Janine Turner by Gary Gershoff/ WireImage.com Janine Turner by Gary Gershoff/ WireImage.com

Janine Turner wants people to know she's back. The fondly remembered Northern Exposure star (and long-ago fiancée of Alec Baldwin) who's been living on a Texas ranch raising her daughter and writing a book about single motherhood, has moved to New York and won a role in Law & Order: SVU. (Luckily for her, the episode - in which she plays an activist in a story about stolen embryos - is filming this week, just under the writers'-strike wire.)

Turner, whose last TV work was the Lifetime medical series Strong Medicine, also has a woman-in-jeopardy movie coming up for the same cabler called Primal Doubt opposite Saw IV's Costas Mandylor, whom we prefer to remember from Picket Fences. - Reporting by Ileane Rudolph