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We Watched Them Bring Criminals To Justice On 'Law & Order.' 30 Years Later, These Are Their Stories

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Law & Order was a staple of prime-time TV for a full 20 years, spawning several spinoff series that are still running today, and earning several awards. We all love it, but have you ever wondered where your favorite characters from the show have ended up? Let's find out!

Chris Noth - Det. Mike Logan

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Chris Noth was one of the show's first main detectives, playing Det. Mike Logan from 1990 to 1995 (who late came back for a few years on Law & Order: Criminal Intent). However, avid TV viewers probably know him best as Carrie Bradshaw's better half from Sex and the City. He appeared through the entire series and both movies, which earned him a Golden Globe nomination, and has had recurring roles on shows like The Good Wife, Tyrant, and Manhunt: Unabomber.

Jill Hennessy - D.A. Claire Kincaid

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Appearing as the show's second D.A. from 1993 to 1996, Hennessy has continued to have several leading roles in various TV shows. She played Dr. Jordan Cavanaugh in Crossing Jordan for six years, and has appeared in shows like Luck, Madam Secretary, and The Good Wife.

Carey Lowell - Assistant D.A. Jamie Ross

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Lowell had already appeared in movies like License to Kill and Sleepless In Seattle before she began her 5 years on Law & Order as Jamie Ross (who she would reprise her role of for Law & Order: Trial By Jury). She's appeared in a few smaller roles since, but is probably best known these days for practicing Buddhism along with her husband, Richard Gere.

Angie Harmon - Assistant D.A. Abbie Carmichael

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With a successful modeling career under her belt before breaking into acting, Harmon appeared in shows like Baywatch Nights and C-16: FBI before her three year run on Law & Order starting in 1998. She's remained a steadily-working actress, regularly appearing on shows like Women's Murder Club and Rizzoli & Isles, and even voicing Commissioner Barbara Gordon (the former Batgirl) on Batman Beyond.

Elisabeth Rohm - Assistant D.A. Serena Southerlyn

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Having already appeared in shows like Bull and Angel, Rohm joined the cast of Law & Order in 2001. After leaving in 2005, she went on to even more prominent roles in shows like Heroes and Jane The Virgin, as well as several movies like American Hustle and Joy.

Fred Thompson - Arthur Branch

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A former real-life prosecutor, Thompson was actually serving as a Tennessee State Senator during his time on Law & Order and its offshoots! He left the show in 2008 to run for President, and when that didn't work out, he started up a radio talk show instead. He still acts though, and has been in movies like Secretariat and Sinister.

Keep reading to find out what Jack McCoy's been up to since...

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