Michelle Hurd

Michelle Hurd

Highest Rated: 34% Being Frank (2018)

Lowest Rated: 14% Double Parked (2000)

Birthday: Dec 21, 1966

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

A prolific and durable character player on television and stage, Michelle Hurd bounced back from being dismissed from the second season of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (NBC, 1999- ) to a long career playing determined and authoritative women on series like "Daredevil" (Netflix, 2015-18) and "Blindspot" (NBC 2015). Born December 21, 1966 in New York City, New York, she was the daughter of actor, teacher and activist Hugh Hurd, who starred in John Cassavetes' groundbreaking independent film "Shadows" (1959), and psychologist Merlyn Purdy. After graduating from Saint Ann's School in 1984 and Boston University in 1988, Hurd trained with the Alvin Ailey School and the Royal National Theatre in London before making her screen debut with a minor role in the comedy "Rude Awakening" (1989). She earned positive reviews for her performance in the 1990 Off-Broadway production of "The Constant Couple," and worked extensively in New York theater, most notably in "Looking for Pony" opposite her sister, Adrienne Hurd, and in "900 Oneonta" with actor Garret Dillahunt, whom she would marry in 2007. Hurd also maintained a consistent presence on television during this period, most notably on "New York Undercover" (Fox, 1994-95), which marked the beginning of her tenure with producer Dick Wolf. After making a guest appearance on his flagship series, "Law & Order" (NBC, 1990-2010), Hurd was cast as Detective Monique Stabler on its longest-running spinoff, "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit." Initially slated to serve as partner to Richard Belzer's Detective John Munch, Hurd was frustrated by what she perceived as a lack of interest in the character on the part of the producers, and parted ways with the series in a story arc that saw her character suffer an injury that led to reckless behavior and her eventual dismissal from the Special Victims department. Hurd then moved into steady work as a guest performer and occasional recurring player on various series, including the Showtime drama "Leap Years" (2001-02), which co-starred Dillahunt, and on "ER" (NBC, 1994-2008) as a television producer who became romantically involved with Laura Innes' Dr. Kerry Weaver. She returned to series regular work on the short-lived A&E series "The Glades" (2010-13) as a Florida police director, and over the next few years, bounced between recurring turns on "90210" (The CW, 2008-2013), "Hawaii 5-0" (CBS, 2010-18), Netflix's "Daredevil" and "Ash vs. Evil Dead" (Starz, 2015-18) before settling into a long run on NBC's "Blindspot." Her turn as the terrorist leader Shepherd ended in 2019 when she was killed Jamie Alexander's Jane Doe - Shepherd's adopted daughter - but her downtime proved to be short-lived. That same year, she was announced as a cast member on CBS All Access' upcoming "Star Trek" spin-off built around the return of Patrick Stewart's iconic Jean-Luc Picard.

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Highest rated movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
34% 63% Being Frank Marcy Kempler (Character) $65.4K 2018
17% 30% Be Afraid Christine Booth (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Search Engines Petra (Character) $3K 2016
No Score Yet 34% Beautiful & Twisted Det. Sgt. Gloria Mosley (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet 27% I Spit on Your Grave: Vengeance Is Mine Detective Boyle (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet It Had to Be You Pam Davis (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Too Late to Say Goodbye Det. Ann Roche (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 45% Ann Rule's Too Late to Say Goodbye Det. Ann Roche (Character) - 2009
14% 45% Double Parked Lola (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 50% Hook'd Up Lorraine (Character) - 1999

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 70% Blindspot Shepherd (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
2016-2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Friday Night In with The Morgans Guest 2020
87% 56% Star Trek: Picard Raffi Musiker (Character) 2020
No Score Yet 75% Hawaii Five-0 Renee Grover (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
2018-2019 2014-2016
89% 76% Lethal Weapon Chief Gina Santos (Guest Star) 2017-2018
99% 94% Ash vs Evil Dead Linda (Character) 2018 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Real Guest 2017
99% 80% Younger Donna (Guest Star) 2017
65% 87% Witches of East End Alex (Guest Star) 2014
81% 82% Pretty Little Liars Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
96% 89% Raising Hope Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
59% 78% The Glades Colleen Manus (Character) 2010-2013
58% 67% Golden Boy Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
No Score Yet 38% 90210 Rachel Gray (Guest Star) 2011-2013
No Score Yet 89% Blue Bloods CIA Anne Reynolds (Guest Star) 2012
80% 77% FlashForward Liz Kayson (Guest Star) 2010
93% 91% The Good Wife Tamara (Guest Star) 2009
No Score Yet 66% CSI: Miami Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
52% No Score Yet Shark Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
No Score Yet 80% ER Courtney Brown (Guest Star) 2006-2007
50% No Score Yet Smith Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
90% 81% Bones Detective Rose Harding (Guest Star) 2006
No Score Yet 95% Charmed Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
67% 73% The O.C. Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
83% No Score Yet Kevin Hill Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet According to Jim Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
70% No Score Yet Skin Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
13% No Score Yet Leap Years Athena Barnes (Character) 2001-2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fugitive Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
78% 89% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Detective Monique Jeffries (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
1999-2000
93% No Score Yet Action Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Malcolm & Eddie Unknown (Guest Star) 1997-1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Players Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Practice Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet FREE STARZ: Ash vs. Evil Dead Linda (Character)

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