Elizabeth Norment, 'House Of Cards' Actress, Dies At Age 61
Elizabeth Norment, who played executive secretary Nancy Kaufberger on Netflix’s House of Cards, died earlier this month. She was 61.
Elizabeth Norment Dead At 61
Norment’s sister Kate confirmed her death on Tuesday, Oct. 28 to The Hollywood Reporter. The actress had passed away at New York City’s Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Details on Norment’s exact cause of death have not been revealed.
On House of Cards, Norment’s character worked for the series’ sinister protagonist Frank Underwood, played by Kevin Spacey. Nancy had been a loyal member of Underwood’s administration from his inexplicable rise from the House of Representatives to the West Wing. She had even aided Doug Stamper (Michael Kelly) give the troubled Rachel Posner (Rachel Brosnahan) a place to stay.
Upon learning of Norment’s death, House of Cards showrunner Beau Willimon released a statement. “Everyone at House of Cards is deeply saddened by Elizabeth’s passing. She was a talented actress, a warm soul and a good friend to us all," said Willimon.
Prior to landing the recurring role on House of Cards, Normant had worked steadily with parts on TV shows since the late 80s. Over the years, she appeared in Doogie Howser, M.D., Mad About You, ER, Party of Five Law & Order, Blue Bloods and more. On the big screen, she landed parts in Runaway, Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion and Murder in Mind.
Norment also had a successful career on the theater stage, which took off when she performed at the Grove Shakespeare Festival in Garden Grove. There, she played Rosalind in As You Like It, Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing and Portia in The Merchant of Venice.
Norment is survived by her sisters Kate, Sarah and Martha; brother Clarence; and mother Nancy.