Deirdre Lovejoy

The strawberry locks, blue eyes, alabaster complexion, and winning smile of Deirdre Lovejoy might lead one to believe that characters of inner warmth and comforting natures would be the actress's forte. But hard-nosed ... Read more »
Born: 06/30/1962

Filmography

Actor (41)

American Gothic 2016 (Tv Show)

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Shameless 2016 (Tv Show)

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The Blacklist 2016 (Tv Show)

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Girls 2014 (Tv Show)

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American Horror Story 2013 (Tv Show)

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Shadow on the Mesa 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

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Body of Proof 2012 (Tv Show)

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Private Practice 2012 (Tv Show)

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Bad Teacher 2011 (Movie)

Sasha's Mother (Actor)

Criminal Minds 2011 (Tv Show)

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The Protector 2011 (Tv Show)

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Outlaw 2010 (Tv Show)

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Bones 2009 (Tv Show)

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Law & Order: Criminal Intent 2009 (Tv Show)

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Medium 2009 (Tv Show)

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The Stepfather 2009 (Movie)

Detective Tylar (Actor)

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2000 - 2001, 2008 (Tv Show)

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The Wire 2001 - 2008 (TV Show)

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The Wire Odyssey 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

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Close to Home 2007 (Tv Show)

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Cold Case 2007 (Tv Show)

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Numb3rs 2006 (Tv Show)

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Step Up 2006 (Movie)

Katherine Clark (Actor)

The Closer 2006 (Tv Show)

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Nip/Tuck 2005 (Tv Show)

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NYPD Blue 2004 (Tv Show)

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The West Wing 2004 (Tv Show)

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Judging Amy 2003 (Tv Show)

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Strong Medicine 2003 (Tv Show)

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Ed 1999 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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Law & Order 1994 - 1995, 1998 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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Spin City 1998 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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Thirteen Conversations About One Thing 2002 (Movie)

Student Teacher (Actor)

Without A Trace 2002 (Tv Show)

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Random Hearts 1999 (Movie)

Officer Isabel (Actor)

The Talented Mr. Ripley 1999 (Movie)

Fighting Neighbor (Actor)

Third Watch 1999 (Tv Show)

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Sour Grapes 1998 (Movie)

Nurse Wells (Actor)

Punch & Judy Get Divorced 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

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Biography

The strawberry locks, blue eyes, alabaster complexion, and winning smile of Deirdre Lovejoy might lead one to believe that characters of inner warmth and comforting natures would be the actress's forte. But hard-nosed prosecutors, angry mothers, and even a dirty United States attorney turned hardened kidnapper and child killer are the roles in which she is most comfortable. Lovejoy was a child actress in community theater in Elkhart, Indiana, later receiving her Master of Fine Arts from New York University. The refined yet hard-edged performer began her adult career appearing at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. in the late 1980s, appropriately garnering her first television role as the tragically impaired Rosemary Kennedy in the biographical miniseries "The Kennedys of Massachusetts." She bounced around various TV shows in the '90s with bit parts on the comedy juggernaut "Seinfeld" and the legal-series standard "Law & Order" until making a splash as a bungling policewoman in the ripped-from-the-headlines docudrama "Perfect Murder, Perfect Town: JonBenét and the City of Boulder." With a demonstrated capacity for grippingly realistic portrayals, Lovejoy landed her big break as the no-nonsense Baltimore prosecutor Rhonda Pearlman on HBO's masterful sociopolitical series "The Wire" (2002-2008). The crowing achievement of Lovejoy's style, Pearlman was a character of intrinsic ethics who was nevertheless behaviorally suspect, caught up in a world of corruption demanding both amoral nuance and procedural integrity. In 2009, Lovejoy brought a bit of grittiness to the mainstream with her depiction of a detective in the eerie home-invasion remake "The Stepfather."

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