Everwood and Star Trek: Insurrection Actress Stephanie Niznik Dead at 52

Stephanie Niznik

Stephanie Niznik

Star Trek actress Stephanie Niznik has died aged just 52-year-old.

Fox News says the star reportedly died unexpectedly on June 23 in Encino, California, according to Variety.

She played the role of a sweet neighbor of the Brown family.

Her film credits include THE TWILIGHT OF THE GOLDS (1996), DEAR GOD (1996), STAR TREK: INSURRECTION (1998), MEMORIAL DAY (1998), ANYWHERE BUT HERE (1999) and THE TWENTY (2009).

Before landing a recurrent position with Diagnosis Murder, she also appeared on shows like Nash Bridges and Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman.

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The actress also enjoyed a small role in a range of series including CSI: Miami and Grey's Anatomy.

No cause of death has been given at this time. Niznik returned to the franchise to play the Wraith in the show's Rogue Planet episode, Star Trek after watching the movie Star Trek.

A native of Bangor, Maine, she originally meant to become a geneticist before graduating from Duke U. with majors in theater and Russian. She was born in Bangor, Maine and graduated from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina with her Master's degree in Fine Arts.

She was an active volunteer in hunger, children, and animal rescue organization.

The second the information of her dying was introduced on social media, there have been reactions from her co-workers and followers. Niznik survives by her mother, stepmother, brother and lawyer, and her niece, nephews, aunt and uncle, and Nucleus and Jake, her beloved dogs.

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