Nina Siemaszko

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Nina Siemaszko
Born Antonina Jadwiga Siemaszko
(1970-07-14) July 14, 1970 (age 44)
Chicago, Illinois
Occupation Actress
Years active 1986–present
Relatives Casey Siemaszko (brother)

Antonina Jadwiga "Nina" Siemaszko (born July 14, 1970) is an American film and television actress.[1]

Life and career[edit]

Siemaszko was born in Chicago to a Polish-born Roman Catholic father, Konstanty, who was a fighter in the Polish Underground and who survived the Sachsenhausen concentration camp,[citation needed] and an English mother. Her brothers are Casey Siemaszko, an actor, and Corky Siemaszko, a reporter and writer for the New York Daily News. She attended the Goodman School of Drama at DePaul University in Chicago, which her brother Casey also attended.[citation needed]

Her first feature film was in the 1986 comedy movie One More Saturday Night as Karen Lundahl. Her other well-known role in the 1980s was the 1988 comedy film License to Drive, as Les' smart twin sister, Natalie Anderson. She has starred in many TV movies, especially ten Mystery Woman TV movies, the latest of which is Mystery Woman: In the Shadows.

She appeared in the 1992 hit film Reservoir Dogs as an undercover cop, although her scene in the film ended up on the cutting room floor, it is available in the deleted scene section on the Reservoir Dogs 10th Anniversary-Special Edition DVD.[2]

She played actress Mia Farrow in the CBS miniseries Sintra a film about the life of singer Frank Sinatra.

In 1992 she played the lead in Wild Orchid II: Two Shades of Blue.[3]

In 1998, Siemaszko played Mona Ramsey in the Showtime miniseries More Tales of the City, the sequel to 1994's Tales of the City (which starred Chloe Webb in the role of Mona), and had a brief role on Sports Night as the Nanny for Casey's son Charlie. She is also known for playing Ellie Bartlet on the hit TV drama The West Wing. She has made guest appearances on TV shows including Red Shoe Diaries, Judging Amy, Tales from the Crypt, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and Private Practice.

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