Mimi Kuzyk
Mimi Kuzyk

Mimi Kuzyk appears as Dr. Donna Beckett, Sam's wife, in the episode "The Leap Back".

Personal Information
Born: (1952-02-21) February 21, 1952 (age 65)
Birthplace: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Years active: 1975-present
Character information
Appeared on: Quantum Leap in guest appearance
Episodes appeared in: episode titled "The Leap Back"
Character played: Dr. Donna Beckett

Mimi Kuzyk (born February 21, 1952) appears as Dr. Donna Elesee-Beckett, Sam's wife and a fellow scientist in the Project Quantum Leap on the Quantum Leap TV series.

Early life and careerEdit

Mimi was born in Winnipeg to Fred and Kay, and received her early education at the Immaculate Heart of Mary School.[1] She danced with the Rusalka Ukrainian dance group in Winnipeg for 12 years and briefly studied jazz dance at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School.

Acting careerEdit

Her film debut was in the 1984 film He's Hired, She's Fired. Since then she has had roles in numerous films and television series. Mimi is most noted for playing Detective Patsy Mayo on NBC-TV's Hill Street Blues from 1984 to 1986. She received a Genie Award nomination for her work in the 2001 Canadian drama Lost and Delirious, and Gemini Award nominations for Best Supporting Actress.[2] In 2001 she was selected to be the parade marshal for the Bloor West Village Ukrainian Festival in Toronto. [3]

Mimi has also appeared on: Murder, She Wrote, Quantum Leap, Doogie Howser, M.D., The Chris Isaak Show, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, L.A. Law, The Love Boat, Remington Steele, SCTV, Total Recall 2070, NCIS, Kung Fu: The Legend Continues, and The Outer Limits.

As of 1996, she was married to Greek-born carpenter Manolin Kourtikakis and has a daughter Kaliopi.


  • Our Hero (2000-2002)
  • XIII (2008)
  • Camille (2008)[4]
  • The Last Sign (2005)
  • A Different Loyalty (2004)
  • The Day After Tomorrow (2004)
  • The Final Cut (2004)
  • The Human Stain (2003)
  • Fairytales and Pornography (2002)
  • Phase IV (2002)
  • Lost and Delirious (2001)
  • Waking the Dead (2000)
  • The Golden Spiders: A Nero Wolfe Mystery (2000)
  • Strange Justice (1999)
  • Cruel Justice (1999)
  • My Date with the President's Daughter (1998)
  • The Lifeforce Experiment (1995)
  • Speed Zone (1989)
  • Family Sins (1987)
  • Blind Justice (1986)
  • He's Hired, She's Fired (1984)


  1. Mimi Kuzyk: The Canadian sequel, by Christopher Guly, November 17, 1996 issue 46 volume 54, the Ukrainian Weekly, accessed 2011-12-11
  2. Mimi Kuzyk, by Sandra Brennan, December 12, 2011, The New York Times, accessed 4-10-2013.
  3. 35,000 crowd North America's largest Ukrainian street festival by Jurij Klufas, for the Ukrainian Weekly, October 14, 2001, Issue 41, Vol. #59 accessed 2011-12-11.
  4. Sophie: Cast, CBC News, first accessed 2011-12-11.

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