Stephanie March Biography


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Birth Name: Stephanie March
Born: 07/23/1974
Birth Place: Dallas, Texas, USA


Born July 23, 1974 in Dallas to parents John Abe March IV and Laura Len Irwin, March was raised in San Angelo, TX, attending Highland Park High School - the same school as future franchise cohort, Angie Harmon of "Law & Order" fame would attend. As a young adult, March headed to Northwestern University outside of Chicago, where she found her greatest passion in studying theater. While in Illinois, she landed her first professional role, playing Helena in a Chicago stage production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream." In 1998, she played Miss Forsythe in a Chicago production of "Death of a Salesman," reprising that role in the 50th anniversary Broadway revival of the classic Arthur Miller drama. Having made her television debut in a 1997 episode of "Early Edition" (CBS, 1996-2000), March returned to the small screen when a performance from the Broadway run of "Death of a Salesman" was broadcast on Showtime in January 2000.

A Hartford Stage Company presentation of "Enchanted April" featured the actress as the mysterious Lady Caroline in 2000 - the same year that she made her feature debut, playing a woman using a bicycle as a crutch to get over her broken heart in the independent drama, "Coasting." That fall, March made her TV series regular debut on the highly-rated "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," playing Assistant District Attorney Alexandra Cabot from 2000-03. In the most important role of her career up until that time, she proved a versatile performer amidst the veteran cast, evincing her character's sympathy towards victims as well as her cool tenacity in the courtroom.

After leaving the safety of her regular gig, March landed a role in the Chris Rock comedy misfire, "Head of State" (2003), as well as the part of a spy associate in the scandalized but hugely lucrative Angelina Jolie-Brad Pitt actioner, "Mr. and Mrs. Smith" (2005). In an odd, but reverential move, NBC wooed March back to TV to reprise her beloved Alexandra Cabot of "SVU," now a bureau chief, on the short-lived NBC courtroom drama, "Conviction" (2006).




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