23 Celebrity Cameos From 'Law & Order: SVU' You Forgot About

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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit has become famous for its celebrity cameos: famous faces will be dropped into ripped-from-the-headlines stories that take wild turns in the space of a single episode. And with 20 seasons packed with upwards of 20 episodes each, there have been a lot of episodes to fill with familiar actors. But these 23 celebrity cameos from Law & Order: SVU are ones you may have forgotten about. No shade; there are too many to keep in your head all at once without earning an honorary doctorate in it.

Some cameos are practically iconic, so you won't find them on this list. Who could forget Marcia Gay Harden popping up repeatedly to work with Olivia Benson, or Cynthia Nixon's probably problematic United States of Tara turn? While the most studied Law & Order scholar might recall even the tiniest cameo, some of these could have slipped through your memory banks. And some of them weren't really celebrity cameos at the time they aired, because they happened before the actor in question broke out as a star. A few of these episodes were just working actors snagging a paycheck, though they would eventually hit the stratosphere in terms of stardom.

Without further ado, let's take this trip down memory lane together.

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