Dr. Dani Santino
played by Callie Thorne
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Sexy, strong, and talented, Dr. Dani Santino (Callie Thorne) is a Long Island psychotherapist whose comfortable suburban life is turned upside down by a messy divorce. Though initially wary about what her future will hold, Dani finds herself going from devoted wife to in-demand therapist after she is hired as the official therapist for the New York Hawks pro-football team and word gets out about her counseling skills. Now, high-profile clients are knocking at her door in the hopes that Dr. Dani's tough-love style and take-no-prisoners counseling approach will help them overcome their crises. From flailing football players to anxious news anchors to troubled TV personalities, Dani's clients constantly keep her on her toes, as do her two teenaged kids. Luckily, Dani is tough enough to tackle just about any challenge, whether it's stubborn patients, rebellious teenagers, or even the post-divorce dating scene.

Actress Callie Thorne has made a name for herself appearing in many of television's most celebrated series. She is perhaps best known for her performance as Sheila Keefe on the critically acclaimed, Emmy-nominated FX drama "Rescue Me," starring Denis Leary. Callie has had multi-episode arcs on FOX's "Prison Break" and NBC's "ER," and starred as the estranged wife of Jimmy McNulty on the acclaimed HBO series "The Wire." She also memorably appeared as series regular Det. Laura Ballard on NBC's critically acclaimed series "Homicide: Life on the Street." Other television credits include guest-starring roles on USA's "Burn Notice," "White Collar" and "Royal Pains," appearances in three of NBC's "Law & Order" franchises, and performances on "Third Watch" and "Ed." Callie has also recently guest-starred opposite David Duchovny on Showtime's hit series "Californication."

Callie's film credits include lead roles in "Welcome to Academia," with James LeGros, "Watching the Detectives" opposite Cillian Murphy and Lucy Liu, and "Delirious," starring Steve Buscemi and Alison Lohman. Other film credits include "Analyze That" (Warner Bros.), "Hysterical Blindness" (HBO), "Sidewalks of New York" (Paramount), "Next Stop Wonderland" (Miramax) and "Nice Guy Johnny." She also starred opposite Sam Rockwell and Justin Long in the critically acclaimed short "Robin's Big Date." 

Callie's theater credits include The Public Theater's "The Last Days of Judas Iscariot" directed by Phillip Seymour Hoffman; Manhattan Theater Club's "Gone Home," directed by David Warren; The Atlantic Company's "Joe Fearless," and The Mark Taper Forum's "Slavs."