Kirsten Nelson is an American actress. She has also since ventured into directing. She made her film debut in 1993’s The Fugitive. She next appeared in the movies The Untouchables, Baby’s Day Out, and Ned and Stacey. She then made her television debut on The Practice. In the 2000s, she had notable appearances on the shows Pensacola: Wings of Gold, Just Shoot Me!, and The West Wing. She became further known in 2006 when she got the role of Chief Karen Vick on the USA Network series Psych, which she starred in until 2014. She reprised her role in Psych: The Movie.