Nina Siemaszko

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Nina Siemaszko
Born Antonina Jadwiga Siemaszko
(1970-07-14) July 14, 1970 (age 47)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1986–present
Relatives Casey Siemaszko (brother)

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

Life and career[edit]

Siemaszko was born in Chicago. Her father, Konstanty, was a Polish-born Roman Catholic who was a fighter in the Polish Underground, and who survived the Sachsenhausen concentration camp,[citation needed] Her mother, Collette McAllister, was English.[2] 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.[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's smart twin sister, Natalie Anderson, and in 1989 miniseries Lonesome Dove as Janey, a runaway who is killed by Blue Duck. She has starred in a number of TV movies, and in ten Mystery Woman TV movies, the latest of which is Mystery Woman: In the Shadows.[citation needed]

She appeared as an undercover cop in the 1992 film Reservoir Dogs, though her scene was cut from the final released version of the movie. It is available in the deleted scene section on the Reservoir Dogs 10th Anniversary-Special Edition DVD.[3]

She played actress Mia Farrow in the CBS miniseries Sinatra a film about the life of singer Frank Sinatra. In 1992 she played the lead in Wild Orchid II: Two Shades of Blue.[4]

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, Grey's Anatomy and Private Practice.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1986 One More Saturday Night Karen Lundahl
1988 License to Drive Natalie Anderson
1988 Tucker: The Man and His Dream Marilyn Lee Tucker
1989 Lost Angels Merilee
1991 Bed & Breakfast Cassie Wellesly
1991 Wild Orchid II: Two Shades of Blue Blue McDonald
1992 Little Noises Dolores
1993 Saint of Fort Washington, TheThe Saint of Fort Washington Tamsen
1994 Floundering Gal
1994 Airheads Suzzi
1995 Power of Attorney Maria Video
1995 Love and Happiness Nina
1995 American President, TheThe American President Beth Wade
1996 Johns Tiffany
1997 George B. Angela
1997 Suicide Kings Jennifer
1997 Kiss & Tell Shelly
1999 Jakob the Liar Rosa
1999 Big Tease, TheThe Big Tease Betty Fuego
2000 Sleep Easy, Hutch Rimes Holly Proudfit
2008 Haunting of Molly Hartley, TheThe Haunting of Molly Hartley Dr. Amelia Emerson
2011 Lily Look Here Delia Short
2017 Hatred, TheThe Hatred Miriam Completed

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1989 Lonesome Dove Janey "On the Trail"
1990 Enemy of the People, AnAn Enemy of the People Polly Stockman TV film
1992 Sinatra Mia Farrow TV miniseries
1992 Red Shoe Diaries Trudy "Just Like That"
1993 Tales from the Crypt Stella Bishop "Creep Course"
1994 Baby Brokers Leeanne Dees TV film
1994 Chicago Hope Gloria McKinnon "You Gotta Have Heart"
1995 Sawbones Jenny Sloan TV film
1997 Runaway Car Jenny Todd TV film
1998 More Tales of the City Mona Ramsey TV miniseries
1999 Sports Night Holly "What Kind of Day Has It Been?"
1999 Cold Feet Bob "How Much Is That Sex Act in the Window"
2000 Huntress, TheThe Huntress Dorinda Patterson "Springing Tiny"
2000 Darkling, TheThe Darkling Marla Obold TV film
2001 NYPD Blue Debra "Family Ties"
2001 Guardian, TheThe Guardian Suzanna Clemons "The Men from the Boys"
2001 Philly Teresa Wyatt "Fork You Very Much"
2001-06 West Wing, TheThe West Wing Eleanor Bartlet Recurring role
2003 Carol Christmas, AA Carol Christmas Roberta TV film
2004 Judging Amy Christy Wolinsky "Baggage Claim"
2004 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Linley Parker "Bloodlines"
2005-06 Mystery Woman Cassie Hillman TV films
2006 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Claudia Duffy "Maltese Cross"
2006-10 Cold Case Julie Vera "Superstar", "Flashover"
2007 Without a Trace Celia "Clean Up"
2007 Private Practice Kathleen "In which Addison Finds the Magic", "In Which Dell Finds His Fight"
2009 Eli Stone Katie Bochner "Sonoma"
2009 Grey's Anatomy Kate Carlson "No Good at Saying Sorry (One More Chance)"
2009 Mental Mimi Peters "Obsessively Yours"
2009 Saving Grace Heather "That Was No First Kiss"
2010 Past Life Sharon Moody "Running on Empty"
2011 Prime Suspect Peggy "Underwater"
2016 Togetherness Lindsay "Everybody Is Grownups"
2017 American Crime Laura "3.2", "3.3"

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