Meloni, 50, who played Detective Elliot Stabler for 12 seasons and 272 episodes, departed the NBC-TV series after he and the network failed to come to agreement on a new contract. There are signs that Mariska Hargitay, who portrays Olivia Benson on the series, may be gone after this season. Hargitay said about working with Meloni, He inspired me every day with his integrity, his extraordinary talent and his commitment to the truth. I love him deeply and will miss him terribly. Im so excited to see what hell do next. Meloni has been filming Man of Steel, a new Superman flick set for release the summer of 2013.
Dear Ken: Whats the background on Jane Levy, the star of Suburgatory?
Levy, 21, grew up in Northern California and attended Goucher College in Maryland for a year before going to the Stella Adler Studio of Acting. She played Mandy on the Showtime TV series Shameless. In her new TV series, she plays Tessa, a 16-year-old who moves with her father (Jeremy Sisto) from Manhattan to the suburbs. Levy hopes suburbanites wont be offended by the shows portrait of the burbs. Im from the suburbs. and where Im from didnt necessarily have people like you see inSuburgatory, but along those lines. and I think people will laugh at themselves.
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