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Alexandra "Alex" Eames is a character from the television series Law & Order: Criminal Intent, also appearing on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, and is portrayed by Kathryn Erbe. She is a detective with the NYPD.

Alex comes from a family of police officers. Her husband was also a police officer but was killed. She later learns that the man convicted was actually innocent and covered for someone else, who went on to become a doctor to atone for his sins.

Alex went into the force to prove herself and to differentiate herself from her family, although they were also on the job. She wanted to prove she was just as capable, if not more so, of being a good cop.

Alex was partnered with Robert Goren and they became close friends, she would defend him and vouch for him every step of the way. When she is forced to fire him as interim captain, she resigns her position.

Alex is fierce and brave, she upholds the law and sets the bar high.