Stacey Nelkin

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Stacey Nelkin
Born (1959-09-10) September 10, 1959 (age 61)
Years active1978–present
(m. 1987; div. 1991)

Marco Greenberg

Stacey Nelkin (born September 10, 1959) is an American film and television actress.



Nelkin starred as Bonnie Sue Chisholm in four episodes of the CBS western miniseries The Chisholms (1979).[1] When the miniseries resumed in 1980, she was up for the role in the miniseries but turned it down to take a role as Candy on Up the Academy. Delta Burke starred in the role of Bonnie Sue instead of Stacey.

She appeared in the horror film Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982) as Ellie Grimbridge.[2][3] Around the same time, Nelkin was scheduled to appear in the film Blade Runner. She had been cast as Mary, a sixth Nexus-6 replicant that escapes from "off-world" and comes to Earth, but budget constraints resulted in her part being cut from the film early in the period of principal photography. Before being cast as Mary, she had done a screen test for the role of Pris but the role ultimately went to Daryl Hannah. Nelkin's screen test appears on Disc 4 of the collector's edition DVD set. Nelkin has made guest appearances in several TV series, including CHiPs, The A-Team, Eight Is Enough, 1st & Ten and Hunter.

Her best-known TV role was on the soap opera Generations (1990) as Christy Russell.

Relationship expert[edit]

Nelkin is a self-styled "relationship expert" and has her own YouTube channel and a website.[4] She wrote a book called You Can’t Afford to Break Up: How an Empty Wallet and a Dirty Mind Can Save Your Relationship.[5] For a time, she was a frequent guest on the program Fox & Friends.

Substance abuse professional[edit]

In 2008, Nelkin began a career in drama therapy and today is a substance abuse professional and Certified Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC).

In February 2016, Nelkin began treating dually diagnosed individuals with mental health and substance abuse issues through the Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services Program (OASAS) at The Bridge, a New York-based $65 million agency that provides housing and behavioral health services to 3,200 New Yorkers annually. Since June 2016, she has served as an intake and CASAC counselor at The Bridge.

Personal life[edit]

According to Nelkin, Woody Allen's film Manhattan (1979) was based on her romantic relationship with the director, whom she met when she was 16 on the set of Annie Hall. Her bit part in that film ended up on the cutting room floor, and their relationship began when she was 17 years old and a student at New York’s Stuyvesant High School, and Allen was 42.[6] Allen has said that they dated for a time, but that Nelkin was not underage.[7]

Nelkin is currently married to Marco Greenberg,[8] and was married to actor Barry Bostwick from 1987 to 1991. She has been married three times.




Year Title Role Notes
1979 California Dreaming Marsha
1980 Serial Marlene
1980 Up the Academy Candy
1981 Going Ape! Cynthia
1982 Halloween III: Season of the Witch Ellie Grimbridge
1983 Yellowbeard Triola
1983 Get Crazy Susie Allen
1993 Desperate Motive Bank Teller
1994 Bullets over Broadway Rita
1996 Everything Relative Katie Kessler
2008 Breaking Pattern Joanie Short
2010 12 Floors Up Margot Reese Short
2015 Dante and Beatrice: A Family Film Short


Year Title Role Notes
1978 CHiPs Marge Episode: "Hitch-Hiking Hitch"
1978 Eight Is Enough Linda Episode: "The Lost Weekend"
1978 Fish Episode: "For the Love of Mike"
1978 The Paper Chase Tracy Ford Episode: "The Man Who Would Be King"[12]
1978 The Waltons Mary Frances Conover Episode: "The Calling"
1978 Like Mom, Like Me Tao Wolf TV film
1979 The Triangle Factory Fire Scandal Gina TV film
1979 The Chisholms Bonnie Sue Chisholm TV miniseries
1979 The Last Convertible Sheila Garrigan TV miniseries
1980 Children of Divorce Andrea Hoffman TV film
1981 Trapper John, M.D. Kim "A Family Affair"
1982 The Adventures of Pollyanna Cora Spencer TV film
1984 The Jerk, Too Marie Van Buren TV film
1984 Simon & Simon Linda Sanborn Episode: "Deep Cover"
1985 Finder of Lost Loves Donna Sinclair Episode: "Aftershocks"
1985 The A-Team Lisa Perry Episode: "Waste 'Em!"
1985 The Fall Guy Rhonda Payne Episode: "Femme Fatale"
1985 Murder, She Wrote Cheryl Lodge Episode: "Reflections of the Mind"
1985 The Insiders Episodee: "After the Fox"
1986 Crazy Like a Fox Episode: "Just Another Fox in the Crowd"
1986 The Twilight Zone Faith Carlson Episode: "A Day in Beaumont"
1989 1st & Ten: The Championship Dr. Death's Girlfriend Episode: "Mind Games"
1990 The Yum Yums: The Day Things Went Sour (voice) TV series
1990 Generations Christy Russell TV series
1990 The Adventures of Don Coyote and Sancho Panda Additional voices
1991 Hunter Barbara Episode: "Ex Marks the Spot"
1993 Basic Values: Sex, Shock & Censorship in the 90's Patty Turner TV film
1994 Ride with the Wind Steph TV film
2009 Fringe Reporter Episode: "Midnight"


  1. ^ O'Connor, John J. (March 29, 1979). "TV: CBS's 'Chisholms' Hit 6‐Hour Oregon Trail". The New York Times. p. 22.
  2. ^ Bilmes, Joshua (28 October 1982). "Third Halloween - half as scary". Michigan Daily. Retrieved 2011-02-01.
  3. ^ Collum, Jason Paul (2004), Assault of the killer B's: interviews with 20 cult film actresses, McFarland, p. 133, ISBN 978-0-7864-1818-3
  4. ^ "The Daily Affair". About. Archived from the original on February 21, 2015.
  5. ^ You Can’t Afford to Break Up: How an Empty Wallet and a Dirty Mind Can Save Your Relationship. ISBN 9781440181290.
  6. ^ Nelki, Stacey (April 7, 2011). "Stacey Nelkin: Actress, Sexpert". The Howard Stern Show.
  7. ^ Allen, Woody (February 7, 2014). "Woody Allen Speaks Out". The New York Times. Retrieved February 9, 2014. Last week a woman named Stacey Nelkin, whom I had dated many years ago, came forward to the press to tell them that when Mia and I first had our custody battle 21 years ago, Mia had wanted her to testify that she had been underage when I was dating her, despite the fact this was untrue. Stacey refused.
  8. ^ Tech, Springthistle (March 13, 2014). "March 14-21". B'nai Jeshurun.
  9. ^ "Stacey Nelkin List of Movies and TV Shows". TV Guide.
  10. ^ "Stacey Nelkin | Movies and Filmography". AllMovie.
  11. ^ "Stacey Nelkin". Moviefone.
  12. ^ "The Paper Chase: A Day In The Life Of …".

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