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|Born||Nicole Renee DeHuff
January 6, 1975
Antlers, Oklahoma, United States
|Died||February 16, 2005
Los Angeles, California, United States
|Spouse(s)||Ari Palitz 2000–2005 (her death)|
DeHuff was born in Antlers, Oklahoma and raised in Rattan, Stringtown and Gillham, Arkansas. She began her acting career by earning a bachelor's degree in drama from Carnegie Mellon University. She would also meet and later marry executive producer and director Ari Palitz, whom she met at Carnegie Mellon.
DeHuff landed her first big role in the hit comedy Meet the Parents, in which she played Teri Polo's character's sister, Deborah Byrnes. Though she died, her character lived on in the film's sequels as she is frequently mentioned but never appears onscreen.
Between 2004 and 2005, DeHuff worked on three feature films. One of these, Unbeatable Harold, was directed by her husband.
DeHuff became ill and was allegedly misdiagnosed twice by doctors who failed to recognize her as having pneumonia. She collapsed at her Hollywood Hills home. Taken unconscious to Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center, she was found to have an aggressive form of pneumonia that, a friend says, led to a staph infection and cardiac arrest. When it was finally discovered, it was already well advanced and she died on February 16, 2005, in Los Angeles.
|Meet the Parents||Deborah Byrnes||2000|
|CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Tina Kolas||2001|
|The Practice||Michelle Farrell||2001|
|The Court||Alexis Cameron||2002|
|Without A Trace||Cathy Dobson||2003|
|CSI: Miami||Carrie Delgado||2004|
|Suspect Zero||Katie Potter||2004|
|See Arnold Run||Barbara||2005|
|Unbeatable Harold||Wanda Livingston||2006|