Since it debuted in 1999, Law & Order: SVU has been celebrated as one of TV's finest acted series. The crime drama is known for its outstanding main cast, but SVU has also had many memorable guest stars over the years. Frequently, these performers played criminals who were apprehended by the unit, but sometimes they assisted investigations too. In this gallery, we take a look at the very best SVU guest stars — a list that includes more than a few A-list names!RELATED: Law & Order: SVU - See the Season 1 Cast!
Rapper Ludacris showed off his dramatic acting ability when he played "Darius Parker" in SVU seasons 7 and 8. The stepson of "Fin Tutuola" (Ice-T), "Darius" came from a complicated family background. He eventually rose to the attention of the unit after confessing to a rape and murder. "Darius" remains one of SVU's most memorable and despised villains, as he went on to manipulate the detectives in court and expose some of their misdeeds.RELATED: SVU - 5 Interesting Facts About the Show