After laying low for nearly a year, Janine Turner is set to make her comeback into the limelight. Marking her return is an upcoming episode of NBC's Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
where she just landed a guest spot as an activist in a story about stolen embryos.
Currently in its ninth season, Law & Order: SVU
is a police procedural series that chronicles the life of the elite Special Victims Unit of the New York Police Department as they explore hard-hitting crimes. It stars Christopher Meloni
as Det. Elliot Stabler, Mariska Hargitay
as Det. Olivia Benson, Richard Belzer
as Det. Sgt. John Munch, Ice T
as Det. Fin Tutuola, and Adam Beach
as Det. Chester Lake, among others.
According to TV Guide
, the episode featuring Turner is filming this week and won't be affected by the controversial writers' strike.
Turner was popularly known for playing Maggie O'Connell on Northern Exposure
, a comedy drama series that starred Rob Morrow and ran from 1990 to 1995. After her stint on the show, she moved on to do a couple of films and television movies like The Curse of Inferno, Stolen Women, Captured Hearts, Leave it to Beaver
, and A Secret Affair.
In 2000, she became part of the cast of Strong Medicine
, a medical drama with a focus on feminist politics, health issues and class conflict. She played Dr. Dana Stowe, an ambitious doctor and scientist seeking a cure for breast cancer, and remained with the series for 50 episodes. After her departure on Strong Medicine,
she made appearances on Walker, Texas Ranger: Trial by Fire
and Trip in a Summer Dress
Since then, she's been living in a Texas ranch raising her daughter and writing a book about single motherhood. Aside from her upcoming episode on Law & Order: SVU
, Turner has a new film called Primal Doubt
, which is expected to hit the theaters on December 5.
-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: TV Guide
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