Kathryn Erbe

Born Jul 5, 1966

Kathryn Elsbeth Erbe is an American actress known for her role as Det. Alexandra Eames in Law & Order: Criminal Intent, a spin-off of Law & Order, and death row inmate Shirley Bellinger in the HBO series Oz.

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1966 Birth Born on July 2, 1966.


1989 23 Years Old Erbe was born in Newton, Massachusetts to Richard (a research geneticist) and Elsbeth Erbe. She graduated from New York University (NYU) in 1989.
1990 24 Years Old While an undergraduate student at NYU, Erbe was cast as the daughter of Lynn Redgrave's character on the sitcom Chicken Soup. She later became a member of Steppenwolf Theatre Company and has starred in many of their productions, including A Streetcar Named Desire, Curse of the Starving Class, and The Grapes of Wrath, which ran for six months and won the 1990 Tony Award for Best Play.
1991 25 Years Old Erbe earned a Tony Award nomination in 1991 for her portrayal of Mary in The Speed of Darkness. … Read More


1997 31 Years Old She portrayed Shirley Bellinger on the HBO series Oz, to critical acclaim, and made a guest appearance on Homicide: Life on the Street in 1997.
2001 35 Years Old From 2001 to early 2010, she starred as Detective Alexandra Eames on the NBC/USA Network series Law & Order: Criminal Intent, alongside Vincent D'Onofrio. … Read More


2014 48 Years Old In 2014, Erbe appeared in an episode of Last Week Tonight parodying her role on Law & Order. … Read More
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