Molly Burnett: Who is she? Meet the actor who will portray Detective Grace Muncy in Season 24 of Law & Order: SVU

Molly Burnett is the newest cast member to join the 24th season of the NBC crime drama Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, which is also abbreviated as Law & Order: SVU. On Thursday, September 22, 2022, NBC will broadcast the debut episode of the show for the very first time.

Burnett will play the part of Junior Detective Grace Muncy, who will become a member of the SVU team led by Mariska Hargitay. The role will be portrayed by Burnett.

Continue reading to learn more about Molly Burnett, who will play Grace Muncy in the upcoming season of Law & Order: SVU, and to find out more about the character Grace Muncy.

Molly Burnett
Molly Burnett

Maxie Jonas was portrayed on General Hospital by Molly Burnett, who portrayed her

Molly Burnett is an American actor, singer, and producer who is best known for playing the part of Kelly Ann on the television show Queen of the South and Melanie Jonas on the daytime soap Days of Our Lives. She is also noted for her work in both of these roles.

Because of her performance as Jonas, Burnett was nominated for the Daytime Emmy Award on two separate occasions. She was also recognized with a nomination for the Daytime Emmy Award in the Relationship Status category.

Burnett left her daytime roles in 2012 in order to broaden her acting opportunities and has since appeared as a guest star on prime-time series such as CSI: New York and Major Crimes. Her debut in the film industry was as Ashley Bloom in the MTV Original Movie Ladies Man: A Made Movie. Burnett made her debut as Nina Moore in the 2015 season of CSI: Cyber.

She later made a second appearance on Days of Our Lives in 2014 for a period of six months. Burnett was also known for her work on the daytime serial General Hospital, where she portrayed Maxie Jonas.

Next, Burnett will be seen in the forthcoming season of Law & Order: SVU, playing the role of Junior Detective Grace Muncy. Muncy will provide assistance to the SVU team in solving the crimes that the special team is confronted with. Burnett will make her next appearance in the fall.

Burnett’s Grace Muncy is reportedly described as “clever, forthright, and gorgeous” by TV Line. In addition, Burnett’s Grace Muncy is said to have previous experience working with gangs. However, specifics of her character are being kept under wraps. In addition to this, she is “extremely good at her profession,” according to the article.

Find out more about the Law & Order: Special Victims Unit here

Dick Wolf is the creator of both the original series Law & Order, which the spin-off series is based on, as well as the American criminal drama series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, which Wolf created.

The first episode of the show aired in September 1999, and it follows the lives of detectives who are assigned to the “Special Victims Unit” of the 16th Precinct of the New York City Police Department.

The unit focuses on crimes involving rape, sexual assault, and child molestation, as well as any crime that is tangentially connected with any of the three, such as domestic violence, kidnapping, and abandonment of a child. In addition, the unit investigates any crime that is loosely connected with any of the three.

The show also follows Olivia Benson, who is played by Mariska Hargitay, as she rises through the ranks of the police force, beginning as a detective and then up to the position of lieutenant while continuing to work with a partner.

In addition to Burnett, notable performers who have appeared in episodes of Law & Order: SVU include Mariska Hargitay, Kelli Giddish, Ice-T, Peter Scanavino, and Octavio Pisano.

In the crossover premiere event that will take place simultaneously with the launch of season 24 of Law & Order: Organized Crime, characters from both the original Law & Order and its second spin-off, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, will work together to solve a crime.

The title of the first episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit is “Gimme Shelter- Part Two,” despite the fact that not much else is known about the series. After a girl is shot, Detectives Cosgrove and Shaw (played by Jeffrey Donovan and Mehcad Brooks, respectively, from the television show Law & Order) begin their investigation to find the perpetrator. Benson and Stabler, two characters from the television show Law & Order: Organized Crime, are of the opinion that this was not a regular murder.

Early Life of Molly Burnett

Burnett is the eldest child of Katie and David Burnett, and she was brought up in the Denver neighborhood of Littleton, Colorado, along with her younger brother Will. Burnett is the first child to be born to the couple.

During her time at Littleton High School, she participated in a variety of productions at both the school and with outside theater organizations located in the greater Denver region. Her acting credits include Annie, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Noises Off. She also played the lead part in A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Burnett attended Littleton High School, where he graduated at the top of his class, and then went on to enroll at Wagner College, a private liberal arts institution located on Staten Island.

Molly Burnett Career

Burnett was cast as the protagonist Melanie Jonas on the daytime television series Days of Our Lives in the year 2008. She quit daytime television in 2012 to seek other jobs, and she has since appeared as a guest star on prime time television shows like CSI: New York and Major Crimes. She also landed a role in a movie for the first time, playing Ashley Bloom in the MTV Original Film Ladies Man: A Made Movie, and she played Justine Gable in the Hallmark Hall of Fame film This Magic Moment. Both of these films are part of the Hallmark Hall of Fame. Burnett made her debut on CSI: Cyber in the character of Nina Moore for multiple episodes before the end of the year 2015. The roles of Lex in the science fiction thriller Ctrl+Alt+Del, Lisa in The Wedding Party, and Southern Belle Kate Stenson in Shattered are just few of the indie film roles that Burnett has played in the past.

Late in 2014, Burnett made her long-awaited return to the NBC soap opera Days of Our Lives for a six-month arc. In the middle of 2016, she filled in for the regular actress who plays Maxie Jones on the daytime television show General Hospital. Beginning in the middle of 2018, Burnett reprised her role as Maxie Jones on General Hospital, filling in for an ill Kirsten Storms.

Molly Burnett
Molly Burnett


Film roles
Year Title Role Notes
2013 Ladies Man: A Made Movie Ashley Bloom
2014 Parking Sarah
2015 Hiker Brooke Ferrio
2016 Ctrl Alt Delete Lex
2016 The Wedding Party Lisa
2017 Mommy I Didn’t Do It Gail Saverin
2017 Shattered Kate Stinson
Television roles
Year Title Role Notes
2007 Life Josie Episode: “Serious Control Issues”
2008–2012, 2014–2016 Days of Our Lives Melanie Layton Kiriakis Jonas Contract role
2009–2014 True Blood Amanda Jane Episode: “Keep This Party Going”
2010 Good Luck Charlie Madison Episode: “Boys Meet Girls”
2011–2012 Venice: The Series Sarah Web series; main role (season 3)
2012 CSI: NY Molly Byrne Episode: “Slainte”
2012 Cameras Molly Web series; main role
2013 Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous Deb Episode: “Zach Stone Is Gonna Be The Zacthelor”
2013 Major Crimes Kim Riley Episode: “Jailbait”
2013 This Magic Moment Justine Gable Hallmark Hall of Fame television film
2013 Addicts Anonymous Haley Meyers Web series; main role
2013, 2015 Jessie Darla Shannon Episodes: “GI Jessie”, “A Close Shave”
2015 Longmire Sarah Episode: “Four Arrows”
2016, 2018 General Hospital Maxie Jones Temporary replacement: July 5, 2016 – July 29, 2016[4][7]
June 1–4, 2018[5][6]
2016–2017 Relationship Status Laura Episodes: “The Good Guy”, “The Match”, “The Ring Bearer”
2015–2016 CSI: Cyber Nina Moore Episodes: “Why-Fi”, “Shades of Grey”, “5 Deadly Sins”, “Legacy”
2017–2021 Queen of the South Kelly Anne Van Awken Recurring role, 21 episodes
2018 The Love in the Attic: A True Story Dolly Oesterreich Television film (Lifetime)
2022 Chicago P.D. Raquel Landry Episode: Fool’s Gold

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Work Result Ref.
2010 Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series Days of Our Lives Nominated
2012 Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series Days of Our Lives Nominated
2018 Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Digital Daytime Drama Series Relationship Status Nominated

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