Diane Neal | Biography
Making her reputation worldwide as critically acclaimed actress, Diane Neal carries such enduring elegancy that has carved both television & film industry since she was brought under the limelight by the role of Casey Novak in award-winning television series “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”. Born on November 17th, 1976, in Alexandria, Virginia, actress Diane Neal has pursued a prolific acting career with roles in such projects as “Dracula II: Ascension”, “Law & Order: Trial by Jury”, & Dracula III: Legacy”, among others. The daughter of Christopher Neal (federal lawyer) & Colleen (math teacher), Diane enjoyed her childhood in Colorado. Always wanted to be a part of acting industry, Diane honed her performing ability to perfect dexterity when she had supporting roles in television series, which later withdrew her to public eye as Casey Novak through “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”. During her childhood she enjoyed the outside & was active in sports as high school’s competitive figure skater. Following high-school graduation, Diane attended college at age of sixteen, & later majored in Pre-Med. She ultimately acquired an interest in modeling which subsequently made her to drop-out college.
On the romantic front, Diane Neal married erstwhile model Marcus Fitzgerald in July of 2005. The bride, Diane who met her would-be husband through mutual friends, was seen wearing a Lazaro dress in the wedding ceremony. After nine years of nuptials the two separated in 2014, filing for divorce the same year. The two had a very public relationship, which was shown during their several awards-events & public appearance. As it requires to talk like gossipers (sad yet true), besides this Diane’s private life however hasn’t made her a popular subject in tabloids. It seems like Diane is a private person who enjoys her abundant acting skill to be admired rather than her private life. Moreover, lately she hasn’t got in any kind of love relationship & is enjoying her singlehood altogether.
With an estimated net worth at $10 million dollar, Diane Neal’s professional acting career began in 2001, after attending Atlantic Acting School located in New York. She landed the first acting job with guest-starring part on TV series “Fling”. Moreover, her biggest career success to date has been role as Assistant District Lawyer Casey Novak on NBC television crime series “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”, a role she played from 2003 to 2009. During the end of the season nine, it was announced that Diane was departing the show. However, Diane reprised her role of Casey Novak in the season twelve episode “Reparations” when her character returned to SVU being their temporary ADA. Since that appearance, she was the recurring character in season thirteen. Having been credited as the longest ADA in “Law & Order” franchises history, Diane has appeared in 112 episodes of SVU as Casey Novak. Further, she appears in 2005 episode of “Law & Order: Trial by Jury”, making her total episode credit to 113, including 112 episodes of SVU. Also familiar for her role portraying Special Agent Abigail Borin within the entire series “NCIS” from 7th season to present, Diane is Coast Guard Investigative agent in the series.
With her spiritual fire that inspired her to have deep love towards acting, Diane Neal is one of the high-profile American film & television actress, who has consecutively devoted a decade of her life to entertainment industry, according to her acting debut in 2001.
While not working or filming, Diane enjoys killing her spare time by playing softball & basketball; as she was competitive figure skater in high school. Additionally, she also loves to explore & travel the world. Recent sensation of television-screen Diane Neal who has been inspiring as well as notable persona among fellow actresses can be followed in several networking sites, including Facebook & Twitter, among others. Her professional biography can be explored through Wikipedia.