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Kirsten Nelson

Kirsten Nelson (born October 3, 1970) is an American actress and director. Born in Oklahoma, though raised in Chicago, Nelson attended Northwestern University and became a founding member of Chicago's Roadworks Theatre Ensemble before moving to Los Angeles. She starred in the USA Network dramedy Psych, where her character, Chief Karen Vick, is promoted to Chief of Police in Santa Barbara in Season 2. Nelson’s other roles include roles on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The O'Keefes (as Ellie O’Keefe), Baby's Day Out, The Fugitive, Frasier, Ally McBeal, The West Wing, Just Shoot Me! and Boy Meets World. Nelson is a Lutheran.

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Oct 3, 1970 In Enid, Oklahoma, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The Fugitive 1993-08-06
Latest Project:
Movie Psych: The Movie 2017-12-07
Known For
Poster of Psych
Poster of Stuck in the Suburbs
Poster of The West Wing
Poster of Thanks
Movie Psych: The Movie Karen Vick 2017-12-07
Series Eli Stone Unknown 2008-01-31
Series Psych Karen Vick 2006-07-07
Movie Stuck in the Suburbs Susan Aarons 2004-07-16
Series The O'Keefes 2003-05-22
Series Without a Trace Unknown 2002-09-26
Series Everwood Unknown 2002-09-16
Series Malcolm in the Middle Unknown 2000-01-09
Series Providence Unknown 1999-01-08
Series Thanks 1999-08-02
Series The West Wing Unknown 1999-09-22
Series Ally McBeal 1997-09-08
Series Buffy the Vampire Slayer Unknown 1997-03-10
Series The Practice Unknown 1997-03-04
Series The Pretender Unknown 1996-09-19
Series Boy Meets World Unknown 1993-09-24
Series Frasier Ellie 1993-09-16
Movie The Fugitive Betty 1993-08-06