Kearran Giovanni

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Kearran Giovanni
Born (1981-12-16) December 16, 1981 (age 37)
Years active2004–present
Spouse(s)Philip Ambrosino

Kearran Giovanni is an American actress, best known for her role as Detective Amy Sykes in the TNT police procedural series Major Crimes.

Life and career[edit]

Giovanni was born in Lafayette, Louisiana and raised in Katy, Texas. She attended The High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, and later University of Cincinnati – College-Conservatory of Music.[1] In 2004, she moved to New York, and began her career on Broadway.[citation needed] She appeared in a number of productions, including Hugh Jackman: Back on Broadway, Catch Me If You Can, Guys and Dolls, Sweet Charity, and Tarzan.[2]

Giovanni played Dr. Vivian Wright, a recurring role on the ABC daytime soap opera, One Life to Live from 2009 to the series finale in 2012.[3] In February 2012, Giovanni won her first series regular role as Detective Amy Sykes in the TNT police procedural series Major Crimes.[4] She also guest-starred on USA Network's Royal Pains in 2012, and on The CW's Beauty and the Beast in 2013.[5]

In 2016, Giovanni began recurring as Senator Diane Hunter in the ABC series Designated Survivor. Following the conclusion of Major Crimes in 2018, Giovanni guest-starred on The CW series Dynasty and the CBS series Bull, before recurring on the second season of The CW's Black Lightning as Cutter.[6]


Year Title Role Notes
2004 Law and Order Actress #2 Episode: "All in the Family"
2009–2012 One Life to Live Dr. Vivian Wright Recurring role
2012 Royal Pains Greeter Episode: "A Farewell to Barnes"
2012–2018 Major Crimes Detective Amy Sykes Series regular
2013 Beauty and the Beast Miranda Bishop Episode: "Tough Love"
2016–present Designated Survivor Senator Diane Hunter Recurring role
2018 Dynasty Police Chief Bobbi Johnson Episode: "I Answer to No Man"
2018 Bull Lindsey Erikson Episode: "The Missing Piece"
2018 Black Lightning Cutter Recurring role


  1. ^ "Major Crimes, Cast Bios, Kearran Giovanni". TNT. Archived from the original on January 6, 2014. Retrieved January 6, 2014.
  2. ^ "Kearran Giovanni Biography". TV Guide. Retrieved January 6, 2014.
  3. ^ Gore, Scotty (June 16, 2009). "'OLTL' Finds the 'Wright' Woman for New Role". Soap Opera Network. Retrieved January 6, 2014.
  4. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (February 15, 2012). "Hayes MacArthur Boards 'Rebounding', Kearran Giovanni Joins 'Major Crimes,' Sophia Bush Cast In 'Partners'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved January 6, 2014.
  5. ^ Ng, Philiana (January 17, 2013). "'Beauty and the Beast': Kearran Giovanni to Guest Star". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved January 6, 2014.
  6. ^ Petski, Denise (September 21, 2018). "'Black Lightning': Kearran Giovanni To Recur On Season 2 Of CW Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved October 7, 2018.

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