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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 3 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »

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Me, Myself and I
The Ranch
The Ranch Brenda
Shameless Margo
NYPD Blue A.D.A. Sylvia Costas / A.D.A. Sylvia Costas-Sipowicz


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 2018 Poinsettias for Christmas (post-production)
Katherine Palmer
 2017-2018 Me, Myself and I (TV Series)
 2018 How to Get Away with Murder (TV Series)
Ingrid Egan
 2016-2018 Shameless (TV Series)
 2017 Penny & Paul (Short)
 2017 The Ranch (TV Series)
 2017 Anabolic Life
Katherine Stenson
 2017 Queen Sugar (TV Series)
Lorna Prescott
 2017 The Last Tycoon (TV Series)
Frances Goldwyn
 2017/V Home (Short)
Margaret Sullivan
 2017 Deidra & Laney Rob a Train
 2017 Blue Bloods (TV Series)
Christine Sanders
 2016 I Like You Just the Way I Am (TV Series)
 2016 Hearts of Christmas (TV Movie)
 2016 Devious Maids (TV Series)
 2012-2016 Rizzoli & Isles (TV Series)
Dr. Hope Martin
 2016 Game of Silence (TV Series)
Diana Stockman
 2015 If I Could Tell You (Short)
Sara Linda
 2015 Mix (TV Movie)
Stella Ruiz
 2015 Blunt Talk (TV Series)
 2015/II Solace
Mrs. Ellis
 2015 Stay Filthy, Cali (TV Series short)
 2015 The Bridge Partner (Short)
Olivia Korhonen
 2014 Of Mind and Music
Angela Cruz
 2014 Matador (TV Series)
Emily Taft
 2014 Somebody's Mother (Short)
 2014 Starving in Suburbia
Dr. Klein
 2014/V Grace
 2014 Born to Race: Fast Track (Video)
Mrs. Dalton
 2014 The After (TV Movie)
 2009-2013 Drop Dead Diva (TV Series)
Bobbie Dobkins
 2013/I Jimmy
Judge Robinson (uncredited)
 2013 Body of Proof (TV Series)
Julia Stone
 2012 iVOTE (Short)
 2012/III The Visit (Short)
Mother / Ginny
 2012 Nuclear Family (TV Movie)
 2012 BlackBoxTV (TV Series)
Debrah Stratford
 2012 Chasing the Hill (TV Series)
Mayor Rachel Lewis
 2012 Middle of Nowhere
 2011 American Dad! (TV Series)
Scarlett Reynolds
 2011 Talker (Short)
 2011 The Glades (TV Series)
Georgia Lancer
 2011 The Perfect Family
Agnes Dunn
 2010-2011 One Tree Hill (TV Series)
Sylvia Baker
 2010 Hitched (TV Movie)
 2010 Blue Belle (TV Series)
 2010 The Mentalist (TV Series)
Melba Walker Shannon
 2009 Community (TV Series)
 2009 Curb Your Enthusiasm (TV Series)
Dr. Trundle
 2009 The Line (TV Series)
 2009 Grey's Anatomy (TV Series)
Robbie Stevens
 2009 Buzz (TV Movie)
Alexis Henson
 2008-2009 Privileged (TV Series)
Shelby Smith
 2009 Ghost Whisperer (TV Series)
Elena Bancroft
 2008 The Prince of Motor City (TV Movie)
Dorothy Riley
 2006-2008 Monk (TV Series)
Linda Fusco
 2008 The Capture of the Green River Killer (TV Mini-Series)
Fiona Remus
 2008 Dirt (TV Series)
Cassie Hope
 2007 Hidden Palms (TV Series)
Tess Wiatt
 2006 Fool Me Once (Short)
 2006 Augusta, Gone (TV Movie)
Martha Tod Dudman
 2006 Lies & Alibis
Judith Hatch
 2005 I? (Short)
 2005 Nearing Grace
Mrs. Ash (uncredited)
 2004-2005 Desperate Housewives (TV Series)
Maisy Gibbons
 2004 Boston Legal (TV Series)
Judge Rita Sharpley
 2004 Little Black Book
 2004 Judging Amy (TV Series)
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
 2002 Atomic Twister (TV Movie)
Corrine Maguire
 2001-2002 Wolf Lake (TV Series)
Vivian Cates
 2002 Philly (TV Series)
Tabitha Davenport
 1999-2001 Ladies Man (TV Series)
Donna Stiles
 2000/I Gossip
Detective Kelly
 1999 Aftershock: Earthquake in New York (TV Mini-Series)
Dori Thorell
 1993-1999 NYPD Blue (TV Series)
A.D.A. Sylvia Costas / A.D.A. Sylvia Costas-Sipowicz
 1999 Blue Moon (TV Movie)
Cass Medieros
 1997-1998 Fired Up (TV Series)
Gwen Leonard
 1997 The Only Thrill
Joleen Quillet
 1997 Superman (TV Series)
 1997 Five Desperate Hours (TV Movie)
Clair Ballard
 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
 1995 Degree of Guilt (TV Movie)
Mary Carelli
 1995 The Heidi Chronicles (TV Movie)
 1995 Star Trek: Voyager (TV Series)
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)
 1994 Bloodfist V: Human Target (Video)
Jewellry Store Clerk
 1993 Cheers (TV Series)
 1993 Beverly Hills, 90210 (TV Series)
 1992 Civil Wars (TV Series)
Norma Helmutz
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: Plays Michelle in "Under the Blue Sky" play by David Eldridge (Geffen Playhouse, Los Angeles, California, USA). See more »

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I didn't like the 'Survivor' shows because of the mean-spirited aspect, and women certainly were part of whatever conflict they would create. See more »


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