|...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). She also played Jake Pratt in Young Americans (with Ian Somerhalder and John Driscoll).