Nicole DeHuff

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Nicole DeHuff
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Born Nicole Renee DeHuff
(1975-01-06)January 6, 1975
Antlers, Oklahoma, United States
Died February 16, 2005(2005-02-16) (aged 30)
Los Angeles, California, United States
Occupation Actress
Spouse(s) Ari Palitz (2000-2005) (her death)

Nicole Renee DeHuff (January 6, 1975 - February 16, 2005) was an American actress.

Early life[edit]

DeHuff was born in Antlers, Oklahoma, and raised in Broken Bow, Oklahoma, and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. 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. After Meet the Parents, DeHuff had a regular role in the 2002 TV series The Court and appeared in CSI: Miami, Without a Trace, Dragnet, The Practice, and Monk.


In the weeks preceding her death, DeHuff checked into two hospitals for respiratory illnesses, and was misdiagnosed both times, being sent home directed to take Tylenol and prescribed an antibiotic for bronchitis, only to have her health worsen. On February 16, 2005, paramedics were rushed to her home after she collapsed, gasping for air. She lost consciousness on the way to the hospital. By the time the doctor discovered her true illness, which was pneumonia, it was too late. Shortly after reaching the hospital, she died of the illness at the age of 30.

Between 2004 and 2005, DeHuff worked on three feature films. One of these, Unbeatable Harold, her final film which was released posthumously, was directed by her husband.


Title Role Date
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
Dragnet Claudia Hellman 2003
Monk Vicki Salinas 2004
CSI: Miami Carrie Delgado 2004
Suspect Zero Katie Potter 2004
See Arnold Run Barbara 2005
Unbeatable Harold Wanda Livingston 2006


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