Kelli Giddish was born April 13, 1980, nearby Atlanta, Georgia. Encouraged by her grandfather, Kelli knew at an early age that she wanted to pursue an acting career. After majoring in Theatre Performance, Kelli landed her first role on daytime soap opera All My Children from 2005-2007!

After appearing in a series of films and smaller TV series, Kelli would land her big break in 2011 when she was cast as "Detective Amanda Rollins" for the 13th season of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Kelli Giddish on Law & Order: SVU

Kelli Giddish had actually appeared as a guest star in an earlier 2007 episode of Law & Order: SVU and the impression she made on producers was enough to land her a permanent spot in 2011.

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Audiences also fell in love with the star and her on-screen chemistry with Ice-T's character "Detective Odafin Tutuola" made the show a success! In addition to starring on Law & Order: SVU, you can also catch Kelli as "Amanda Rollins" in Chicago Fire and Chicago P.D.

Kelli Giddish and Lawrence Faulborn

While Kelli has been successful on TV, she has also been busy off-screen! In 2015, she married businessman Lawrence Faulborn in a private beach ceremony in Florida! Many fans did not even know she had married until she started to show a baby bump months later! 

The couple now have the sweetest 5-year-old son named Ludo, and a 2-year-old son named Charlie! The couple could not be happier, and Lawrence seems to be the world's best father! Check out some adorable family photos from Instagram!

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