Stephanie Niznik, the favored actress from "Star Trek" and "Everwood" met an surprising loss of life.
Stephanie, a native of Bangor, Maine, is perhaps best known for her role as Nina Feeney in The WB drama series Everwood, which ran from 2002 to 2006.
She is survived by her mother and stepfather; brother and sister-law; her niece and nephews; aunt and uncle; and her beloved dogs Nucleus and Jake. At the time of her death, she was in Encino, California.
According to a study in Variety, before graduating with majors in Russian and theater in Duke U, Niznik wanted to become a geneticist.
Besides acting, the actor was also active in volunteering for social causes including working for children and animal rescue among others.
In 2017, Niznik was among the Everwood stars that reunited at the Television Critics Association in honor of the show's 15th anniversary. After that, she began appearing in sequence like " Vanishing Son" and "Homicide She Wrote".
The actress also enjoyed a small role in a range of series including CSI: Miami and Grey's Anatomy.
Friends from her time at Duke have paid heartbreaking tributes to the star, describing her as "so kind".
She played Maggie Bryce in The Sentinel (1996), Rose in Dr Quinn, Medicine Woman (1997), Debra Carbol in Sliders (1997), Lt. "Hobo" Green in JAG (1997), Dr. Roget in the 1998 TV film Mr. Murder, and Kelly Short in the TV film Emma's Wish (1998).
Michael Ausiello also shared the incident on Twitter. "Shock. So sad to hear this news". But the only recurring question asked is, what must have happened?