Carolyn Hennesy

  • Birth Name: Carolyn Lee Hennesy
  • Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Profession: Actor, Voice-overs

Fast Facts

  • Father is art director Dale Hennesy, who won an Academy Award for Fantastic Voyage (1966) and was nominated for two others.
  • Studied comedy with the Groundlings and the ACME Comedy Theatre in Los Angeles.
  • Earned an Ovation Award (a Los Angeles stage award) for Featured Actress for the play The Fan Maroo in 2004.
  • Nominated at the 37th Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actress for her role as Diane Miller on General Hospital in 2010.
  • Plays the recurring role of Barb on Cougar Town.
  • Is the author of the Pandora series of young-adult novels.


  • Barbara Rush — Aunt
  • Donald Agnelli — Husband
  • Scott Hennesy — Brother
  • Ramona Hennesy — Mother
  • Dale Hennesy — Father


  • Attended California State University, Northridge, California, United States; American Conservatory Theatre, San Francisco, California, United States; Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London, England