Saffron Burrows
Detective Serena Stevens
Date of birth
September 25, 1986
Place of birth
London, England, UK
IMDb profile

Saffron Domini Burrows (born 22 October 1972; age 46) is an English actress who has appeared in such films as In The Name of the Father (1993), Circle of Friends (1995), Deep Blue Sea (1999), Enigma (2004), Reign Over Me (2007) and The Bank Job (2008), as well as starring as Lorraine Weller on Boston Legal (2007–2008), Dr. Norah Skinner on My Own Worst Enemy (2008) and Detective Serena Stevens on Law & Order: Criminal Intent

Personal life

Burrows is a Socialist and has spoken of her admiration for French Socialist politician Ségolène Royal.She joined an anti-racism group when she was 11 years old and she went on to become the Vice President of the National Civil Rights Movement. Burrows is a campaigner for disabled rights and equality. 

For a number of years, Burrows was involved with film director Mike Figgis; she starred in some of his films, including Miss Julie. She was also once romantically involved with openly bisexual actor Alan Cumming for several years while he was separated from his first wife. She has been romantically linked with another co-star, actress Fiona Shaw. The two appeared together in the National Theatre's production of The PowerBook, a play based on the novel of the same name by Jeanette Winterson, in which they played lovers.

In 2006, the Independent on Sunday listed Burrows as the 90th most influential gay person in the UK. In a 2003 interview, Alan Cumming said, "I was really lucky that the first relationship I had after [my divorce] was with Saffron, who's really... understanding and a broadminded person. And who's now, as I'm sure you know ... well, she bats for both teams too."