Mimi Kuzyk

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Mimi Kuzyk
Born February 1952 (age 62)
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Occupation Actress
Years active 1975-present

Mimi Kuzyk (born February 21, 1952) is a Canadian actress, born in Winnipeg to Fred and Kay Kuzyk, and received her early education at the Immaculate Heart of Mary School.[1] She danced with the Rusalka Ukrainian dance group in Winnipeg for 12 years[1] and briefly studied jazz dance at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School.

Her film debut was in the 1984 film, He's Hired, She's Fired.[2] Since then she has had roles in numerous films and television series. Mimi is most noted for playing Detective Patsy Mayo on Hill Street Blues[2] from 1984 to 1986. She received a Genie Award nomination for her work in the 2001 Canadian drama Lost and Delirious, and Gemini Award nominations for Best Supporting Actress.[2] In 2001 she was selected to be the parade marshal for the Bloor West Village Ukrainian Festival in Toronto.[3]

She has also appeared on: Murder, She Wrote, Quantum Leap, Doogie Howser, M.D., The Chris Isaak Show, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, L.A. Law, The Love Boat, Remington Steele, Second City TV,The Ray Bradbury Theater, Instant Star, Traders, Blue Murder, Total Recall 2070, NCIS, Kung Fu: The Legend Continues, and The Outer Limits.[2]

As of 1996, she was married to Greek-born carpenter Manolin Kourtikakis and has a daughter Kaliopi.[1]



  1. ^ a b c Guly, Christopher (November 17, 1996), "Mimi Kuzyk: The Canadian sequel", the Ukrainian Weekly 54 (46), retrieved 2011-12-11 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u Brennan, Sandra, "Mimi Kuzyk", The New York Times, retrieved 2011-12-11 
  3. ^ Klufas, Jurij (October 14, 2001), "35,000 crowd North America's largest Ukrainian street festival", the Ukrainian Weekly 59 (41), retrieved 2011-12-11 
  4. ^ Sophie: Cast, CBC, retrieved 2011-12-11 

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