Deirdre Lovejoy

Deirdre Lovejoy

Highest Rated: 100% Beauty Mark (2017)

Lowest Rated: 13% The Stepfather (2009)

Birthday: Jun 30, 1962

Birthplace: Abilene, Texas, USA

The strawberry locks, blue eyes, alabaster complexion, and winning smile of Deirdre Lovejoy might lead one to believe that characters of inner warmth and comforting natures would be the actress's forte. But hard-nosed prosecutors, angry mothers, and even a dirty United States attorney turned hardened kidnapper and child killer are the roles in which she is most comfortable. Lovejoy was a child actress in community theater in Elkhart, Indiana, later receiving her Master of Fine Arts from New York University. The refined yet hard-edged performer began her adult career appearing at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. in the late 1980s, appropriately garnering her first television role as the tragically impaired Rosemary Kennedy in the biographical miniseries "The Kennedys of Massachusetts." She bounced around various TV shows in the '90s with bit parts on the comedy juggernaut "Seinfeld" and the legal-series standard "Law & Order" until making a splash as a bungling policewoman in the ripped-from-the-headlines docudrama "Perfect Murder, Perfect Town: JonBenét and the City of Boulder." With a demonstrated capacity for grippingly realistic portrayals, Lovejoy landed her big break as the no-nonsense Baltimore prosecutor Rhonda Pearlman on HBO's masterful sociopolitical series "The Wire" (2002-2008). The crowing achievement of Lovejoy's style, Pearlman was a character of intrinsic ethics who was nevertheless behaviorally suspect, caught up in a world of corruption demanding both amoral nuance and procedural integrity. In 2009, Lovejoy brought a bit of grittiness to the mainstream with her depiction of a detective in the eerie home-invasion remake "The Stepfather."

Highest rated movies

Beauty Mark
Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk
Step Up
The Stepfather




No Score Yet No Score Yet Spiked Chief Collins (Character) - 2021
100% 95% Beauty Mark Pastor Hodges (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet 54% I Am Elizabeth Smart Wanda Barzee (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Thirsty Doris Townsend (Character) - 2016
43% 41% Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk Billy's Mother (Character) $1.7M 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lionhead Detective Lundgren (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet 31% Shadow on the Mesa Sally Bates (Character) - 2013
13% 34% The Stepfather Det. Tylar (Character) $29.1M 2009
21% 83% Step Up Kathleen (Character) $65.3M 2006


91% 80% The Blacklist Cynthia Panabaker (Guest Star) 2019 2021-2022
78% 89% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Penelope Fielding (Guest Star) 2008 2021
96% 82% Manhunt Judy Clarke (Guest Star) 2020
No Score Yet 63% NCIS: New Orleans Claire McDermott (Guest Star) 2018
No Score Yet 58% Bull Rebecca Whalen (Guest Star) 2017
95% 89% Elementary Unknown (Guest Star) 2017
82% 81% Shameless Rita (Guest Star) 2016
58% 77% American Gothic Unknown (Guest Star) 2016
90% 82% Orange Is the New Black Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
89% 75% Girls Margot (Guest Star) 2014
77% 70% American Horror Story Lana's Host (Guest Star) 2013
No Score Yet 80% Private Practice Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
76% 61% Body of Proof Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
79% 83% Brothers & Sisters Marissa Crandall (Guest Star) 2011
90% 81% Bones Heather Taffet (Guest Star) 2009-2011
No Score Yet 85% Criminal Minds Unknown (Guest Star) 2011
No Score Yet 76% Medium Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
13% 100% The Forgotten Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
No Score Yet 84% Law & Order: Criminal Intent Agent Carmen Martino (Guest Star) 2002 2009
76% 83% Saving Grace Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
No Score Yet 88% Lie to Me Holly Sando (Guest Star) 2009
60% No Score Yet Eli Stone A.D.A. Samantha Jarrells (Guest Star) 2008
52% 60% Shark Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
94% 97% The Wire Rhonda Pearlman (Character) 2002-2004 2006 2008
No Score Yet 84% Cold Case Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
65% 65% Two and a Half Men Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
65% No Score Yet Close to Home Unknown (Guest Star) 2006-2007
No Score Yet 93% Numb3ers Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
83% 85% The Closer Melissa Langner (Guest Star) 2006
75% 81% Nip/Tuck Allie Tedesco (Guest Star) 2005
83% 83% NYPD Blue Michelle Foster (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Judging Amy Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Touched by an Angel Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
No Score Yet 66% Without a Trace Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
69% No Score Yet Spin City Unknown (Guest Star) 1999-2000