Mimi Kuzyk

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Mimi Kuzyk
Born (1952-02-21) February 21, 1952 (age 66)
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Occupation Actress
Years active 1979–present
  • Don Cilinsky
  • Manolin Kourtikakis (m. 1996)
Children Kaliopi[1]

Mimi Kuzyk (born February 21, 1952) is a Canadian actress.

Early life[edit]

Kuzyk was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba to Fred and Kay Kuzyk, both of whom are Ukrainian immigrants, and received her early education at the Immaculate Heart of Mary School.[2] She danced with the Rusalka Ukrainian dance group in Winnipeg for 12 years[2] and briefly studied jazz dance at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School.


Kuzyk's film debut was in the 1984 film, He's Fired, She's Hired.[3] 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 from 1984 to 1986.[3] Kuzyk received a Genie Award nomination for her work in the 2001 Canadian drama Lost and Delirious, and Gemini Award nominations for Best Supporting Actress.[3] In 2001 she was selected to be the parade marshal for the Bloor West Village Ukrainian Festival in Toronto, Ontario.[4]

Kuzyk 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 Television, The Ray Bradbury Theater, Instant Star, Traders, Blue Murder, Total Recall 2070, NCIS, Kung Fu: The Legend Continues, and The Outer Limits.[3]

Personal life[edit]

As of 1996, Kuzyk was married to Greek-born carpenter Manoli Kourtikakis and has a daughter Kaliopi.[2]



Year Title Role Notes
1988 The Kiss Brenda
1989 Speed Zone Heather Scott Also known as Cannonball Fever
1995 Malicious Mrs. Gordon
1997 Men with Guns Gwen
1998 Bone Daddy Kim
1999 Water Damage Eve Preedy
2000 Waking the Dead Adele Green [3]
2001 Lost and Delirious Eleanor Bannet [3]
2002 Fairytales and Pornography Lucille [3]
2002 Phase IV Diana Holt [3]
2003 The Human Stain Professor Delphine Roux [3]
2004 The Final Cut Thelma [3]
2004 The Day After Tomorrow Secretary of State [3]
2004 A Different Loyalty Leslie Quennell [3]
2005 The Last Sign Isabel [3]
2006 Kardia Hope
2007 Still Small Voices Dr. Elaine Trussle
2007 Homecoming Mother Short film
2008 Camille Mrs. Samuels [5]
2012 The Audition Sherri Dawson Short film
2012 Your Side of the Bed Wendy
2013 Sex After Kids Dolores
2015 After the Ball Bella Shapiro
2015 Steel Aunt Margret
2016 Deadly Voltage Milly
2016 Special Correspondents Secretary of State
2016 A Family Man Bernadine


Year Title Role Notes
1979 Second City Television Extra Episode: "Fantasy Island"
1980 Bizarre Various Television series
1983 Loving Friends and Perfect Couples Unknown 2 episodes
1983 The Littlest Hobo Irina / Paula 2 episodes
1984 Remington Steele Mariah Taylor Episode: "Steele Eligible"
1984 He's Fired, She's Hired Maureen McCullough Television film[3]
1984–86 Hill Street Blues Detective Patsy Mayo Main role
1985 Striker's Mountain Trisha Television film
1985 Hotel Laura Temple Episode: "Echoes"
1986 Blind Justice Cathy Anderson Television film
1986 The Love Boat Nancy Brown Episode: "The Will / Deja Vu / The Prediction"
1986 Starman Liz Baynes Episode: "The Return"
1986 Miles to Go... Suzanne Television film
1986–87 Heart of the City Judge Barton 2 episodes
1986–87 L.A. Law A.D.A. Marilyn Feldman 2 episodes
1987 The Hope Division Anne Russell Television film
1987 Family Sins Sara Burke Television film[3]
1987 Danger Bay Mother Episode: "The Dying Swan"
1988 Street Legal Amanda Dublinski Episode: "Whose Woods Are These"
1988 Nightingales Liz McCarren Television film
1989 Alfred Hitchcock Presents Betty King Episode: "Skeleton in the Closet"
1989 Highway to Heaven Debra Stone Episode: "The Silent Bell"
1989–90 Wolf Connie Bacarri Main role
1990 CBS Schoolbreak Special Frances Kingston Episode: "Maggie's Secret"
1990 Doogie Howser, M.D. Madam Feldbloom Episode: "C'est la Vinnie"
1991 Quantum Leap Dr. Donna Eleese Episode: "The Leap Back"
1991 The Hidden Room Woman in the Hidden Room Regular role
1992 Stormy Weathers Gloria Chase Television film
1992 The Ray Bradbury Theater Lena Auffmann Episode: "The Happiness Machine"
1993 Counterstrike Dr. Sharon Rayne Episode: "Free to Kill"
1993 Matrix Julia Dunn Episode: "Moths to a Flame"
1993 Street Legal Ellen Levitt Episode: "What's Love Got to Do with It?"
1994 I Know My Son Is Alive Laura Television film
1994 Murder, She Wrote Athena "Tina" Poulos Episode: "The Dying Game"
1994 The Lifeforce Experiment Jessica Saunders Television film[3]
1994 SeaQuest DSV Laura Huxley Episode: "Sympathy for the Deep"
1994 Kung Fu: The Legend Continues Judge Reynolds Episode: "The Innocent"
1995 Derby Nita Chambers Television film
1995 The Outer Limits Dr. Leslie McKenna Episode: "Birthright"
1995 Little Criminals Rita Television film
1996 Her Desperate Choices Dr. Baskin Television film
1996–98 Traders Pauline Drury Recurring role
1997 Dead Silence Donna Harkstrawn Television film
1997 Breach of Faith: A Family of Cops II Mrs. Ivanov Television film
1997 Poltergeist: The Legacy Dr. Mary Alcott Episode: "The New Guard"
1997 Psi Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal Carolyn Starling Episode: "Second Sight / Chocolate Soldier"
1997 Any Mother's Son Peggy Evans Television film
1997 The Defenders: Payback Camille Preston Television film
1997 Every 9 Seconds Carol Television film
1998 The Defenders: Choice of Evils Camille Preston Television film
1998 F/X: The Series Madame Olga Episode: "Evil Eye"
1998 My Date with the President's Daughter Carol Richmond Television film[3]
1998 The Defenders: Taking the First Camille Preston Television film
1999 Blue Moon Nora Keating Television film
1999 The Hunt for the Unicorn Killer Barbra Bronfman Television film
1999 Total Recall 2070 Jackson Rami Episode: "Personal Effects"
1999 Strange Justice Marion Gray Television film[3]
1999 Cruel Justice Elaine Metcalf Television film[3]
1999 Thrill Seekers Eleanor Grayson Television film
1999 In the Company of Spies Karen Marko Television film
2000 The Golden Spiders: A Nero Wolfe Mystery Laura Fromm Television film
2000 The Deadly Look of Love Mrs. Murdock Television film
2000 Soul Food Judge Drexel Episode: "What Women Want"
2000 Our Hero Mila Stiglic Episode: "1.5"[3]
2001 Dying to Dance Kathleen Monroe Television film
2001–04 Blue Murder Kay Barrow Main role
2002 The Chris Isaak Show Betty Gaylen-Petty 3 episodes
2003 111 Gramercy Park Joanne Karnegian Unsold television pilot
2004 I Do (But I Don't) Cookie Television film
2004 Kink in My Hair Iris Television film
2005 The L Word Isabel Episode: "Lynch Pin"
2005 Kevin Hill Judge Polk 2 episodes
2005 Descent Marsha Crawford Television film
2005 Missing Renee Episode: "Looking for Mr. Wright"
2005 The Hunt for the BTK Killer Mrs. Magida Television film
2006 NCIS Ginger Stevenson Episode: "Bloodbath"
2006 Angela's Eyes Karen Bench Episode: "Open Your Eyes"
2006 A Christmas Wedding Katharine Television film
2007 Ghost Whisperer Janet Bristow Episode: "Dead to Rights"
2008 XIII: The Conspiracy Sally Sheridan Television miniseries[3]
2008–09 Sophie Judith Parker Regular role
2009 The Border Slade's Mother Episode: "Killer Debt"
2010 Castle Sheila Blaine Episode: "A Rose For Everafter"
2010 Cold Case Annabelle Bennet Episode: "Free Love"
2011 The Listener Jeanne Raymond Episode: "Eye of the Storm"
2011 Covert Affairs Nurse Jan Episode: "World Leader Pretend"
2011 Against the Wall Pat McCloskey Episode: "Countdown to Meltdown"
2011 InSecurity DM Caplan 2 episodes
2012 Pegasus Vs. Chimera Queen Caria Television film
2013 Bomb Girls Alma Episode: "The Quickening"
2013 Lucky 7 Ruth Episode: "Pilot"
2013 The Husband She Met Online Doris Miller Television film
2013 A Very Merry Mix-Up Judith Television film
2014 Sorority Surrogate Maureen Darlington Television film
2015 The Strain Mrs. Taylor Episode: "Fort Defiance"
2015 Lost Girl Judge Megaera Episode: "Judgment Fae"
2015–2018 Unreal Dr. Olive Goldberg Recurring role
2016 Murdoch Mysteries Judith Baxter Episode: "Unlucky in Love"
2016 Private Eyes Nora Everett 2 episodes
2016 Incorporated Marsha Episode: "Vertical Mobility"
2016 Designated Survivor Senior NSA Official Episode: "The Blueprint"
2016–2018 Shadowhunters Imogen Herondale 7 episodes
2017 Workin' Moms Eleanor Galperin 4 episodes

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2013 Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist President Caldwell (voice)


  1. ^ http://www.nndb.com/people/463/000346422/
  2. ^ a b c Guly, Christopher (November 17, 1996), "Mimi Kuzyk: The Canadian sequel", the Ukrainian Weekly, 54 (46), retrieved 2011-12-11 
  3. ^ 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 
  4. ^ Klufas, Jurij (October 14, 2001), "35,000 crowd North America's largest Ukrainian street festival", the Ukrainian Weekly, 59 (41), retrieved 2011-12-11 
  5. ^ Sophie: Cast, CBC, retrieved 2011-12-11 

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