‘House of Cards’ Actress Elizabeth Norment Dead at 61

The actress, who played Kevin Spacey’s secretary on the Netflix drama, died of cancer on Oct. 13

Elizabeth Norment, who played Kevin Spacey‘s secretary Nancy Kaufberger on the Netflix drama “House of Cards,” died Oct. 13, a representative for the actress confirmed to TheWrap on Tuesday. She was 61.

Norment’s credits also included “Law & Order,” “Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion” and the USA Network miniseries “Political Animals.”

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“Everyone at ‘House of Cards’ is deeply saddened by Elizabeth’s passing,” “House of Cards” executive producer Beau Willimon told TheWrap in a statement. “She was a talented actress, a warm soul, and a good friend to us all. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family at this difficult time.”

The Washington Post reports that Norment died of cancer at Memorial Sloan Kettering in New York City.

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Born in Washington, D.C., Norment launched her professional acting career in 1980 after graduating from Yale University, joining Robert Brustein’s American Repertory Theatre. Her early stage career included stints with the Milwaukee Repertory Theatre and Los Angeles’ Colony Theatre. Norment’s stage credits included “As You Like It” and “Much Ado About Nothing.”

Norment is survived by her mother, Nancy Norment McCabe, sisters Sarah Norment Pasqualone, Katherine Baker Norment, Martha Norment Connel, brother Clarence F. Norment IV, and six nieces and nephews.