American actress Kim Delaney was born on November 29, 1961. She was brought up by her parents in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Kim wasn't the best pupil in school and she didn't think of an acting career until her friends persuaded her to head to NYC. First years were very difficult but Kim didn't surrender. In New-York she studied acting and visited dancing classes. Meanwhile her parents sent her money for living. Surprisingly but at the age of 18 she was offered to play in American series. So she became acquainted with Hollywood actors and her life had been dramatically changed. The soap opera 'All My Children' where she played lasted for from 1981 to 1984. After this period the actress wanted to get challenging roles in big screen movies. Firstly she got the role in a new police drama, 'NYPD Blue'. Then she starred in 'Temptress' (1994) where she performed topless having sex with a guy. For her roles in series she got Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actress. In 2001 Kim Delaney appeared in several television shows. Today she's treated as most hard-working and ambitious actress in US.