Actress Charlotte Ross will leave hit show NYPD Blue before its final season begins next year (05).

Ross has played DETECTIVE CONNIE McDOWELL on the show since 2001, but now wants to "be a mom" and pursue lighter, comedic projects, according to her husband and manager MICHAEL GOLDMAN.

The screen star gave birth to son Maxwell on 23 March (04).

A representative at TV network ABC says producers are unsure of how to resolve the show's storyline.

07/04/2004 02:10