Michelle Forbes

Actor
A striking presence on television and in the occasional feature since the late 1980s, actress Michelle Forbes gave memorable turns as steely but often flawed women of power on such series as "True Blood" (HBO, 2008- ) ... Read more »
Born: 01/08/1965 in Austin, Texas, USA

Filmography

Actor (34)

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2 2015 (Movie)

Lieutenant Jackson (Actor)

Bullfighter 2014 (Movie)

Mary (Actor)

Highland Park 2014 (Movie)

Sylvia Howard (Actor)

Hero Dog Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Presenter

Durham County 2000 - 2001, 2003 - 2004, 2007 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Homicide: Life on the Street 1996 - 1998, 2000 - 2001, 2003 - 2009 (Tv Show)

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Prison Break 1997 - 1998, 2000 - 2001, 2003 - 2009 (Tv Show)

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The District 1996 - 1998, 2000 - 2001, 2003 - 2009 (Tv Show)

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True Blood 2000 - 2001, 2003 - 2004, 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

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Unthinkable 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

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Boston Legal 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dandelion 2005 (Movie)

Mrs. Voss (Actor)

Messiah 2000 - 2001, 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

24 2002 - 2003 (Tv Show)

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Confessions of an American Girl 2002 (Movie)

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Strong Medicine 2002 (Tv Show)

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Perfume 2001 (Movie)

Francene (Actor)

Wonderland 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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Just Looking 1997 (Movie)

Mary (Actor)

John Carpenter's Escape From L.A. 1996 (Movie)

Brazen (Actor)

Roadflower 1995 (Movie)

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Swimming With Sharks 1995 (Movie)

Dawn Lockard (Actor)

Black Day Blue Night 1994 (Movie)

Rinda Wooley (Actor)

Star Trek: The Next Generation 1987 - 1994 (TV Show)

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Kalifornia 1993 (Movie)

Carrie Laughlin (Actor)

Love Bites 1992 (Movie)

Nerissa (Actor)

The Playboys 1992 (Movie)

Maggie Rudden (Actor)

Diary of a Madman 1990 (Movie)

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The 15th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

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Battlestar Galactica: Razor (TV Show)

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Homicide: The Movie (TV Show)

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Johnson County War (TV Show)

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The Hunters (TV Show)

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The Prosecutors (TV Show)

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Biography

A striking presence on television and in the occasional feature since the late 1980s, actress Michelle Forbes gave memorable turns as steely but often flawed women of power on such series as "True Blood" (HBO, 2008- ), "Homicide: Life on the Street" (NBC, 1993-99) and "24" (Fox, 2001-2010). Tall, raven-haired and blessed with a distinctively husky voice, Forbes made lasting impressions on viewers, beginning with her turn as cult favorite Ensign Ro Laren on "Star Trek: The Next Generation" (syndicated, 1987-1994). Critically acclaimed assignments like "Homicide" led to major roles on high-profile shows like "Battlestar Galactica" (Sci Fi Channel, 2003-09), where she played the ruthless Admiral Helena Cain, and on "True Blood" as the supernatural hedonist Maryanne. When Forbes landed the plum role of a mother of a murdered young girl on AMC's "The Killing" (2011- ), she suddenly found herself a critical darling. Decades of hard work paid off for Forbes, who was among the most respected character actresses of her generation.

Relationships

Reed Diamond Actor

Companion
Met when they appeared together in "Homicide: Life on the Streets"

Ross Kettle Actor

Husband
They were married, but later divorced

EDUCATION

High School for the Performing and Visual Arts

Houston , Texas

Milestones

2011

Cast in the role of no-nonsense Mitch Larsen on the AMC series "The Killing"

2011

Nominated for the 2011 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series

2009

Joined the cast of the Canadian psychological drama series "Durham County" during its second season as Dr. Penelope Verity

2008

Co-starred on HBO's "In Treatment," playing the wife of Gabriel Byrne

2008

Cast in HBO's "True Blood" as Maryann, a wealthy local with mysterious intentions

2007

Appeared as a Mossad agent on three episodes of the British series "Waking The Dead"

2005

Portrayed Admiral Helena Cain on three episodes of the re-imagining of the classic series "Battlestar Galactica" (Sci Fi Channel)

2002

Co-starred in the epic Western "Johnson County War" on the Hallmark Channel

2002

Played the recurring character of Lynne Kresge, the aide to the President of the U.S., on the second season of "24" (Fox)

2001

Portrayed Susan Metcalfe in "Messiah," a series of occasional serials shown in several parts on BBC

2000

Returned to series TV as co-star in the short-lived ABC drama "Wonderland"

1996

Joined the NBC series "Homicide: Life on the Street" as medical examiner Julianna Cox

1994

Portrayed foul-mouthed, ambitious Dawn Lockard in "Swimming With Sharks" opposite Kevin Spacey

1993

Co-starred as photographer Carrie Laughlin in the thriller "Kalifornia," opposite David Duchovny and Brad Pitt

1991

Began appearing on primetime TV episodes with "Shannon's Deal" (NBC)

1991

Landed the recurring role of Ro Laren on "Star Trek: The Next Generation"

1987

Played dual roles of Solita Carrera and Sonni Carrera Lewis on the CBS daytime soap "Guiding Light"

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