An actress for twenty-five 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 has been a guest star on numerous shows, with recent appearances on “The Mentalist”, “Judging Amy”, and “ER”, starred in several TV movies, including “Moment of Truth: A Child Too Many” and “Deadly Invasion”, and co-stars with Randy Travis in the the feature film “The Wager”.
She is co-host of the syndicated talk show “Love, Marriage and Stinking Thinking“ with Mark Gungor. And for ten years Nancy hosted “Main Floor”, the network-syndicated fashion, beauty, and lifestyle magazine series airing in over 40 countries around the world.
Her book, Beauty by the Book: Seeing Yourself as God Sees You (Multnomah Publishers, 2002), now in it’s fifth 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.”
In 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 God Himself.”
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 and Cyprus, and host “Partnering for the Impossible” about SAT-7 satellite television’s impact in the Arab world. She’s made numerous trips to Israel where she filmed the TV specials “Where Heaven and Earth Meet” , “On Wings of Eagles”, and “Operation Isaiah 58″ . She hosted the live daily talk show “Great Day America” and “Hands of Mercy” both for PAX-TV, and been a guest host of “At Home Live” for Family Net.
A 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 career.
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 9 million people watch SAT-7, broadcasting 24/7 on three channels in Arabic, Turkish, and Farsi languages.
She serves on the Advisory Boards of Hollywood Connect –a ministry that offers spiritual and practical resources and guidance for young film and television professionals arriving in Hollywood, Biola University Studio Task Force, Damah Film Festival Reference Board, The Dove Foundation, Westside Pregnancy Resource Center, and is a frequent speaker at media events nationwide.
Nancy’s husband, Larry Myers, is a graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary. He 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 Heart”.
Nancy and Larry have been married for 19 years, and are fulfilling their longtime dream of providing a serene and private place for others to come for retreat… their ranch, Rancho Monte Nido www.ranchomontenido.com just outside Los Angeles, has been used by many to work on creative projects, as well as seek God, and experience His healing and restoration.