The comely blonde supporting actress Diane Neal is best known for her ongoing portrayal of District Attorney Casey Novak on the blockbuster series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. Her resumé also includes appearances in such direct-to-video exploitationers as Dracula II: Ascension and Dracula III: Legacy.
Biography by Nathan Southern
- Was a competitive figure skater in her youth.
- Prior to pursuing acting, worked as a model and studied biblical archaeology in Israel and Egypt.
- Attended New York's Atlantic Theater Company Acting School.
- After smoking two packs of cigarettes a day for eight years, became a spokeswoman for the American Legacy Foundation's Circle of Friends, a program designed to help women quit smoking.
- Before joining Law & Order: Special Victims Unit as a regular in 2003, she guest starred on a 2001 episode as a different character.
- In May 2010, she joined the rotating cast of Nora and Delia Ephron's Off-Broadway play Love, Loss and What I Wore.
- Performs stand-up comedy.