Emmy Award-winner Kim Delaney gained critical acclaim as Detective Diane Russell in "NYPD Blue" and was most recently seen as a Philadelphia defense attorney and single mom in Steven Bochco's drama "Philly." For her role in "NYPD Blue," Delaney earned an Emmy for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, as well as two Golden Globes and two Screen Actors Guild nominations for Best Actress in a Television Drama.
Delaney has starred in the television movies "Dark Target," "The Broken Cord," "Tales From the Crypt," Jackie Collins' "Lady Boss," "Tall, Dark and Deadly," "Closer and Closer" and "All Lies End in Murder." She also starred in and co-produced the television movie "The Devil's Child."
Delaney's feature film credits include "Mission to Mars."
Delaney began modeling during her senior year in high school. After graduation, she moved to New York and studied acting with renowned coach Bill Esper before landing the memorable role of Jenny Gardner in the daytime drama "All My Children," for which she earned her first Emmy nomination. During that time, she also performed in several stage productions, including the Off Broadway production of "Loving Reno."
Born and raised in Philadelphia, Delaney lives in Los Angeles. Her birth date is Nov. 29.