A Snapshot of Barbara
Barbara on set of “Cedar Cove” for Hallmark Channel. Photo: Katie Yu


Barbara Niven is one of Hollywood’s busiest actresses, and served three years on the National Board of Directors for the Screen Actors Guild. She is currently starring in the prime time TV series “Cedar Cove” for Hallmark Channel which is in its second season. She has appeared in over 100 film and TV roles and more than 2500 TV & radio commercials. You’ve seen her on Lifetime, NCIS, Cold Case, Charmed and One Life to Live, and as Marilyn Monroe in “The Rat Pack.”

Barbara has also gained international acclaim as Hollywood’s Top Media Trainer and Video Marketing Expert. She created Unleash Your Star Power! ™ to help others hone their message, makeover their professional image and use video to dominate their niche. Clients include business owners, professionals, CEOs, entrepreneurs, hosts, speakers and authors.

From her studio in Los Angeles, she offers custom video production services, one-on-one coaching and Video Boot Camps. Her Unleash Your Star Power! ™ Home Study Course is the easy, ultimate media training system.

Her newest book,“111 Star Power Tips: Insider Secrets From a Hollywood Pro” is full of professional tips and secrets for Videos, TV & Radio Interviews and Public Speaking.

She is the Author of two Amazon Best-Selling books: “Get Your Woman On” and “How Did You Do That!”

She is also a Celebrity Speaker on Business and Motivational topics, including “Unleash Your Star Power!”, “Be a Video Marketing Superstar,” and “ACT As If It’s Already Happening Until It Is!” 

She shares her struggle with bulimia in “Eating Disorders & Pressures to be Perfect” and has appeared twice on national television talking about the pressure to be thin in Hollywood. She is profiled in the book “Feeding the Fame: Celebrities with Eating Disorders.” 

Barbara feels blessed to be living her crazy acting dream, and is passionate about using her success to inspire and support others to achieve their own goals. She created a Dreamers Network on her Facebook page that is over 9,000 people strong. It’s an international “support group” for Dreamers that offers inspiration, advice and “pay it forward” motivation.

Her motto? “Don’t settle for less than wonderful in your life. Live your passion. Connect to your purpose. Make a difference. And… don’t give up five minutes before the miracle!”