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Army Wives


Kim Delaney plays Claudia Joy Holden

About Claudia Joy Holden

Claudia Joy Holden's life has been nothing but the Army for as long as she can remember. She was born to upper class parents and just about to graduate from Harvard Law School when she suddenly changed course.

Married for 17 years to Colonel Michael Holden, she has earned her own stripes as an Army wife. When he is passed over for a promotion to brigadier general, mainly due to military politics, she fights for Michael's rightful place in the Fort Marshall chain of command as if she were on the battlefield herself.

About Kim Delaney

Emmy® Award winner Kim Delaney captured the attention of audiences and critics alike with her portrayal of Detective Diane Russell on ABC's acclaimed series "NYPD Blue." During the eight seasons Delaney spent on "NYPD Blue," she received three Emmy nominations, including one win; two Golden Globe nominations and three Screen Actors Guild nominations - all for Best Supporting Actress in a Television Drama. She next starred in the Steven Bochco ABC drama "Philly," as well as the premiere season of "CSI: Miami."

Delaney starred in the TNT miniseries "Nightmares and Dreamscapes," based on the stories of Stephen King, and had a recurring role on the Fox series "The O.C." She also starred in the NBC telefilm "10.5" and its sequel "10.5 Apocalypse."

Born and raised in Philadelphia, Delaney began modeling during her senior year in high school. After graduation, she moved to New York and studied acting with renowned coach Bill Esper before landing the memorable role of Jenny Gardner on the ABC daytime drama "All My Children," for which she earned her first Emmy nomination. During that time, she also performed in several stage productions, including the off-Broadway production of "Loving Reno."

Delaney's feature film credits include Brian De Palma's "Mission to Mars," with Gary Sinise and Tim Robbins.