DETECTIVE AMANDA ROLLINS
Played By Kelli Giddish
Kelli Giddish stars as Detective Amanda Rollins on NBC's "Law and Order: Special Victims Unit," now in its 24th season and the longest-running primetime drama series of all time.
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, as a senior, she was an Irene Ryan Award finalist and was thus selected to perform at The Kennedy Center. She graduated with honors with a degree in performance arts.
Upon her move to New York, Giddish quickly gained work as an actress appearing in Matt Smart's "Shoes," opposite Farrah Fawcett in "Bobbi Boland" and in her self-written, one-woman show "Dropsy." In 2005, she made her small screen debut in "All My Children." During this time, she starred in the critically acclaimed online series "The Burg" and made a guest appearance on "Law & Order: SVU."
In 2007, Giddish played a supporting lead 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 Bisset.
Giddish starred in NBC's "Chase" and Fox's "Past Life," had memorable guest appearances on "Life on Mars" and "Without a Trace," and had a popular multi-episode arc on CBS' long-running series "The Good Wife." She recently starred in the dark comedy feature film "Breathless," with Gina Gershon, Wayne Duvall, Ray Liotta and Val Kilmer, and guest-starred on NBC's "Chicago P.D." and "Chicago Fire."