Family & Companions
Trained at San Francisco's American Conservatory Theater (ACT), McCormick played in her first feature, the interesting science-fiction saga, "Enemy Mine" (1985), while completing her graduate studies. She joined the company of the ACT for a time thereafter, but TV work picked up when she joined the cast of the ABC detective series, "Spenser: For Hire," during its second season in 1986 to play Rita Fiori, feisty young assistant D.A. and romantic sparring partner for series star Robert Urich. McCormick subsequently did regional stage work and played a recurring role as Minuet, a computer-generated ideal woman, on the popular science-fiction series, "Star Trek: The Next Generation." Occasional feature work, as in "A Simple Twist of Fate" (1994), came her way, but McCormick was primarily seen as intelligent police psychiatrist Elizabeth Olivet, another recurring role, on most of the series episodes of NBC's acclaimed "Law & Order" from 1991 to 1997. In the fall of 1997, she moved to ABC as the unhappy wife of a police psychiatrist played by Robert Pastorelli in the short-lived Americanized version of "Cracker."
Cast (Feature Film)
Cast (TV Mini-Series)
Made feature film debut in "Enemy Mine" during her last year of graduate studies
Joined the theater company of the American Conservatory Theater for a time after graduating with her MFA degree (date approximate)
First role as a regular on a TV series, playing assistant district attorney Rita Fiori on the ABC detective drama, "Spenser: For Hire"; joined the cast for parts of two seasons midway through the series' run
Returned to feature film work after seven years to play a role in "Rain Without Thunder"
First TV-movie, "Cries Unheard: The Donna Yaklich Story", starred Jaclyn Smith
Played Dr. Elizabeth Olivet on episode of "New York Undercover" (also produced by Dick Wolf)
Returned to the NYC stage in the Pulitzer-winning Off-Broadway play "Dinner With Friends"
Broadway debut replacing Jan Maxwell in Neil Simon's "The Dinner Party"
Acted in the pilot for the CBS sitcom "Danny"; replaced by Joely Fisher when series went into production
Appeared in the Kevin Bacon directed "Loverboy" starring Kyra Sedgwick