Kathryn Erbe

Kathryn Erbe


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

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Also Known As

Kathryn Herbe, Katheryn 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.

  • Great actress.

    Great in all she does. Loved her in "Stir of Echos".
  • Kathryn Erbe:The Most Underrated Actress

    I love Kathryn and her portrayal of Detective Alexandra Eames she is such an underrated actress.She is beautiful and talented and has been in the industry for so long.They were crazy to do what they did to her and Vincent and I am very saddened by that.This is one of my favorite shows or was.I look forward to seeing Kathryn and her future projects.The humor she brought to Criminal Intent was one of my favorite parts of the show.The last scene between her and Vincent was hard to watch.I was crying because I knew one of the greatest partnerships was coming to an end.moreless