Emmy Winner Kim Delaney Joins ‘General Hospital’

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In casting news you probably never expected to hear, former NYPD Blue star and Emmy winner Kim Delaney has joined the cast of ABC’s General Hospital.

Delaney, who got her start on soaps as All My Children’s Jenny Gardner, will be playing an unnamed character when she begins taping Wednesday, September 9. Deadline reports the actress should air by the end of the month or in early October.

Best known for her role as Det. Diane Russell in the hit ABC primetime drama NYPD Blue, Kim Delaney earned three nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actress, winning the award once during her eight-year run on the series. In addition to guest starring on CSI: Miami and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Delaney was a series regular in the Lifetime soap Army Wives, which ran from 2007-2012. Most recently she has recurred on the NBC drama Chicago Fire as Jennifer Sheridan, mother to Kelly Severide (played by Taylor Kinney).

General Hospital airs weekdays on ABC. Episodes are available on ABC.com and Hulu.

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