Diane Neal

Active - 2003 - 2013  |   Born - Nov 17, 1975 in Alexandria, Virginia, United States  |   Genres - Drama, Horror

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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.

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  • 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.