Nancy Stephens

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Nancy Stephens
Born Nancy Jane Stephens
(1949-07-02) July 2, 1949 (age 67)[1]
Texas, United States
Occupation Actress
Years active 1969–present
Spouse(s) Rick Rosenthal (m. 1981)
Children 3

Nancy Jane Stephens (born July 2, 1949) is an American actress who has starred in many films and television shows. She is best known for her appearances in the horror films Halloween, Halloween II, and Halloween H20: 20 Years Later as Nurse Marion Chambers.


A life member of The Actors Studio,[2] Stephens starred in the soap opera Bright Promise as Jennifer Matthews from 1969–1970; her first role in a television series. She later appeared in the soap opera Days of Our Lives as Mary Anderson in 1975.

Stephens made her film debut in 1978, when she made a brief appearance in John Carpenter's classic horror Halloween, as Nurse Marion Chambers. She was cast in John Carpenter's next film in 1981, Escape From New York. Her final collaboration with Carpenter came the same year, in which she reprised her role as Marion Chambers with the sequel Halloween II, having a much more significant presence on-screen. She appeared in several films such as American Dreamer, Russkies, and D2: The Mighty Ducks, before appearing for the final time as Marion Chambers in Halloween H20: 20 Years Later, the seventh film in the franchise. She has not been in a film since 2002, when she appeared in A Time for Dancing.

She has made guest appearances on many sitcoms such as All in the Family, CHiPs, Cheers, Ally McBeal, and Boston Legal.

Personal life[edit]

Stephens met director Rick Rosenthal while filming Halloween II. They married on May 23, 1981. They have three children, one of which is cinematographer Noah Rosenthal.


Year Title Role Notes
1978 Halloween Marion Chambers
1979 Death Car on the Freeway Christine TV movie
1981 Escape from New York Stewardess
1981 Halloween II Marion Chambers
1984 American Dreamer Jacqueline
1987 Russkies Nurse
1994 D2: The Mighty Ducks Coliseum Reporter
1998 Halloween H20: 20 Years Later Marion Chambers-Whittington
2002 A Time for Dancing Mrs. Hillman


  1. ^ "Nancy Stephens". IMDb. Retrieved 6 August 2013. 
  2. ^ Garfield, David (1980). "Appendix: Life Members of The Actors Studio as of January 1980". A Player's Place: The Story of The Actors Studio. New York: MacMillan Publishing Co., Inc. p. 280. ISBN 0-02-542650-8. 

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