Thursday, October 30, 2014

Actress ELIZABETH NORMENT 1952-2014 "House of Cards"

Stage, television and screen actress Elizabeth Norment (December 31, 1952 - October 13, 2014), who most recently appeared in Netflix's "House of Cards," has died at the age of 61.

Owner of Leading Artists Talent Agency, Diane Bush, which represented Norment, confirmed the news this morning. Norment died on Oct. 13 at at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

-- Broadway World

An actress with a long-established history in television, film and theatre, Elizabeth Norment's most substantial onscreen career role came as secretary Nancy Kaufberger in David Fincher's remake of the classic British drama series "House of Cards" (Netflix 2013). While she made guest appearances in many other high-profile television shows, including "Doogie Howser, MD" (ABC 1989-1993) , "ER" (NBC 1994-2009), "Party of Five" (Fox 1994-2000) and "Law and Order" (NBC 1990-2010), her resume was also notable for small parts in the Gene Wilder-starring romantic comedy "The Woman in Red" (1984) and the Mira Sorvino and Lisa Kudrow slapstick comedy "Romy and Michele's High School Reunion" (1997). Born in Washington and partly raised in Japan and Germany while her father was in the CIA, Norment began acting professionally in 1980 following her graduation from Yale University, when she was invited to join Robert Brustein's American Repertory Theatre (ART). Developing a career in theatre before she transferred to the screen, many of Norment's early roles were with companies such as Milwaukee Repertory Theatre and the Colony Theater in Los Angeles. She credited much of her success to her early work in Shakespeare, once citing her roles in the comedies "As You Like It" and "Much Ado About Nothing" as her breakthroughs: "A lot of people in the business either saw them or heard about them. I've been working steadily ever since."

-- TCM

Elizabeth Norment Bio from

Another Part of the Forest

The Peccadillo Theater Company, 2010

Elizabeth Norment (Lavinia) New York: Blithe Spirit (Broadway), A Picasso (Manhattan Theatre Club), Dead City (World Premiere/New Georges), Roundabout Theatre, Public Theatre, Lucille Lortel. Nationally: American Repertory Theatre (three seasons); Oregon Shakespeare Festival (four seasons); The Year Of Magical Thinking, Wit, An Ideal Husband, A Delicate Balance (Milwaukee Rep); The Clean House (World Premiere/Yale Rep); The Magic Fire, Lake Hollywood (Guthrie); The Goat (Philadelhia Theatre Company), Sight Unseen (World Premiere/South Coast Rep); Oedipus The King (Clarence Brown); Homebody/Kabul (Ace Morgan); Berkshire Theatre Festival; Berkeley Rep; Ahmanson Theatre; Mark Taper Forum; TheatreWorks. Television: Law and Order (recurring), E.R., and numerous primetime series. Proud survivor of the Yale School of Drama.

-- Michael Cassara Casting

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