A New York native, Nana was born and raised on the westside, in and around the theater district. The daughter of theatrical parents, Nana's father was a Broadway choreographer, and her mother, a ballet instructor. Nana herself began to study ballet in her mother's studio at age 7, and by the end of high school, was tapping her way to Broadway.
Visitor appeared with Angela Lansbury in the touring production of Gypsy, and later appeared in 42nd Street. Her other stage credits include My One and Only, The Ladies Room at the Tiffany Theater in Los Angeles, and A Musical Jubilee. While still in New York, Nana appeared in the ABC daytime soap operas Ryan's Hope and One Life to Live. Nana made her feature film debut appearing with Ava Gardner in The Sentinel.
Since arriving in Los Angeles in 1985, Nana has appeared in many television shows such as Empty Nest, Murder, She Wrote, Baby Talk, thirtysomething, Jake and the Fatman, L.A. Law, In the Heat of the Night, and Matlock. In addition, Nana starred in the role of Bryn Newhouse on the NBC sitcom Working Girl.
In a busy 2001, Visitor appeared on Broadway playing Roxie Hart in the Tony Award-winning musical Chicago and was also featured on Fox's Dark Angel.
Nana Visitor Facts
|Birth Name||Nana Tucker|
|Birthday||July 26, 1957 (63)|
|Birthplace||New York, New York, USA|
|Height||5' 8" (1m73) How tall is Nana Visitor compared to you?|
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