Biography

Jayne Atkinson (born February 18, 1959) is an English-born American film, theatre and television actress. She is perhaps best known for the role of Karen Hayes on 24 as well as her Tony Award-nominated roles in The Rainmaker and Enchanted April. She is also known for appearing in the CBS drama, Criminal Minds as BAU Section Chief Erin Strauss.

Jayne Atkinson (born February 18, 1959) is an English-born American film, theatre and television actress. She is perhaps best known for the role of Karen Hayes on 24 as well as her Tony Award-nominated roles in The Rainmaker and Enchanted April. She is also known for appearing in the CBS drama, Criminal Minds as BAU Section Chief Erin Strauss.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 31

Birthday 1959-02-18

Place of Birth Bournemouth - Dorset - England - UK

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2016 The Congressman as Casey Winship
2015 Chicago Med (1 episode) as Laura Clay
2015 That Gal...Who Was in That Thing: That Guy 2 as Herself
2013 House of Cards (59 episodes) as Catherine Durant
2013 The Following (2 episodes) as Jacob's Mother
2012 Revenge for Jolly! as Receptionist
2012 Perception (2 episodes) as Helen Paulson
2010 The Walking Dead (1 episode) as Georgie
2010 Blue Bloods (1 episode) as Sharon Harris
2009 White Collar (1 episode) as Helen Anderson
2007 Gossip Girl (4 episodes) as Dean Reuther
2005 Criminal Minds (12 episodes) as Erin Strauss
2005 12 and Holding as Ashley Carges
2004 The Village as Tabitha Walker
2003 Joan of Arcadia (1 episode)
2003 Our Town as Mrs. Gibbs
2001 24 (53 episodes) as Karen Hayes (1 episode)
1999 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1 episode)
1997 The Practice (1 episode) as Ruth Gibson
1995 Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home as Annie Greenwood
1994 Blank Check as Sandra Waters
1993 The X-Files (1 episode)
1993 Free Willy as Annie Greenwood
1992 In the Best Interest of the Children as Wanda Birney
1991 Absolute Strangers as Eleonor Barcroft
1990 Law & Order (2 episodes)
1990 Parenthood (12 episodes)
1989 The Revenge of Al Capone as Elizabeth
1987 Beauty and the Beast (1 episode)
1987 A Year in the Life (22 episodes) as Lindley Gardner Eisenberg
1985 Moonlighting (1 episode)

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