Kathleen Stabler
Kathleen Stabler
Name Kathleen Louise Stabler
Occupation Student
Pathology Burglar
Family Elliot Stabler (father)
Kathy Stabler (mother)
Maureen Stabler (sister)
Dickie Stabler (brother)
Elizabeth Stabler (sister)
Elliot Stabler, Jr. (brother)
Bernadette Stabler (paternal grandmother)
Joseph Stabler (paternal grandfather)
Three unnamed aunts
Three unnamed uncles
Unnamed granduncle
Status Alive
Actor Allison Siko
Holiday Segal
First Appearance "A Single Life"
Last Appearance "Gray"

Kathleen Louise Stabler is the second oldest child of Detective Elliot Stabler and Kathy Stabler. Kathleen was born one month premature. Her siblings are Maureen, Elizabeth, Dickie, and Elliot Jr. According to Elliot, Kathy saw Elliot involved in a shooting on the news which caused her to give birth to Kathleen (SVU: "Serendipity"). (She was in college in Season 9 and was said to be 19 in Season 10)

Kathleen was arrested for drunk driving, but her father made the charges disappear (SVU: "Blood"). Two years later, he would burn her driver's license. Reasoning that he could not be a good father if he did that, he decided to take away Kathleen's license.

Kathleen wasn't happy with the fact that her mother got pregnant with Elliot Jr. She was afraid that the other students would think that the child was hers (SVU: "Alternate").

Kathleen was arrested again for sneaking into a stranger’s house and stealing jewelry. At first, she didn't want to admit that she had a problem. She went with a guy to get high and have sex with him. She took drugs and she had an overdose. Her father and Detective Tutuola found her. Her father tried to wake Kathleen up and she didn't wake up. Her father picked her up and took her to Saint Mark's Hospital, and she had her stomach pumped. The doctor told Kathy and Elliot she had bipolar disorder. After she was arrested, she had help from her grandmother, Bernadette, who begrudgingly hinted to Kathleen that she, herself, was suffering from it. Kathleen accepted a plea in which she had to undergo treatment and medication (SVU: "Swing").

A more composed Kathleen was recruited by Detective Benson to counsel Kim Garnet, who was being abused by her boyfriend but refused to file a complaint against him. Kathleen had since reformed from her previous actions and accepted the consequences and wanted to prevent Kim from making mistakes like she did. She said she was happy Olivia arrested her and used her own past which had similarities to Kim's current predicament to show her that she should reveal the truth and stop protecting her abuser. Kathleen successfully convinced Garnet to name her boyfriend as her abuser  (SVU: "Crush").

Kathleen later returned suffering from guilt, as she was a "sober buddy" for her friend Bethany, who ends up leaving Kathleen's sight and was raped by a man named Chuck, a man who murdered his girlfriend Carla for being pregnant (SVU: "Gray"). Kathleen got her hands on Chuck's file and persuaded her dad to use it so Chuck would be found guilty of both rape and murder.

Kathleen apparently had a boyfriend before being diagnosed. When Stabler's credit card got stolen, Kathleen said she gave it to her boyfriend and lied when she said she was using to buy books. It is not known if they are still together.


  • She has the highest episode count among her siblings, appearing in 22 episodes. Her brother Dickie has appeared in 17 episodes, her brother Eli has appeared in 5 episodes, while her sisters Maureen and Elizabeth have appeared in 13 episodes respectively. 


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