Favourite Actors/Actresses Who Have Guest Starred In Law And Order : Special Victims Unit

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Cynthia Nixon
Cynthia Nixon was born in New York City on April 9, 1966, to Anne Elizabeth Knoll, an actress, and Walter E. Nixon, Jr., a radio journalist. She has German and English ancestry. Nixon made a memorable film debut in Little Darlings. Her Broadway credits include "The Last Night of Ballyhoo," "Indiscretions,"...
“ played 'Janis Donovan' in the episode 'Alternate'. ” - judas1982
Joan Cusack
Actress, Working Girl
Actress Joan Cusack was born in New York City, New York, and is the daughter of Nancy (née Carolan) and Dick Cusack. Her father was an advertising executive, writer and actor, and her mother was a math teacher. Her siblings - Susie Cusack, John Cusack, Ann Cusack and Bill Cusack also act. Her family is of Irish descent...
“ played 'Pamela Burton' in the episode 'Locum'. ” - judas1982
Kathy Griffin
Kathy Griffin was raised in the near-west Chicago suburbs, in an Irish-American family. She has three older brothers and an older sister. When her parents retired to California, Kathy moved west with them after graduating from Oak Park River Forest High School and began trying to break into show business...
“ played 'Babs Duffy' in the episode 'P.C.' ” - judas1982
Teri Garr
Teri Garr can claim a career in show business by birthright. She was born in Lakewood, Ohio, the daughter of Eddie Garr (born Edward Leo Gonnoud), a Broadway stage and film actor, and Phyllis Garr (née Emma Schmotzer), a dancer. Her maternal grandparents were Austrian, and her father was of Irish descent...
“ played 'Minerva Grahame-Bishop' in the episode 'Starved'. ” - judas1982
CCH Pounder
Actress, Avatar
CCH Pounder (the CCH standing for Carol Christine Hilaria, her birth name). As can be said of other similarly styled actresses such as Alfre Woodard and Cicely Tyson, most of Pounder's characters are enriched with these same positive attributes and it is a testament to this actress' abilities that she continues on such a high plane in a nearly three-decade career...
“ played 'Carolyn Maddox' in the episodes 'Ridicule' , 'Careless' , 'Strain' , 'Swing' and 'Gray'. ” - judas1982
Beverly D'Angelo
Intriguing, inspiring, and never less than interesting -- key adjectives in describing the career of Beverly D'Angelo, which has well passed the three-decade mark. Perhaps deserving better movies than she generally found herself in, she nevertheless was always an object of fascination and the one to watch...
“ played 'Rebecca Balthus' in the episodes 'Coerced' , 'Choice' , 'Shaken' , 'Svengali' and 'Closet'. ” - judas1982
Viola Davis
Actress, The Help
Actress Viola Davis was born on her grandmother's farm, at the then-Singleton Plantation in St. Matthews, South Carolina. When she was two months old her family moved to Central Falls, Rhode Island, where her father, Dan Davis, worked as a horse groomer and trainer. Her mother, Mary Alice (Logan), a maid and factory worker...
“ played 'Donna Emmett' in the episodes 'Mercy' , 'Grief' , 'Birthright' , 'Doubt' , 'Cage' , 'Cold' and 'Retro'. ” - judas1982
Jennifer Love Hewitt
Jennifer Love Hewitt was born in Waco, Texas, to Patricia Mae (Shipp), a speech-language pathologist, and Herbert Daniel Hewitt, a medical technician. She has English, Scottish, and German ancestry. She got her first name from her older brother Todd Daniel Hewitt (b. November 8, 1970), who picked the name after a little blonde girl he then had a crush on...
“ played 'Vicki Sayers' in the episode 'Behave'. ” - judas1982
Jerry Orbach
Jerry was born in the Bronx. His father, Leon, was a former vaudevillian actor, and his mother, Emily, was a radio singer. His family moved frequently and eventually settled in Waukegan, Illinois where he went to high school. The constant moving made him the new kid on the block and forced him to become "a chameleon" to blend in his new settings...
“ played 'Detective Lennie Briscoe' in the episodes '....or Just Look Like One' , 'Hysteria' and 'Entitled'. ” - judas1982
Didi Conn
Actress, Grease
Didi Conn was born Edith Bernstein, July 13, 1951 in Brooklyn, New York, she is memorable for her role as "Frenchy" in Grease. With over 40 film and television credits, we should acknowledge Didi's work in The Fonz and the Happy Days Gang, Grease 2, Benson, Shining Time Station, and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. Since her son Daniel had been diagnosed with the disorder...
“ played 'Nurse' in the episodes 'Authority' , 'Persona' and 'Behave'. ” - judas1982
“ played 'Judge Andrews' in the episodes 'Stranger' , 'Ballerina' , 'Hardwired' , 'Witness' , 'Torch' , 'Branded' and 'Bombshell'. ” - judas1982
“ played 'Detective Rex Winters' in the episode ' Behave'. ” - judas1982
“ played 'Kevin Fahey' in the episode 'Valentine's Day'. ” - judas1982
Margaret Colin
Margaret Colin was born in Brooklyn, New York and raised on Long Island. She graduated from Baldwin Senior High School in 1976. Margaret began acting in The Edge of Night (her character was a heiress and former terrorist, with seven murder attempts), and was employed next on As the World Turns, portraying character Margo Montgomery...
“ played 'Mrs Krug' in the episode 'Tortured'. ” - judas1982
“ played 'Dallas Warner' in the episode 'A Single Life'. ” - judas1982
Norman Reedus
Norman Reedus was born in Hollywood, Florida, to Marianne and Norman Reedus. He is of Italian (from his paternal grandmother), English, Scottish, and Irish descent. Norman's first film was in 'Guillermo Del Toro''s 1997 horror thriller Mimic, where he played the character Jeremy. He has also played roles in the films "Floating"...
“ played 'Derek Lord' in the episode 'Influence'. ” - judas1982
Brad Dourif
Gaunt character actor Brad Dourif was born Bradford Claude Dourif on March 18, 1950 in Huntington, West Virginia. He is the son of Joan Mavis Felton (Bradford) and Jean Henri Dourif, a French-born art collector who owned and operated a dye factory. His father died when Dourif was three years old, after which his mother married Bill Campbell...
“ played 'Dr. Iggy Drexel' in the episode 'Torch'. ” - judas1982
Rose McGowan
Actress, Charmed
Rose McGowan is an American actress and director, known for her contribution to independent film. Since the age of nineteen, she has appeared in acclaimed films by Gregg Araki, Wes Craven, Brian De Palma, Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino. In 2014, her directorial debut Dawn was nominated for the Short Film Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival...
“ played 'Cassandra Davina' in the episode 'Bombshell'. ” - judas1982
J.K. Simmons
Actor, Whiplash
J.K. Simmons is an American actor. He was born Jonathan Kimble Simmons in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, to Patricia (Kimble), an administrator, and Donald William Simmons, a music teacher. He attended the Ohio State University, Columbus, OH; University of Montana, Missoula, MT (BA in Music). He had originally planned to be a singer and studied at the University of Montana to become a composer...
“ played 'Dr Emil Skoda' in the episodes 'The Third Guy' , 'Wrong Is Right' , 'Honor' , 'Legacy' , 'Noncompliance' and 'Folly'. ” - judas1982
Jane Krakowski
Actress, 30 Rock
Jane Krakowski was born in Parsippany-Troy Hills, New Jersey, to Barbara (Benoit), a college theater instructor, and Edward Krajkowski, a chemical engineer. Her father is of Polish descent and her mother is of French-Canadian, Scottish, and half Polish ancestry. Jane was the winner of the 2003 Tony Award for her stunning and sultry portrayal of "Carla"...
“ played 'Emma Spevak' in the episode 'Bound'. ” - judas1982
Fionnula Flanagan
Actress, The Others
Fionnula Flanagan was born and raised in Dublin, Ireland. From an early age she grew up speaking both English and Irish on a daily basis. Her parents weren't native Irish speakers but wanted Fionnula and her four siblings to learn the language. Her mother used to say, "A nation without a language is a nation without a soul"...
“ played 'Sheila Baxter' in the episode 'Escape'. ” - judas1982
Jeremy Irons
British actor Jeremy Irons was born in Cowes, Isle of Wight, a small island off the south coast of England. He is the son of Barbara Anne Brereton (Sharpe) and Paul Dugan Irons, an accountant. Young Jeremy didn't prove very fond of figures. He visited mainland England only once a year. He wound up being grounded when his family settled down in Hertfordshire...
“ played 'Dr. Captain Jackson' in episodes 'Mask' and 'Totem'. ” - judas1982
“ played 'Francine Brooks' in the episode 'Wet'. ” - judas1982
Zoe Saldana
Actress, Avatar
Zoe Saldana was born on June 19, 1978 in Passaic, New Jersey, to Asalia Nazario and Aridio Saldaña. Her father was Dominican and her mother is Puerto Rican. She was raised in Queens, New York. When she was 10 years old, she and her family moved to the Dominican Republic, where they would live for the next seven years...
“ played 'Gabrielle Vega' in the episode 'Criminal'. ” - judas1982
Cathy Moriarty
Actress, Raging Bull
Cathy Moriarty was born November 29, 1960 in the Bronx, New York, to Irish immigrants, Catherine and John Moriarty, a warehouse worker. She was raised in Westchester County, New York and began acting in local dinner theaters while still in high school. At 17, she auditioned for what would be her most memorable role to film aficionados...
“ played 'Denise Eldridge' in the episode 'Intoxicated'
'Lt. Toni Howard' in the episode 'Poisoned Motive'
'Captain Toni Howard' in the episode 'Amaro's One-Eighty' ” - judas1982
Wallace Shawn
Actor, Toy Story
American character actor and writer Wallace Shawn has one of those fun, mischievously homely faces just made to entertain. Though he got out of the starting gate rather slowly, he has since excelled on stage, television and film while managing to turn himself into a winner with his loser-type looks...
“ played 'Professor Roy Batters' in the episode 'Snatched'. ” - judas1982
Veronica Cartwright
Actress, Alien
Born in Bristol, England, Veronica is the older sister of the popular child actress Angela Cartwright. In her early career, Veronica was cast in a number of popular movies such as The Children's Hour, Spencer's Mountain and Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds. As such, she was cast as "Jemima Boone" in the popular television series Daniel Boone...
“ played 'Virginia Kennison' in the episode 'Starved'. ” - judas1982
Ron Rifkin
Actor, Alias
“ played 'Marvin Exley' in the episodes 'Scorched Earth' , 'Lost Traveller' , 'Valentine's Day' , 'Rhodium Nights' and 'Lost Reputation'. ” - judas1982
R. Lee Ermey
A talented character actor known for his military roles, Ronald Lee Ermey was in the United States Marine Corps for 11 years. He rose to the rank of Staff Sergeant, and later was bestowed the honorary rank of Gunnery Sergeant by the Marine Corps, after he served 14 months in Vietnam and later did two tours in Okinawa...
“ played 'Walter Burlock' in the episode 'Trophy'. ” - judas1982
Barry Bostwick
Tall (6' 4"), agile, energetic, and ever-so-confident as both actor and singer, especially on the award-winning Broadway stage, Barry Bostwick possesses that certain narcissistic poise, charm and élan that reminds one instantly (and humorously) of a Kevin Kline -- both were quite brilliant in their respective interpretations of The Pirate King in "The Pirates of Penzance"...
“ played 'Oliver Gates' in the episodes 'Hate' , 'Poison' , 'Game' , 'Gone' and 'Pretend'. ” - judas1982
Harry Connick Jr.
Music Department, American Idol
Joseph Harry Fowler Connick, Jr. was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. He is the son of Anita Frances (Levy), a lawyer and judge, and Harry Connick, Sr. (Joseph Harry Fowler Connick), who served as District Attorney of New Orleans from 1973 to 2003. His father is of Irish, English, and German ancestry...
“ played 'Executive A.D.A. David Haden' in the episodes 'Official Story' , 'Father's Shadow' , 'Hunting Ground' and 'Justice Denied'. ” - judas1982
Alex Kingston
Actress, ER
“ played 'Miranda Pond' in the episodes 'Transitions' , 'Crush' , 'Wannabe' and 'Trophy'. ” - judas1982
Marcia Gay Harden
Actress, Into the Wild
Marcia Gay Harden was born on August 14, 1959, in La Jolla, California, the third of five children. Her mother, Beverly (Bushfield), was a homemaker, and her father, Thad Harold Harden, was in the military. The family relocated often -- she first became interested in the theater when the family was living in Greece...
“ played 'FBI Agent Dana Lewis / Star Morrison' in the episode 'Raw'
'FBI Agent Dana Lewis' in the episodes 'Informed' , 'Penetration' and 'Secrets Exhumed'. ” - judas1982
Olympia Dukakis
Long a vital, respected lady of the classic and contemporary stage this grand lady did not become a household name and sought-after film actress until age 56 when she turned in a glorious, Oscar-winning perf as Cher's sardonic mother in the romantic comedy Moonstruck. Since then movie...
“ played 'Debby Marsh' in the episode 'Pop'. ” - judas1982
Colm Feore
Actor, Thor
“ played 'Jordan Hayes' in the episode 'Flight'. ” - judas1982
Pedro Pascal
Pedro Pascal is a Chilean-born American actor. He is best known for portraying the roles of Oberyn Martell in the fourth season of the HBO series Game of Thrones and Javier Peña in the Netflix series Narcos. In 2016 he starred in the American-Chinese film The Great Wall alongside Matt Damon.
“ played 'Special Agent Greer' in the episode 'Smoked'. ” - judas1982
Alec Baldwin
Raven-haired, suavely handsome and prolific actor Alec Baldwin was born on April 3, 1958 in Massapequa, New York, and is the oldest, and easily the best-known, of the four Baldwin brothers in the acting business (the others are Stephen Baldwin, William Baldwin and Daniel Baldwin). Alexander Rae Baldwin III is the son of Carol Newcomb (Martineau) and Alexander Rae Baldwin...
“ played 'Jimmy MacArthur' in the episode 'Criminal Stories'. ” - judas1982
Kyle MacLachlan
Actor, Twin Peaks
The "boy next door, if that boy spent lots of time alone in the basement", is how Rich Cohen described Kyle MacLachlan in a 1994 article for "Rolling Stone" magazine. That distinctly askew wholesomeness made MacLachlan a natural to become famous as the alter ego of twisted director David Lynch...
“ played 'Dr. Brett Morton' in the episode 'Conscience'
'Andrew Raines' in the episode 'Blood Brothers' ” - judas1982
Alfred Molina
Alfred Molina was born in 1953 in London, England. His mother, Giovanna (Bonelli), was an Italian-born cook and cleaner, and his father, Esteban Molina, was a Spanish-born waiter and chauffeur. He studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London. His stage work includes two major Royal National Theatre productions...
“ played 'Gabriel Duvall' in the episode 'Night'. ” - judas1982
Maggie Grace
Actress, Taken
Most recently, Maggie starred opposite Toby Kebbel in "Category 5", out in January. She starred opposite Scoot McNairy in "Aftermath", produced by Darren Aronofsky. Before that, she co-produced "The Scent of Rain and Lightning", in which she also starred alongside Maika Monroe and Justin Chatwin. Maggie reprised her lead role in Taken 3 opposite Liam Neeson...
“ played 'Jessie Dawning' in the episode 'Obscene'. ” - judas1982
“ played 'Goat Mask Actor' in the episode 'Theatre Tricks' ” - judas1982
Linda Emond
Actress, Julie & Julia
Linda Emond works in film, television and theatre, across genres, in roles that are often transformational. She was born in New Jersey but grew up in Southern California. She attended Loara High School (where she was Homecoming Queen) and received her MFA from the University of Washington in Seattle...
“ played 'Dr. Emily Sopher' in the episodes 'Hate' , 'Mean' , 'Unorthodox' , 'Hammered' , 'Spiraling Down' , 'Girl Dishonored' and 'Producer's Backend'. ” - judas1982
Piper Laurie
Actress, Carrie
Piper Laurie was born Rosetta Jacobs in Detroit, Michigan, on January 22, 1932, to Charlotte Sadie (Alperin) and Alfred Jacobs, a furniture dealer. Her father was a Polish Jewish immigrant and her mother was of Russian Jewish descent. Her father moved the family to Los Angeles, California, when she was 6-years-old...
“ played 'Dorothy Rudd' in the episode 'Care'. ” - judas1982
David Eigenberg
David was born on Long Island, New York, and has a younger sister named Betsy and an older sister named Helen, who is also a gifted actor. The family moved to Illinois when David was 4 and moved all around the suburbs of Chicago--Evanston, Northbrook, Aurora, and finally Naperville when the town was nothing more than a suburban farming town of 27,000 people...
“ played 'Dr. Hal Brightman' in the episode 'Strange Beauty'. ” - judas1982
Debra Messing
Actress, Will & Grace
Messing was born in the New York City borough of Brooklyn, the daughter of Jewish American parents, Sandra (née Simons), who has worked as a professional singer, banker, travel and real estate agent, and Brian Messing, a sales executive for a jewelry manufacturer. When Messing was three, she moved with her parents and her older brother...
“ played 'Alicia Harding' in the episode 'Pursuit'. ” - judas1982
“ Played 'Jillian Webster' in the episode 'Vanity's Bonfire'
'Miss Kreutzer' in the episode 'Uncivilized'. ” - judas1982
Patricia Arquette
Actress, Medium
With her expressive blue eyes, soft, Southern-tinged voice and an acting range that can carry her from hysterically funny to terrifying in seconds, Patricia Arquette is one of the most underrated and talented actresses of her generation. Though she has been working for years, she's always stayed just under the radar of true stardom, despite a 1995 marriage to Nicolas Cage...
“ Played 'Jeannie Kerns' in the episode 'Dreams Deferred'. ” - judas1982
“ Played 'Father Chris Shea' in the episode 'Presumed Guilty'. ” - judas1982
Jeffrey Tambor
An incisive talent when it comes to playing bent, off-the-wall characters, Jeffrey Tambor has been captivating audiences for nearly four decades. Tambor was born and raised in San Francisco, to Eileen (Salzberg) and Michael Bernard Tambor, a flooring contractor. His family is Jewish (from Hungary and Ukraine)...
“ Played 'Ben Cohen' in the episodes 'Funny Valentine' , 'Traumatic Wound' and 'American Tragedy'
'Lester Cohen' in the episode 'Reasonable Doubt'. ” - judas1982
Lauren Cohan
Lauren Cohan was born in 1982, in Philadelphia and lived in Cherry Hill Township, New Jersey during her childhood before moving to the United Kingdom. Lauren graduated from the University of Winchester / King Alfred's College where she studied Drama and English Literature, before touring with a theatre company she co-founded at the University...
“ Played 'Avery Jordan' in the episode ' Legitimate Rape'. ” - judas1982
“ Played 'Dr. Frantz' in the episode 'Savior'
'Rita Calhoun' in the episodes 'Twenty-Five Acts' , 'Lessons Learned' , 'Legitimate Rape' , 'Amaro's One-Eighty' , 'Comic Perversion' , 'Post-Mortem Blues' , 'American Disgrace' , 'Spousal Privilege' , 'Devil's Dissections' , 'Criminal Pathology' , 'A Misunderstanding' and 'Terrorized'. ” - judas1982
Robin Lord Taylor
Actor, Gotham
A native of Shueyville, Iowa, Taylor is a graduate of Northwestern University's School of Speech. Robin Lord Taylor has appeared in several acclaimed television series, such as "The Walking Dead," "Law & Order," "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," "The Good Wife" and "Person of Interest." He also has had a recurring role as "Darrell...
“ Played 'Dylan Fuller' in the episode 'Traumatic Wound'. ” - judas1982
Pablo Schreiber
Pablo Tell Schreiber was born in Ymir, British Columbia, Canada, to Lorraine Reaveley, a Canadian psychotherapist, and Tell Schreiber, an American actor. His paternal half-brother is actor Liev Schreiber. Pablo, who is named after Chilean poet Pablo Neruda, was raised in Ymir, and moved to Seattle, Washington, as a teenager...
“ Played 'Dan Kozlowski' in the episode 'Haystack'
'William Lewis' in the episodes 'Her Negotiation' , 'Surrender Benson' , 'Imprisoned Lives' , 'American Tragedy' , 'Psycho/Therapist' , 'Wednesday's Child' , 'Beast's Obsession' and 'Post-Mortem Blues'. ” - judas1982
Carrie Preston
Actress, Claws
Born and raised in Macon, Georgia, where her mother was an artist and art therapist while her dad was a geo-technical engineer, a young Carrie Preston discovered her true calling in life lay in performing arts. At the age of 12, she became the impresario of her own front-yard theater company as producer, writer, casting director, costumer, director - and of course, actress...
“ Played 'Bella Zane' in the episode 'Educated Guess'. ” - judas1982
Finn Wittrock
Finn Wittrock was born in Lenox, Massachusetts, to Kate Claire Crowley, a professor of occupational therapy, and Peter Wittrock, an actor and voice teacher. Finn grew up near the stage of Shakespeare and Company, where his father worked. He made his Broadway debut as Happy in "Death of a Salesman"...
“ Played 'Cameron Tyler' in the episode 'Wonderland Story'. ” - judas1982
Natasha Lyonne
Actress, American Pie
Natasha Lyonne is an American stage, film, and television actress. As a young child, she was signed by the Ford Modeling Agency and, at the age of six, was cast as a role in Pee-Wee's Playhouse. Natasha remained busy with appearances in almost 30 films over the next 10 years, including some starring roles in independent films...
“ Played 'Gia Eskas' in the episode 'Educated Guess'. ” - judas1982
Whoopi Goldberg
Self, The View
Whoopi Goldberg was born Caryn Elaine Johnson in the Chelsea section of Manhattan on November 13, 1955. Her mother, Emma (Harris), was a teacher and a nurse, and her father, Robert James Johnson, Jr., was a clergyman. Whoopi's recent ancestors were from Georgia, Florida, and Virginia. She worked in a funeral parlor and as a bricklayer while taking small parts on Broadway...
“ Played 'Janette Grayson' in the episode 'Institutional Fail'. ” - judas1982