Barbara Niven is one of Hollywood’s busiest actresses and served on the National Board of Directors for the Screen Actors Guild. She has appeared in over 100 film and TV roles, plus more than 2500 TV & radio commercials. You’ve seen her on "Hallmark Channel," "Lifetime," "NCIS," "Cold Case," "One Life to Live" and as Marilyn Monroe in "The Rat Pack."
Niven has gained international acclaim as Hollywood’s Top Media Trainer and Video Marketing Expert. She created Unleash Your Star Power!™ to help others hone their message, makeover their professional image and use video to dominate their niche. Clients include business owners, professionals, CEOs, entrepreneurs, hosts, speakers and authors. From her studio in Los Angeles, she offers custom video production services, one-on-one coaching and Video Boot Camps. Her Unleash Your Star Power!™ Home Study Course is the easy, ultimate media training system. Her newest book, 111 Star Power Tips: Insider Secrets From a Hollywood Pro is full of professional tips and secrets for Videos, TV & Radio Interviews and Public Speaking.
She is also a Celebrity Speaker and best-selling author. Business and motivational topics include "Unleash Your Star Power!," "Be a Video Marketing Superstar," "ACT As If It’s Already Happening Until It Is" and "Live Your Dreams!" She shares her struggle with bulimia in Eating Disorders & Pressures to be Perfect and has appeared twice on national television talking about the pressure to be thin in Hollywood. She is profiled in the book Feeding the Fame: Celebrities with Eating Disorders.
Barbara feels blessed to be living her crazy acting dream and is passionate about using her success to inspire and support others to achieve their own goals. She created a Dreamers Network on her Facebook page that is over 8,100 people strong. It’s an international "support group" for Dreamers that offers inspiration, advice and "pay it forward" #KindnessRevolution motivation. Her motto? "Don’t settle for less than wonderful in your life. Live your passion. Connect to your purpose. Make a difference. And… don’t give up five minutes before the miracle!"
Barbara Niven also stars in the Hallmark Channel Original Series "Cedar Cove."