( b. Dec 31, 1952 Washington, District of Columbia, USA - d. Oct 13, 2014 New York, New York, USA ) Female
Elizabeth Norment was a veteran actress who played the loyal executive secretary Nancy Kaufberger to Kevin Spacey's wicked politician Frank Underwood on the Netflix series "House of Cards." Norment also played Judge Arlene Brewer on three episodes over a six-year span on "Law & Order" and appeared in guest roles on such shows as "St. Elsewhere," "Party of Five," "ER," "Mad About You" and "Blue Bloods."
Earlier, she showed up on the Steven Bochco series "L.A. Law," "Hooperman" and "Doogie Howser, M.D." Norment had small roles in the films "The Woman in Red" (1984), "Runaway" (1984) and "Romy and Michele's High School Reunion" (1997) and played Eunice Kennedy in the 1985 CBS miniseries "Robert Kennedy and His Times."
A native of Washington, D.C., whose father was an administrator in the CIA, Norment received a master's degree from the Yale School of Drama in 1979 and joined Robert Brustein's American Repertory Theatre as a founding member. She headed to Southern California in 1983 to play an ingenue opposite Peter Ustinov in Beethoven's Tenth at the Ahmanson Theatre.
In 1990, Norment's career took off after she starred as Rosalind and Beatrice, respectively, in As You Like It and Much Ado About Nothing at the Grove Shakespeare Festival in Garden Grove, Calif.
"A lot of people in the business either saw them or heard about [those performances]," she told the Los Angeles Times in 1991 as she prepared to play Portia in another Shakespeare classic, The Merchant of Venice. "I've been working steadily ever since."
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
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