Neal at the Monte-Carlo Television Festival in June 2012.
November 17, 1976 |
|Spouse(s)||Marcus Fitzgerald (2005-2014)|
Diane Neal (born November 17, 1976) is an American actress best known for her role as Casey Novak on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, which she played from 2003 to 2008, then reprised her role from 2011 to 2012. She is also best known as Special Agent Abigail Borin on on NCIS from season 7 to present, she is a Coast Guard Investigative agent.
Life and career
After guest starring as a stock broker and a criminal in the Season 3 episode "Ridicule," Neal began to play Assistant District Attorney Casey Novak in the fifth season of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. Her premiere episode was the fifth episode of the season, after ADA Alexandra Cabot, played by Stephanie March, was shot and put in witness protection.
She continued her role as Novak through the end of Season 9, when the character exited the series after being censured by the New York State Bar. However, in 2011, Neal reprised her role as Novak in the Season 12 episode, "Reparations", when Novak returned to SVU as their temporary ADA. After that appearance, she became a recurring character in season 13. She was last seen in the episode "Valentine's Day". Neal said of her return to the series in season 13 to TV Guide, "It's back on track to what the original SVU was intended to be, which is about sex crimes and crimes against children, it's got more of a nitty-gritty feel." She says having her and Stephanie March back provides a familiarity for viewers now that original cast member Chris Meloni is gone. "I think they should put us in the court room together!" she says about March.
|2001||Fling||Prudence Fisher||1 episode|
|2001||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Amelia Chase||episode: "Ridicule"|
|2002||The American Embassy||Molly||1 episode|
|2002||Hack||Patricia Bennet||episode: "Husbands and Wives" (episode # 1.7)|
|2002||Astérix & Obélix: Mission Cléopâtre||Cleopatra||(voice, English version)|
|2003–08, 2011–12||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||ADA Casey Novak||Main cast season 5–9 (2003–08), guest star season 12 (2011),
recurring season 13 (2011–12)
|2003||Dracula II: Ascension||Elizabeth Blaine|
|2005||Dracula III: Legacy||Elizabeth Blaine|
|2005||Law & Order: Trial by Jury||ADA Casey Novak||1 episode|
|2005||Celebrity Charades||Herself||1 episode|
|2006||InStyle: Celebrity Weddings||Herself||1 episode|
|2007||Wheel of Fortune||Herself||1 episode|
|2008||30 Rock||Erin O'Neal||episode "Reunion" (episode # 3.5)|
|2008||net_work||Herself||webisode "Space Emergency" (episodes 1 & 2)|
|2009||My Fake Fiancé||Bonnie||TV|
|2010||Dirty Movie||White Lady|
|2010||White Collar||Special Agent Kimberly Rice||"Front Man" (episode 1.13)|
|2010–present||NCIS||CGIS Special Agent Abigail Borin||Recurring Character (6 episodes: 7.18 (#156), 8.11 (#173), 9.5 (#191), 10.4 (#215) and 11.6 (#240))|
|2012–14||Suits||Allison Holt||"Break Point" (episode 2.05), "Blood in the Water" (episode 2.12), "No Way Out" (episode 3.16)|
|2013||Mr. Jones||The Scholar|
|2013||This Magic Moment||Helena Harris||TV|
|2014||Power||Cynthia Sheridan||Recurring Character (Season 1)|
|2014||A Warden's Ransom||Warden Samantha Brandt||TV movie|
- Big D
- "Law & Order: SVU's Diane Neal - Diane Neal". People.com. Retrieved 2013-07-23.
- Ross, Robyn (August 9, 2011). "VIDEO: Law & Order: SVU's Diane Neal Says Season 13 Has a Nitty-Gritty Feel". TV Guide. Retrieved October 28, 2012.
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