Elementary cast

Jonny Lee Miller

Jonny Lee Miller

as Sherlock Holmes

Jonny Lee Miller first gained international attention with his performance as the drug-addicted punk Sick Boy in Danny Boyle's drama "Trainspotting," with Ewan McGregor. He also starred in the true-life drama "The Flying Scotsman," receiving Scottish BAFTA Award and London Film Critics Circle Award nominations for his portrayal of the innovative but troubled racing cyclist Graeme Obree. His additional film credits include Alan Rudolph's "Afterglow," Gillies MacKinnon's "Behind the Lines," "Plunkett & Macleane," "Mansfield Park," Woody Allen's "Melinda and Melinda," and "Aeon Flux." Most recently, Miller appeared in Tim Burton’s "Dark Shadows," opposite Johnny Depp. Later this year, Miller will star in Neil Jordan’s vampire thriller "Byzantium," with Gemma Arterton and Saoirse Ronan.

On television, Miller had a memorable multi-episode arc on "Dexter," and shared a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination as a member of the show’s 2010 cast. He also starred for two seasons in the title role "Eli Stone." His other television work includes the miniseries "Dead Man's Walk," based on the Larry McMurtry novel, such BBC projects as the four-part adaptation of Jane Austen's "Emma," the miniseries "Canterbury Tales," and the telefilm "Byron," and the Emmy Award-nominated "Endgame."

Miller made his Broadway debut in 2009 in "After Miss Julie," opposite Sienna Miller. His theatre work also includes the West End productions of "Someone Who'll Watch over Me," "Feston" and "The Play What I Wrote."

In 2011, Miller starred in the world premiere of "Frankenstein," a new play based on Mary Shelley’s classic story, presented at London’s National Theatre under the direction of Danny Boyle. Miller won an Olivier and Evening Standard Award for his performance, shared with Benedict Cumberbatch with whom he alternated in the roles of Victor Frankenstein and the Creature.

Miller's hometown is Kingston-Upon-Thames.

Lucy Liu

Lucy Liu

as Dr. Joan Watson

Lucy Liu has had great critical and commercial success in film, television and on Broadway. Her latest film, “Detachment,” directed by Tony Kaye and costarring Adrien Brody, James Caan and Marcia Gay Harden, was released through Tribeca Film at the end of February 2012. The film received honors at the 2011 Deauville Film Festival, winning the Cartier New Revelation Award and the International Critics’ Prize. Her next film, “The Man with the Iron Fists,” directed by The Rza for Universal Pictures, co-stars Russell Crowe and is slated for a fall 2012 release. “The Trouble with Bliss,” a comedy co-starring Michael C. Hall and Peter Fonda, premiered on the Festival circuit in Spring 2011, taking away honors at the Newport Beach Film Festival. 2011 also saw “Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You,” Roberto Faenza’s adaptation of the novel by Peter Cameron at the Rome Film Festival.

In January 2010, Liu made her directorial debut for the film adaptation of the best-selling novel “Half the Sky” by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn. Her debut as a producer, the critically acclaimed film “Freedom’s Fury,” premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2006. Some of Lucy’s previous film credits include “Charlie’s Angels,” “Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle,” “Kung Fu Panda” 1 and 2 as the voice of Viper, “Kill Bill” Vol. 1 and 2, “Chicago,” “Code Name: The Cleaner,” “Rise,” “Watching The Detectives,” “Domino,” “Lucky Number Slevin,” “3 Needles,” “Shanghai Noon,” “Payback,” “Play It To The Bone,” “Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever” and “The Year Of Getting To Know Us.”

On television, Lucy was nominated for the NAACP award for Outstanding Actress for her starring role in the romantic comedy “Marry Me.” Liu appeared as “Ling Woo” in the hit Fox series, “Ally McBeal,” a role for which she earned nominations for both Emmy Award and Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. She also appeared in starring roles on “Cashmere Mafia” and “Dirty Sexy Money” and guest starred on “Sex & The City” and “Ugly Betty.” Last season, Lucy starred in the critically acclaimed TV series “Southland,” playing Police Officer Jessica Tang.

Liu made her Broadway debut in March 2010 in the Tony Award-winning play “God of Carnage,” starring as ‘Annette’ in a cast that included Jeff Daniels, Dylan Baker and Janet McTeer.

A passionate human rights advocate, Lucy produced and narrated the documentary “Redlight,” which focuses on the plight of women and children sold into sexual slavery. The film premiered at The Woodstock Film Festival in 2009 and aired on Showtime in 2010. Liu has also been a UNICEF ambassador since 2004 and has travelled to Lesotho, Pakistan, Cote D’Ivoire, The Democratic Republic of Congo, Cairo, Peru and Egypt.

A native New Yorker, Liu graduated from Stuyvesant High School, attended NYU and later received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Michigan.

Jon Michael Hill

Jon Michael Hill

as Detective Marcus Bell

Jon Michael Hill was nominated for a Tony Award and won an Outer Critics Circle and Theatre World Award for his role as Franco Wicks in the Broadway production of “Superior Donuts,” a role which he originated at the Steppenwolf Theater in Chicago, Ill. A Steppenwolf Ensemble member since January 2007, Hill starred in many of their productions, including “Hot L Baltimore,” “The Tempest,” “Kafka on the Shore” and “The Unmentionables.”

Hill’s television credits include PERSON OF INTEREST on the Network, “Eastbound and Down,” “Law and Order: SVU” and Detroit 187.”

Hill received a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Hill is an accomplished baritone singer, and in his spare time enjoys playing the guitar, dancing and rapping.

Hill was born in Chicago, Ill. and his birthday is July 28.

Aidan Quinn

Aidan Quinn

as Captain Thomas Gregson

Aidan Quinn started his acting career on the Chicago stage and went on to play the title role in a modern-day, award-winning "Hamlet," directed by Robert Falls. In New York, he starred on Broadway in "A Streetcar Named Desire" and off-Broadway in Sam Shepherd's "Fool for Love" and "Lie of The Mind." More recently, Aidan was seen off-Broadway in “The Exonerated” and "Salome," directed by Estelle Parsons with Al Pacino. Aidan also performed "The Exonerated" at the Edinburgh Theatre Festival, in Dublin and on London's West End. Also, he starred at New York City’s Public Theatre as Brutus alongside David Strathairn and Brian Dennehy in Richard Nelson's "Conversation in Tusculum."

Quinn's television credits include the ground-breaking AIDS drama "An Early Frost" for which he earned an Emmy Award nomination. Also, he starred opposite Marcia Gay Harden in "See You in My Dreams" which was based on the short stories of Sam Shepherd, and "Forbidden Territory: Stanley’s Search For Livingstone" alongside Nigel Hawthorne. Quinn starred in "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee" for which he was nominated for an Emmy.

Quinn has starred in more than 45 feature films, including "Desperately Seeking Susan," "Stakeout," "The Playboys," "Avalon," "Benny and Joon," "Legends of The Fall," "Michael Collins," "The Assignment," "Music of The Heart," "Songcatcher," "Sarah’s Key" and "Unknown."

In Ireland, Quinn produced and starred in “This Is My Father,” written and directed by his brother Paul and filmed by his brother Declan, an award-winning cinematographer. Other films in Ireland include “Evelyn,” “Song for a Raggy Boy,” “32A” and “Shine of Rainbows.” Quinn also won the Irish Film and Television Award for Conor McPherson's "Eclipse."

Quinn was born in Chicago, IL, and his birthday is March 8.

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