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 has portrayed Special Agent Abigail Borin in the NCIS franchise since the seventh season of NCIS, appearing in 7 episodes to date, and the first season of NCIS: New Orleans, appearing in 3 episodes to date.
Life and career
Neal first appeared in SVU as a guest star, playing a female rapist in the Season 3 episode "Ridicule". Neal first appeared as Assistant District Attorney Casey Novak in the show's fifth season, replacing Stephanie March, who played Alexandra Cabot.
Neal portrayed Novak through the end of Season 9, when the character exited the series after being censured by the New York State Bar. 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 that her and March's return to the fictional universe of the series provided a familiarity for viewers following original cast member Chris Meloni's departure. "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 in Charge (SAC) Abigail Borin||7 episodes; annually returning guest star seasons 7-11; 2 episodes in season 12.|
|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|
|2015||NCIS: New Orleans||CGIS Special Agent in Charge (SAC) Abigail Borin||3 episodes|
- 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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