Kelli Giddish stars as Detective Amanda Rollins on NBC's critically acclaimed series "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," now in its 15th season.
Born and raised in Cumming, Georgia, Giddish began acting at an early age and was a staple in her high school's theater department. Additionally, Giddish was an all-star athlete and member of the school's championship winning softball team. Giddish attended the University of Evansville in Indiana, where she was an Irene Ryan Award finalist her senior year and thus selected to perform at the Kennedy Center. She graduated with honors with a degree in performance arts.
Upon moving to New York, Giddish quickly gained work as an actress and appeared in Matt Smart's "Shoes," "Bobbi Boland" opposite Farrah Fawcett, and in her self-written, one-woman show "Dropsy." In 2005, she made her small screen debut on "All My Children." During this time, she starred on the critically acclaimed online series "The Burg" and made a guest appearance on "Law & Order: SVU." In 2007, Giddish played a supporting role in David Connolly's independent feature "The Understudy." Later that year, she made a guest appearance on "Law & Order: Criminal Intent," had a recurring role on "Damages" and appeared in Boaz Yakin's feature film "Death in Love" opposite Josh Lucas and Jacqueline Bissett.
Giddish starred on NBC's "Chase" and Fox's "Past Life," and she had memorable guest appearances on "Life on Mars" and "Without a Trace," as well as a popular multi-episode arc on CBS' Emmy-, Golden Globe- and Peabody-recognized series "The Good Wife." She recently starred in the dark comedy feature film "Breathless" with Gina Gershon, Wayne Duvall, Ray Liotta and Val Kilmer.
Giddish currently divides her time between New York and Los Angeles. Follow her on Twitter at twitter.com/TheKelliGiddish.