Illeana Douglas (“Grace of My Heart”) will guest-star in a recurring role on NBC’s “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” as a public defender.
Douglas, who received an Emmy nomination for her guest performance as an embalmer in “Six Feet Under,” will first appear in a “SVU” episode set to air on Nov. 22. She’s committed to at least three episodes.
“Illeana brings wit, brains and style to the role of Gina Bernardo,” “SVU” showrunner Neal Baer said in a statement announcing the casting.
“SVU” is a Wolf Films production in association with Universal Network Television. Dick Wolf is creator and executive producer; Ted Kotcheff, Baer and Peter Jankowski are executive producers; Arthur Forney and Judith McCreary are co-executive producers.
Douglas’ feature credits include “Ghost World,” “Message in a Bottle,” “Goodfellas” and “Cape Fear.” Her television performances include a starring role in the series “Action.”