Born and raised in Philadelphia, award-winning actress Kim Delaney currently stars as Claudia Joy Holden on the Lifetime series “Army Wives,” which is in its fifth season. Delaney earned an Emmy® for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her portrayal of Detective Diane Russell on ABC’s acclaimed series “NYPD Blue.” She also received two Golden Globe and two Screen Actors Guild Award® nominations for Best Actress in a Television Drama.
Following her departure from “NYPD Blue,” Delaney starred in Steven Bochco’s ABC drama “Philly,” as well as the premiere season of CBS’s “CSI: Miami.” On the big screen, she appeared in Brian De Palma’s “Mission to Mars,” starring Gary Sinise and Tim Robbins.
Delaney studied acting with renowned coach Bill Esper before landing the memorable role of Jenny Gardner on the ABC 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. Delaney has also starred in several well-received movies for television, including the recent CBS/Paramount movie “Dark Target,” opposite David Keith, the award-winning “The Broken Cord,” opposite Jimmy Smits, 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 ABC made-for-television thriller “The Devil’s Child,” opposite Thomas Gibson.