Noelle Beck

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Noelle Beck
Born (1967-12-14) December 14, 1967 (age 50)
Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1983–present
Eric Petterson (m. 1990–2017)
Children Forrest (b. 1991)
Spencer (b. 1992)
Brock (b. 1998)

Noelle Beck (born December 14, 1967,[1] in Baltimore, Maryland) is an American actress, best known for her role as Trisha Alden on the ABC daytime soap opera Loving.


Beck graduated from Baltimore School for the Arts.[2] Beck portrayed Loving's Trisha from December 1984 to March 26, 1993,[3] returning briefly in 1995 as the series neared cancellation.[4] On May 8, 2008 she took over the role of Lily Walsh on the CBS soap As the World Turns from Martha Byrne and continued in the role until the series' cancellation on September 17, 2010. The role had previously been played by Byrne from 1985 to 1989 and from 1993 to 2008 and Heather Rattray from 1989 to 1993.

In 1996, Beck was added to the cast of Darren Star's CBS primetime soap Central Park West, during its retooling and retitling to CPW.[5] In 2000, she was a series regular on the comedy TV series Tucker.[6] She also had the distinction of guest starring in a first season episode of Sex and the City, as Mr. Big's ex-wife, in episode 8, "Three's a Crowd," which originally aired on July 26, 1998.

She appeared in Law & Order and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit as Stephanie Mulroney and in Law & Order: Criminal Intent as Tina Davenport, and returned to Criminal Intent in 2011 to play Debra Brite.

Personal life[edit]

She is of Italian and German ancestry.[1] Beck married Eric Petterson on August 5, 1990. They have two daughters, Forrest (born 1991) and Spencer (born 1992), and a son, Brock (born 1998).[7] They divorced in 2017.



Year Title Role Notes
1989 Fletch Lives Betty Dilworth
1996 The Substitute Deidre Lane
2005 Trust the Man Flight Attendant
2005 The Naked Brothers Band: The Movie Katrina
2007 If I Didn't Care Janice Meyers
2009 Frame of Mind Linda
2010 Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps Bretton's Wife
2014 Innocence Sarah Wilson


Year Title Role Notes
1985–1995 Loving Patricia 'Trisha' Alden Sowolsky Hartman McKenzie Recurring role (12 episodes)
1994 Golden Gate Danie Addison TV film
1994 Love on the Run Ava Dietrich TV film
1996 C.P.W. Jordan Tate Regular role (8 episodes)
1998 Spin City Kaari the Magician Episode: "The Lady or the Tiger"
1998 Sex and the City Barbara Episode: "Three's a Crowd"
2000 Law & Order Stephanie Mulroney Episode: "Entitled: Part 2"
2000 919 Fifth Avenue TV film
2000 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Stephanie Mulroney Episode: "Entitled"
2000 Tucker Jeannie Pierce Episodes: "Pilot", "Seth Green with Envy", "Everybody Dance Now", "Big Putts"
2001 Big Apple Kate Ryder Episode: "1.7"
2002 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Tina Davenport Episode: "Tomorrow"
2004 The Deerings Ellie TV film
2004 My Sexiest Mistake Andie TV film
2005 Rescue Me Mariel Episodes: "Shame", "Believe", "Brains", "Justice"
2006 The Evidence Inspector Jessica Sykes Episodes: "Five Little Indians", "And the Envelope Please"
2008 Cashmere Mafia Cilla Gray Episodes: "Pilot", "Dangerous Liaisons", "Yours, Mine and Hers", "The Deciders"
2008–2010 As the World Turns Lily Walsh Regular role (270 episodes)
2011 Blue Bloods Sue Connors Episodes: "Age of Innocence", "Silver Star", "All That Glitters"
2011 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Deborah Brite Episode: "Rispetto"
2011 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Dr. Audrey Shelton Episode: "Bang"
2012 Person of Interest Sydney Baylor Episode: "Risk"
2012 Made in Jersey Maureen Barnes Episode: "The Farm"
2013 The Carrie Diaries Mrs. Kydd Episodes: "The Long and Winding Road Not Taken", "Identity Crisis"


  1. ^ a b Smith, Dean Bartoli (3 September 2008). "World turns smoothly for Baltimore-bred actress". Washington Examiner. Washington Examiner. Retrieved 31 December 2017. 
  2. ^ Willistein, Paul (31 March 1989). "Soap Star Noelle Beck Loving Every Minute Of It". The Morning Call. Retrieved 31 December 2017. 
  3. ^ "Noelle Beck Will Leave `Loving' After Nearly 8 Years" (11 February 1993). The Daily Call. Retrieved 31 December 2017. 
  4. ^ "Noelle Beck". Soap Opera Digest. 24 April 2003. Retrieved 31 December 2017. 
  5. ^ Sylvia, Lawler (12 June 1996). "Noelle Beck Joins Cast Of `Cpw'". The Morning Call. Retrieved 31 December 2017. 
  6. ^ Oxman, Steven (29 September 2000). "Tucker". Variety. Retrieved 31 December 2017. 
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