I Spy: 15 Actors Who Appeared on Law and Order Before They Were Famous

In the past, getting a role on Law and Order was like a rite of passage for any actor who wanted to have a successful career. The show was one of TV’s most beloved with over 20 years running and three spin-offs. On any given episode you are likely to spot a few famous familiar faces before they got their big break.

See for yourself with our list of 15 actors who appeared on Law and Order before they were famous.

Chandra Wilson

Chandra Wilson Law and Order

By the time Chandra Wilson landed her multi-Emmy nominated role as Dr. Miranda Bailey on Grey’s Anatomy in 2005, she had already guest starred on 3 episodes of Law and Order. Her first appearance was in 1992 on the episode “The Lost Weekend” while her next two roles were on Law and Order: SVU on the episodes “Waste” (2002) and “911” (2005). “Waste (screencap pictured above) also featured an appearance from the next star on this list…

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  • Dkixx

    Another actor y’all forgot Ian Somerhalder from the vampire diaries. He was in L&O:SVU in 2003.

  • Dee

    Zoe Saldana and Selita Ebanks were on there too.