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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 29 November 1961Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Height 5' 7" (1.7 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Kim Delaney was born on November 29, 1961 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and was raised there as well. Growing up the daughter to Joan and Jack Delaney, retired from Delphi Automotive where he served as a committeeman for the United Auto Workers. She grew up in Roxborough and has four brothers. Ed Delaney and John Delaney who are older, and Keith and Patrick Delaney who are younger than her. As a cheerleader at a Catholic girls' high school in Philadelphia, she dreamed of being a court reporter and settling close to home. Kim began her modeling career working as a model for the agency Elite while in John W. Hallahan Catholic Girls High School. She moved to New York City after graduation to study acting with William Esper. After high school, Kim dabbled in modeling in Philadelphia and then headed for New York, quickly winning commercials. She moved to New York City after graduation to study acting with William Esper. She auditioned for Dynasty (1981) and Dallas (1978) , but lost out. When she auditioned for All My Children (1970), however she got the part of Jenny Gardner, and in August 1981 the career of Kim Delaney took off. In the spring of 1983, she made her busy schedule even busier by performing in an Off-Broadway play directed by Dorothy Lyman. She has been nominated for many acting awards, winning an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for playing Diane Russell on NYPD Blue (1993). She has continued to star in both television and theater, as well as in films like Rules of Engagement (1995) and Mission to Mars (2000). Kim Delaney lives in Los Angeles, California.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Matt Dicker

Spouse (2)

Joe Cortese (1989 - 1994) (divorced) (1 child)
Charles Grant (1984 - 1988) (divorced)

Trivia (8)

1990: Son Jack Cortese born.
2002: She was arrested for drunk driving in Malibu, CA, when a witness called police to report an erratic driver. Police traced the license plate number they were given to Delaney and she was found at her home. After an investigation she was arrested and jailed. She was released the next morning and scheduled for a court appearance in February.
2/19/02: She was given two years probation, a $300 fine and ordered to attend a safe driving class as a result of her arrest for drunken driving.
1997-2006: Was engaged to Alan Barnette.
Was a highly in-demand teen model.
Graduated from John W. Hallahan Catholic Girls' High School in Philadelphia in 1977.
She is the only girl born in the middle of four brothers. Ed Delaney and John Delaney before her, then Keith Delaney and Patrick Delaney. They are a tax lawyer, a television sports producer, a bartender and an accountant.
Kim Delaney trained in the Meisner technique with Joanne Baron at The William Esper Studio in her first year and with William Esper in second year.

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