Nina Axelrod

Nina Kether Axelrod (born July 28, 1955) is an American actress who appeared in films and television mainly during the late 1970s through the early 1980s. Since the early 1990s, she has worked as a casting director on films and taught drama in schools.

Nina Axelrod
BornJuly 28, 1955 (1955-07-28) (age 67)
New York City, U.S.
Occupation(s)Film, television actress
SpouseRobert Jaffe
ChildrenTaliesin Jaffe


Several of her family members have worked in the film industry. She is married to Robert Jaffe, an actor, writer, and producer, and mother of actor Taliesin Jaffe. She is the daughter of Joan Stanton and George Axelrod, who was a screenwriter, producer, playwright and film director.[citation needed] Her siblings are lawyer Peter Axelrod and author Steven Axelrod.


Her television appearances have included Charlie's Angels and CHiPs. Her noted films include Roller Boogie (1979), the now cult classic, slasher parody Motel Hell (1980), Time Walker (1982), Cross Country (1983) and Critters 3 (1991). In the mid 80s, Axelrod began her present work in film casting. In 1981, Axelrod read for the Rachael character of Ridley Scott's science fiction noir, Blade Runner (1982) and is featured on a screen test of the 2007 DVD release of the Final Cut release, Disc 4 of "Blade Runner".


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