Noureen DeWulf, born Noureen Ahmed on the 28th of February 1984, is an American actress probably best known for her recurring role on “Anger Management”. She is of Indian heritage.
How rich is Noureen DeWulf? As of early 2017, sources estimate her net worth at $3 million, earned over her acting career which began in the early 2000s.
Noureen DeWulf Net Worth $3 million
DeWulf was born in New York City to Muslim parents, and spent her childhood in Georgia. As a child, she dreamed of performing, but was not allowed to attend acting classes. She was educated at Boston University School of Arts before starring in her first movie, an Academy Award winning short film entitled “West Bank Story”, playing the character of Fatima, a Palestinian who falls in love with an Israeli soldier. She moved to Los Angeles, alone, to increase her chances of making it in the industry.
Her next project, in 2005, was a role in the television series “CSI: NY”. A stream of steady work followed, with appearances in “Girlfriends”, “Numb3rs”, and “Love, Inc.” In 2009, she achieved perhaps her most high profile role to date in the movie “Ghosts of Girlfriends Past”, starring Matthew McConaughey. Based on Charles Dickens’s novel “A Christmas Carol”, DeWulf portrayed the “Ghost of Girlfriend Present” AKA “Melanie”, all roles boosting her net worth.
In 2012, DeWulf began work on the FX TV series “Anger Management”, based on the movie of the same name, co-starring with Charlie Sheen. Its first episode received the highest ratings for any sitcom debut in cable-TV history, and the show ran until the 22nd of December 2014, with a total of 100 episodes, despite receiving very poor reviews from critics.
Also in 2012, DeWulf appeared in ten episodes of the web series “Burning Love” as the character of “Titi” = the show is a spoof of reality dating shows produced by comedic actor Ben Stiller. In 2014, she was awarded “Best Actress” at the Comedy Nina Film and Screenplay Festival.
DeWulf has appeared in pictorials in a number of publications. In 2014, she was ranked 93rd in “Maxim’s Hot 100” and has posed for “Men’s Health”. She appeared in the first two series of the reality show “Hockey Wives”, starting in 2015, as the wife of Ryan Miller. DeWulf has made a good amount of money from her television, magazine, and film work, and her husband’s reported $6 million salary and $14 million net worth means that combined the couple are quite wealthy. DeWulf recently appeared in a reality show as herself – “Hell’s Kitchen” – in 2016.
In her personal life, DeWulf married artist James DeWulf – from whom she takes her stage name – in 2000. They divorced in 2010, and one year later, she remarried to Ryan Miller, a hockey player with the Vancouver Canucks. The couple have one child together. She has spoken out about fighting for roles that are “not ethnic specific”, on the importance of diversity, and has also said that although she considers herself “spiritual”, she no longer practises any particular religion. She speaks fluent Urdu, Hindi and Gujarati, in addition to English. She currently resides in Los Angeles with her family.
Gave birth to her 1st child at age 31, a son named Bodhi Ryan Miller on March 20, 2015 in in Vancouver, Canada after 10 hours of labor and weighing 7 lbs. Child's father is her 2nd husband, Ryan Miller.
Ranked 93 on Maxim Magazine's HOT 100 list in 2014. This was the second time she appeared on their list, the first being in 2007 when she ranked number 100.
I'm used to always being different, in any context. People always want to know how I grew up, so I just say I grew up Muslim. That's the truth. Two Muslim girls can write me two extremely different letters - and they do. Some are very supportive, and some question what I do.
I was in more of the artsy crowd in high school.
My go-to drink is a mix of cukes, kale, apple and other healthy stuff.
I think it's great when dramatic actors do lighter, funny roles.
Sometimes I go through a yoga phase or a spinning phase, but I try to vary my workouts so my body doesn't get used to any one thing.
It is challenging and hard not to accept all stereotypical roles that get thrown your way. For me, I've been really, really lucky because I have been able to play a lot of different parts.
I put a lot of pressure to keep working. And when I'm not working, my agent books three auditions a day. I'd rather go to the set and work.
I love my heritage both as someone who grew up as a Muslim and as an Indian - it's part of who I am and I would never deny it.
Even in comedy it's important to get your body acquainted with what you're going to do.
Friends always ask me what the best Indian restaurant in L.A. is. I'm like, 'I don't know, dude. I have an app on my iPhone for that.'
I like to make sure I get enough rest, so I don't make it a priority to go out late night.
Ironically, it was because I was raised as a Muslim in the South, that I realised the value in being true to who you really are. I've just got so many things going on inside. I don't know how to resolve all of them other than being true to who I am.
Yoga is the most boring exercise. It's for people who are too lazy to get on the elliptical. Bikram, where they heat up the room to mimic India's climate, is especially stupid. People in India are not skinny because they're doing yoga in 105-degree rooms; they're skinny because there's no food.
I recently have gotten into juicing as an in-between-meals snack. I think the more vegetable ingredients the better, especially if they are green. I find that a good juice can really curb my appetite when I need to wait for the next meal.
I really enjoy Martin Sheen - he is very unexpectedly funny, very quick.
One of my personal indulgences is getting a weekly massage - it helps to re-align my body. I usually feel so much less tense after I've gotten rid of some knots in my shoulders and back.