|Date of birth|
28 February 1944
|Place of birth|
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Kelly Bishop is an actress who played two different characters in Law & Order and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. She played Marian Borland in the Law & Order Season 2 episode "Intolerance", an unnamed registrar in the Special Victims Unit Season 1 episode "Slaves", and Defense Attorney Julia Zimmer in the episodes "Persona" and "Zebras".
Bishop's big break came when she was cast as the sexy, hard-edged Sheila in the Broadway production of A Chorus Line. Her performance earned her the 1976 Tony Award as "Best Supporting or Featured Actress (Musical)", as well as the 1976 Drama Desk Award for "Outstanding Actress in a Musical".
From 2000 to 2007, Bishop starred in the CW Television Network series Gilmore Girls as the third "girl", Emily Gilmore. Emily is the mother of Lorelai and grandmother of Rory. She plays a wealthy woman who is obsessed with the "proper" New England Society lifestyle. She focuses mainly on charitable functions and how other people view her.
|Marian Borland||Registrar||Julia Zimmer|
|L&O: "Intolerance"||SVU: "Slaves"||SVU: "Persona" • "Zebras"|