Alicia Roanne Witt was born on August 21, 1975. Alicia Witt is an American film, stage and television actress. She played Nola Falacci on the series Law & Order: Criminal Intent. At age 14, Witt earned her high school diploma. Shortly thereafter, she moved to Hollywood with her mother (who was noted from 1988–93 in the Guinness Book of Records for the world’s longest hair; it is not known for sure if she still has her long hair) to pursue a career as a full-time actress. Soon, Lynch, to whom she refers as a mentor, created the role of Gersten Hayward especially for her in his successful series Twin Peaks. He cast her again in Blackout, a segment in his short-lived HBO series Hotel Room.