The winter finale of Law & Order: SVU featured a 20-year-old South Jersey native, and her guest starring role on the series will continue next month.

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SVU's final episode of 2019, which aired in November, centered on a Jeffrey Epstein-like story line, with two teenage New York girls getting caught up in a sex trafficking ring. One of those two characters, Ivy Bucci, is played by Grace Narducci, a 2018 graduate of my alma mater, Paul VI High School.

Narducci, of Haddonfield, made frequent trips to New York City to polish her acting skills, while maintaining her student life.

Prior to Law & Order, Grace, tutored by the famed Stella Adler Studio of Acting, appeared in the pilot for the reboot of Murphy Brown, as well as ABC's What Would You Do? series.

Grace can be seen reprising the role of Ivy Bucci when NBC's Law & Order: Special Victims Unit returns on January 9.

SOURCES: Courier Post; IMDb