Michelle Forbes

Highest Rated: 97% Columbus (2017)
Lowest Rated: 11% Perfume (2001)
Birthday: Jan 8, 1965
Birthplace: Austin, Texas
While she has appeared in a handful of feature films, Michelle Forbes is best known for her TV work in the 1990s. Born in Austin, TX, Forbes moved to New York when she joined the cast of daytime serial The Guiding Light in 1987. Moving to prime time after 1989, Forbes endeared herself to legions of Trekkies as Ensign Ro on Star Trek: The New Generation during the 1991-1992 season. Leaving the show to pursue feature films, the actress appeared in the Irish romance The Playboys (1992), co-starred with David Duchovny as the unwitting companions of Brad Pitt and Juliette Lewis' homicidal couple in Kalifornia (1992), and helped send up the Hollywood snakepit in Swimming With Sharks (1994). Following a couple of B-films and a supporting turn in John Carpenter's over-the-top sequel Escape From L.A. (1996), Forbes returned to series TV on the highly praised NBC police drama Homicide: Life on the Street in 1996. Though her character was written out after 1998, Forbes returned for the final TV film Homicide: The Movie (2000). She seemed on track to add another well-regarded series to her resumé in 2000 as one of the doctors on duty in Peter Berg's edgy mental hospital drama Wonderland, but ABC showed little patience for the show's slow start and yanked it off the air after a couple of episodes. After Wonderland's quick disappearance, Forbes played photographer Jared Harris's wife in the fashion world feature Perfume (2001). Despite an illustrious ensemble cast, though, Perfume didn't fare much better than Robert Altman's ignominious haute couture flop Ready to Wear (1994). Finding better work in TV, Forbes appeared in the cable western The Johnson County War (2002) and joined the cast of Fox's much lauded real time CIA drama 24 in 2002, playing a tough, loyal aide to Dennis Haysbert's President Palmer. She continued her run of being part of well-respected TV shows with recurring roles in Battlestar Galactica, In Treatment, True Blood, and AMC's The Killing.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
70% Gemini Jamie 2018
97% Columbus Maria $0.9M 2017
No Score Yet Say You Will Actor 2017
70% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 Lt. Jackson (District 13) $254.7M 2015
No Score Yet The Hunters Jordyn Flynn 2013
No Score Yet Highland Park Sylvia Howard 2013
62% Dandelion Mrs. Voss 2005
No Score Yet Global Frequency Actor 2005
No Score Yet Confessions of an American Girl Madge Grubb 2004
88% Omagh Actor 2004
No Score Yet Bullfighter Mary 2003
No Score Yet Johnson County War Rory Hammett 2002
11% Perfume Francene 2001
86% Homicide: The Movie Dr. Juliana Cox 2000
52% John Carpenter's Escape from L.A. Brazen 1996
No Score Yet The Road Killers Helen 1995
78% Swimming with Sharks Dawn Lockard 1995
No Score Yet Just Looking Mary 1995
No Score Yet Black Day Blue Night Rinda Wooley 1995
62% Kalifornia Carrie Laughlin 1993
No Score Yet Love Bites (Love Bites: The Reluctant Vampire ) Nerissa 1993

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Berlin Station
2016
Valerie Edwards
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
48% Powers
2015-2016
Retro Girl
  • 2016
  • 2015
67% The Returned (US)
2015
Helen Goddard
  • 2015
67% Rake
2014
Lucy Marks
  • 2014
No Score Yet Chicago Fire
2012
Gail McLeod McLeod
  • 2013
  • 2012
71% The Killing
2011-2014
Mitch Larsen
  • 2012
  • 2011
70% True Blood
2008-2014
Maryann Forrester Maryann
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
87% 24
2001-2014
Lynne Kresge
  • 2010
  • 2003
  • 2002
93% Damages
2007-2012
Jill
  • 2009
No Score Yet Waking the Dead
2011
Sarah
  • 2009
84% In Treatment
2008-2010
Kate
  • 2009
  • 2008
90% Lost
2004-2010
Karen Decker
  • 2009
  • 2008
60% Prison Break
2005-2017
Samantha Brinker
  • 2007
  • 2006
87% Boston Legal
2004-2008
Juliette Monroe
  • 2006
95% Battlestar Galactica
2005-2009
Guest Admiral Helena Cain Adm. Helena Cain
  • 2006
  • 2005
No Score Yet Strong Medicine
2000-2006
Jules
  • 2002
91% Homicide: Life on the Street
1993-1999
Dr. Julianna Cox
  • 1998
  • 1997
  • 1996
No Score Yet The Outer Limits
1995-2002
FBI Agent
  • 1996
88% Seinfeld
1989-1998
Julie
  • 1994
89% Star Trek: The Next Generation
1987-1994
Ens. Ro Laren Ens. Ro Ensign Ro Laren Ro Laren Dara Ro
  • 1994
  • 1993
  • 1992
  • 1991
  • 1990
  • 1989
  • 1988
  • 1987

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