Kathryn Erbe (born July 5, 1965) is an American actress best known for her role as Det. Alexandra Eames on Law & Order: Criminal Intent, a spin-off of Law & Order.
Born in Newton, Massachusetts, Erbe is a veteran of film, stage, and television, and has been a working actress since she graduated from New York University in 1989.
While an undergraduate student at NYU, Erbe was cast as Lynn Redgrave's daughter on the sitcom Chicken Soup. Following the series, she became a member of the Steppenwolf Theatre Company and has starred in many of their productions, including A Streetcar Named Desire,Curse of the Starving Class, My Thing of Love, and The Grapes of Wrath, which ran for six months and won the 1990 Tony Award for Best Play. Erbe earned a Tony Award nomination in 1991 for her portrayal of Mary in Speed of Darkness by Steve Tesich. She has also performed in many world premiere productions by playwrights such as Tom Donaghy and Alex Gersten.
Stir of Echoes is a 1999 American supernatural thriller film loosely based on the novel of the same name by Richard Matheson. It was directed by David Koepp and stars Kevin Bacon and Kathryn Erbe. Koepp won the Grand Prize at the 2000 Gérardmer Film Festival and the film was named Best Movie by the International Horror Guild.
Tom Witzky is a blue-collar worker living in suburban Chicago with his wife Maggie and young son Jake, who apparently is communicating with a spirit. One evening, Tom and Maggie go to a neighborhood party where the guests begin discussing hypnosis. Tom is skeptical and doesn't believe it works. His sister-in-law Lisa is "practically a licensed hypnotherapist," and he challenges her to hypnotize him, which she does. When he comes out of the trance, everyone is shocked. They tell him that Lisa stuck a safety pin into his hand and told him to bleed on one side but not the other, which he actually did. Tom has no memory of this. Later that night, he starts having..., http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0164181