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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 2: Lassie Come Home 2020-07-15
Known For
Poster of War of the Worlds
Poster of Thanks
Poster of Baby's Day Out
Poster of The Fugitive
Movie Psych 2: Lassie Come Home Karen Vick 2020-07-15
Movie Psych: The Movie Karen Vick 2017-12-07
Movie Psych: The Musical Karen Vick 2013-12-15
Series Warehouse 13 Judy Giltoy 2009-07-07
Series Eli Stone Unknown 2008-01-31
Series Psych Karen Vick 2006-07-07
Movie War of the Worlds Businesswoman 2005-06-28
Series Bones Nina Slocum 2005-09-13
Movie Stuck in the Suburbs Susan Aarons 2004-07-16
Series The O'Keefes Unknown 2003-05-22
Series Everwood Unknown 2002-09-16
Series Without a Trace Ms. McPherson 2002-09-26
Series Malcolm in the Middle Jeanie 2000-01-09
Series Providence Unknown 1999-01-08
Series The West Wing Unknown 1999-09-22
Series Thanks 1999-08-02
Series The Practice Unknown 1997-03-04
Series Buffy the Vampire Slayer Lorraine Ross 1997-03-10
Series Ally McBeal Unknown 1997-09-08
Series The Pretender Unknown 1996-09-19
Movie Baby's Day Out Woman in Park 1994-07-01
Movie The Fugitive Betty 1993-08-06
Series Frasier Ellie 1993-09-16
Series Boy Meets World Unknown 1993-09-24