Isabel Gillies is an actress and author. She played Elliot Stabler's wife, Kathy, in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. Her memoir, "Happens Every Day," was a New York Times bestseller, and her most recent book is the young adult novel "Starry Night."
Gillies landed her first movie role when Whit Stillman cast her as Cynthia McLean in his pioneering independent film, Metropolitan. Other film credits include Finley in "Another Girl Another Planet", Alison in I Shot Andy Warhol, Moira Ingalls in On Line, Isabel in Happy Here and Now, and Kathryn in New Orleans, Mon Amour.
Prior to her role as Kathy Stabler on SVU, which she played from 1999 to 2011, Gillies appeared in "Bad Girl," an episode of the original Law & Order series, playing a young woman who murders an undercover police officer and then undergoes a religious conversion during her trial and is born again. In 2000, she played the role of Alison in the short-lived Fox series, The $treet.