Barbara Niven Biography, Age, Height, Weight, Husband, Family, Career, and Hallmark Movies

Barbara Niven is an American actress, writer, and producer who is well-known for her works in the Hallmark and Lifetime movies and also for her TV roles in Pensacola: Wings of Gold, Cedar Cove, Chesapeake Shores, and One Life to Live.

She has the leading role in her independent movie called A Perfect Ending in the year of 2012. Not just stopping actress and other things she does as mentioned she is also a motivational speaker,  media trainer and also animal rights activist, and a National Ambassador for the American Humane.

Hallmark Channel hired Barbara Niven for the movie Promise in 1986. Which was her first Hallmark movie, where she worked with popular actors James Garner and James Woods. Her role as Joan was praised by audiences.

Later she worked in many popular Hallmark Channel movies and series like A Carol Christmas, A Christmas Detour, The Christmas Contest, Chesapeake Shores, andA Hannah Swensen Mystery, etc.

Barbara Niven Biography (Age, Height, Weight, Husband, Family, Career & More)

Personal Details

Full Name Barbara Lee Bucholz
Nick Name Barby Bucholz, Barbara Lee Niven and Barbara Lee Alexander
Date of Birth February 26, 1953
Age 70 years as of October 2023
Birth Place Portland, Oregon, United States
Origin Residence Portland, Oregon, United States
Ethnicity White
Zodiac Sign Pisces
Religion Christianity
Nationality American and Canadian
Profession Actress, Writer, and Producer
Education Beverly Hills Playhouse
Net Worth $ 8 Million as of 2023
Marital Status Divorced
Debut
  • TV: Promise (1986)

Physical Appearance

Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Blonde
Figure 38-26-38
Height 5’5” Feet/ 165 cm/ 1.65 m
Weight 61 kg/ 135 lbs

Personal Life (Family, Friends, Boyfriends, Children)

Father George Bucholz
Mother Edie Bucholz
Sibling Shelley and Kim (Sisters)
Boyfriend /Husband
  • Ronald Garrison ​ ​(1974- Divorced)​
  • David Alexander ​ ​(1985- Divorced)
  • ​ David Niven Jr. ​ ​( 1993-  Divorced in 1998  )
Children Jessica (Daughter)

Barbara Niven’s Favorite Things

Hobbies Traveling, Watching Movies, and Swimming
Color Red
Holiday Destination Canada
Pets Dog and cat

Early life, Family, and Relationship

Barbara Niven was born on February 26, 1953, in Portland, Oregon, USA. Her birth name is Barbara Lee Bucholz.

Barbara was married to Ronald Garrison on November 30, 1974, and they later divorced. She then married David Alexander on May 4, 1985, and they also divorced. Later, Diven Niven Jr. became her husband from June 19, 1993, until 1998, but they, too, got divorced.

She also has a daughter Jessica. She studies in the Milton Katselas at The Beverly Hills Playhouse. Barbara has her own official website which she not so often yet communicates with her fan people. She has dual citizenship which is of the US and Canadian.

She speaks at seminars and also about her personal struggle she had to overcome an eating disorder. And she was an exceptional student. When she was in her third grade she had done a lot of extra credit work and was suffering from migraines.

So her teacher and principal met with her parents and exempted her from doing furthermore homework that year. She had her daughter Jessica when she was young. Barbara was doing movies for both Hallmark and Lifetime and also special guest appearances on popular TV series like Cold Case in the year of 2003 and Mystery Woman: Wild West Mystery in the year of 2006 and Las Vegas in the year of 2002.

She wrapped up filming the Heat Wave in the year 2009 and her daughter was married to Derek who is a band member they have children named River and Sasha.

Barbara’s father’s picture

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Career, Struggle, Turning Point, and Success

She has both acted and produced in “Chesapeake Shores” in 2016, “The Rat Pack” in 1998, and “A Perfect Ending” in 2012.

Barbara Niven went to see the news director at KFW in Portland and also asked to make sample stories to critique. She has also promised to pay for it if she had a successful career. So she got a typical script and later got hired as an intern and her story on the White House Easter Egg Roll made the network news.

Complete list of Barbara Niven Hallmark Movies

Premiere Date Movies Name Prime Videos/ Buy DVD
October 06, 2023 A Zest for Death: A Hannah Swensen Mystery Alison Sweeney and Cameron Mathison
October 26, 2023 Ms. Christmas Comes to Town (MoC) Erica DuranceBrennan Elliott, and Barbara Niven
May 19, 2023 Carrot Cake Murder: A Hannah Swensen Mystery Alison Sweeney and Cameron Mathison
November 13, 2022 Christmas at the Golden Dragon Not Available
August 14, 2022, to October 16, 2022 Chesapeake Shores Season 6 Watch on Prime
January 09, 2022 North to Home Not Available
November 28, 2021 The Christmas Contest Watch on Prime, Kindle
August 15, 2021, to October 17, 2021 Chesapeake Shores Season 5 Watch on Prime, Buy DVD
August 08, 2021 Sweet Revenge: A Hannah Swensen Mystery Buy DVD
April 11, 2021 Crossword Mysteries: Riddle Me Dead Watch on Prime, Buy DVD
February 14, 2021 Crossword Mysteries: Terminal Descent Watch on Prime, Buy DVD
December 05, 2020 Christmas in Evergreen: Bells Are Ringing Watch on Prime, Buy DVD
November 28, 2020 USS Christmas Watch on Prime, Buy DVD
January 05, 2020 Crossword Mysteries: Abracadaver Watch on Prime, Buy DVD
November 29, 2019 Christmas in Evergreen: Tidings of Joy Watch on Prime, Buy DVDs, Kindle
October 13, 2019 Crossword Mysteries: Proposing Murder Watch on Prime, Buy DVD
August 25, 2019, to September 29, 2019 Chesapeake Shores Season 4 Watch on Prime, Buy DVD
April 27, 2019 Love Takes Flight Watch on Prime, Buy DVD
March 10, 2019 Crossword Mysteries: A Puzzle to Die For Watch on Prime, Buy DVD
February 23, 2019 Love on the Menu Watch on Prime, Buy DVD
November 18, 2018 Christmas In Evergreen: Letters to Santa Watch on Prime, Buy DVD
August 5, 2018, to October 7, 2018 Chesapeake Shores Season 3 Watch on Prime, Buy DVD
December 02, 2017 Christmas In Evergreen Watch on Prime, Buy DVD
August 6, 2017, to October 8, 2017 Chesapeake Shores Season 2 Watch on Prime, Buy DVD
March 26, 2017 Murder, She Baked: Just Desserts Watch on Prime, Buy DVD
March 18, 2017 Campfire Kiss Watch on Prime, Buy DVD
August 14, 2016, to October 9, 2016 Chesapeake Shores Season 1 Watch on Prime, Buy DVD
June 19, 2016 Murder, She Baked: A Deadly Recipe Watch on Prime, Buy DVD
January 10, 2016 Murder, She Baked: A Peach Cobbler Mystery Watch on Prime, Buy DVD
November 28, 2015 A Christmas Detour Watch on Prime, DVD
November 23, 2015 Murder, She Baked: A Plum Pudding Mystery Watch on Prime, Buy DVD
May 02, 2015 Murder, She Baked: A Chocolate Chip Cookie Mystery Watch on Prime, Buy DVD
November 29, 2008 Moonlight and Mistletoe Watch on Prime, Buy DVD
January 20, 2007 McBride: Semper Fi Not Available
March 18, 2006 Mystery Woman: Wild West Murder Not Available
July 23, 2005 Back to You and Me Watch on Prime, Buy DVD
August 06, 2004 Wedding Daze Watch on Prime, Buy DVD
December 07, 2003 A Carol Christmas Watch on Prime, Buy DVD
December 14, 1986 Promise Buy DVD
  • Barbara Niven works as Delores Swensen in the Hallmark Movie A Zest for Death: A Hannah Swensen Mystery story is about “People often say that working in real estate can be dangerous. But when Hannah Swensen’s mom, Delores, was looking for a house for her sister Michelle, they found a dead body in one of the houses they were checking out. The person who died was a regular customer of their family bakery called The Cookie Jar. Hannah is determined to solve the mystery because she thinks the person the police suspect, Mike, might not be the real culprit. Her mom, sister Michelle, and even her unexpected visitor sister Andrea join her in investigating. As they find clues, they eliminate potential suspects and eventually discover the shocking truth about who the real killer is.”

Barbara Niven Biography (Age, Height, Weight, Husband, Family, Career & More)

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