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Net Worth$4 Million
Date Of BirthJuly 2, 1966
SpouseTerry Kinney
FactIncorporated her real-life pregnancy into her Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001) character, Detective Alexandra Eames, by stating that she was being a surrogate mother for her infertile sister.

Kathryn Erbe is an American actress, best known for her role as Detective Alexandra Eames on the NBC crime drama series Law & Order: Criminal Intent. She has also starred in the HBO series Oz, the Showtime series The Sopranos, and the USA Network series In Plain Sight.

Erbe was born in Newton, Massachusetts, the daughter of Elaine (née Mardiney) and Paul E. Erbe, a retired high school guidance counselor. She has two sisters, Karen and Julia. Erbe was raised in a Catholic family of Irish and Italian descent. She graduated from Newton North High School in 1985, and then attended Northwestern University, where she studied theatre.

Erbe began her acting career in regional theater productions. She made her Broadway debut in the Tony Award-winning play The Heidi Chronicles in 1989. Her other Broadway credits include The Grapes of Wrath (1991) and The Sisters Rosensweig (1992).

Erbe made her television debut in the NBC drama series Law & Order in 1991. She went on to play the role of Detective Alexandra Eames on the spin-off series Law & Order: Criminal Intent from 2001 to 2011. Erbe also starred in the HBO series Oz from 1997 to 2003, and had recurring roles on the Showtime series The Sopranos from 1999 to 2007, and the USA Network series In Plain Sight from 2008 to 2012.

Erbe has starred in a number of films, including What About Bob? (1991), The Village (2004), and The Happening (2008).

Erbe is married to actor Terry O’Quinn. They have two sons, Riley and Connor.

As of 2021, Erbe’s net worth is $4 million. She earns a salary of $100 thousand per episode of Law & Order: Criminal Intent.

General Info

Full NameKathryn Erbe
Net Worth$4 Million
Date Of BirthJuly 2, 1966
Height1.57 m
EducationNew York University


SpouseTerry Kinney
ChildrenMaeve Elsbeth Erbe Kinney, Carson Lincoln Kinney
ParentsRichard Erbe, Elisabeth Magnarelli


NominationsTony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play, Satellite Award for Best Actress – Television Series Drama
MoviesStir of Echoes, What About Bob?, D2: The Mighty Ducks, Dream with the Fishes, Rich in Love, Kiss of Death, 3 Backyards, Speaking of Sex, Worst Friends, The Addiction, Love from Ground Zero, Sunny Side Up, Naked City: Justice with a Bullet, George Wallace, The Runaway, Runaway Dreams, Entropy, Mother...
TV ShowsLaw & Order: Criminal Intent, Oz, Chicken Soup

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1In September 2011, obsessed fan Charles Nagel, 37, was sentenced by a New York judge to five years probation for stalking and harassing Kathryn Erbe and her family.
2An ensemble member of the Atlantic Theater Company in New York City.
3The oldest of three children; her mother, Elisabeth Magnarelli, was a vice president of a Boston management firm, and her father, Dr. Richard Erbe, is an internist subspecialized as a medical geneticist.
4Incorporated her real-life pregnancy into her Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001) character, Detective Alexandra Eames, by stating that she was being a surrogate mother for her infertile sister.
5Son, Carson Lincoln Kinney, born October 15, 2003.
6Became a member of the Steppenwolf Theatre Company's ensemble in Chicago in 1993, which her husband Terry Kinney co-founded.
7Daughter, Maeve Elsbeth Erbe Kinney (born October 26, 1995).
8Graduated from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts undergraduate drama program. [1990]




Kensho at the Bedfellow2016completedRachel
No Beast So Fierce2016completedHelen
Blood from a Stoner2013Short completedSally
Dating My Motherpost-productionJoan
Billions2016TV SeriesZenobia Manager
American Experience2016TV Series documentaryLucretia Garfield
Elementary2016TV SeriesNancy Davenport
Blue Bloods2015TV SeriesDr. Bennett
Mistress America2015Tracy's Mom
Worst Friends2014Sam's Mom
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver2014TV SeriesDetective Alexandra Eames
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2012-2013TV SeriesAlexandra Eames
The Love Guide2011Cora
Law & Order: Criminal Intent2001-2011TV SeriesAlexandra Eames
Mother's House2011ShortCatherine
3 Backyards2010John's Wife
Oz1998-2003TV SeriesShirley Bellinger
Speaking of Sex2001Helen
The Runaway2000TV MovieEvelyn Carnes
Stir of Echoes1999Maggie Witzky
Entropy1999/IEvan (as Katheryn Herbe)
Naked City: Justice with a Bullet1998TV MovieSarah Tubbs
Love from Ground Zero1998Alex
Homicide: Life on the Street1997TV SeriesRita Hale
George Wallace1997TV MovieMrs. Folsom
Dream with the Fishes1997Liz
Kiss of Death1995Rosie Kilmartin
The Addiction1995Anthropology Student
D2: The Mighty Ducks1994Michele MacKay
Breathing Lessons1994TV MovieFiona
Rich in Love1992Lucille Odom
What About Bob?1991Anna Marvin
Runaway Dreams1989Denise Donaldson
Chicken Soup1989TV SeriesPatricia Reece


The Vanishing City2009Documentary narrator


Joe1997Short special thanks


Celebrity Ghost Stories2010TV Series documentaryHerself
Moving Pictures Live!2010TV SeriesHerself
Jeopardy!2006TV SeriesHerself
Happy Birthday Oscar Wilde2004TV Movie documentaryHerself
Criminal Intent: The Beginning2003Video shortHerself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show2001TV SeriesHerself
Steppenwolf Theatre Company: 25 Years on the Edge2000DocumentaryHerself
The 45th Annual Tony Awards1991TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Best Featured Actress in a Play


Nominated Awards

2008Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actress in a Series, DramaLaw & Order: Criminal Intent (2001)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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