Kim Delaney was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. While in high school, she began a modeling career. She signed with Elite Model Management. After graduating, she moved to New York City to study acting with William Esper and got her first role in All My Children as Jenny Gardner in 1981. She stayed on the show until 1984 when she decided to leave to pursue feature films.
Delaney has since had regular roles in the series Tour of Duty, NYPD Blue, a lead role in Philly, and CSI: Miami. In 2004, she starred in the NBC miniseries 10.5 and its sequel, 10.5: Apocalypse, in 2006. In 2005, she began a five episode arc on The O.C. as Rebecca Bloom. In 2006, she starred with Steven Weber in an episode of Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King.
She was nominated three times for an Emmy for Best Supporting Actress on NYPD Blue, and won in 1997.
She appeared on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit in early 2007 as a guest-star on the episodes Philadelphia and Florida. She played the character Captain Julia Millfield.
|All My Children||Jenny Gardner Nelson||1981–1984|
|Tour of Duty||Alex Devlin||1989–1990||3|
|The Fifth Corner||Erica Fontaine||1992||1|
|NYPD Blue||Det. Diane Russell||1995–2001||3||4||5||6||7||8|
|CSI: Miami||Megan Donner||2002||1|
|Army Wives||Claudia Joy Holden||2007–2012||1||2||3||4||5||6|
Guest Starring Roles
|The Equalizer||Sally Ann Carter||1x18 - Unnatural Causes||February 12, 1986|
|Hotel||Marie Lockhart||4x07 - Forsaking All Others||November 26, 1986|
|L.A. Law||Leslie Kleinberg||2x01 - The Lung Goodbye||October 15, 1987|
|L.A. Law||Leslie Kleinberg||2x02 - The Wizard of Odds||October 22, 1987|
|L.A. Law||Leslie Kleinberg||2x03 - Cannon of Ethics||October 29, 1987|
|L.A. Law||Leslie Kleinberg||2x04 - Brackman Vasektimized||November 5, 1987|
|Tales from the Crypt||Gloria Fleming||2x07 - The Sacrifice||May 15, 1990|
|NYPD Blue||Det. Diane Russell||2x19 - Boxer Rebellion||May 2, 1995|
|NYPD Blue||Det. Diane Russell||2x20 - The Bookie and Kooky Cookie||May 9, 1995|
|NYPD Blue||Det. Diane Russell||2x21 - The Bank Dick||May 16, 1995|
|NYPD Blue||Det. Diane Russell||2x22 - A.D.A. Sipowicz||May 23, 1995|
|NYPD Blue||Det. Diane Russell||10x21 - Yo, Adrian||May 13, 2003|
|NYPD Blue||Det. Diane Russell||10x22 - 22 Skidoo||May 20, 2003|
|NYPD Blue||Det. Diane Russell||11x05 - Keeping Abreast||October 21, 2003|
|NYPD Blue||Det. Diane Russell||11x06 - Andy Appleseed||October 28, 2003|
|NYPD Blue||Det. Diane Russell||11x07 - It's to Die For||November 4, 2003|
|NYPD Blue||Det. Diane Russell||11x08 - And the Wenner Is...||November 18, 2003|
|The O.C.||Rebecca Bloom||2x10 - The Accomplice||January 27, 2005|
|The O.C.||Rebecca Bloom||2x11 - The Second Chance||February 3, 2005|
|The O.C.||Rebecca Bloom||2x12 - The Lonely Hearts Club||February 10, 2005|
|The O.C.||Rebecca Bloom||2x13 - The Test||February 17, 2005|
|The O.C.||Rebecca Bloom||2x14 - The Rainy Day Women||February 24, 2005|
|Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King||Mary Willingham||8 - You Know They Have a Hell of a Band||August 2, 2006|
|Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Capt. Julia Millfield||8x16 - Philadelphia||February 27, 2007|
|Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Capt. Julia Millfield||8x19 - Florida||May 1, 2007|
|The Broken Cord||Suzanne||February 3, 1992||ABC Monday Night Movie|
|Lady Boss||Lucky Santangelo||October 11, 1992||NBC Sunday Night at the Movies|
|Closer and Closer||Kate Saunders||February 18, 1996||Lifetime Original Movie|
Talk Show Appearances
|The Rosie O'Donnell Show||January 13, 1997|
|The Rosie O'Donnell Show||October 21, 1997|
|The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn||March 1, 2001|
|The Tonight Show with Jay Leno||March 11, 2002|
|On-Air with Ryan Seacrest||April 14, 2004|
|Live with Regis and Kelly||February 2, 2005|
|The Tony Danza Show||February 15, 2005|
Awards and Accolades
(1 Win in 3 Nominations)
- Won: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (1997)
- Was a model with Elite Model Management.
- As a model, was on the cover of magazines including Glamour and Seventeen.
- Has four brothers.
- Has a son, Jack.