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Michelle Forbes

Highest Rated:   100% Homicide: The Movie (2000)
Lowest Rated:   11% Perfume (2001)
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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

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
97% Columbus
  • Maria
$0.9M 2017
94% Gemini
  • 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
100% 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
80% Swimming with Sharks
  • Dawn Lockard
1995
No Score Yet Just Looking
  • Mary
1995
No Score Yet Black Day Blue Night
  • Rinda Wooley
1995
68% Kalifornia
  • Carrie Laughlin
1993
No Score Yet Love Bites (Love Bites: The Reluctant Vampire )
  • Nerissa
1993

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
70% Berlin Station
2016
  • Valerie Edwards
  • 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
70% The Killing
2011-2014
  • Mitch Larsen
  • 2012
  • 2011
69% True Blood
2008-2014
  • Maryann Forrester Maryann
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
88% 24
2001-2014
  • Lynne Kresge
  • 2010
  • 2003
  • 2002
97% Damages
2007-2012
  • Jill
  • 2009
No Score Yet Waking the Dead
2011
  • Sarah
  • 2009
84% In Treatment
2008-2010
  • Kate
  • 2009
  • 2008
89% Lost
2004-2010
  • Karen Decker
  • 2009
  • 2008
No Score Yet Prison Break
2005
  • Samantha Brinker
  • 2007
  • 2006
No Score Yet Boston Legal
2004-2008
  • Juliette Monroe
  • 2006
0% Battlestar Galactica
2005-2009
  • Admiral Helena Cain Adm. Helena Cain
  • Guest
  • 2006
  • 2005
No Score Yet Homicide: Life on the Street
1993-1999
  • Dr. Julianna Cox
  • 1998
  • 1997
  • 1996
No Score Yet Seinfeld
1989-1998
  • Julie
  • 1994
90% 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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