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Melissa Sagemiller

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Melissa Sagemiller (born June 1, 1974, height 5' 6" (1,68 m)) is an American television and film actress. Sagemiller was born in Washington, D.C. to a political activist mother and a professional American football player father, who played in the NFL for the New York Giants and the Washington Redskins. She attended Georgetown Day School. Her entry into the performing arts was at age 3 when she began studying tap dance, ballet, jazz dance and modern dance. She made her stage debut in To Kill a Mockingbird when she was 9 years old, and soon after she became a regular on her local stage. At 14, however, acting took a backseat to modeling after Sagemiller was scouted by Eileen Ford in a jewelry shop. She eventually left modeling to take an undergraduate degree in Art History at the University of Virginia. Shortly after graduation, she decided to return to acting full-time, and studied at the Stella Adler Conservatory, New York University's Stonestreet Studio and at Michael Howard Studios. Sagemiller appeared in Movieline magazine in August 2001. In November 2001, Sagemiller appeared in Gear magazine. In early career, she starred on number of teen films, like Get Over It and Sorority Boys, and was lead actress in 2002 box office bomb thriller Soul Survivors. On television, Sagemiller portrayed the character Michelle Ernhardt in the TNT series Raising the Bar from 2008 to 2009. After that series was cancelled, Sagemiller joined Law & Order: Special Victims Unit in a recurring role as ADA Gillian Hardwicke. She replaced Paula Patton when Patton departed the series after just one episode. Sagemiller was featured in ten episodes of the 12th season of SVU. She was replaced in the 13th season by Stephanie March and Diane Neal. In 2013, she was cast as female lead on Chicago Fire spinoff Chicago PD,but later left from show.

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Jun 1, 1974 In Washington - District of Columbia - USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 1999-09-20
Latest Project:
Movie The Santa Con 2014-12-13
Known For
Poster of The Rockford Files
Poster of The Clearing
Poster of Sorority Boys
Poster of Get Over It
Movie The Santa Con Carol Guthrie 2014-12-13
Series Chicago P.D. Detective Julia Willhite 2014-01-08
Movie All I Want for Christmas Elizabeth 2013-12-15
Series Chicago Fire Detective Julia Willhite 2012-10-10
Series Person of Interest Sandra Nicholson 2011-09-22
Movie The Rockford Files Beth Davenport 2010-01-01
Series Raising the Bar Michelle Earnhardt 2008-09-01
Series Eleventh Hour Unknown 2008-10-09
Movie Mr. Woodcock Tracy 2007-09-14
Movie The Guardian Emily Thomas 2006-09-28
Movie Life on the Ledge Claire 2005-01-01
Movie Standing Still Samantha 2005-01-02
Series Sleeper Cell Gayle Bishop 2005-12-04
Movie The Clearing Jill Hayes 2004-07-02
Movie Love Object Lisa Bellmer 2003-04-05
Series Without a Trace Carmen Kane 2002-09-26
Movie Sorority Boys Leah 2002-03-22
Movie Get Over It Allison McAllister 2001-03-08
Movie Soul Survivors Cassie 2001-09-06
Series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit A.D.A. Gillian Hardwicke 1999-09-20