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Courtney Henggeler: 12 Surprising Things You Didn’t Know about Amanda



Courtney Henggeler

Courtney Henggeler has a big crush on Johnny Lawrence

There is no question that “Cobra Kai” is the most popular shows on Netflix, and the actor Courtney Henggeler has come a long way since her days on “Big Bang Theory.” The Cobra Kai series starring Ralph Macchio and William Zabka picks up the story of “The Karate Kid” 34 years after the 1984 All Valley Karate Tournament.

Courtney Henggeler plays Amanda LaRusso on the show. Let’s see, How much you know about Courtney Henggeler.

1 Her Love for Acting started at a very young age.

Courtney Henggeler Acting Carrier

Courtney loved to perform on stage, and from an early age, she showed interest in acting. Courtney tells when she was in first grade, her mother made her participated in a school program where she stood up like a tree on stage.

She had done her High School at Seaford High School, home of the Vikings! Courtney said that she didn’t have a robust theatre program there, but She did every play that you could possibly do in high school. 

She took acting lessons in LA. Her first audition was for her high school’s production of ‘Carousel’ when she was in 9th grade. Her interest quickly grows into a real acting career, and from there, she didn’t look back. 

2 Her First Commercial Success 

Courtney Henggeler in Commercial

Do you Know Courtney is a college dropout? She was Pursuing Bachelors of Fine Art, but she had no interest in it, So she dropped out of college. She then got a Job as a summer bartender in Los Angeles.

She moved out from Los Angeles after two years. She started Auditioning for a commercial. She got one, and further, she got several other commercials. She says, “This is easy!” Cut to 20 years later: “Finally, I’m on a series!”

3 She is the Mother of Two Children 

Courtney Henggeler Children

Isn’t it shocking? She doesn’t even look like a Mother, but it’s true. Courtney Henggeler married Ross Kohn in 2015. The couple had their first child in 2017 and named him Oscar Noah. She welcomed her second child in 2019 and named her Georgie.

Courtney Henggeler was very much pregnant while filming Cobra Kai season 2. She told People Jokingly. I would like to thank baby Spanx for keeping this bump in check during the filming of Cobra Kai season 2.” 

4 She Almost Quit her Acting Career Before Cobra Kai

courtney in Cobra Kai

Before Cobra Kai, Courtney was doing guest appearances in the shows and commercial only. Landing the role of Amanda LaRusso on Cobra Kai had significantly increased the popularity of Courtney, but it wouldn’t be possible if her husband hadn’t convinced her. 

She told Daily Actor, “At the time that I got the audition of Cobra Kai, I was quitting acting. I just had my baby and I was like, “I don’t even know if I even want to go back.” I’ve been doing this for so long and I just feel like I was just doing my lateral moves.” Her husband was able to convince her to go for it, and we can’t thank Ross anymore. She ended up being picked for the role.

5 She is a big fan of the original Karate Kid.

She says, “I must have seen the original Karate Kid 100 times as a kid. But I still can’t throw my hat in the ring with Karate Kid trivia the way the hardcore fans do. I was equally excited and terrified.”

6 Courtney has a big crush on William Zabka. 

Courtney with Johnny Lawrence

She has a big crush on Johnny Lawrence(William Zabka), and we are not surprised at all. Who wouldn’t have a crush on William Zabka? She confessed in an Interview, Growing up, it was Zabka’s character, villainous Johnny Lawrence, who stole her heart in the original 1984 film.

“The blond hair? The surfer bad boy? Come on!” she said, adding, “What can you do? The heart wants what it wants. Also, I was probably six.”

She was only Six when the Karate Kid 1984 was released. 

7 She is passionate about Singing.

You might only know Courtney for her acting, but she is also a fabulous Singer. It’s true about her Courtney is a woman of many talents, and Singing is one of them. However, she didn’t release any music of her own or has any plans to.

8 The Big Bang Theory played an important role in her life

Missy in The Big Bang Theory

Courtney gives all the credit to the role of Missy in The Big Bang Theory. She appeared on “The Big Bang Theory” as Sheldon’s twin sister. Courtney says that the show completely changed my life, and whatever I am right now, all credits go to Missy from Big Bang Theory.

9 She Auditioned For Orange Is The New Black

Orange Is The New Black

In starting, she was sceptical about Netflix and online streaming shows. Orange Is The New Black is the most popular comedy-drama Netflix series. Courtney Almost cracked the Orange Is the New Black Auditioned. She auditioned for the pilot episode of the show but wasn’t cast.

10 Courtney Debuted on Big Screen in a Horror movie.

Courtney in Do Not Reply

Well, Beauty and Horror is a great combination. After the success of Cobra Kai, Courtney move to Horror movie like Pilgrim, Do Not Reply. However, she Debuted in a Horror Movie named The Bog Creatures in 2003, although the movie was proved to be a disaster. 

11 She’s known as “Tall Girl.” 

It all started from the Big Bang Theory sets where she has given the Nickname of “Tall Girl”. Ironically, Courtney doesn’t have any idea about it. She says, “I didn’t know I was known as “Tall Girl”. It’s giving me junior high flashbacks!”

Courtney Henggeler is 5′ 9″ foot tall, and she most of the time walks in Heels, and that’s how she got the Nickname “Tall Girl.”

12 Courtney is a brilliant writer.

As I said, Courtney is a woman of many talents, and it’s true Not many of you know, but she is the writer of “The Secret Life of a Celebrity Surrogate.” It’s about a girl who becomes a surrogate for a powerful Hollywood couple and the dangers that lie in there. She has written a few movies like that.

She says in an Interview, My goal is a comedy, that’s what I love to write, but I found myself in the “female thriller” niche for some reason. And I have a good time writing those as well. The Movie is available on YouTube.

She is currently filming for Cobra Kai Season 4, and it will be released in the last quarter of 2021. 

Do tell us what’s you like most about Courtney Henggeler in the comment section below. 

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  1. Dawn

    May 3, 2021 at 10:57 pm

    I thought Mrs. Larousse was magnificent in Cobra Kai!!! She was perfect, funny and always trying to get Daniel on the right path! And takes charge when it comes to her family!! Love the show so very very much!!!!!

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