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You may know her from multiple nominated and SAG Award winning portrayal of ADA Sylvia Costas Sipowitz in NYPD Blue, as a stay-at-home prostitute in Desperate Housewives and a murderous realtor on Monk, as a serial killer on Law and Order:SVU, coming to terms with her long lost daughter on Rizzoli & Isles, bantering with Alfred Molina on Ladies ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 4 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

NYPD Blue
NYPD Blue A.D.A. Sylvia Costas / A.D.A. Sylvia Costas-Sipowicz
(1993-1999)
Shameless
Shameless Margo
(2016)
Solace
Solace Mrs. Ellis
(2015)
Middle of Nowhere
(2012)

Filmography

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 2016/VII Perception (post-production)
Katherine Stenson
 2017 Penny & Paul (Short)
Barb
 2017/V Home (Short)
Margaret Sullivan
 2017 Deidra & Laney Rob a Train
Veronica
 2017 Blue Bloods (TV Series)
Christine Sanders
- The One That Got Away (2017) ... Christine Sanders
 2016 I Like You Just the Way I Am (TV Series)
Debbie
- Sex with Luke (2016) ... Debbie
 2016 Hearts of Christmas (TV Movie)
Alice Shelby
 2016 Shameless (TV Series)
Margo
- Ride or Die (2016) ... Margo
- Own Your Shit (2016) ... Margo
- Swipe, Fuck, Leave (2016) ... Margo
 2016 Devious Maids (TV Series)
Lori
- Grime and Punishment (2016) ... Lori
 2016 Game of Silence (TV Series)
Diana Stockman
- She Sang Hymns Out of Tune (2016) ... Diana Stockman
- Hey (2016) ... Diana Stockman
- The Truth (2016) ... Diana Stockman
- Road Trip (2016) ... Diana Stockman
- Into the Black (2016) ... Diana Stockman
 2015 Mix (TV Movie)
Stella Ruiz
 2015 Blunt Talk (TV Series)
Sophie
- All My Relationships End in Pain (2015) ... Sophie
 2015/II Solace
Mrs. Ellis
 2015 Stay Filthy, Cali (TV Series short)
Woman
- Nag (2015) ... Woman
 2015 The Bridge Partner (Short)
Olivia Korhonen
 2015 If I Could Tell You (Short)
Sara Linda
 2014 Of Mind and Music
Angela Cruz
 2014 Matador (TV Series)
Emily Taft
- Mala Sangre (2014) ... Emily Taft
- Everything Old Is New Again (2014) ... Emily Taft
 2014 Somebody's Mother (Short)
Alice
 2014 Starving in Suburbia
Dr. Klein
 2014/V Grace
Sonia
 2014 Born to Race: Fast Track (Video)
Mrs. Dalton
 2014 The After (TV Movie)
Francis
 2013/I Jimmy
Judge Robinson (uncredited)
 2013 Body of Proof (TV Series)
Julia Stone
- Committed (2013) ... Julia Stone
 2012 iVOTE (Short)
Marni
 2012/III The Visit (Short)
Mother / Ginny
 2012 Nuclear Family (TV Movie)
Karen
 2012 BlackBoxTV (TV Series)
Debrah Stratford
- Silverwood: Red Ink (2012) ... Debrah Stratford
 2012 Chasing the Hill (TV Series)
Mayor Rachel Lewis
- Send in the Dancing Chihuahuas (2012) ... Mayor Rachel Lewis
 2012 Middle of Nowhere
Fraine
 2011 American Dad! (TV Series)
Scarlett Reynolds
- The Scarlet Getter (2011) ... Scarlett Reynolds (voice)
 2011 Talker
Mary
 2011 The Glades (TV Series)
Georgia Lancer
- Moonlighting (2011) ... Georgia Lancer
 2010 Hitched (TV Movie)
 2010 Blue Belle (TV Series)
Judy
- Komshe Thunderfuck (2010) ... Judy
- Goin' to Vegas (2010) ... Judy
 2010 The Mentalist (TV Series)
Melba Walker Shannon
- Bleeding Heart (2010) ... Melba Walker Shannon
 2009 Community (TV Series)
Doreen
 2009 The Line (TV Series)
Jayne
- Episode #2.8 (2009) ... Jayne
- Episode #2.7 (2009) ... Jayne
- Episode #2.6 (2009) ... Jayne
- Episode #2.5 (2009) ... Jayne
- Episode #2.4 (2009) ... Jayne
 2009 Buzz (TV Movie)
Alexis Henson
 2008 The Prince of Motor City (TV Movie)
Dorothy Riley
 2008 The Capture of the Green River Killer (TV Mini-Series)
Fiona Remus
- Episode #1.2 (2008) ... Fiona Remus
- Episode #1.1 (2008) ... Fiona Remus
 2008 Dirt (TV Series)
Cassie Hope
- God Bless the Child (2008) ... Cassie Hope
 2007 Hidden Palms (TV Series)
Tess Wiatt
- Second Chances (2007) ... Tess Wiatt
- Stand by Your Woman (2007) ... Tess Wiatt
- Dangerous Liaisons (2007) ... Tess Wiatt
- What Liza Beneath (2007) ... Tess Wiatt
- Mulligan (2007) ... Tess Wiatt
 2006 Fool Me Once (Short)
Maureen
 2006 Augusta, Gone (TV Movie)
Martha Tod Dudman
 2006 Lies & Alibis
Judith Hatch
 2005 I? (Short)
 2005 Nearing Grace
Mrs. Ash (uncredited)
 2004 Boston Legal (TV Series)
Judge Rita Sharpley
- Head Cases (2004) ... Judge Rita Sharpley
 2004 Little Black Book
Mom
 2004 Judging Amy (TV Series)
Andrea Adelstein
- Predictive Neglect (2004) ... Andrea Adelstein
 2003 Word of Honor (TV Movie)
Marcy McClure Tyson
 2003 Fly Cherry (Short)
Cherry's Mom
 2002 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Maggie Peterson
- Chameleon (2002) ... Maggie Peterson
 2002 Atomic Twister (TV Movie)
Corrine Maguire
 2001-2002 Wolf Lake (TV Series)
Vivian Cates
- If These Wolves Could Talk (2002) ... Vivian Cates
- Legend of Lost Lenore (2002) ... Vivian Cates (credit only)
- Leader of the Pack (2002) ... Vivian Cates
- Four Feet Under (2002) ... Vivian Cates
- Excitable Boy (2001) ... Vivian Cates
 2002 Philly (TV Series)
Tabitha Davenport
- Here Comes the Judge (2002) ... Tabitha Davenport
- Lies of Minelli (2002) ... Tabitha Davenport
 1999 Aftershock: Earthquake in New York (TV Mini-Series)
Dori Thorell
- Episode #1.2 (1999) ... Dori Thorell
- Episode #1.1 (1999) ... Dori Thorell
 1999 Blue Moon (TV Movie)
Cass Medieros
 1997 Superman (TV Series)
Maxima
- Warrior Queen (1997) ... Maxima (voice)
 1997 Five Desperate Hours (TV Movie)
Clair Ballard
 1997 The Only Thrill
Joleen Quillet
 1996 The Uninvited (TV Movie)
Pattie Johnson
 1996 A Friend's Betrayal (TV Movie)
Nina Talbert
 1996 Caroline in the City (TV Series)
Maddie - Employment Counselor
- Caroline and the Proposal (1996) ... Maddie - Employment Counselor
 1995 Degree of Guilt (TV Movie)
Mary Carelli
 1995 The Heidi Chronicles (TV Movie)
Jill
 1995 Star Trek: Voyager (TV Series)
Amelia Earhart
- The 37's (1995) ... Amelia Earhart
 1995 The Face on the Milk Carton (TV Movie)
Sada Sands
 1994 The Shaggy Dog (TV Movie)
Beth Daniels
 1994 Someone She Knows (TV Movie)
Sharon
 1994 Bloodfist V: Human Target (Video)
Jewellry Store Clerk
 1993 Cheers (TV Series)
Rachel
- The Guy Can't Help It (1993) ... Rachel
 1993 Beverly Hills, 90210 (TV Series)
Paulette
- Parental Guidance Recommended (1993) ... Paulette
 1992 Civil Wars (TV Series)
Norma Helmutz
- Drone of Arc (1992) ... Norma Helmutz
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Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)
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She married Dr. Tom Apostle in the same Los Angeles Greek Church where her NYPD Blue (1993) character, "Sylvia", married Detective Andy Sipowitz. See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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