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An actress for thirty years, Nancy has starred in numerous movies and TV series, including five years as Andy Griffith's law partner, Michelle, on "Matlock", and three years on the Emmy-award winning "St Elsewhere". She starred in the ABC series "Sidekicks", and began her television acting career as a regular in a dual role on the NBC daytime drama "The Doctors".
She received the 2011 Movie Guide Grace Award nomination for Inspiring Acting for her role in the film "Christmas with a Capital C", co-starring Ted McGinley, Daniel Baldwin, and comedian Brad Stine. Her film "SuperHeros Don’t Need Capes" has just released on DVD and the film and StudyGuide are being used in Anti-Bullying Assemblies in schools, youth groups, and prisons nationwide. Her latest film “Christmas Oranges” is now on DVD, and "Assumed Memories" and “A Season of Miracles” will release in 2013.
Her book, Beauty by the Book: Seeing Yourself
as God Sees You (Multnomah Publishers, 2002),
now in it's sixth printing, has been called by ASSIST
News Service reviewer Ron Brackin "one of the most
valuable Christian books to be published in decades".
Nancy shares her story of God's healing and transformation
in her life from insecurities and unworthiness to wholeness
and acceptance. She shares the scriptural truths we
need to know to find freedom from our pasts and freedom
from the bondage of our culture's standards. "Everyone
has beauty and value", says Stafford, "but
not everyone sees it. I want you to see it."
her latest book, The Wonder of His Love: A Journey
into the Heart of God, Nancy offers a fresh
glimpse into the nature of God's heart, and invites
you to venture deeper into the mystery and majesty of
His love. "If you could grasp the depth of God's love
for you... it would change you. I want you to know that
the God of the universe is wild about you, enthralled
with you, completely consumed with love for you." Author
and teacher, Beth Moore, says of Nancy's book: "THE
WONDER OF HIS LOVE is like a warm embrace from
A popular speaker, Nancy travels extensively sharing
with women's groups, colleges, churches, corporations,
and other organizations. She speaks with warmth and
transparency, and her passion is to help others grasp
their true identity and worth. In corporate and campus
settings, she motivates, inspires, and challenges others
to live lives of significance and pursue their dreams
with excellence. She frequently works as a corporate
consultant, helping executives and information specialists
improve their corporate and media presentations.
Her longstanding interest and love for the Middle East led her to visit Egypt, Lebanon, and Cyprus, and host “Partnering for the Impossible” about SAT-7 satellite television’s impact in the Arab world. She’s visited Israel where she filmed the TV specials "Where Heaven and Earth Meet" , "On Wings of Eagles", and "Operation Isaiah 58". She recently visited Haiti with Convoy of Hope hosting the TV Special "A Child Needs You", to bring awareness and help to that ravaged nation.
She co-hosted the first season of syndicated talk show “Love, Marriage, and Stinking Thinking“ with Mark Gungor, the live daily talk show "Great Day America" for PAX-TV, and was guest-host of "At Home Live" for Family Net. For ten years Nancy hosted "Main Floor", the network-syndicated fashion, beauty, and lifestyle magazine series airing in over 40 countries around the world.
former Miss Florida in the Miss America Pageant, Nancy
is a native of Ft. Lauderdale and is a journalism graduate
of the University of Florida. In New York she became
a top model with the Ford Model Agency and appeared
in over 250 commercials before beginning her acting
Off the screen Nancy serves on the US Board of SAT-7, a Christian Satellite television network with programming developed and produced by and for Christians in the Middle East and North Africa. Each week 15 million people watch SAT-7, broadcasting 24/7 on five channels in Arabic, Turkish, and Farsi languages.
She serves on the Biola University Studio Task Force – a network of 250 entertainment industry professionals who are dedicated to investing in the next generation of writers, directors, producers, actors and crew. She also serves on The Dove Foundation Advisory Board and is a frequent speaker and faculty member at media events and performing arts schools nationwide.
Nancy and her husband, Larry Myers, have been married for 24 years. Larry is a graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary, and has been a pastor and worship leader since 1975 when he helped establish the original Vineyard Christian Fellowship. Subsequently he has helped
establish three other churches in the Los Angeles area.
The focus of his ministry has been teaching, counseling,
and the pastoral care of artists and musicians. He was
a member of the Chuck Girard Band from 1975-80, and
as a concert musician appeared with Greg Lake (Emerson,
Lake and Palmer), Bernie Leadon (Eagles), Chris Hillman
(Byrds), T-Bone Burnett and many others. He has recorded
with numerous artists including Bob Dylan, Johnny Rivers,
Chuck Girard, Anne Herring, Kevin Prosch, David Ruis,
Andy Park. In addition, he has appeared frequently on
the Vineyard worship series "Touching the Father's