Diane Neal

Inside Biography


Diane Neal is an American actress best known for portraying the role of Casey Novak in the American police procedural- legal crime drama television series, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit from 2003 to 2008 and from 2011 to 2012 when her role reprised again. 

Early life and education

Diane Neal was born on 17th November 1976 in Alexandria, Virginia. Ethnicity wise Neal is a White American and also holds American nationality. 

Neal was born to a math teacher named Colleen Neal and a federal attorney, Christopher Neal. She is the youngest children among three children, She has two sisters, Leigh and Erin. When Neal’s father got promoted to the position of federal attorney in Denver her family moved to Littleton, Colorado.

Neal always wanted to study in Ivy League School, but her parents forced her to study in the school where her siblings studied. Daine Neal went to Atlantic Acting School for a six-week course in acting. She also joined the Harvard University and majored in a pre-medicinal course.  


Neal began her modeling career since 1994, at the age of 18. During the time, she modeled for several magazines and ad companies. Her first notable work as an actress was in the 2001 YV movie Ed, as a Vanessa.The same year, Neal played as Prudence Fisher in an episode of the TV film Fling.

 Diane Neal made her big screen debut voicing the character Cleopatra in the Asterix & Obelix: Mission Cleopatra (2002). She also appeared in the short movie, Dracula II: Ascension 2003 as Elizabeth Blaine. Neal has also worked in various movies such as Mr. Jones, Dirty Movie, Santorini Blue, Newlyweeds among others.

Personal life

Diane Neal married Irish actor, Marcus Fitzgerald in 2005. The couple dated for ten years before getting married. However, they divorced in 2014. Neal doesn't have children yet, not with ex-husband Marcus or outside of marriage. 

 Daine Neal has a Deep, husky voice with Auburn hair. She also has a Sporty attitude and is an avid dog lover. She currently doesn't have a boyfriend to public knowledge.

Net worth

The Law & Order: Special Victims Unit actress Diane Neal's net worth is $10 million. Her income from the movies and TV series appearance are the main sources of her wealth. 

Neal is also a spokesperson for the American Legacy Foundation's Circle of Friends, a campaign that helps the women to quit smoking.

by Bchrome, 27 Jun, 2017

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