Kim Delaney

Actor, Producer, Model
A willowy brunette who segued from soap star to primetime performer, Kim Delaney began her career as a model while still attending high school in her native Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. After graduating, she headed to ... Read more »
Born: 11/29/1961 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Filmography

Actor (60)

God Bless the Broken Road 2017 (Movie)

(Actor)

Murder in the First 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

10.5 Apocalypse 1994 - 1995, 2005 - 2006, 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Army Wives 1994 - 1995, 2005 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

L.A. Law 1987 - 1988, 1994 - 2001, 2005 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

NYPD Blue 1994 - 2001, 2003, 2005 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

All My Children 1969 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

NYPD Blue: A Final Tribute 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The O.C. 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Infidelity 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

CSI: Miami 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

My VH1 Music Awards '01 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Presenter

Philly 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2001 Radio Music Awards 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Performer

Totally Tube 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Dennis Franz: Out of the Blue 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Mission to Mars 2000 (Movie)

Maggie McConnell (Actor)

The 51st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Presenter

50th Emmy Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Presenter

Storytime 1993 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

ALMA Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Performer

The Devil's Child 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

VH1 97 Fashion Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Performer

4th Annual VH1 Honors 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Presenter

It Just Takes One 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

The Screen Actors Guild Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Presenter

Darkman II: The Return of Durant 1995 (Movie)

(Actor)

Serial Killer 1995 (Movie)

(Actor)

The All My Children 25th Anniversary Special 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Metalbeast 1994 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Force 1994 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Temptress 1994 (Movie)

Karin Swann (Actor)

Jackie Collins' "Lady Boss" 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

The Fifth Corner 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Body Parts 1991 (Movie)

Karen Chrushank (Actor)

Hangfire 1991 (Movie)

Maria (Actor)

The Sacrifice 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Tour of Duty 1987 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Campus Man 1987 (Movie)

Dayna Thomas (Actor)

Hunter's Blood 1987 (Movie)

Melanie (Actor)

The Drifter 1987 (Movie)

Julia (Actor)

The Delta Force 1986 (Movie)

Sister Mary (Actor)

That Was Then...This Is Now 1985 (Movie)

Cathy Carlson (Actor)

10.5 (TV Show)

Actor

All Lies End in Murder (TV Show)

Actor

Closer and Closer (TV Show)

Actor

Cracked Up (TV Show)

Actor

Finding a Family (TV Show)

Actor

First Affair (TV Show)

Actor

Love and Treason (TV Show)

Actor

Something Is Out There (TV Show)

Actor

Take My Daughters, Please (TV Show)

Actor

Tall, Dark and Deadly (TV Show)

Actor

The Broken Cord (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

A willowy brunette who segued from soap star to primetime performer, Kim Delaney began her career as a model while still attending high school in her native Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. After graduating, she headed to NYC to try her hand at a career and was signed by the prestigious Elite Modeling Agency. Soon, her face was decorating the covers of such popular magazines as Seventeen and Glamour. At the same time, Delaney was training for a crossover career in acting, studying with well-known NYC teacher William Esper. Her determination paid off when she landed the role of the virginal teen heroine Jenny Gardner on the long-running ABC daytime serial "All My Children" in 1981. Over the course of her three years on the show, her character, who was from the wrong side of the tracks, underwent numerous trials as she attempted to hook up with her true love, the all-American Greg Nelson (portrayed by Laurence Lau).

Relationships

Alan Barnette

Companion
met in 1992 when both worked on "The Broken Cord" (ABC) announced engagement in February 1997 has son Cameron (born c. 1989) from previous marriage

Joe Cortese

Husband
born in 1949 married in 1989 divorced in 1994

Jack Cortese

Son
born in 1990 father, actor Joe Cortese

Jack Delaney

Father
retired head of United Auto Workers local

Joan Delaney

Mother

Ed Delaney

Brother
older

John Delaney

Brother
older

Keith Delaney

Brother
younger

Patrick Delaney

Brother
younger

Charles Grant

Husband
born in 1957 married in 1981 divorced in less than a year

EDUCATION

William Esper Studio

New York , New York

J.W. Hallahan Catholic Girls High School

Philadelphia , Pennsylvania

Milestones

2007

Co-starred on the Lifetime ensemble drama "Army Wives"

2005

Joined cast of "The O.C." during the 2004-05 season

2004

Starred in the NBC disaster miniseries "10.5"

2002

Co-starred in the CBS drama mystery "CSI: Miami" but was dropped from the cast after shooting just 10 episodes; network thought Delaney's character was becoming less integral to the series; speculations that friction between Delaney and co-star David Car

2001

Starred in the Steven Bochco-produced ABC legal drama "Philly"; debuted in fall; role of feisty lawyer Kathleen Maguire created for her by Bochco

2001

Portrayed the wife of a naval officer who turns in her husband after discovering he was selling military secrets in the CBS drama "Love and Treason"

2000

Had featured role in "Mission to Mars"

1997

Debut as co-executive producer on the ABC movie "The Devil's Child"; also starred

1996

Portrayed a wheelchair-bound author in the Lifetime movie "Closer and Closer"

1995

Joined "NYPD Blue" in recurring role of Detective Diane Russell in spring; became regular as of the 1995-1996 season; teamed romantically onscreen with Smits; left show in spring 2001

1995

Starred in the USA Network thriller "Tall, Dark and Deadly"

1995

Had title role in the direct-to-video release "Temptress"

1992

Acted opposite then-husband Joe Cortese in the NBC miniseries "Jackie Collins' Lady Boss"

1992

Had regular role on the short-lived NBC spy drama "The Fifth Corner"

1992

Starred opposite Jimmy Smits in the fact-based ABC movie "The Broken Cord," about fetal alcohol syndrome

1988

Joined cast of the CBS Vietnam-era series "Tour of Duty," playing journalist Alex Devlin; left in 1989 when she became pregnant

1988

Starred opposite future second husband Joe Cortese in the NBC miniseries "Something Is Out There"

1987

Played female lead in "Campus Man"

1987

Had recurring role on the popular NBC legal series "L.A. Law"; Jimmy Smits was featured in the cast

1986

Co-starred in "The Delta Force" playing a nun; first husband Charles Grant (then billed as Charles Floye) was also in the cast

1986

Made guest appearance on the CBS series "The Equalizer"

1985

Feature film debut in "That Was Then ... This Is Now"

1983

TV-movie debut in "First Affair" (CBS)

1981

Signed as client by the Elite Modeling Agency; appeared on covers of Seventeen and Glamour

1981

Had regular role of the virginal Jenny Gardner on the ABC daytime serial "All My Children"; earned Daytime Emmy nomination in 1983

Was a spokesperson for Revlon Ultima II cosmetics

Raised in the Roxborough area of Philadelphia

Began modeling while still in high school

Bonus Trivia

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About some of her choices in film roles, Delaney explained to USA Today (Nov. 14, 1995): "Some movies you do, you know they're terrible, but you do them for a reason – money."

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On her role as Det. Russell on "NYPD Blue", Delaney told Entertainment Weekly (Dec. 13, 1996) – "I've been waiting for years to play a character like this."

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In January 2002, Delaney was arrested on suspicion of driving with intoxicated outside her Malibu home. She received probation and sentenced to attend a safe-driving course after pleading no contest to reckless driving. The court ruled that there was insufficient evidence to charge her with drunk driving.

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In May 2006, Delaney checked into the Promises Rehab Center in Malibu, CA

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On Sept. 23, 2011, Delaney was escorted off stage during a speech in front of members of the military at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. The actress was incoherent and, at times, slurred and veered off the script from the teleprompter.

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