Barbara Niven

Barbara Niven


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 television and radio commercials. She currently stars opposite Treat Williams, Jesse Metcalfe and Diane Ladd in season two of Hallmark Channel’s top-rated series, “Chesapeake Shores.” Niven also plays mother to Alison Sweeney’s character on the “Murder She Baked” movie franchise on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries.

Niven has also gained international acclaim as Hollywood’s Top Media Trainer and Video Marketing Coach. She created “Unleash Your Star Power!™” to help others hone their message, make over 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 personal, one-on-one coaching and video Boot Camps. Her “Unleash Your Star Power!™ Online Media Training System” is the easy, ultimate home study guide for videos, television and radio interviews, public speaking, media marketing strategies and more. Her book, 111 Star Power Tips: Insider Secrets From a Hollywood Pro, is full of professional tips and secrets.

Niven is also a celebrity speaker on business and motivational topics. She is passionate about using her success to inspire and support others to achieve their own goals. Her motto? “Live your passion. Connect to your purpose. Make a difference. And…don’t give up five minutes before the miracle!”

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