In the Season 18 premiere episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, a child is found wandering alone in Central Park. The search for the little boy’s parents leads to clues about a planned terrorist event in the city. To complicate the investigation further, the child’s mother claims to have been raped and tortured. Defensive attorney Rita Calhoun has a lot on her plate.
Rita Calhoun is portrayed by Elizabeth Marvel. She’s known for her roles on Homeland (Elizabeth Keane), House of Cards (Heather Dunbar), Fargo (Constance Heck), Person of Interest (Alicia Corwin), Nurse Jackie (Ginny Flynn), and The District (Officer Nancy Parras), among others. Fun fact: She’s married to actor Bill Camp (12 Years a Slave, Birdman, Jason Bourne). Law & Order: SVU airs Wednesdays at 9pm on NBC.