Michelle Forbes

Michelle Forbes

Highest Rated: 97% Columbus (2017)

Lowest Rated: 11% Perfume (2001)

Birthday: Jan 8, 1965

Birthplace: Austin, Texas, USA

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, 2008-14), "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" (AMC 2011-13; Netflix, 2014), 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.

Highest rated movies

Columbus
Homicide: The Movie
Swimming With Sharks
Gemini
Dandelion
Kalifornia
John Carpenter's Escape From L.A.
Perfume

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Savage Youth Janis Nimitz (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet 91% Say You Will Janis Nimitz (Character) - 2017
71% 41% Gemini Jamie (Character) $123.5K 2017
97% 79% Columbus Maria (Character) $1.0M 2017
No Score Yet 33% The Hunters Jordyn Flynn (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dear Sidewalk Paige (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Highland Park Sylvia Howard (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Diplomacy U.S. Secretary of State (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Unthinkable Jamie McDowell (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet 83% Battlestar Galactica: Razor Admiral Helena Cain (Character) - 2007
62% 75% Dandelion Mrs. Voss (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Messiah III: The Promise Unknown (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Messiah 2: Vengeance Is Mine Susan Metcalfe (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet 48% American Girl Madge Grubb (Character) - 2002
11% 51% Perfume Francene (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 0% Bullfighter Mary (Character) - 2000
86% 74% Homicide: The Movie Dr. Julianna Cox (Character) - 2000
52% 39% John Carpenter's Escape From L.A. Brazen (Character) $25.5M 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Prosecutors Dist. Atty. Rachel Simone (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Just Looking Mary (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Black Day Blue Night Rinda Woolley (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet 32% Roadflower Helen (Character) - 1995
76% 79% Swimming With Sharks Dawn Lockard (Character) $34.7K 1994
58% 64% Kalifornia Carrie Laughlin (Character) $1.8M 1993
No Score Yet 74% Love Bites Nerissa (Character) - 1992

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 55% New Amsterdam Dr. Veronica Fuentes (Guest Star) 2021-2022
61% 40% Big Sky Margaret Kleinsasser (Guest Star) 2021
47% 72% Treadstone Ellen Becker (Character) 2019
No Score Yet 88% Berlin Station Valerie Edwards (Character) 2016-2019
67% 59% The Returned Helen Goddard (Character) 2015
48% 80% Powers Janis Sandusky/Retro Girl (Character) 2015
93% 92% Orphan Black Dr. Marian Bowles (Guest Star) 2014
68% 70% Rake Lucy Marks (Guest Star) 2014
No Score Yet 89% Chicago Fire Gail McLeod (Guest Star) 2013
68% 87% The Killing Mitch Larsen (Character) 2011-2012
69% 72% True Blood Maryann Forrester (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
2008-2009
90% 54% In Treatment Kate (Character),
Kate Weston (Guest Star)
2008-2009
95% 94% Battlestar Galactica Admiral Helena Cain (Guest Star) 2005-2007
86% 91% Boston Legal Juliette Monroe (Guest Star) 2006
61% 78% Prison Break Samantha Brinker (Guest Star) 2005-2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Inside Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
86% 91% Alias Dr. Maggie Sinclair (Guest Star) 2005
87% 86% 24 Lynne Kresge (Guest Star) 2002-2003
47% No Score Yet Fastlane Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet The District Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
93% No Score Yet Wonderland Unknown (Character) 2000
35% No Score Yet Brimstone Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
91% 100% Homicide: Life on the Street Unknown (Character) 1996-1998
No Score Yet 100% The Outer Limits Unknown (Character) 1996
89% 92% Seinfeld Julie (Guest Star) 1994
91% 89% Star Trek: The Next Generation Lt. Ro Laren (Guest Star) 1991-1992 1994