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Michelle Nicastro
American actress, singer

Michelle Nicastro

Michelle Nicastro
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Quick Facts

Intro American actress, singer
Was Actor Television actor Film actor Singer Voice actor
From United States of America
Field Film, TV, Stage & Radio Music
Gender female
Birth 31 March 1960, Washington, D.C., USA
Death 4 November 2010, Los Angeles, USA (aged 50 years)
Star sign Aries
Family
Spouse: Steve Stark
Instruments:
Voice
The details (from wikipedia)

Biography

Michelle Nicastro (March 31, 1960 – November 4, 2010) was an American actress and singer.

Life and career

Nicastro was born in Washington D.C., the daughter of Carole Rose (née Guarino) and Norman Joseph Nicastro, who was an ophthalmologist.

She provided the speaking voice of the adult Princess Odette in The Swan Princess and its first two sequels The Swan Princess: Escape from Castle Mountain and The Swan Princess III: The Mystery of the Enchanted Treasure.

She also did the singing voice of Callisto for the Xena: Warrior Princess episode "The Bitter Suite". She also had guest starring roles in Airwolf, Knight Rider and Wings.

She appeared, briefly, as the college sweetheart of Billy Crystal in When Harry Met Sally.... In 1996 she played Snow White in Coach episode "Grimmworld" as the girlfriend of Michael "Dauber" Daubinski (Bill Fagerbakke). Nicastro also had a minor role in Full House as Roxanna. She also played Lois "Old Lady" Scranton on an episode of Who's the Boss?. From September 1989 to May 1990 she appeared as singer Sasha Schmidt on Santa Barbara during one of its Daytime-Emmy-award-winning years.

On the stage, she created the role of Ariadne in the 1983 Broadway musical Merlin. She was the first Éponine in the second United States tour of Les Misérables in 1988. Nicastro recorded four albums released on the Varese Sarabande label. Two albums, Toonful and Toonful Too, feature songs from animated musicals, Reel Imagination features songs from family musicals, and On My Own features songs from contemporary Broadway musicals, including her version of On My Own. They feature Paul Goldberg on drums and percussion, Walt Fowler on trumpet, Jimmy Hoff on bass, and Lanny Meyers piano/arranger.

Death

Nicastro died of breast and brain cancer on November 4, 2010, at home with her family. She was 50 years old. "For the Good of Our Country", an episode of The Event that originally aired November 15, 2010, is dedicated to her memory. The pilot episode of Fairly Legal, originally aired January 20, 2011, was dedicated to her memory and a character in the series Judge David Nicastro (played by Gerald McRaney) is named after her. Both series were executive produced by her husband Steve Stark.

Partial filmography

  • Body Rock (1984) - Darlene
  • Bad Guys (1986) - Janice Edwards
  • When Harry Met Sally... (1989) - Amanda (cameos)
  • The Swan Princess (1994) - Princess Odette (as an adult; speaking voice)
  • The Swan Princess: Escape from Castle Mountain (1997) - Princess Odette (voice; speaking and singing)
  • The Swan Princess III: The Mystery of the Enchanted Treasure (1998) - Princess Odette (voice; speaking and singing)
The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 22 Apr 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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