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Stephanie March

Stephanie March

Stephanie March is an actress noted for her sharply intelligent and sympathetic portrayals of a variety of female characters in television, film and theater.

March is reprising her role as Assistant District Attorney Alexandra Cabot on "Law & Order: SVU" beginning this fall. March created the enormously popular role of Alex Cabot in 2000 and continued in that capacity until the end of 2003. She returned to TV in 2006 as Alex Cabot in NBC's "Conviction." By popular demand, she has reprised this role on numerous occasions. Other TV credits include a role as tortured mother on ABC's hit show "Grey's Anatomy" and a psychic opposite Dennis Leary in "Rescue Me."

March can also be seen in "The Invention of Lying." The film stars Tina Fey, Jennifer Garner, Jason Bateman and Ricky Gervais, and March plays opposite Gervais. March's funnier side can also be seen opposite Tina Fey on the multiple award-winning "30 Rock" where she plays the unsuspecting lesbian blind date to Fey's hapless Liz Lemon.

March has spent much of the last three years in the theater. In 2007, she made a return to Broadway opposite Liev Schreiber in the multiple Tony award-nominated revival of Eric Bogosian's "Talk Radio." This role marked a reunion with her "Death of a Salesman" director, Tony winner, Robert Falls. In 2008, she co-starred with Rhys Coiro and Jason Biggs in the critically acclaimed off-Broadway revival of Howard Korder's "Boys' Life."

March appeared in the thriller "Mr. and Mrs. Smith," starring Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt. She was in the hit comedy "Head of State," co-starring Chris Rock and Bernie Mac. Other films include "Predisposed" starring opposite Melissa Leo and Jesse Eisenberg; "Flannel Pajamas" with Julianne Nicholson and Justin Kirk; "East Broadway" directed by Fay Ann Lee; and "The Treatment" directed by Oren Rudavsky and starring Sir Ian Holm and Famke Janssen. "The Treatment" and "East Broadway" both premiered at the 2006 Tribeca Film Festival. March is a very enthusiastic traveler and travel writer. Her work can be seen at and in Lonely Planet. March also spends a significant amount of time as an activist for causes benefiting women and education. She is on the advisory board of OneKid OneWorld, an organization that rebuilds schools for children in Kenya and Central America. She has been on the board of directors of Safe Horizon for seven years - an organization that promotes justice and provides support for victims of violent crime.

March is a graduate of Northwestern University. Despite being a proud native Texan, she resides in New York City (where it is often very cold) with her husband, chef Bobby Flay.