Julianne Nicholson stars as Detective Megan Wheeler in Law & Order: Criminal Intent.
Nicholson was born and raised in Medford, Massachusetts, and following a modeling career in New York and Paris, she landed her first feature film role opposite Michael Caine and James Spader in Curtain Call. She later took on what proved to be her breakout role as the headstrong young feminist in The Love Letter with Tom Selleck and Kate Capshaw.
Nicholson's other feature film credits include Long Time Since with Julian Sands and Paulina Porizkova, and Carl Franklin's One True Thing starring Meryl Streep and Renee Zellweger. She also appeared in the independent films Seeing Other People (for which she won a Best Actress award at the 2004 U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen), "Tully," which was honored with six Independent Spirit Award nominations (including one for Nicholson as Best Supporting Actress), Speakeasy, Passion of Mind and Harvest.