Maxine Bohen

Played by Merrin Dungey
Character Biography

A former detective and 2nd generation NYPD, Maxine is no fan of Hayes Morrison and her family. Maxine's ex-brothers in blue distrust the CIU and see her involvement with it as a threat towards their fraternity. But Maxine understands that uncovering the truth, no matter who it impacts, is why she became a cop. This doesn't mean Maxine is free from her own past mistakes. And as she juggles her new job, being a mother, and living outside the thin blue line, her dark past may seep its way back into her life.

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Actor Biography

Merrin Dungey is thrilled to return to ABC in "Conviction" after her ground-breaking turn as Francie Calfo/Alison Doren in the critically acclaimed, award-winning drama series, "Alias," and as one of the Queens of Darkness, Ursula, in ABC's hit "Once Upon A Time." Dungey not only has a veritable jaw-dropping list of television guest starring roles, including "Seinfeld," "Friends," "Curb Your Enthusiasm," "Episodes" and "Shameless," but also has an astonishing number of recurring roles on "Chasing Life," "Brooklyn 99," "Malcolm in the Middle," "Betrayal," "Revenge" and her long-running role as Kelly Palmer, which extended over 40 episodes of "The King of Queens." The versatile artist is also an accomplished stand-up comedian, who has performed in Montreal's Just For Laughs Festival, as well as on "Premium Blend" on Comedy Central. In the feature film world, Dungey also recently has had roles opposite Pierce Brosnan in "Some Kind of Beautiful" and Ali Larter in the thriller "The Diabolical." Upcoming, Dungey can be seen recurring in HBO's highly anticipated limited series "Big Little Lies" with Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon, as lead Detective Adrienne Quinlan, as well as starring in Warner Bros. 2017 summer feature comedy "CHiPs" opposite Dax Shepard. Dungey is a UCLA Theater School Graduate and the youngest recipient of the UCLA Annual Acting Award as well as the Natalie Wood Prize. She resides in the Hollywood Hills with her husband and their two children, and can usually be seen working carpool at the elementary school.

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