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Barbara Niven

Barbara Niven

Barbara Niven is an actor, producer and speaker...but most of all she’s a mother and grandmother who wants to help make the world a better place for her grandchildren.

During her acting career, she has appeared in more than 100 film and TV roles and 2500 TV and radio commercials. She also served three years on the National Board of Directors for the Screen Actors Guild.

For three seasons, Niven has starred opposite Treat Williams, Diane Ladd and Jesse Metcalfe in the #1 rated Hallmark Channel prime time series “Chesapeake Shores.” She recently starred in Hallmark Channel’s “Christmas in Evergreen: Letters to Santa.” Niven starred with Alison Sweeney in the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries original movie franchise “Murder She Baked” and in the Hallmark Channel Original Series “Debbie Macomber’s Cedar Cove.” Her performance as Marilyn Monroe in HBO’s “The Rat Pack” continues to garner praise as “one of the Top 3 portrayals of the blonde icon on Film & TV.”

Niven has also gained international acclaim as Hollywood’s Top Media Trainer and Video Marketing Coach. She created her Unleash Your Star Power!TM system so she could teach people how to hone their message, overcome fear and use video and public speaking to dominate their niche.

Niven 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, Live Your Dreams!, and Eating Disorders and Pressures to be Perfect.

Barbara Niven is a huge animal welfare advocate, and is a National Ambassador for American Humane. For more information visit

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