Kathryn Erbe

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Actress

Birth Date: July 5, 1965

Age: 58 years old

Birth Place: Newton, Massachusetts

Raised in Massachusetts, Kathryn Erbe trained at NYU and right after graduation was cast in her first film role as an 11-year-old in the teen drama "Runaway Dreams" (1989). She found bit roles on daytime TV and worked onstage, most notably in "The Speed of Darkness" in 1991, which brought her a Tony Award nomination. By 1993, she had become a member of the ensemble of the Steppenwolf Theater and delivered a memorable turn as Stella Kowalski in the company's 50th anniversary staging of "A Streetcar Named Desire" which was directed by her husband, Terry Kinney. Erbe first enjoyed attention as Richard Dreyfuss' daughter in the comedy "What About Bob?" (1991) and shone as the troubled daughter of a runaway mother (Jill Clayburgh) in the little-seen "Rich in Love" (1993). 1995 saw the actress play the sister of an ill-fated Helen Hunt in the remake of "Kiss of Death" as well as student who succumbs to a vampire attack in the stylish "The Addiction." Erbe was superb as Kevin Bacon's patient wife in the thriller "Stir of Echoes" (1999). Subsequently, she appeared in the ensemble of "Speaking of Sex" (lensed 2000) and supported Kevin Costner in "Dragonfly" (lensed 2000-2001). While "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" gave her a chance to play off Vincent D'Onofrio and display a feistier side, Erbe was no stranger to TV. Early in her career she had been cast as Lynn Redgrave's daughter on the disastrous ABC sitcom "Chicken Soup" (1989). Additionally, she has such prestigious "Hallmark Hall of Fame" productions as "Breathing Lessons" (CBS, 1994) and "The Runaway" (CBS, 2000) on her resume. Still, Erbe developed a cult following as death row inmate Shirley Bellinger, one of the rare female prisoners portrayed on "Oz," HBO's brutal look at life inside a jail. From 1998 until her character finally was executed in 2000, the actress created an eerily memorable portrait of a troubled woman who had killed her child and was sentenced to die.

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Life After You

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Sally
Movie
2022

Being Dead

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Regina Carter
Movie
2021

Red Pill

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Lily
Movie
2021

The Good House

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Wendy Heatherton
Movie
2021

Prawo i porządek: Zbrodniczy zamiar

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Alexandra Eames
Show
2020

InstinctStream

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Caitlyn Gerich
Series
2018
54%

Assassination Nation

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Rebecca Colson
Movie
2018

No Alternative

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Maureen Harrison
Movie
2018

The SinnerStream

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Series
2017
90%

Dating My Mother

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Joan
Movie
2017

ConvictionStream

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Carla Macy
Series
2016
20%

Kensho at the Bedfellow

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Rachel
Movie
2016

No Beast So Fierce

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Helen
Movie
2016

Last Week Tonight With John OliverStream

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Detective Alexandra Eames
Talk
2014

Worst Friends

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Sam's Mom
Movie
2014

The BlacklistStream

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Lois
Series
2013
91%

ElementaryStream

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Nancy Davenport
Series
2012
95%

The Love Guide

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Cora
Movie
2011

Blue BloodsStream

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2010

3 Backyards

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John's Wife
Movie
2010

Law & Order: Criminal IntentStream

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Detective Alexandra Eames
Series
2001

Law & Order: Criminal IntentStream

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Detective Alexandra Eames
Series
2001

The Runaway

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Evelyn Carnes
Movie
2000

Law & Order: Special Victims UnitStream

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Lt. Alexandra Eames
Series
1999
78%

Stir of Echoes

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Maggie Witzky
Movie
1999

Love From Ground Zero

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Alex
Movie
1999

Naked City: Justice With a Bullet

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Sarah Tubbs
Movie
1998

OzStream

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Shirley Bellinger
Series
1997
93%

OzStream

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Shirley Bellinger
Series
1997
93%

Dream With the Fishes

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Liz
Movie
1997

Theater Talk

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1996

The AddictionStream

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Anthropology Student
Movie
1995
74%

Kiss of Death

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Rosie Kilmartin
Movie
1995

Breathing Lessons

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Fiona
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1994

D2: The Mighty Ducks

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Michele MacKay
Movie
1994

Rich in Love

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Lucille Odom
Movie
1992

Quoi de neuf, Bob?

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Movie
1991

What About Bob?Stream

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Anna Marvin
Movie
1991
82%

Chicken Soup

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Patricia Reece
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1989

TodayStream

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News
1952

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