Canadian actress Mimi Kuzyk was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba and grew up with a passion for the performing arts. She studied jazz dance at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School, and even danced with the Rusalka Ukrainian dance group. She is best known for her role as Detective Patsy Mayo which she played from 1984 to 1986 on the series Hill Street Blues. She has obtained a number of television appearances, and has appeared on films as well.
Mimi Kuzyk started out small as she embarked on her career, getting guest roles on a variety of TV shows. She began in the 1980s, appearing on The Littlest Hobo, Remington Steele, The Love Boat, and Starman. She was also on the horror film The Kiss in 1988, and the action comedy movie Speed Zone! in 1989. Kuzyk then bagged the part of Connie Bacarri on several episodes of Wolf, and later became a guest star on Doogie Howser M.D. In 1991, she took on a role in the series The Hidden Room, before landing a spot on The Ray Bradbury Theater. She continued her work on television, working on shows like Traders and Total Recall 2070, before she really broke into film. In 2001, Kuzyk was cast as Eleanor Bannet in the drama Lost and Delirious, as well as getting parts in shows like Soul Food and Our Hero. She was then chosen for a role on the series Blue Murder, which lasted for three years. Subsequently, she played Betty Gaylen on The Chris Isaak Show, but gained fame when she was cast on the film The Human Stain. This enabled her to work with Hollywood greats Nicole Kidman, Anthony Hopkins, Ed Harris and Gary Sinise. Kuzyk then played Thelma in the 2004 sci-fi flick The Final Cut, starring Robin Williams. She next portrayed the Secretary of State on another thriller, The Day After Tomorrow, starring Dennis Quaid. She was next seen on The L Word, Kevin Hill, Navy NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service, Angela’s Eyes and Ghost Whisperer. In 2007, Kuzyk landed the role of Judith Parker on the ABC Family series Sophie. While filming, she was cast on two episodes of XIII.