|...as Cheryl Avery|
Cheryl Avery & Melissa Cobin
|Date of birth|
29 December 1977
|Place of birth|
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
|...as Melissa Cobin|
Katherine Moennig is an actress who played the roles of Cheryl Avery in the Law & Order: Special Victims Unit season four episode "Fallacy", and Melissa Cobin in the Law & Order season twelve episode "For Love or Money".
She is well known for her portrayal of Shane McCutcheon in The L Word (with Jennifer Beals, Pam Grier, Erin Daniels, Dallas Roberts, Marlee Matlin, Kristanna Loken, and Rosanna Arquette - all of whom have appeared in episodes of Law & Order and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit). She also played Jake Pratt in Young Americans (with Ian Somerhalder and John Driscoll).