Attended, El Camino College, 1948. Attended, Columbia University, 1950.
Actress, Los Angeles and New York City, 1948—1951. Make-up artist NBC-television, New York City, 1951—1958. Casting director, 1954—1955.
Talent agent, principal Nina Blanchard Enterprises, Inc. & Nina Blanchard Agency, Los Angeles, 1961—2010. Television and film faculty University of California at Los Angeles Extension.
Visiting professor Florida State University. Lecturer in field; teacher Burt Reynolds' Institute for Theater Training, from 1982.
Member advisory board Free Arts Clinic Abused Children, Hathaway Home for Children. Member of Committee 200, Women in Film, Academy television Arts and Sciences, Association Talent Agents (board directors).
Married Benjamin James Tomkins, May 28, 1950 (divorced).