Mimi Kuzyk

Mimi Kuzyk
Born (1952-02-21) February 21, 1952
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Occupation Actress
Years active 1979present

Mimi Kuzyk (born February 21, 1952) is a Canadian actress.

She was born in Winnipeg, to Fred and Kay Kuzyk, both of whom are Ukrainian immigrants, and received her early education at the Immaculate Heart of Mary School.[1] She danced with the Rusalka Ukrainian dance group in Winnipeg for 12 years[1] and briefly studied jazz dance at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School.

Her film debut was in the 1984 film, He's Hired, She's Fired.[2] Since then she has had roles in numerous films and television series. Mimi is most noted for playing Detective Patsy Mayo on Hill Street Blues[2] from 1984 to 1986. She received a Genie Award nomination for her work in the 2001 Canadian drama Lost and Delirious, and Gemini Award nominations for Best Supporting Actress.[2] In 2001 she was selected to be the parade marshal for the Bloor West Village Ukrainian Festival in Toronto.[3]

She has also appeared on: Murder, She Wrote, Quantum Leap, Doogie Howser, M.D., The Chris Isaak Show, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, L.A. Law, The Love Boat, Remington Steele, Second City TV,The Ray Bradbury Theater, Instant Star, Traders, Blue Murder, Total Recall 2070, NCIS, Kung Fu: The Legend Continues, and The Outer Limits.[2]

As of 1996, she was married to Greek-born carpenter Manolin Kourtikakis and has a daughter Kaliopi.[1]



Year Title Role Notes
1988 Kiss, TheThe Kiss Brenda
1989 Speed Zone Heather Scott AKA, Cannonball Fever
1995 Malicious Mrs. Gordon
1997 Men with Guns Gwen
1998 Bone Daddy Kim
1999 Water Damage Eve Preedy
2000 Waking the Dead Adele Green [2]
2001 Lost and Delirious Eleanor Bannet [2]
2002 Fairytales and Pornography Lucille [2]
2002 Phase IV Diana Holt [2]
2003 Human Stain, TheThe Human Stain Prof. Delphine Roux [2]
2004 Final Cut, TheThe Final Cut Thelma [2]
2004 Day After Tomorrow, TheThe Day After Tomorrow Secretary of State [2]
2004 Different Loyalty, AA Different Loyalty Leslie Quennell [2]
2005 Last Sign, TheThe Last Sign Isabel [2]
2006 Kardia Hope
2007 Still Small Voices Dr. Elaine Trussle
2007 Homecoming Mother Short film
2008 Camille Ms. Samuels [4]
2012 Audition, TheThe Audition Sherri Dawson Short film
2012 Your Side of the Bed Wendy
2013 Sex After Kids Dolores
2015 After the Ball Bella Shapiro
2015 Steel Aunt Margret
2016 Deadly Voltage Milly
2016 Special Correspondents Secretary of State


Year Title Role Notes
1980 Bizarre Various TV series
1983 Loving Friends and Perfect Strangers TV series
1983 Littlest Hobo, TheThe Littlest Hobo Irina / Paula "Winner Take All", "Born to Run"
1984 Remington Steele Mariah Taylor "Steele Eligible"
1984 He's Fired, She's Hired Maureen McCullough TV film[2]
1984-86 Hill Street Blues Det. Patsy Mayo Main role
1985 Striker's Mountain Trisha TV film
1985 Hotel Laura Temple "Echoes"
1986 Blind Justice Cathy Anderson TV film
1986 Love Boat, TheThe Love Boat Nancy Brown "The Will/Deja Vu/The Prediction"
1986 Starman Liz Baynes "The Return"
1986 Miles to Go... Suzanne TV film
1986-87 Heart of the City Judge Barton "A Rough Ride on Life's Merry-Go-Round", "Beauty and a Couple of Beasts"
1986-87 L.A. Law A.D.A. Marilyn Feldman "Gibbon Take", "Oy Vey! Wilderness!"
1987 Hope Division, TheThe Hope Division Anne Russell TV film
1987 Family Sins Sara Burke TV film[2]
1987 Danger Bay Mother "The Dying Swan"
1988 Street Legal Amanda Dublinski "Whose Woods Are These"
1988 Nightingales Liz McCarren TV film
1989 Alfred Hitchcock Presents Betty King "Skeleton in the Closet"
1989 Highway to Heaven Debra Stone "The Silent Bell"
1989-90 Wolf Connie Bacarri Main role
1990 CBS Schoolbreak Special Frances Kingston "Maggie's Secret"
1990 Doogie Howser, M.D. Madam Feldbloom "C'est la Vinnie"
1991 Quantum Leap Dr. Donna Eleese "The Leap Back"
1991 Hidden Room, TheThe Hidden Room Woman in the Hidden Room Regular role
1992 Stormy Weathers Gloria Chase TV film
1992 Ray Bradbury Theater, TheThe Ray Bradbury Theater Lena Auffmann "The Happiness Machine"
1993 Counterstrike Dr. Sharon Rayne "Free to Kill"
1993 Matrix Julia Dunn "Moths to a Flame"
1993 Street Legal Ellen Levitt "What's Love Got to Do with It?"
1994 I Know My Son Is Alive Laura TV film
1994 Murder, She Wrote Athena "Tina" Poulos "The Dying Game"
1994 Lifeforce Experiment, TheThe Lifeforce Experiment Jessica Saunders TV film[2]
1994 seaQuest DSV Laura Huxley "Sympathy for the Deep"
1994 Kung Fu: The Legend Continues Judge Reynolds "The Innocent"
1995 Derby Nita Chambers TV film
1995 Outer Limits, TheThe Outer Limits Dr. Leslie McKenna "Birthright"
1995 Little Criminals Rita TV film
1996 Her Desperate Choices Dr. Baskin TV film
1996-98 Traders Pauline Drury Recurring role
1997 Dead Silence Donna Harkstrawn TV film
1997 Breach of Faith: A Family of Cops II Mrs. Ivanov TV film
1997 Poltergeist: The Legacy Dr. Mary Alcott "The New Guard"
1997 Psi Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal Carolyn Starling "Second Sight/Chocolate Soldier"
1997 Any Mother's Son Peggy Evans TV film
1997 Defenders: Payback, TheThe Defenders: Payback Camille Preston TV film
1997 Every 9 Seconds Carol TV film
1998 Defenders: Choice of Evils, TheThe Defenders: Choice of Evils Camille Preston TV film
1998 F/X: The Series Madame Olga "Evil Eye"
1998 My Date with the President's Daughter Carol Richmond TV film[2]
1998 Defenders: Taking the First, TheThe Defenders: Taking the First Camille Preston TV film
1999 Blue Moon Nora Keating TV film
1999 Hunt for the Unicorn Killer, TheThe Hunt for the Unicorn Killer Barbra Bronfman TV film
1999 Total Recall 2070 Jackson Rami "Personal Effects"
1999 Strange Justice Marion Gray TV film[2]
1999 Cruel Justice Elaine Metcalf TV film[2]
1999 Thrill Seekers Eleanor Grayson TV film
1999 In the Company of Spies Karen Marko TV film
2000 Golden Spiders: A Nero Wolfe Mystery, TheThe Golden Spiders: A Nero Wolfe Mystery Laura Fromm TV film
2000 Deadly Look of Love, TheThe Deadly Look of Love Mrs. Murdock TV film
2000 Soul Food Judge Drexel "What Women Want"
2000 Our Hero Mila Stiglic "1.5"[2]
2001 Dying to Dance Kathleen Monroe TV film
2001-04 Blue Murder Kay Barrow Main role
2002 Chris Isaak Show, TheThe Chris Isaak Show Betty Gaylen-Petty "Family Ties", "Mysterious Hearts", "Gimme Shelter"
2003 111 Gramercy Park Joanne Karnegian Unsold TV pilot
2004 I Do (But I Don't) Cookie TV film
2004 Kink in My Hair Iris TV film
2005 L Word, TheThe L Word Isabel "Lynch Pin"
2005 Kevin Hill Judge Polk "Homeland Insecurity", "Losing Isn't Everything"
2005 Descent Marsha Crawford TV film
2005 Missing Renee "Looking for Mr. Wright"
2005 Hunt for the BTK Killer, TheThe Hunt for the BTK Killer Mrs. Magida TV film
2006 NCIS Ginger Stevenson "Bloodbath"
2006 Angela's Eyes Karen Bench "Open Your Eyes"
2006 Christmas Wedding, AA Christmas Wedding Katharine TV film
2007 Ghost Whisperer Janet Bristow "Dead to Rights"
2008 XIII: The Conspiracy Sally Sheridan TV miniseries[2]
2008-09 Sophie Judith Parker Regular role
2010 Castle Sheila Blaine "A Rose Everafter"
2010 Cold Case Annabelle Bennet "Free Love"
2011 Listener, TheThe Listener Jeanne Raymond "Eye of the Storm"
2011 Covert Affairs Nurse Jan "World Leader Pretend"
2011 Against the Wall Pat McCloskey "Countdown to Meltdown"
2011 InSecurity DM Caplan "Anger Management", "I Spy Peter"
2012 Pegasus Vs. Chimera Queen Caria TV film
2013 Bomb Girls Alma "The Quickening"
2013 Lucky 7 Ruth "Pilot"
2013 Husband She Met Online, TheThe Husband She Met Online Doris Miller TV film
2013 Very Merry Mix-Up, AA Very Merry Mix-Up Judith TV film
2014 Surrogate's Terror, AA Surrogate's Terror Maureen Darlington TV film
2015 Strain, TheThe Strain Mrs. Taylor "Fort Defiance"
2015 Lost Girl Judge Megaera "Judgment Fae"
2015-present Unreal Dr. Olive Goldberg Recurring role
2016 Murdoch Mysteries Judith Baxter "Unlucky in Love"
2016 Shadowhunters Imogen Herondale "Blood Calls to Blood"
2016 Private Eyes Nora Everett "Family Jewels"


  1. 1 2 3 Guly, Christopher (November 17, 1996), "Mimi Kuzyk: The Canadian sequel", the Ukrainian Weekly, 54 (46), retrieved 2011-12-11
  2. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 Brennan, Sandra, "Mimi Kuzyk", The New York Times, retrieved 2011-12-11
  3. Klufas, Jurij (October 14, 2001), "35,000 crowd North America's largest Ukrainian street festival", the Ukrainian Weekly, 59 (41), retrieved 2011-12-11
  4. Sophie: Cast, CBC, retrieved 2011-12-11
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