Christopher Meloni may be a "zaddy," but Ellen Burstyn is his mommy.
Well, not exactly. But Burstyn, who played the mother of Meloni’s iconic “Law & Order: SVU” character Elliot Stabler, will reprise the role for an upcoming appearance on “Law & Order: Organized Crime,” reported Entertainment Weekly.
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The 88-year-old actress first played Elliot’s mom, Bernadette Stabler, in season 10 of “SVU.”
In the 2008 episode entitled "Swing," Elliot enlists the help of his estranged mother after his daughter gets arrested for driving while intoxicated. Viewers then learned that Bernadette suffers from bipolar disorder and almost killed her son when he was a child, noted TVLine.
For the performance, Burstyn won an Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series in 2009.
A Hollywood veteran, Burstyn's long list of credits including television roles on “House of Cards,” “Louie,” “Big Love,” and “Political Animals.”
Film performances include “The Exorcist,” “The Last Picture Show,” “Requiem for a Dream,” and Martin Scorsese’s “Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore,” for which she won an Oscar for Best Actress.
She will next appear as the mother of Franklin Delano Roosevelt in the upcoming Showtime series “The First Lady.”
While specifics surrounding Burstyn’s return to “Organized Crime” have not been revealed, her episode is set to air in the fall.
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Season two of “Law & Order: Organized Crime” premieres on Thursday, September 23rd at 10pm ET/PT, immediately following the season 23 premiere of "Law & Order: SVU" with Mariska Hargitay.
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