Denise Thibodeau

played by Zoe Kazan

Henry's assistant.


Zoe Kazan is perhaps best known for her work in ‘Ruby Sparks,’ directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris. Zoe also wrote the script for the film, for which she received an Independent Spirit nomination for Best Screenplay. Her film acting credits include ‘Revolutionary Road,’ ‘In the Valley of Elah,’ ‘Fracture,’ ‘The Private Lives of Pippa Lee,’ ‘Me and Orson Wells,’ ‘Happythankyoumoreplease,’ ‘Meek's Cutoff,’ ‘It's Complicated,’ ‘Some Girl(s),’ ‘In Your Eyes’ and ‘The Pretty One.’ She also guest-starred in four episodes of HBO's acclaimed series ‘Bored To Death.’ In 2009, Zoe was awarded Best Actress in a Narrative Feature Film by the Tribeca Film Festival for her first starring role in ‘The Exploding Girl.’ Zoe also starred opposite Daniel Radcliffe in the romantic comedy ‘What If.’

Zoe made her New York stage debut in 2006 in the New Group's revival of ‘The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie.’ Her other off-Broadway theater credits include Sarah Treem's ‘When We Were Young and Unafraid’ at MTC; Jonathan Marc Sherman's plays ‘Things We Want’ and ‘Clive,’ both directed by Ethan Hawke at the New Group; Signature Theatre's revival of ‘Angels in America Parts I and II’ as Harper Pitt; and Playwrights Horizons’ production of ‘100 Saints You Should Know,’ for which she received a Drama Desk Award nomination for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play, as well as a Lucille Lortel Award nomination for Outstanding Featured Actress. In January 2008, Zoe made her Broadway debut in Manahattan Theatre Club's revival of William Inge's ‘Come Back, Little Sheba.’ Additional Broadway credits include the world premiere of Martin McDonagh's ‘A Behanding in Spokane,’ and the Royal Court's revival of ‘The Seagull,’ for which Zoe was also nominated for a Drama Desk for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play. In 2008, Zoe was named the recipient of the Clarence Derwent Award, Actor's Equity's award for distinguished newcomer. She is the only actor to receive the Clarence Derwent Award for three roles in one season.

Zoe is also a promising playwright, whose family drama ‘Absalom’ was produced at the Humana Festival at the Actor’s Theater of Louisville in 2009. Her second play, ‘We Live Here,’ was commissioned and produced Off-Broadway by The Manhattan Theatre Company in 2011. Her most recent play, ‘Trudy and Max in Love,’ was commissioned, work-shopped, and produced by South Coast Repertory Theater in early 2014.

Denise Thibodeau

The enthusiastic and cheerful replacement to Henry’s elderly and long-serving assistant, Doris, at the pharmacy. Denise is married to her high school boyfriend, also named Henry.

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