American film and television actress Stephanie Niznik was born on May 20, 1967 in Bangor, Maine. She received her Masters of Fine Arts degree from Duke University in North Carolina, and began her acting career by appearing in numerous theater productions. She was cast in Crimes of the Heart, as well as Dial M for Murder. She soon found her way venturing into television, acting on a number of series.
During the early 1990s, Stephanie Niznik was cast in several small roles. She broke into the film industry as the character Diana in the 1994 comedy Exit to Eden, starring Dana Delany, Rosie O’Donnell, and Dan Aykroyd. She was soon seen on several series, some of them being Renegade, Murder She Wrote, The Sentinel, Profiler, JAG and Frasier. In 1998, Nizkin was cast on the action film Memorial Day, which didn’t get the applause of critics. That year, she also joined the cast of Diagnosis Murder as a guest star. She was seen next in Star Trek: Enterprise, after landing a role in the horror film Spiders II: Breeding Ground. Niznik soon rose to fame as Nina Feeney on the series Everwood, becoming a regular on the show in 2002. Later, she was given a role on the drama film The Twenty, allowing her to star opposite Clancy Brown. She also found herself on two episodes of the hit medical drama Grey’s Anatomy, and eventually played the character of Jo Clarke on the CW Network’s Life is Wild. Her character is that of a sought-after divorce attorney based in New York, and her co-stars include Mary Maitlyn Mouser, Andrew St. John and D.W. Moffett. In 2008, Stephanie Niznik appeared on an episode of the series CSI: Miami, portraying Deborah Radley. She has also been seen on Guardian Angel, Vanishing Son, Traveler and Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman throughout her career.
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Stephanie Niznik was born May 20, 1967 in Bangor, Maine and graduated with a master's degree in fine arts from Duke University in North Carolina. Niznik started her acting career onstage, with performances in Crimes of the Heart and Dial M for Murder. She crossed over to television with guest stints on popular shows like Murder, She Wrote, Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, JAG, Profiler and Diagnosis Murder.
Nina Feeney, played by Stephanie Niznik on Everwood, is a strong-willed, independent woman who dreams of better things but is forced by an absentee husband to raise their young son by herself.
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