Nancy grew up in Ottawa, Ontario. She began modeling locally as a teenager. In 1981, she started studying at Trent University (Ontario) and earned a degree in biology. Discovered by the Elite Modeling Agency, she traveled the world as an international model.
After modeling, she turned to acting. Nancy did a commercial for a large auto maker, and began doing guest roles for TV shows like CBC's "Street Legal". Sakovich is most famous for her role as senior data analyst, Lindsay Donner, in the TV seriesPsi Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal.