Nina Foch was born in the Netherlands of a notable Dutch family and starred in Broadway plays, over a thousand television programs, and more than fifty Hollywood films, including “An American In Paris", “Spartacus", and “The Ten Commandments". She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in “Executive Suite". Her television credits include “Tales of the City", “War and Remembrance", “Just Shoot Me" and an Emmy nominated performance in “Lou Grant".
She worked as assistant to the director for George Stevens' “The Diary of Anne Frank" and has directed plays and television movies. The public knew her best as an actress, but her life was centered around teaching.