Mimi Kuzyk

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Mimi Kuzyk
Born (1952-02-21) February 21, 1952 (age 70)
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Years active1979–present

Mimi Kuzyk (born February 21, 1952) is a Canadian actress.


Early life

Kuzyk was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba to Fred and Kay Kuzyk, both of whom are Ukrainian immigrants, and received her early education at the Immaculate Heart of Mary School. [1] She danced with the Rusalka Ukrainian dance group in Winnipeg for 12 years [1] and briefly studied jazz dance at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School.


Kuzyk's film debut was in the 1984 film, He's Fired, She's Hired. [2] Since then, she has had roles in numerous films and television series. Mimi is most noted for playing Detective Patsy Mayo on Hill Street Blues from 1984 to 1986. [2] Kuzyk received a Genie Award nomination for her work in the 2001 Canadian drama Lost and Delirious , and Gemini Award nominations for Best Supporting Actress. [2] In 2001 she was selected to be the parade marshal for the Bloor West Village Ukrainian Festival in Toronto, Ontario. [3]

Kuzyk has also appeared on Murder, She Wrote , Quantum Leap , Doogie Howser, M.D. , The Chris Isaak Show , Alfred Hitchcock Presents , L.A. Law , The Love Boat , Remington Steele , Second City Television , Danger Bay, The Ray Bradbury Theater , Instant Star , Traders , Blue Murder , Total Recall 2070 , NCIS , Kung Fu: The Legend Continues , and The Outer Limits . [2]

Personal life

As of 1996, Kuzyk was married to Greek-born carpenter Manoli and has a daughter Kaliopi. [1] [4]



1988 The Kiss Brenda
1989 Speed Zone Heather ScottAlso known as Cannonball Fever
1995 Malicious Mrs. Gordon
1997 Men with Guns Gwen
1998 Bone Daddy Kim
1999Water DamageEve Preedy
2000 Waking the Dead Adele Green [2]
2001 Lost and Delirious Eleanor Bannet [2]
2002Fairytales and PornographyLucille [2]
2002 Phase IV Diana Holt [2]
2003 The Human Stain Professor Delphine Roux [2]
2004 The Final Cut Thelma [2]
2004 The Day After Tomorrow Secretary of State [2]
2004 A Different Loyalty Leslie Quennell [2]
2005 The Last Sign Isabel [2]
2006 Kardia Hope
2007 Still Small Voices Dr. Elaine Trussle
2007HomecomingMotherShort film
2008 Camille Mrs. Samuels [5]
2012The AuditionSherri DawsonShort film
2012Your Side of the BedWendy
2013 Sex After Kids Dolores
2015 After the Ball Bella Shapiro
2015SteelAunt Margret
2016Deadly VoltageMilly
2016 Special Correspondents Secretary of State
2016 A Family Man Bernadine
2021 The Righteous Ethel Mason


1979 Second City Television ExtraEpisode: "Fantasy Island"
1980 Bizarre VariousTelevision series
1983 Loving Friends and Perfect Couples Unknown2 episodes
1983 The Littlest Hobo Irina / Paula2 episodes
1984 Remington Steele Mariah TaylorEpisode: "Steele Eligible"
1984He's Fired, She's HiredMaureen McCulloughTelevision film [2]
1984–86 Hill Street Blues Detective Patsy MayoMain role
1985 Striker's Mountain TrishaTelevision film
1985 Hotel Laura TempleEpisode: "Echoes"
1986 Blind Justice Cathy AndersonTelevision film
1986 The Love Boat Nancy BrownEpisode: "The Will / Deja Vu / The Prediction"
1986 Starman Liz BaynesEpisode: "The Return"
1986Miles to Go...SuzanneTelevision film
1986–87 Heart of the City Judge Barton2 episodes
1986–87 L.A. Law A.D.A. Marilyn Feldman2 episodes
1987 The Hope Division Anne RussellTelevision film
1987Family SinsSara BurkeTelevision film [2]
1987 Danger Bay MotherEpisode: "The Dying Swan"
1988 Street Legal Amanda DublinskiEpisode: "Whose Woods Are These"
1988NightingalesLiz McCarrenTelevision film
1989 Alfred Hitchcock Presents Betty KingEpisode: "Skeleton in the Closet"
1989 Highway to Heaven Debra StoneEpisode: "The Silent Bell"
1989–90 Wolf Connie BacarriMain role
1990 CBS Schoolbreak Special Frances KingstonEpisode: "Maggie's Secret"
1990 Doogie Howser, M.D. Madam FeldbloomEpisode: "C'est la Vinnie"
1991 Quantum Leap Dr. Donna EleeseEpisode: "The Leap Back"
1991 The Hidden Room Woman in the Hidden RoomHost
1991False ArrestNadineTelevision Film
1992 Stormy Weathers Gloria ChaseTelevision film
1992 The Ray Bradbury Theater Lena AuffmannEpisode: "The Happiness Machine"
1993 Counterstrike Dr. Sharon RayneEpisode: "Free to Kill"
1993 Matrix Julia DunnEpisode: "Moths to a Flame"
1993 Street Legal Ellen LevittEpisode: "What's Love Got to Do with It?"
1994I Know My Son Is AliveLauraTelevision film
1994 Murder, She Wrote Athena "Tina" PoulosEpisode: "The Dying Game"
1994The Lifeforce ExperimentJessica SaundersTelevision film [2]
1994 SeaQuest DSV Laura HuxleyEpisode: "Sympathy for the Deep"
1994 Kung Fu: The Legend Continues Judge ReynoldsEpisode: "The Innocent"
1995DerbyNita ChambersTelevision film
1995 The Outer Limits Dr. Leslie McKennaEpisode: "Birthright"
1995 Little Criminals RitaTelevision film
1996Her Desperate ChoicesDr. BaskinTelevision film
1996–98 Traders Pauline DruryRecurring role
1997 Dead Silence Donna HarkstrawnTelevision film
1997Breach of Faith: A Family of Cops IIMrs. IvanovTelevision film
1997 Poltergeist: The Legacy Dr. Mary AlcottEpisode: "The New Guard"
1997 Psi Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal Carolyn StarlingEpisode: "Second Sight / Chocolate Soldier"
1997 Any Mother's Son Peggy EvansTelevision film
1997The Defenders: PaybackCamille PrestonTelevision film
1997 Every 9 Seconds CarolTelevision film
1998The Defenders: Choice of EvilsCamille PrestonTelevision film
1998 F/X: The Series Madame OlgaEpisode: "Evil Eye"
1998 My Date with the President's Daughter Carol RichmondTelevision film [2]
1998The Defenders: Taking the FirstCamille PrestonTelevision film
1999Blue MoonNora KeatingTelevision film
1999 The Hunt for the Unicorn Killer Barbra BronfmanTelevision film
1999 Total Recall 2070 Jackson RamiEpisode: "Personal Effects"
1999 Strange Justice Marion GrayTelevision film [2]
1999Cruel JusticeElaine MetcalfTelevision film [2]
1999 Thrill Seekers Eleanor GraysonTelevision film
1999 In the Company of Spies Karen MarkoTelevision film
2000 The Golden Spiders: A Nero Wolfe Mystery Laura FrommTelevision film
2000The Deadly Look of LoveMrs. MurdockTelevision film
2000 Soul Food Judge DrexelEpisode: "What Women Want"
2000 Our Hero Mila StiglicEpisode: "1.5" [2]
2001Dying to DanceKathleen MonroeTelevision film
2001–04 Blue Murder Kay BarrowMain role
2002 The Chris Isaak Show Betty Gaylen-Petty3 episodes
2003111 Gramercy ParkJoanne KarnegianUnsold television pilot
2004 I Do (But I Don't) Cookie CrandallTelevision film
2004Kink in My HairIrisTelevision film
2005 The L Word IsabelEpisode: "Lynch Pin"
2005 Kevin Hill Judge Polk2 episodes
2005DescentMarsha CrawfordTelevision film
2005 Missing ReneeEpisode: "Looking for Mr. Wright"
2005 The Hunt for the BTK Killer Mrs. MagidaTelevision film
2006 NCIS Ginger StevensonEpisode: "Bloodbath"
2006 Angela's Eyes Karen BenchEpisode: "Open Your Eyes"
2006 A Christmas Wedding KatharineTelevision film
2007 Ghost Whisperer Janet BristowEpisode: "Dead to Rights"
2008 XIII: The Conspiracy Sally SheridanTelevision miniseries [2]
2008–09 Sophie Judith ParkerRegular role
2009 The Border Slade's MotherEpisode: "Killer Debt"
2010 Castle Sheila BlaineEpisode: "A Rose For Everafter"
2010 Cold Case Annabelle BennetEpisode: "Free Love"
2011 The Listener Jeanne RaymondEpisode: "Eye of the Storm"
2011 Covert Affairs Nurse JanEpisode: "World Leader Pretend"
2011 Against the Wall Pat McCloskeyEpisode: "Countdown to Meltdown"
2011 InSecurity DM Caplan2 episodes
2012Pegasus Vs. ChimeraQueen CariaTelevision film
2013 Bomb Girls AlmaEpisode: "The Quickening"
2013 Lucky 7 RuthEpisode: "Pilot"
2013 The Husband She Met Online Doris MillerTelevision film
2013 A Very Merry Mix-Up JudithTelevision film
2014Sorority SurrogateMaureen DarlingtonTelevision film
2015 The Strain Mrs. Taylor2 episodes
2015 Lost Girl Judge MegaeraEpisode: "Judgment Fae"
2015–2018 Unreal Dr. Olive GoldbergRecurring role
2016 Murdoch Mysteries Judith BaxterEpisode: "Unlucky in Love"
2016 Private Eyes Nora Everett2 episodes
2016 Incorporated MarshaEpisode: "Vertical Mobility"
2016 Designated Survivor Senior NSA OfficialEpisode: "The Blueprint"
2016–2018 Shadowhunters Imogen HerondaleGuest (Season 1), 1 episode
Recurring (Seasons 2 & 3), 6 episodes
2017 Workin' Moms Eleanor GalperinRecurring role
2018 Star Trek: Short Treks Siobhan TillyEpisode: "Runaway"

Video games

2013 Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist President Caldwell(voice)

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