Kathryn Erbe

Kathryn Erbe

Highest Rated: 84% What About Bob? (1991)

Lowest Rated: 20% Red Pill (2021)

Birthday: Jul 5, 1965

Birthplace: Newton, Massachusetts, USA

Raised in Massachusetts, Kathryn Erbe trained at NYU and right after graduation was cast in her first film role as an 11-year-old in the teen drama "Runaway Dreams" (1989). She found bit roles on daytime TV and worked onstage, most notably in "The Speed of Darkness" in 1991, which brought her a Tony Award nomination. By 1993, she had become a member of the ensemble of the Steppenwolf Theater and delivered a memorable turn as Stella Kowalski in the company's 50th anniversary staging of "A Streetcar Named Desire" which was directed by her husband, Terry Kinney. Erbe first enjoyed attention as Richard Dreyfuss' daughter in the comedy "What About Bob?" (1991) and shone as the troubled daughter of a runaway mother (Jill Clayburgh) in the little-seen "Rich in Love" (1993). 1995 saw the actress play the sister of an ill-fated Helen Hunt in the remake of "Kiss of Death" as well as student who succumbs to a vampire attack in the stylish "The Addiction." Erbe was superb as Kevin Bacon's patient wife in the thriller "Stir of Echoes" (1999). Subsequently, she appeared in the ensemble of "Speaking of Sex" (lensed 2000) and supported Kevin Costner in "Dragonfly" (lensed 2000-2001). While "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" gave her a chance to play off Vincent D'Onofrio and display a feistier side, Erbe was no stranger to TV. Early in her career she had been cast as Lynn Redgrave's daughter on the disastrous ABC sitcom "Chicken Soup" (1989). Additionally, she has such prestigious "Hallmark Hall of Fame" productions as "Breathing Lessons" (CBS, 1994) and "The Runaway" (CBS, 2000) on her resume. Still, Erbe developed a cult following as death row inmate Shirley Bellinger, one of the rare female prisoners portrayed on "Oz," HBO's brutal look at life inside a jail. From 1998 until her character finally was executed in 2000, the actress created an eerily memorable portrait of a troubled woman who had killed her child and was sentenced to die.

Highest rated movies

What About Bob?
No Alternative
The Good House
3 Backyards
The Addiction
Assassination Nation
Stir of Echoes
Kiss of Death




No Score Yet No Score Yet Life After You Sally (Character) - 2022
79% No Score Yet The Good House Wendy Heatherton (Character) - 2021
20% 91% Red Pill Lily (Character) - 2021
No Score Yet 93% Being Dead Regina Carter (Character) - 2021
83% No Score Yet No Alternative Maureen Harrison (Character) - 2018
74% 55% Assassination Nation Rebecca Colson (Character) $2.0M 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dating My Mother Joan (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet 60% No Beast So Fierce Helen (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet 100% Kensho at the Bedfellow Rachel (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet 55% Worst Friends Sam's Mom (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet 20% The Love Guide Cora (Character) - 2011
76% 30% 3 Backyards John's Wife (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet 33% The Runaway Evelyn Carnes (Character) - 2000
68% 70% Stir of Echoes Maggie Witzky (Character) $21.1M 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Love From Ground Zero Alex (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Naked City: Justice With a Bullet Sarah Tubbs (Character) - 1998
60% 85% Dream With the Fishes Liz (Character) $556.7K 1997
76% 68% The Addiction Anthropology Student (Character) - 1995
68% 37% Kiss of Death Rosie Kilmartin (Character) $14.7M 1995
No Score Yet 57% Breathing Lessons Fiona (Character) - 1994
21% 59% D2: The Mighty Ducks Michele MacKay (Character) $45.6M 1994
67% 36% Rich in Love Lucille Odom (Character) $2.0M 1992
84% 79% What About Bob? Anna Marvin (Character) $63.5M 1991


91% 80% The Blacklist Lois (Guest Star) 2021
54% 62% Instinct Caitlyn Gerich (Guest Star) 2019
89% 73% The Sinner Unknown (Guest Star) 2017
20% 79% Conviction Carla Macy (Guest Star) 2016
95% 89% Elementary Nancy Davenport (Guest Star) 2016
No Score Yet 88% Blue Bloods Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
No Score Yet 77% Last Week Tonight With John Oliver Detective Alexandra Eames (Guest Star) 2014
78% 89% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Lt. Alexandra Eames (Guest Star) 2012-2013
No Score Yet 84% Law & Order: Criminal Intent Detective Alexandra Eames (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
92% 98% Oz Shirley Bellinger (Guest Star) 1998-2000 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Chicken Soup Patricia Reece (Character) 1989