Stephanie Niznik, 'Star Trek' and 'Grey's Anatomy' actress, dead at 52

Stephanie Niznik, the actress who worked on 'Star Trek: Insurrection' died at the of 52 in California. The reason behind the incident is yet to be revealed.

                            Stephanie Niznik, 'Star Trek' and 'Grey's Anatomy' actress, dead at 52

Actress Stephanie Niznik who has appeared in 'Star Trek: Insurrection' and 'Everwood', died unexpectedly in Encino, California on June 23 at the age of 52.

The actress who is most popular for playing the role of Nina Feeney in 'Everwood'. She was the sweet neighbor of the Brown family and the eventual love interest of Treat Williams’s Dr. Andy Brown. The role appeared throughout all four seasons. 

Actress Stephanie Niznik. (Source: Getty Images)

She also worked on shows such as 'Diagnosis Murder', 'Dr. Quinn: Medicine Woman', 'NCIS, Lost' and 'Grey’s Anatomy'.  She has been working as an actor since 1994 and debuted as Diana in the film, 'Exit to Eden'. She hasn't worked on shows or films since 2009 when she was seen in the film 'The Twenty' and 'NCIS: Lost'. She was born in Bangor, Maine and received her Master's degree in Fine Arts from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.

According to a report in Variety,  Niznik wanted to become a geneticist before graduating from Duke U with majors in Russian and Theatre. She then pursued masters at Cal Arts after which she began acting with roles in series including 'Vanishing Son' and 'Murder She Wrote'. The actor appeared in short roles on 'Nash Bridges' and 'Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman' before she landed a recurring role in 'Diagnosis Murder'.

Niznik was also involved with volunteering for children and animal rescue organization and was a part of Four Winds Heart-Centered Healing. Niznik is survived by her mother, stepfather; brother and sister-law; her niece, nephews; aunt, uncle; and her beloved dogs Nucleus and Jake.

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