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Antonina Jadwiga "Nina" Siemaszko (born July 14, 1970) is an American film and television actress.

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Siemaszko was born in Chicago to a Polish-born Roman Catholic father, Konstanty, who was a fighter in the Polish Underground and who survived the Sachsenhausen concentration camp,[1] and an English mother. Her brothers are Casey Siemaszko, an actor, and Corky Siemaszko, a reporter/writer for the New York Daily News. She attended the Goodman School of Drama at DePaul University in Chicago, which her brother Casey also attended.[2]

Her first feature film was in the 1986 comedy movie One More Saturday Night as Karen Lundahl. Her other well-known role in the 1980s was the 1988 comedy film License to Drive, as Les' smart twin sister, Natalie Anderson. She has starred in many TV movies, especially ten Mystery Woman TV movies, the latest of which is Mystery Woman: In the Shadows.

She appeared in the 1992 hit film Reservoir Dogs as an undercover cop. Although her scene in the film ended up on the cutting room floor, it is available in the deleted scene section on the Reservoir Dogs 10th Anniversary-Special Edition DVD. She played actress Mia Farrow in the CBS miniseries Sinatra a film about the life of singer Frank Sinatra.

In 1998, Siemaszko played Mona Ramsey in the PBS miniseries More Tales of the City, the sequel to 1994's Tales of the City (which starred Chloe Webb in the role of Mona), and had a brief role on Sports Nightas the Nanny for Casey's son Charlie. She is also known for playing Ellie Bartlet on the hit TV drama The West Wing. She has made guest appearances on TV shows including Red Shoe DiariesJudging Amy,Tales from the CryptCSI: Crime Scene Investigation and Private Practice.

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