Pell James (born April 30, 1977) is an American actress. James was born in Virginia. In the early 2000s, she appeared in an episode of Law & Order and an episode of Law & Order:SVU. In 2005, she appeared in the film Broken Flowers and earned her first starring role in the film The King. In 2007, she played Zodiac Killer victim Cecelia Shepard in Zodiac. In 2006, James married banker, entertainment executive, and Vice-Chairman of Lionsgate, Michael R. Burns, in a Roman Catholic ceremony officiated by Rev. William G. Murphy at the Chateau Marmont. They have three children.