Kathryn Erbe

Kathryn Erbe


7/5/1966, Newton, Massachusetts (USA)

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Katheryn Herbe, Kathryn Herbe, Kathryn Herbe
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Kathryn was born July 5, 1966 in Newton, Massachusetts (just outside of Boston). She and husband Terry Kinney have two children, daughter Maeve and son Carol Lincoln. Erbe graduated from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts undergraduate drama program in 1990. She became a member of…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • While an undergraduate student at NYU, Erbe was cast as Lynn Redgrave's daughter on the sitcom Chicken Soup.

    • While starring in Law and Order: CI, Kathryn appeared in 2 of NBC's The More You Know public service announcements. Her topics were anti-prejudice and the environment.

    • Kathryn and Law & Order: Criminal Intent co-star Vincent D'Onofrio (Det. Robert Goren) were both guest stars on Homicide: Life on the Street in episodes that aired a week apart.

    • Kathryn is one of five cast members of Oz to later appear in the Law & Order series. The other four are Law & Order: Special Victims Unit's Christopher Meloni (Det. Elliot Stabler) and B.D. Wong (Dr. George Huang), Law & Order's J.K. Simmons (Dr. Emil Skoda), and Law & Order: Trial By Jury's Kirk Acevedo (D.A. Investigator Hector Salazar).

    • Kathryn's 2003 pregnancy was written into the script of Law & Order: Criminal Intent, making her character Det. Alexandra Eames a surrogate mother for her sister.

    • Kathryn is 5'2" (1.57 m).

    • Kathryn's nickname is Katie.

    • Kathryn was nominated for a Tony in 1991 for her role in The Speed of Darkness.

    • Kathryn is a member of Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre Company.

    • Kathryn is a 1990 graduate of New York University's Tisch School of the Arts.

    • Kathryn and husband, actor Terry Kinney, have two children: daughter Maeve, born in 1996, and son Carson, born October 15, 2003.

  • Quotes

    • Kathryn Erbe: It (Law & Order:CI) takes up my whole life, really. I have a lot of heartache not being home for bedtime with my daughter, not getting to see my husband as much as I want. And not having any brain cells to sort of keep things going on the level I would like at home.