BIOGRAPHY


OFFICIAL BIO: Born in Alexandria, Virginia, Neal moved to Colorado as a child when her father was promoted to federal attorney working out of Denver. The youngest of three girls, Neal graduated from high school early and moved to Hawaii to attend college. Although a pre-med major, Neal soon left school to pursue several interesting modeling opportunities that arose which allowed her to travel the world appearing in commercials for Lexus, Sony, Dove and Miller Lite to name just a few.

Soon her modeling career led her to New York City where she decided to plant roots and began studying acting at the Atlantic Theater Company Acting School. Neal has since guest starred on several prominent series including, "Hack" (ep01.07 "Husbands and Wives" as Patricia Bennet), NBC's "ED" (ep01.15 "Loyalties" as Vanessa) and "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (ep03.10 "Ridicule" as nasty Amelia Chase), as well as roles on the daytime dramas "As the World Turns" and "All My Children." Additionally, she has appeared in several pilots, including: "Future Tense" for NBC, "Lenny and Adam" for Comedy Central and "American Embassy" for FOX.

Her film credits include the Miramax feature "Asterix and Obelix: Mission Cleopatra" for which she provided the voice of Cleopatra, "Second Born", as well as Dimension's "Dracula: Ascension" and the upcoming 2004 release "Dracula: Legacy" portraying Elizabeth Blaine opposite Jason London.

While not filming, Neal enjoys playing basketball and softball [has a decent swing and showed it off in the batting cages (SVU ep05.06 "Coerced")] and at one time was a competitive figure skater [hmm, the third ex-figure skater in prime time working for the government: Sasha Alexander (Special Agent Caitlin Todd on 'NCIS') and Allison Janney (Press Secretary CJ Cregg on 'The West Wing') were also snatched off the ice]. Neal currently resides in New York. [official bio "borrowed" from nbc's official l&o:svu site]













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