Update: 1.03.10 - Kim Delaney in Photos (album):
PHOTOS: Kim Delaney, Jenny From All My Children, now 'Army Wives' - Kim Delaney as Claudia Joy Holden
Thirty years ago: All My Children 'Jenny Gardner' w/ 'Greg' (Lawerence Lau)
seen her her since then. The years have been kind. ~Her Brother
Yep! She's gotten better looking and she always was cute. You watched All My Children? I've always sort of followed her career and she's done okay (except she's had a DUI or two. *ouch*) So here's an excuse for a bit of Jenny Gardner a/k/a Kim Delaney (who happens to have been born on my two years-old birthday (think for a sec), formerly of the soap opera AMC on American TV network, ABC.*
Update 2011: As of 2006, Kim had again entered alcohol rehab. The mid- '00's were not so great for her.
Kim Delaney: 1996: The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (during the height of her 'NYPD' fame)
Greg Nelson (Lawrence Lau) returns to Pine Valley for Angie and Jesse's wedding. The three go to Jenny's grave... complete with flashbacks w/ Kim Delaney!
MUCH MORE after the jump!
She's got style...
Truly nummy! And as I said, we share the same birthday!
In 1995, Delaney began portraying the role of Det. Diane Russell on NYPD Blue. The role, originally meant to be a four-episode limited appearance, became a regular job when her character's relationship with Detective Bobby Simone (Jimmy Smits) became a hit with viewers.
In this role, she won her first Emmy Award, as Best Supporting Actress in a Drama, and was also nominated two other times. Once Smits left NYPD Blue, producer Steven Bochco chose Delaney for the lead in his new show Philly, co-created and produced by Alison Cross. Despite critical acclaim, the show lasted only one season. After the show's cancellation, CBS courted Delaney to take on the female lead on its new fall drama CSI: Miami, a spin-off of sorts from the hit CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. She was written off the series during the first season after just ten episodes; Entertainment Weekly suggested that it had been due to a lack of chemistry between Delaney and star David Caruso. Delaney starred in the 2004 NBC miniseries 10, and its 2006 sequel, 10.5: Apocalypse. The following year, she began a recurring role on The O.C. In 2006, Delaney starred with Steven Weber in an episode of Nightmares and Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King titled, "You Know They Got a Hell of a Band," about rock and roll Heaven. Delaney next appeared twice on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit in early 2007, guest-starring on the episodes "Philadelphia" and "Florida."From TVGuide.com (2007)
TVGuide.com: You look very good these days — both on your recent SVU appearances and in this new show. Are you working out? What's changed?
Delaney: I always work out. I do Pilates and yoga. I'm just happy. Everything's good.
TVGuide.com: That's nice to hear. You've had some tough times over the last few years, including rehab for alcoholism for the second time just last year. How are you feeling?
Delaney: Everything is really good and I'm blessed. I don't know what else to say.
Kim Delaney in the1980's in the soap, All My Children (with Lawrence Lau)
TVGuide.com: You were married several times years ago. Do you want to get married again?
Delaney: If it makes sense, [but] not necessarily.
TVGuide.com: You're from Philadelphia and you've said you always wanted to come back east. Is Charleston now your home base?
Delaney: I still have a place in Los Angeles, but I would love that. My son (Jack Cortese) wants to go to college back east — we went around visiting campuses on spring break. Everything could work out really beautifully.
TVGuide.com: So things are better with your son? [Because of her alcohol problems, she lost custody of him in 2005.]
Delaney: Yeah, he's amazing. He takes my breath away every day. He's back in L.A. with my parents right now. The only way we could do this show was to have them go out west to stay with him. I'll do all the traveling back and forth.
TVGuide.com: All these years later, people still remember that emotional NYPD Blue episode when your character Diane Russell's great love Bobby Simone, played by Jimmy Smits, died. It's on a lot of "best" lists. Do you agree?
Delaney: It was probably one of the most difficult scenes I've ever done. Whoever walked on the set that day was crying — even before we started filming. It's definitely my favorite scene. It was beautiful.
KIM DELANEY at the Television Critics Association Press Tour Party Fox TV Los Angeles, California - 01.17.05*** (Update/see above TV Guide interview-- 2005 was a bad year for her) (She seems to be off the wagon here. It's an odd pose for someone normally so poised and the other pics from this event are worse. She looks so much healthier--though over-botoxed-- a few years later--see below.)