Born in Oklahoma and raised in Chicago, Nelson attended Northwestern University and then went on to become one of the founding members of Chicago's Roadworks Theatre Ensemble before moving to Los Angeles.
Nelson's numerous television credits include recurring roles on Everwood and Buffy the Vampire Slayer as well as guest appearances on The West Wing, Frasier, and Malcolm in the Middle. Other television credits include Without A Trace, Ally McBeal, Providence, Just Shoot Me, Boy Meets World, The Practice and The O'Keefe's.
Film credits include last summer's blockbuster War of the Worlds directed by Steven Spielberg and the HBO film Mrs. Harris.
Nelson lives in Los Angeles.
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