Barbara Niven Biography

Updated On Jul 22, 2017 Published On Jul 03, 2016
Facts of Barbara Niven
Date of Birth: 1953 , February-26
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 feet 5 inch
Name Michael Shanks
Birth Name Michael Garrett Shanks
Father Peter Moore Smith
Nationality Canadian
Birth Place/City Vancouver
Ethnicity White
Profession Actor
Net Worth $215 million
Married Yes
Married to Lexa Doig (m. 2003)
Music Group South Crack
Books Black Privilege: Opportunity Comes to Those Who Create It
Nick Name Juli
Working For Movies
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Black
Face Color White
Body Measurements 36-26-35
Affair with Bart Freundlich
Movies Stargate: The Ark of Truth 2008
TV Show Zoo
Siblings Peter Moore Smith
Mother Anne
Weight in KG N/A
Education University of British Columbia (1994)
Religion Atheist
Salary N/A
Breast Size 34B
Waist size 26
Hip Size 35
Shoe Size 7.5 (US)
Children Tatiana Shanks, Mia Tabitha Shanks, Samuel David Shanks
Divorce Yes
Awards Best Lead Performance By A Male in a Television Movie 2014
Sisters Valerie Smith
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Barbara has been married for three times in her life. On 30th of November 1974, Barbara got married for the first time in her life. She got married to her first husband Ronald Garrison that year. But this married life didn't last that long and the couple divorced.

On 4th of May 1985, Barbara got married for the second time in her life and that time he was with David Alexander. As a loving husband and wife, this married life lasted for several years and they dissolved their marital relationship with a divorce.

On 19th of June 1993, Barbara the knot with David Niven Jr. who is a film producer and he has also established himself as an actor. This married life lasted for about half a decade. Barbara Niven is also a loving mother to her beautiful daughter named Jessica Niven. Her nationality is Canadian- American. She is of white ethnicity.

Barbara was enrolled at Beverly Hills Playhouse. Before she made her professional acting debut, she appeared in several plays and shows. In 1986, she portrayed the role of Joan in a CBS television movie Promise. In the early 1990s, she appeared in several movies and TV series like Equal Justice, Hired to Kill, Fatal Encounter, Wings and so on.

Barbara got her rise in fame after she began portraying the role of Kate in a syndicated American action/adventure drama series Pensacola: Wings of Gold. She is critically acclaimed for playing the role of Liz Coleman Reynolds in an American soap opera One Life to Live. She is now aged 63 years old and both her salary and net worth is unknown.

Barbara Niven

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Born in Portland, Oregon, United States

1953

Five feet and five inches tall, Barbara Niven was born as Barbara Lee Bucholz in the early 1950s in Portland, Oregon, United States of America to America parents. Her nationality is Canadian and American. She is of white ethnicity.

Began her acting career

1986

Barbara was enrolled at Beverly Hills Playhouse. Before she made her professional acting debut, she appeared in several plays and shows. In 1986, she portrayed the role of Joan in a CBS television movie Promise. In 1989, she appeared in the TV series My Two Dads. 

Appeared in the drama series, Pensacola: Wings of Gold

1998

In the early 1990s, she appeared in several movies and TV series like Equal Justice, Hired to Kill, Fatal Encounter, Wings and so on. She got her rise in fame after she began portraying the role of Kate in a syndicated American action/adventure drama series Pensacola: Wings of Gold.

Appeared in a soap opera, One Life to Live

2002

Beautiful and stunning lady, Barbara Niven is an actress from United States. She is critically acclaimed for playing the role of Liz Coleman Reynolds in an American soap opera One Life to Live. She appeared in this TV series for about a year. 

Won CineRockom International Film Festival

2015

She is famous for her role in an adventure and drama movie Hamlet's Ghost. For this role, she got nominated in CineRockom International Film Festival for the first time in her life in 2015. She was also honored with this award that year for Best Supporting Actress. 

Won EOTM Awards

2013

Till date she has been nominated in lots of prestigious awards and she has also been honored with several of them. In 2013, she got her first nomination in EOTM Awards. She was also honored with this award that year for Best Actress in an Indie Film. 

Married to Ronald Garrison

1974

Barbara has been married for three different times in her life. On 30th of November 1974, Barbara got married for the first time in her life. She got married to Ronald Garrison that year. But this married life didn't last that long.

Married to David Alexander

1985

On 4th of May 1985, Barbara got married for the second time in her life and that time it was with David Alexander. As a loving husband and wife, this married life lasted for several years and they dissolved this married life.

Married to David Niven Jr

1993

On 19th of June 1993, Barbara tied her married knot with David Niven Jr... David Niven Jr. is a film producer and he has also established himself as an actor. This married life lasted for about half a decade. She is the mother of a daughter named Jessica Niven.