Actress Kim Delaney was born on November 29, 1961 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Her ethnicity is Caucasian. She has a typical height of 5 feet 7 inches. She is best known for her role as Detective Diane Russell on the series NYPD Blue, for which she won an Emmy Award. In her early career, she played the role of Jenny Gardner in the television drama All My Children. She also had leading roles in the TV dramas CSI: Miami, Philly, and on the television drama Army Wives. Kim Delaney started her career as a hot sexy model, in her high school years. During that time, she shifted to New York and studied acting with her teacher William Esper. She then rose to fame in 1981, when she joined the daytime soap All My Children. Her character as a sweet innocent teenager Jenny Gardner, was very popular. Her storyline was a classic romance; she falls in love with Greg Nelson, and they work out their relationship despite the numerous obstacles. She surprisingly left the show in 1984, at the peak of her popularity and her character was killed off.
Delaney was born as the daughter of Joan and Jack Delaney. Delaney’s father was a union official and former head of the United Auto Workers and her mother a homemaker. Delaney has four brothers Ed, John, Keith, and Patrick. While she was attending Catholic Girls High School, she was working as a model for the Elite agency. After completing her graduation, she went New York and also established her as a model.
Delaney was a speaker at the National Constitution Center’s Liberty Medal in 2011. After delivering a disjointed speech, she was escorted off stage. Her speech fueled reports that she was using alcohol or other drugs at the speech.
Delaney also had a career in film, such as That Was Then… This is Now, Hunter’s Blood and The Drifter. In 1989, she joined the military drama Tour of Duty, in which she played the role of war journalist Alex Devlin. In 1995, she joined the police drama NYPD Blue, in which she played the role of Diane Russell who battles her personal demons. Her role gave her an Emmy in 1997 for Best Drama Supporting Actress.
When Jimmy Smits left NYPD Blue they cast her in the drama Philly, where she played the lead role as a lawyer named Kathleen Maguire. The program was cancelled after a season .She then returned to NYPD Blue. She then joined CSI: Miami, playing the lead Megan Donner. After her roles in The OC and the miniseries 10.5, Delaney joined the drama Army Wives.
Delaney has married two times. She married Charles Grant and their relationship lasted from 1984 to 1988. As her second marriage, she married Joseph Cortese. She and her husband Joseph married in 1989 and they had a divorce in 1994. In the name of kids, Delaney and Cortese have a son named Jack, their only child. She was engaged to producer Alan Barnette, her boyfriend at 1997. The pair separated in 2006. She has two dogs named Penny and Sydney.
In 2002, Delaney was arrested in California, for drunk driving after she refused a breathalizer test. She pleaded no contest and was given two year probation, also fined, and ordered to take a driving course.
Kim Delaney has 9171 followers on twitter and 190 followers in instagram. Her estimated net worth is $3 million dollars. For more information regarding her biography you can visit different wiki sites in internet such as Wikipedia and IMDb.