| Film actress|
| Nina Elisabeth Arvesen|
May 16, 1961 (age 54) (1961-05-16) White Plains, New York, United States
Santa Monica, California
Film, television actor Model Dancer
Jannik Arvesen (brother)
Christian Arversen (brother
Jan Arvesen, Sidsel Arvesen
Jannik Arvesen, Christian Arversen
William J Bell, Tom Mankiewicz, Dan Aykroyd, Jerome Dobson
Nina Arvesen Wikipedia
Nina Arvesen (born May 16, 1961) is an American film and television actress, model, dancer, and businesswoman. Best known for her performances in American soap operas, Arvesen landed her two most prominent acting roles as Cassandra Rawlins on The Young and the Restless and as Angela Raymond on the NBC television series Santa Barbara In her native Norway, Nina Arvesen subtitled American films, ran a television station, and opened up the county's first RCA / Motown affiliate. Arvesen is of Norwegian descent and speaks fluent Norwegian.
Arvesen was born in White Plains, New York, but grew up in Norway through her early childhood. Arvesen also spent time living in Egypt, Brazil, Costa Rica and then again in United States, (however, both her parents are from Norway). She is a dual citizen of Norway and the United States.
Her father Jan Arvesen was a Norwegian diplomat and was Norway´s ambassador to Mexico (1979-1985), to Costa Rica (1985-1991) and to Portugal (1976-1998). Her mother is Sidsel (pronounced "sis-sell") Arvesen mother was also a Norwegian actress in Norway. Nina also has two brothers, Jannik Arvesen who is a financial investment adviser in Norway and Christian Arversen who works in film and special effects in Los Angeles California.
Arvesen initially began her career during her teens as an actress, model,dancer and a classically trained pianist in Norway. After college, she made the decision to leave Norway to pursue her dream of an acting career in the United States of America where she has appeared in several television shows, commercials and movies. After she stopped working in the various soap operas that made her famous her career aspirations shifted from acting to work modeling for television commercials, print ads and popular magazines. Arvesen went on to launch and create her own production company, The Arvesen Group.
She retired from acting and currently owns and operates a dance studio in Los Angeles, California.
Arvesen's support for charities including the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital for several years, Arvesen has been involved in many charitable causes, including the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, The Make-A-Wish Foundation .