Kim Delaney hails from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She is an Emmy Award-winning actress, still perhaps best known for her iconic role as Jenny Gardner on the ABC daytime drama All My Children.
After leaving that program, she went on to star in several other TV series, as well as films. In 1986, she played a young nun in the military action movie The Delta Force. In 1988, she starred in The Drifter, in which she appeared nude for the only time in her career.
Kim Delaney has since had regular roles in the series Tour of Duty, NYPD Blue, Philly (as the lead), and CSI: Miami. Her stint on the latter ended rather abruptly in Season 1 for reasons never fully revealed.
In 2004, she starred in the NBC miniseries 10.5 and its 2006 sequel, 10.5: Apocalypse. In 2005, she began a recurring role on The OC.
In 2006, Kim Delaney starred with Steven Weber in an episode of Nightmares and Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King.
She appeared twice on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit in early 2007, guest starring on the episodes "Philadelphia" and "Florida." She played Captain Julia Millfield, captain of a police precinct in New Jersey.
She currently plays the character Claudia Joy Holden on Lifetime TV's great series Army Wives. She was nominated three different years for an Emmy for Best Supporting Actress on NYPD Blue, winning it one of those times.
Kim Delaney has been married twice, first to actor Charles Grant from 1984 until 1988, and to actor Joseph Cortese from 1989-1994.
She gave birth to her only son, Jack Philip Cortese, in 1990.