Who is Noureen DeWulf?
Noureen Ahmed was born on 28 February 1984, in New York City, USA, and is an actress, best known for her appearances in a variety of films, including “The Back-up Plan”, “West Bank Story”, and “Ghosts of Girlfriends Past”. She’s also worked on numerous television shows, including “Anger Management” and the reality program “Hockey Wives”.
The Net Worth of Noureen DeWulf
As of mid-2020, Noureen DeWulf’s net worth is estimated to be over $3 million, earned through a successful career in the acting profession, in the entertainment industry since 2005. She probably benefits from the success of her husband too, professional hockey player Ryan Miller who has a net worth estimated to be over $14 million.
Early Life, Education, and Career Beginnings
While Noureen was born in New York City, her family later moved to Stone Mountain, Georgia where she would grow up. Her parents were originally from Pune, India, and she was raised with Muslim beliefs. She is the middle child among three daughters – both of her sisters would pursue careers in law, so she is the only one who aspired to a career in acting.
After matriculating from high school, she enrolled at Boston University where she took up a degree in theatre and international relations.
It’s a private university that was once affiliated with the United Methodist Church, but has long become non-sectarian, and is known for quality education, having numerous alumni who have succeeded in various fields. After completing her studies, she followed up on her desire to become an actress, moving to Los Angeles to audition and look for opportunities. She quickly gained recognition in her first project, as she was cast in the short film “West Bank Story” playing the lead role of a cashier who falls in love with a soldier; the short would win an Academy Award.
Continued Acting Work
More projects would come DeWulf’s way following this success, and she was cast in “Ocean’s Thirteen” which is a sequel to “Ocean’s Twelve”, starring George Clooney, Matt Damon and Brad Pitt. She then appeared in the romantic comedy “Ghosts of Girlfriends Past”, which starred Matthew McConaughey and Jennifer Garner, andas the name denotes, is inspired by the novella “A Christmas Carol” written by Charles Dickens in 1843.
She also worked alongside Jeremy Piven in “The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard”, which was a mild success at the box office despite mostly negative reviews.
Afterwards she began focusing on television work, and was cast in a recurring role in “Outsourced”, which is a series set in an Indian workplace. She also appeared in the MTV program “The Hard Times of RJ Berger”, which tells the story of the unpopular high school titular character who goes on his journey through high school filled with embarrassments and misadventures. She also made appearances in “Maneater” and “Hawthorne”.
Rise to Prominence
In 2010, Noureen worked on the film “The Back-up Plan” which starred Jennifer Lopez, and then appeared in the independent feature “The Taqwacores” which is based on the novel of the same name by Michael Muhammad Knight.
Afterwards, she was cast in one of her biggest roles in “Anger Management”, a series based on the 2003 film of the same name, this time starring Charlie Sheen as a variation of the character portrayed by Jack Nicholson in the original. The show had a strong start, and eventually ran for 100 episodes, ending in 2014.
Aside from her various acting projects, she’s been featured in several popular magazines thanks to her attractiveness, doing features and photoshoots for such as “Men’s Health”, “Giant”, “Complex” and “Nylon”. She was named as a part of the “Maxim” Hot 100, a list voted by readers of the most desirable women in the world.
In 2014 she was cast in the independent film “Coffee, Kill Boss”, in which she portrayed a murderous temp worker, and won a Comedy Ninja Film and Screenplay Festival Award for her role. One of her latest projects is the reality show “Hockey Wives”, which follows the lives of several women involved with professional hockey players.
Husband – Ryan Miller
Ryan grew up playing hockey, originally playing as a forward, but after becoming frustrated with his youth team’s goaltender, he switched his role. He comes from a family of professional hockey players, and during his time at Michigan State University, he played with the university’s team in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).
He set a record in career shutouts during his time there, and won several accolades; he had already been drafted by the Buffalo Sabers in the 1999 National Hockey League (NHL) Draft.
In 2002 he made his debut with the Sabres, and developed his skills over the years, leading him to be named as the league’s best goaltender, winning the Vezina Award as proof in 2010. He also holds the record for the most winningest goalie in the NHL, who is of American descent in the league’s entire history.
He became known for his hybrid style, a style of goaltending that focuses more on reactions. He is one of 30 players in the history of the NHL to win 300 games in one’s career.
Aside from the NHL, he’s also played with the US team in the 2010 Winter Olympics, helping them win the silver medal as the team’s starting goaltender. He also played in the 2014 Winter Olympics, but the US didn’t get pass the qualifying round.
Noureen was first married to artist James DeWulf, who is known for his avant-garde style.
The two married in 2000 just shortly before she embarked on her acting career, which is one of the reasons she used his last name as her stage name; they divorced after a decade together. In 2011, she married Ryan Miller after being together for a year. They had a child four years later.
In recent months she’s been spending more time with the family, as restrictions have left most people staying at home to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. The family still takes trips to their local beach, but are mindful of their distance to others. She is very connected to her Indian heritage, and is critical of exercise routines that try to mimic Indian practices and the Indian climate.