Isabella Hofmann

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Isabella Hofmann
Born (1958-12-11) December 11, 1958 (age 57)
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Occupation Actress
Years active 1986–present
Spouse(s) Steven Memel (1988-1994; divorced)
Partner(s) Daniel Baldwin (1990s)
Children 1 (with Baldwin)

Isabella Hofmann (born December 11, 1958, Chicago, Illinois) is an American actress.


She is best known for her lead role on Homicide: Life on the Street as Megan Russert and supporting roles on JAG as Meredith Cavanaugh, Dear John as Kate McCarron, and on Beggars and Choosers as Cecile Malone.

Hofmann performed with the comedy troupe The Second City before breaking into television in 1986. She attended Columbia College Chicago.

Among her various television credits are Meredith Cavanaugh on JAG, Kate McCarron on the NBC sitcom Dear John, Lt. Megan Russert in the crime drama Homicide: Life on the Street, and Cecile Malone on the Showtime comedy Beggars and Choosers.

She played Annie in the 1990 movie Tripwire, and Marie in the 1994 movie Renaissance Man.

She has appeared twice in Season 7 of TV series Criminal Minds as David Rossi's first ex-wife Carolyn Baker.

Hofmann appeared in a 2010 episode of NCIS (a spinoff of JAG) as the villainous Evelyn Wallace.

In 2015, Hofmann landed a recurring role as Clarissa Stein, wife of Martin Stein (played by Victor Garber) in 3 episodes of The Flash, later reprising the role in 2 episodes of Legends of Tomorrow in 2016.

Personal life[edit]

Hofmann graduated from East Troy High School in East Troy, Wisconsin in 1975.

She was in a relationship with Homicide co-star Daniel Baldwin for many years. She and Baldwin have a son, Atticus, who was born on July 13, 1996.

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