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Michelle Forbes

Biography

Remembered on her behalf Emmy Award-winning role in the cleaning soap opera Guiding Light, she earned a 2011 Saturn Prize for Best Helping Actress for The Getting rid of. She initially designed to turn into a ballet dancer; nevertheless, at age group sixteen, she auditioned on her behalf initial film. She got a large function as Maryann Forrester in the strike HBO series Accurate Blood. She wedded Ross Kettle in 1990. The few afterwards divorced. She made an appearance alongside Billy Campbell in the series The Getting rid of.

Quick Facts


Date Of Birth January 8, 1965
Place Of Birth Austin, TX
Height 1.75 m
Profession TV Actress
Nationality American
Spouse Ross Kettle
Awards Satellite Award for Best Television Ensemble
Nominations Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series, Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television Film, Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Movies Kalifornia, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2, Swimming with Sharks, Escape from L.A., Black Day Blue Night, Battlestar Galactica: Razor, Homicide: The Movie, Roadflower, The Hunters, Love Bites, Johnson County War, American Girl, Global Frequency, Dry Martini, Dear Sidewalk, The Prosecutors, Messiah 2: Vengeance Is Mine, Perfume, Columbus, Dandelion, Bullfighter, Highland Park, Diplomacy, Messiah III: The Promise, Gemini, Just Looking, Unthinkable
TV Shows True Blood, The Killing, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Berlin Station, Homicide: Life on the Street, Powers, In Treatment, Guiding Light, The Returned, Durham County, Johnson County War, Father Dowling Mysteries, Messiah, Wonderland, The Prosecutors, Love Is the Drug, Global Frequency
Star Sign Capricorn

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#Fact
1In order to play the deaf character of "Susan Metcalfe" on the BBC series Messiah (2001), she learned British Sign Language within six days.
2A Star Trek action figure was made in the likeness of Ensign Ro Laren, her character on the series.
3Prior to introducing the character of "Ensign Ro Laren" in Star Trek: The Next Generation: Ensign Ro (1991), she appeared in a small part in Star Trek: The Next Generation: Half a Life (1991), as "Dara", the daughter of "Dr. Timicin", played by David Ogden Stiers.
4After appearing in Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987) as Ro Laren, she was approached to play the same character in a starring role on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993). When she turned down the part, because she didn't want to commit to a regular television role at that point in her career, a new Bajoran character, Kira Nerys, was created and Nana Visitor was cast in that part.


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Say You Will2017Janis Nimitz
Gemini2017/IIJamie
Columbus2017
Berlin Station2016TV SeriesValerie Edwards
Powers2015-2016TV SeriesRetro Girl
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 22015Lieutenant Jackson
The Returned2015TV SeriesHelen Goddard
Orphan Black2014TV SeriesDr. Marian Bowles
Rake2014TV SeriesLucy Marks
Chicago Fire2013TV SeriesGail McLeod
Dear Sidewalk2013Paige Daniels
The Hunters2013TV MovieJordyn Flynn
Highland Park2013Sylvia Howard
Blue2013TV SeriesMarisa
The Killing2011-2012TV SeriesMitch Larsen
DisCONNECTED2011Lisa's Mom
DC Universe Online2011Video GameCirce (voice)
True Blood2008-2009TV SeriesMaryann Forrester Woman in the Road
Durham County2009TV SeriesDr. Pen Verrity
Diplomacy2009ShortU.S. Secretary of State
In Treatment2008-2009TV SeriesKate Weston
The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena2009Video GameCaptain Gail Revas (voice)
Lost2008TV SeriesKaren Decker
Waking the Dead2007-2008TV SeriesSarah
Battlestar Galactica: Razor2007TV MovieAdmiral Helena Cain
Half-Life 2: Episode Two2007Video GameDr. Judith Mossman (voice)
The Orange Box2007Video GameDr. Judith Mossman (voice)
Unthinkable2007TV MovieJamie McDowell
Boston Legal2006TV SeriesJuliette Monroe
Half-Life 2: Episode One2006Video GameDr. Judith Mossman (voice)
Prison Break2005-2006TV SeriesSamantha Brinker
Battlestar Galactica2005-2006TV SeriesAdmiral Helena Cain
Global Frequency2005TV MovieMiranda Zero
The Inside2005TV SeriesZoya Petikof
Alias2005TV SeriesDr. Maggie Sinclair
Half-Life 22004Video GameDr. Judith Mossman (voice)
Al Roach: Private Insectigator2004ShortDede Dragonfly
Messiah: The Promise2004TV Mini-SeriesSusan Metcalfe
Dandelion2004Mrs. Voss
242002-2003TV SeriesLynne Kresge
Messiah 2: Vengeance Is Mine2003TV Mini-SeriesSusan Metcalfe
Fastlane2002TV SeriesLena
American Girl2002Madge Grubb
Johnson County War2002TV MovieRory Hammett
Strong Medicine2002TV SeriesJules Sorenson Assistant District Attorney Jill Sorenson
Messiah2001TV Mini-SeriesSusan Metcalfe
Perfume2001Francene
The District2000TV SeriesHelen York
Bullfighter2000Mary
Homicide: The Movie2000TV MovieDr. Julianna Cox
Wonderland2000TV SeriesDr. Lyla Garrity
The Outer Limits1996-1999TV SeriesF.B.I. Agent Jamie Pratt (A Stich in Time Excerpts) F.B.I. Agent Jamie Pratt
Dry Martini1998ShortValeria
Brimstone1998TV SeriesAssistant D.A. Julia Trent
Homicide: Life on the Street1996-1998TV SeriesDr. Julianna Cox
The Prosecutors1996TV MovieDist. Atty. Rachel Simone
Escape from L.A.1996Brazen
Just Looking1995Mary
Black Day Blue Night1995Rinda Woolley
The Chosen One1995ShortThe Mother
Seinfeld1994TV SeriesJulie
Swimming with Sharks1994Dawn Lockard
Star Trek: The Next Generation1991-1994TV SeriesEnsign Ro Laren Lieutenant Ro Laren Dara
The Road Killers1994Helen
Love Bites1993Nerissa
Kalifornia1993Carrie Laughlin
Shannon's Deal1991TV SeriesMaren
Father Dowling Mysteries1991TV SeriesGym Instructor
Guiding Light1988TV SeriesDr. Sonni Wells

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Home & Family2016TV SeriesHerself
2012 Hero Dog Awards2012TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
An Autopsy of The Killing2012Video shortHerself
2011 Hero Dog Awards2011TV SpecialHerself
Shelter Adoption PSA2011Video shortHerself
The Hour2010TV SeriesHerself
Pure 242003TV Series documentaryHerself
24: Access All Areas2003TV Movie documentaryHerself
9th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2003TV SpecialHerself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
True Blood2012TV SeriesMaryann Forrester
Lost: A Journey in Time2009TV MovieKaren Decker (uncredited)
Lost: The Story of the Oceanic 62009TV MovieKaren Decker (uncredited)
Lost: Destiny Calls2009TV MovieKaren Decker (uncredited)
Star Trek: The Next Generation Companion1999Video GameEnsign Ro Laren
Anatomy of a 'Homicide: Life on the Street'1998TV Movie documentaryDr. Julianna Cox
Joe Bob's Drive-In Theater1995TV SeriesCarrie Laughlin

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2012Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Supporting Actress on TelevisionThe Killing (2011)
2010Golden NymphMonte-Carlo TV FestivalOutstanding Actress - Drama SeriesDurham County (2007)
2009Special Achievement AwardSatellite AwardsBest Ensemble, TelevisionTrue Blood (2008)· Chris Bauer
· Mehcad Brooks
· Anna Camp
· Nelsan Ellis
· Mariana Klaveno
· Ryan Kwanten
· Todd Lowe
· Michael McMillian
· Stephen Moyer
· Anna Paquin
· Jim Parrack
· Carrie Preston
· William Sanderson
· Alexander Skarsgård
· Sam Trammell
· Rutina Wesley
· Deborah Ann Woll

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2011Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TelevisionThe Killing (2011)
2011Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama SeriesThe Killing (2011)
2011Critics' Choice TV AwardCritics Choice Television AwardsBest Supporting Actress in a Drama SeriesThe Killing (2011)
2011Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsDrama Supporting ActressThe Killing (2011)
2010ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesTrue Blood (2008)· Chris Bauer
· Mehcad Brooks
· Anna Camp
· Nelsan Ellis
· Mariana Klaveno
· Ryan Kwanten
· Todd Lowe
· Michael McMillian
· Stephen Moyer
· Anna Paquin
· Jim Parrack
· Carrie Preston
· William Sanderson
· Alexander Skarsgård
· Sam Trammell
· Rutina Wesley
· Deborah Ann Woll
2010Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Guest Starring Role on TelevisionTrue Blood (2008)
2003ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series24 (2001)· Reiko Aylesworth
· Xander Berkeley
· Carlos Bernard
· Jude Ciccolella
· Sarah Clarke
· Elisha Cuthbert
· Laura Harris
· Dennis Haysbert
· Leslie Hope
· Penny Johnson Jerald
· Phillip Rhys
· Kiefer Sutherland
· Sarah Wynter
1997Q AwardViewers for Quality Television AwardsBest Supporting Actress in a Quality Drama SeriesHomicide: Life on the Street (1993)
1994Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest ActressKalifornia (1993)
1990Soap Opera Digest AwardSoap Opera Digest AwardsOutstanding Villainess: DaytimeThe Guiding Light (1952)
1990Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama SeriesThe Guiding Light (1952)


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#Quote
1About her character on Battlestar Galactica (2004): I tend to play a lot of authoritative, strong women, so initially this simply wasn't something I wanted to do. God bless them, though, for being so pursuant of me. The Galactica producers sent me a set of DVDs, because I had never seen the show, either. Galactica is amazingly good and well-written. I shudder to think I almost lost out on working with those wonderful people and on such a powerful story. (TV Zone Magazine, January 2005).
2On turning down Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993): There were all sorts of rumors about why I didn't take [the DS9 role] and that I was quite arrogant about the whole thing. It wasn't that at all. It was, again, about wanting variety in my career. If I'd gone on to do DS9, I might not have had the variety I've been lucky to have in my career. That's not to say I wasn't grateful for the opportunity; I genuinely was. However, I had to make a choice that felt right for me, which was a difficult one, especially as a young actor being offered a steady job. (TV Zone Magazine, January 2005)

#Trademark
1Statuesque, model-like figure
2Deep husky voice
3Large hazel eyes
4Dark hair and pale skin
5Often plays characters who are anti-authority

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