Kirsten Nelson (b. October 3, 1966, in Oklahoma) is an American actress. She is best known for her portrayal of Chief Karen Vick on the USA Network hit original series Psych. She also directed S8E6 "1967: A Psych Odyssey".


Kirsten Nelson was born on October 3, 1966, in Oklahoma, but was raised in Chicago, Illinois. There she attended Northwestern University and became a founding member of Chicago's Roadworks Theatre Ensemble. Afterward, she moved to Los Angeles, California.

Among Psych, Nelson's other roles include Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The O'Keefes, The Fugitive, Frasier and Boy Meets World.

According to USA Network's "Psych All-Night" event, Kirsten's favorite episode is "There Might Be Blood."


Year Title Role Notes
1993 The Fugitive Betty
1994 The Untouchables Daisy
Baby's Day Out Woman in Park
1996 Ned and Stacey


1997 Three Women of Pain Lani
The Practice Judy Burke
1999 Smut Mrs. Maplethorpe
The Pretender ATF Agent Beth Swik
Boy Meets World Jessica
Thanks Polly Winthrop
2000 Pensacola: Wings of Gold Sgt. Carol Davis/Davidson
Just Shoot Me! Helen
The West Wing Young Dolores Landingham
2002 Buffy the Vampire Slayer Lorraine Ross
Providence Kim
Ally McBeal Connie Dekumbis
2003 The O'Keefes Ellie O'Keefe
2004 Larceny Della
Frasier Ellie
Stuck in the Suburbs Susan Aarons
2005 Without a Trace Ms. MacPherson
Everwood Ellie Beals
War of the Worlds Businesswoman
Mrs. Harris TV Interviewer
2006-2014 Psych Karen Vick Main Cast
2012 NCIS Beth Banks
Warehouse 13 Judy Giltoy
2014 Saint George Ms. Sloan


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