The series, now in its twelfth year, first saw Harden play the role in its eighth season, in an episode in which she investigated a white supremacist group with Detectives Stabler (Christopher Meloni) and Benson (Mariska Hargitay).
Harden received a Tony Award for God of Carnage and a Tony nomination for Angels in America: Millennium Approaches. She holds an Academy Award for "Pollack" and an additional nomination for "Mystic River." Additional screen credits include "Whip It," "Damages," "Into the Wild," "Mona Lisa Smile," "The First Wives Club," "The Spitfire Grill" and "Sinatra."
"Law & Order: SVU" will make its season premiere Sept. 22 on NBC.