Marg Helgenberger

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Marg Helgenberger
Birth name Mary Marg Helgenberger
Born November 16, 1958 in Fremont, Nebraska, USA
Notable Roles
Notable Episodes
Awards star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame



Starring Roles

Series Role Year(s) Season(s)
Shell Game Natalie Thayer 1987 1
China Beach Karen Charlene "KC" Kolanski 1988–1991 1 2 3 4
CSI Catherine Willows 2000–2012 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Intelligence Lillian Strand 2014 1

Guest Starring Roles

Series Role Episode Airdate
Matlock Victoria Collins / Laura Norwood 2x12 - The Gambler December 29, 1987
ER Karen Hines 2x19 - Fire in the Belly April 25, 1996
ER Karen Hines 2x20 - Fevers of Unknown Origin May 2, 1996
ER Karen Hines 2x21 - Take These Broken Wings May 9, 1996
ER Karen Hines 2x22 - John Carter, M.D. May 16, 1996
Frasier Emily 7x15 - Out With Dad February 10, 2000

Made-for-TV Movies

Title Role Airdate Series/Banner
In Sickness and in Health Mickey March 8, 1992 CBS Sunday Movie
Through the Eyes of a Killer Laurie Fisher December 15, 1992 CBS Tuesday Movie
Perfect Murder, Perfect Town: JonBenét and the City of Boulder Patsy Ramsey February 27, 2000 CBS Sunday Movie

Talk Show Appearances

Series Episode Airdate
Live! with Kelly January 18, 2012
Late Show with David Letterman January 18, 2012

Awards and Accolades

Primetime Emmy Awards

(1 Win in 5 Nominations)

  • Won: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (1990)
China Beach


  • Her father, Hugh (who died from multiple sclerosis in 1986) was a meat inspector and her mother, Mary Kay is a nurse
  • Is of Irish and German descent
  • Has an older sister, Ann and an younger brother, Curt
  • Was raised in North Bend, Nebraska
  • Graduated from North Bend Central High School
  • Has a Bachelor of Science Degree in speech & drama from Northwestern University's School of Speech
  • Worked as a nightly weather person at KHGI-TV (which is the ABC affiliate in Kearney, Nebraska)
  • Married to Alan Rosenberg from 1989 to 2010; they have a son, Hugh (born in 1990)
  • Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2012