregnancy was written into several episodes of season five, where her character has a daughter with husband Danny Messer.[7]


Belknap was the recipient of the 2002 San Diego Theater Critics Circle's Craig Noel Award for Outstanding Performance as Marina in the Old Globe Theatre's production of Pericles by William Shakespeare.[8][better source needed]


Television roles
Year Title Role Notes
1996 Homicide: Life on the Street Julia Pfeiffer Episode 4.22: "Work Related"
1999 Law & Order Jessica Buehl Episode 9.10: "Hate"
Trinity Woman Episode 7: "Having Trouble with the Language"
2000–01 Deadline Chase 4 episodes
2001 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Sarah Kimmel Episode 2.18: "Manhunt"
The Education of Max Bickford Mimi Askew Episode 6: "Do It Yourself"
2003–04 The Handler Lily Main role (16 episodes)
2004 The Jury Karen Linney Episode 7: "The Boxer"
2004–05 Medical Investigation Eva Rossi Main role (20 episodes)
2005 The Comeback Sara Peterman Episode 13: "Valerie Does Another Classic Leno"
Without a Trace Paige Hobson Episodes 3.23: "Endgame" and 4.01 "Showdown"
2005–13 CSI: NY Lindsay Monroe/Messer Lead role Seasons 2-9
2015 Hawaii Five-0 Amy Lange Episode 5.13: "Lā Pōʻino"
How to Get Away with Murder Oncology Nurse Episode 2.07: "I Want You to Die"
2017 The Good Doctor Cora Episode 1.16: "[Pain]"
2019 NCIS: Los Angeles Robin Ip Episode 11.9: "Kill Beale: Vol. 1"
2020 Chicago Med Dr. Linda Strauss Episode 5. 17: "The Ghosts Of The Past"
2022 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Ginny McCann Episode 24.9: "And A Trauma In A Pear Tree"
Film roles
Year Title Role Notes
2005 The Reality Trap Tracy
Alchemy Marissa
2015 No Way Jose Kate


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  2. ^ "Anna Belknap". All American Speakers. Retrieved April 18, 2013.
  3. ^ Singh Gee, Alison (January 29, 2007). "Anna Belknap of CSI: NY Welcomes Daughter". People. Retrieved May 19, 2013.
  4. ^ Huntley, Kristine (November 24, 2006). "CSI: New York — 'Sweet 16'". CSI Files. Retrieved April 18, 2013.
  5. ^ Staff (November 21, 2008). "Not squeamish about creepy-crawley thing" Archived September 26, 2015, at the Wayback Machine. Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved April 18, 2013.
  6. ^ Gail, Nancy (January 29, 2007). "TV Review: CSI: NY — 'The Lying Game' – Page 2"[permanent dead link]. Blogcritics. Retrieved April 18, 2013.
  7. ^ Huntley, Kristine (November 27, 2008). "CSI: New York — 'The Box'". CSI Files. Retrieved April 18, 2013.
  8. ^ "Anna Belknap Biography". BuddyTV. Retrieved October 31, 2011.