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Michelle Forbes

Mostly Credited As: Michelle Forbes
Birth Name: Michelle Renee Forbes Guajardo
Date Of Birth: January 08, 1965 (Age 49)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Austin, Texas
Height: 5' 9" (1.75 m)

Michelle Forbes


Michelle Forbes is known as the actress who can play dark, mysterious and villainous roles extremely well. Before she decided to become an actress, Forbes had her heart set on becoming a professional ballet dancer. As a young girl, she quickly realized ballet was very “intensive” and “restrictive,” and that she needed to find another form of artistic vocal expression. At 13 years old, and thanks to her English nana, Forbes attended a Sam Shepard play. That was all she needed, and everything changed for her at that moment. Acting was now her dream. When she turned 16, Forbes made her way to New York City and started her acting career. In 1990, she made her TV debut as twins Sonni and Solida on the daytime soap opera “Guiding Light.” She was so striking and memorable that the role earned her a Daytime Emmy nomination. From that moment on, she started making a name for herself. Her first major recurring role was as Ensign Ro Laren on “Star Trek: The Next Generation.” Her character became so popular that the series’ creators wanted to make Forbes a series regular on “Deep Space Nine.” Unfortunately, Forbes declined, but she continued to act on the small and silver screen. Some of her top roles include Dr. Julianna Cox on “Homicide: Life on the Street,” Lynne Kresge on “24,” Kate Weston on “Prison Break” and Kate Weston on “In Treatment.” That’s not all she’s known for, but she’s become very popular for portraying Dr. Pen Verrity in “Durham County,” Mitch Larsen in “The Killing” and of course, Maryann Forrester in “True Blood.” She’s been known to hop from TV show to TV show and not ever really make a long-term commitment. As she told Vulture, “I’ve gotten a reputation for being a big commitment-phobe, because those seven-year contracts have always sort of put the fear of God in me. There’s something really terrifying about playing the same character for seven years.” Fans hardly complain, especially those that love seeing Forbes portray all types of characters. Not only is she known for her many talents, but she’s also known for formerly dating “Homicide: Life on the Street” co-star Reed Diamond. She was also once married to Ross Kettle.

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TV Appearances

Main cast 
The Returned (US) (2014)As: Helen Goddard
The Killing (2011)As: Mitch Larsen (S01-S02)
True Blood (2008)As: Maryann Forrester (S2, recurring previously)
In Treatment (2008)As: Kate (Season 1 (recurring otherwise))
Wonderland (2000)As: Dr. Lyla Garrity
Homicide: Life on the Street (1993)As: Dr. Julianna Cox, M.E. (S05E05-S06E14)
Episode Cast Credits 

Orphan Black (2013) 
  By Means Which Have Never Yet Been Tried 02x10: (Jun/21/2014) As Dr. Marion Bowles 
  Things Which Have Never Yet Been Done 02x09: (Jun/14/2014) As Dr. Marion Bowles 
  Knowledge of Causes, and Secret Motion of Things 02x07: (May/31/2014) As Dr. Marion Bowles 

Rake (US) (2014) 
  Jury Tamperer 01x06: (Feb/27/2014) As Lucy Marks 

Chicago Fire (2012) 
  Not Like This 02x10: (Dec/10/2013) As Gail McLeod 
  You Will Hurt Him 02x09: (Dec/03/2013) As Gail McLeod 
  Rhymes With Shout 02x08: (Nov/26/2013) As Gail McLeod 
  No Regrets 02x07: (Nov/19/2013) As Gail McLeod 

Titanic: Blood and Steel (2012) 
  The ‘Unsinkable’ Sets Sail 01x12: (Jul/29/2012) As Donovan Woman 

In Treatment (2008) 
  Gina - Week Five 02x25: (May/04/2009) As Kate 
  Gina - Week Two 02x10: (Apr/13/2009) As Kate 

True Blood (2008) 
  You'll Be the Death of Me 01x12: (Nov/23/2008) As Maryann Forrester 
  To Love Is to Bury 01x11: (Nov/16/2008) As Maryann Forrester 
  I Don't Wanna Know 01x10: (Nov/09/2008) As Maryann Forrester 

Lost (2004) 
  There's No Place Like Home (1) 04x12: (May/15/2008) As Karen Decker 

Battlestar Galactica (2003) 
  Razor (Nov/24/2007) As Admiral Helena Cain 
  Resurrection Ship (2) 02x12: (Jan/13/2006) As Admiral Helena Cain 
  Resurrection Ship (1) 02x11: (Jan/06/2006) As Admiral Helena Cain 
  Pegasus 02x10: (Sep/23/2005) As Admiral Helena Cain 

Boston Legal (2004) 
  The Nutcrackers 03x10: (Dec/05/2006) As Juliette Monroe 

Prison Break (2005) 
  Flight 01x22: (May/15/2006) As Samantha Brinker 
  Go 01x21: (May/08/2006) As Samantha Brinker 
  Bluff 01x18: (Apr/17/2006) As Samantha Brinker 
  J-Cat 01x17: (Apr/10/2006) As Samantha Brinker 

Holby City (1999) 
  Quality Time 08x26: (Apr/11/2006) As Rhetta Slattery 

The Inside (2005) 
  Thief of Hearts 01x06: (Jul/06/2005) As Zoya Petikof 

Alias (2001) 
  Another Mister Sloane 04x16: (Apr/20/2005) As Dr. Maggie Sinclair 

24 (2001) 
  Day 2: 3:00 A.M.-4:00 A.M. 02x20: (Apr/22/2003) As Lynne Kresge 
  Day 2: 2:00 A.M.-3:00 A.M. 02x19: (Apr/15/2003) As Lynne Kresge 
  Day 2: 1:00 A.M.-2:00 A.M. 02x18: (Apr/08/2003) As Lynne Kresge 
  Day 2: 12:00 A.M.-1:00 A.M. 02x17: (Apr/01/2003) As Lynne Kresge 

Fastlane (2002) 
  Get Your Mack On 01x09: (Dec/11/2002) As Lena 

The District (2000) 
  The Jackal 01x08: (Nov/25/2000) As Helen York 
  Imperfect Victims 01x07: (Nov/18/2000) As Helen York 
  How They Lived 01x06: (Nov/11/2000) As Helen York 
  The Real Terrorist 01x05: (Nov/04/2000) As Helen York 

Brimstone (1998) 
  Executioner 01x06: (Dec/04/1998) As Assistant D.A. Julia Trent 

The Outer Limits (1995) (1995) 
  A Stitch in Time 02x01: (Jan/14/1996) As FBI Agent Jamie Pratt 

Seinfeld (1989) 
  The Big Salad 06x02: (Sep/29/1994) As Julie 

Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987) 
  Preemptive Strike 07x24: (May/16/1994) As Lieutenant Ro Laren 
  Rascals 06x07: (Nov/02/1992) As Ensign Ro Laren 
  The Next Phase 05x24: (May/18/1992) As Ensign Ro Laren 
  Cause and Effect 05x18: (Mar/23/1992) As Ensign Ro Laren 

Shannon's Deal (1990) 
  The Inside Man 02x06: (Apr/30/1991) As Maren 
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