Biography

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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.

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.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 19

Birthday 1974-06-01

Place of Birth Washington - District of Columbia - USA

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2014 The Santa Con as Carol Guthrie
2014 Chicago P.D. (1 episode) as Detective Julia Willhite
2013 All I Want for Christmas as Elizabeth
2012 Chicago Fire (1 episode) as Detective Julia Willhite
2011 Person of Interest (1 episode) as Sandra Nicholson
2010 The Rockford Files as Beth Davenport
2008 Eleventh Hour (1 episode)
2008 Raising the Bar (25 episodes) as Michelle Earnhardt
2007 Mr. Woodcock as Tracy
2006 The Guardian as Emily Thomas
2005 Sleeper Cell (18 episodes) as Gayle Bishop
2005 Standing Still as Samantha
2004 The Clearing as Jill Hayes
2003 Love Object as Lisa Bellmer
2002 Without a Trace (1 episode)
2002 Sorority Boys as Leah
2001 Soul Survivors as Cassie
2001 Get Over It as Allison McAllister
1999 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1 episode) (2 episodes) as A.D.A. Gillian Hardwicke

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