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Encyclopedia > Denise Crosby
Denise Crosby

Birth name Denise Michelle Crosby
Born November 24, 1957 (1957-11-24) (age 49)
Flag of the United States Hollywood, California, USA

Denise Michelle Crosby (born November 24, 1957) is an American actress who is perhaps best known for her portrayal of Security Chief Tasha Yar on the first season of Star Trek: The Next Generation. Image File history File links Denise_Crosby. ... is the 328th day of the year (329th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar). ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Greetings from Hollywood Hollywood is a district of the city of Los Angeles, California, U.S.A., that extends from Vermont Avenue on the east to just beyond Laurel Canyon Boulevard above Sunset and Crescent Heights Boulevards on the west; the north to south boundary east of La Brea Avenue... is the 328th day of the year (329th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar). ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... Lieutenant Natasha Yar, played by Denise Crosby, is a Starfleet officer in the fictional Star Trek universe. ... The title as it appeared in most episodes opening credits. ...

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Biography

Personal life

Crosby was born in Hollywood, California, the daughter of Marilyn Scott and actor Dennis Crosby.[1] Her choice of career solidified at an early age, and was influenced by the involvement of other family members in "showbiz". Her grandfather was actor/singer/comedian Bing Crosby and her ex-father-in-law the noted director Blake Edwards. Crosby was married to Geoffrey Edwards from 1983 to 1990 and appeared in a few of his father (Blake Edwards)'s films, including Skin Deep, Trail of the Pink Panther and Curse of the Pink Panther. Crosby is now married to Ken Sylk and has one son, August William Sylk. Greetings from Hollywood Hollywood is a district of the city of Los Angeles, California, U.S.A., that extends from Vermont Avenue on the east to just beyond Laurel Canyon Boulevard above Sunset and Crescent Heights Boulevards on the west; the north to south boundary east of La Brea Avenue... Dennis Michael Crosby (July 13, 1934- May 7, 1991) was an American actor, the son of singer and actor Bing Crosby, and the father of actress Denise Crosby. ... Harry Lillis Bing Crosby (May 3, 1903 – October 14, 1977) was an American singer and actor whose career lasted from 1926 until his death in 1977. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Skin Deep is the name of several things: Skin Deep is a 1978 film directed by Geoff Steven Skin Deep is a 1983 Australian television movie Skin Deep is a 1989 film directed by Blake Edwards Skin Deep is a 2003 film directed by Sacha Parisot Skin Deep is a... Trail of the Pink Panther was a 1982 movie starring Peter Sellers. ... Curse of the Pink Panther is a 1983 comedy film, the eighth installment of the Pink Panther series of films started by Blake Edwards in the early 1960s. ...


"Star Trek"

In 1987, Crosby was cast in the role of Tasha Yar for the much publicized return of Star Trek to the small screen in the syndicated series Star Trek: The Next Generation (TNG) (She had been tapped to play Deanna Troi before Gene Roddenberry switched her and Marina Sirtis). Initially one of the top-billed characters, featured prominently in episodes such as "The Naked Now" and "Code of Honor", the role of Tasha gradually moved into the background as other members of the ensemble cast became a greater focus of the series. It has been reported that Crosby grew disillusioned with TNG because of the "Uhura-like" status of her role: Tasha was always present, yet her character was never expanded on. Ultimately, Crosby decided to leave the show. Her character was unceremoniously killed by the alien creature Armus during the episode "Skin of Evil". She had starred in 22 episodes of the program at the point of departure. Lieutenant Natasha Yar, played by Denise Crosby, is a Starfleet officer in the fictional Star Trek universe. ... The current Star Trek franchise logo Star Trek is an American science fiction entertainment series and media franchise. ... The title as it appeared in most episodes opening credits. ... Commander Deanna Troi, played by actress Marina Sirtis, is a main character in Star Trek: The Next Generation, and the related films which followed. ... Eugene Wesley Roddenberry (August 19, 1921 – October 24, 1991) was an American scriptwriter and producer. ... Marina Sirtis (born March 29, 1955[1]) is a British actress who is most noted for playing the half-human half-Betazoid Counselor Deanna Troi on the television and film series Star Trek: The Next Generation. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... Code of Honor is a first season episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation. ... Uhura, played by Nichelle Nichols, is a character in Star Trek: The Original Series and the first six Star Trek films. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Skin of Evil is a first season episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation, first broadcast April 25, 1988. ...


In later years, Crosby had second thoughts about leaving the show, and approached the TNG production team with the idea of reprising her role of Tasha Yar. This came to be in season three's "Yesterday's Enterprise", in which an alternate universe is created after the USS Enterprise-C, the predecessor to TNG's USS Enterprise-D, comes forward 22 years in time. Yar joined the Enterprise-C before it returned to its own time. During the documentary Trekkies, Crosby commented that her Tasha Yar character had to die in order to get "the best episodes." Yesterdays Enterprise is an episode of the 3rd season of Star Trek: The Next Generation. ... USS Enterprise (NCC 1701-C) In the fictional Star Trek universe, the USS Enterprise NCC-1701-C was the fifth Federation Starship Enterprise to carry that name. ... The USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D) (or Enterprise-D, to distinguish it from prior starships with the same name) is a 24th century starship in the Star Trek fictional universe and the principal setting of the Star Trek: The Next Generation television series. ... Trekkies is a 1997 documentary film directed by Roger Nygard about the devoted fans of Gene Roddenberrys series Star Trek. ...


Crosby would also guest star in several other TNG episodes as Romulan Commander Sela, the half-human, half-Romulan daughter of the Tasha Yar from the alternate universe's Enterprise-D. Sela is a role Crosby would later reprise on the Star Trek: Armada video game. Sela is a fictional character on Star Trek: The Next Generation, the daughter of an alternate timeline version of Tasha Yar and a Romulan official. ... Romulans are a fictional alien species in the Star Trek universe related to Vulcans. ... Star Trek: Armada is a computer game published by Activision, based upon the Star Trek universe. ...


Crosby produced and narrated the 1997 documentary Trekkies, followed by the 2003 sequel titled Trekkies 2. Both films star Crosby, who conducts interviews with devotees of Star Trek, more commonly known as "Trekkies". Trekkies is a 1997 documentary film directed by Roger Nygard about the devoted fans of Gene Roddenberrys series Star Trek. ... In 2003, a sequel to Trekkies was launched, titled Trekkies 2. ...


She will be appearing in an upcoming 2-part episode called "Blood and Fire" of the internet fan-based series Star Trek: New Voyages, playing Dr. Jenna Yar, Tasha Yar's grandmother.


Other work

Crosby appeared in Chris Isaak's first music video "Dancin'". Her first high profile role was as Lisa Davis on the soap opera Days of Our Lives. One of her very first film appearances was in the 1982 Eddie Murphy film 48 Hours. In 1986 she appeared in a music video for Black Sabbath's "No Stranger to Love". This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Days of our Lives is an American soap opera, which has aired nearly every weekday since November 8, 1965[2] on the NBC network in the United States, and has since been syndicated to many countries around the world. ... For the article on the baseball player Eddie Murphy, see Eddie Murphy (baseball player). ... 48 Hrs. ... For other uses, see Black Sabbath (disambiguation). ... No Stranger to Love, is a song by Black Sabbath. ...


Following her Star Trek days, Crosby worked non-stop in television, notably as Dr. Gretchen Kelly on Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, as well as in high-budget features like Deep Impact. In the early 1990s she played the role of the mayor in the short lived series Key West. Crosby has also appeared in Stephen King's Pet Sematary and Quentin Tarantino's Jackie Brown. She starred in the 2002 western horror film Legend of the Phantom Rider. She also appeared in two episodes of the cable television series Red Shoe Diaries, playing different characters in each episode, frequently appearing nude. She was a guest star on the eighth season of The X-Files for two episodes, in which she plays a doctor who took examinations of Agent Scully's baby. She also was a guest star in The Flash Season 1 Episode 15 as Dr. Rebecca Frost. In 2006, she starred in the Tobe Hooper horror film, Mortuary and had a notable role as the first victim of Dexter Morgan in the Showtime series, Dexter. Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman was a live-action television series based on the Superman comic books. ... Deep Impact is a 1998 science fiction disaster film released by Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks Pictures. ... Key West was a short-lived 1993 hour long comedy-drama television series set in Key West, Florida. ... Pet Sematary (sometimes referred to as Stephen Kings Pet Sematary) is a 1989 horror film adaptation of the Stephen King novel of the same name. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The cover for one of the DVD releases. ... The X-Files is a Peabody- and Emmy Award-winning science fiction television series created by Chris Carter, which first aired on September 10, 1993, and ended on May 19, 2002. ... The Flash was a live action CBS television series from 1990-1991 that starred John Wesley Shipp as the superhero, The Flash, and co-starred Amanda Pays. ... Tobe Hooper (born Willard Tobe Hooper on January 25, 1943) is an American television and film director best known for his work in the horror film genre, including Lifeforce, Poltergeist, Toolbox Murders and the cult classic The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974). ... Mortuary is a 2006 horror/thriller directed by Tobe Hooper. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Showtime is a subscription television brand used by a number of channels and platforms around the world, but primarily refers to a group of channels in the United States. ... For the Hanna-Barbera animated series, see Dexters Laboratory. ...


Following her appearance on Star Trek, new nude photos from a previously printed pictorial from March 1979 of Crosby appeared in the May 1988 issue of Playboy magazine (see List of people in Playboy 1980-1989). In the original pictorial, Crosby was featured as a new-wave model. Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... Classic Playboy logo. ... This list of people in Playboy 1980–1989 is a catalog of women and men who appeared in Playboy magazine during the years 1980 through 1989. ...


References

  1. ^ http://www.filmreference.com/film/32/Denise-Crosby.html

External links

Major Cast Members of Star Trek: The Next Generation

Patrick Stewart | Jonathan Frakes | LeVar Burton | Denise Crosby | Michael Dorn | Gates McFadden | Marina Sirtis | Brent Spiner | Wil Wheaton
Majel Barrett | Rosalind Chao | John de Lancie | Michelle Forbes | Whoopi Goldberg | Colm Meaney | Diana Muldaur | Dwight Schultz | Patti Yasutake The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) is an online database of information about movies, actors, television shows, production crew personnel, and video games. ... NNDB, ostensibly standing for Notable Names Database, produced by Soylent Communications, is an online database of biographical details of notable people. ... TV.com is a website belonging to the CNET Games and Entertainment family of websites. ... Memory Alpha (often abbreviated to MA) is a collaborative project to create the most definitive, accurate and accessible encyclopedic reference for topics related to the Star Trek fictional universe. ... The current Star Trek franchise logo Star Trek is an American science fiction entertainment series and media franchise. ... Look up Wiki in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles. ... The title as it appeared in most episodes opening credits. ... Patrick Stewart OBE (born July 13, 1940) is an Emmy- and Golden Globe-nominated English film, television and stage actor. ... Jonathan Frakes (born August 19, 1952) is an American actor and director best known for his portrayal of Commander William T. Riker in the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation and David Xanatos on Disneys Gargoyles. ... Levardis Robert Martyn Burton Jr. ... Michael Dorn (born December 9, 1952) is an American actor known for his role as the Klingon Worf in multiple Star Trek shows and movies. ... Cheryl Gates McFadden (born March 2, 1949 in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio), usually credited as Gates McFadden, is an American actress and choreographer. ... Marina Sirtis (born March 29, 1955[1]) is a British actress who is most noted for playing the half-human half-Betazoid Counselor Deanna Troi on the television and film series Star Trek: The Next Generation. ... Brent Jay Spiner (born February 2, 1949) is an American actor, best known for his portrayal of the android Lieutenant Commander Data in the television and movie series Star Trek: The Next Generation. ... Richard William Wil Wheaton III (born July 29, 1972) is an American writer and actor. ... Majel Barrett as Lwaxana Troi on Star Trek: The Next Generation. ... Rosalind Chao or Chao Jyalin (Chinese: ; Pinyin: ; born September 23, 1964 is an American actress, born in Anaheim, California. ... For the oboist, see John de Lancie (oboist) John de Lancie (born March 20, 1948) is an American character actor. ... Michelle Forbes (born Michelle Renee Forbes Guajardo on January 8, 1965 in Austin, Texas) is an American actress. ... Whoopi Goldberg performing stand-up at a benefit for Rainforest Action Network. ... Colm J. Meaney ( or [1], Irish for dove); (born May 30, 1953 in Dublin) is an Irish actor widely known for his role as Miles OBrien in Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. ... Diana Muldaur (born August 19, 1938 in New York, New York), is an American television actress. ... William Dwight Schultz (born November 24, 1947 in Baltimore, Maryland) is an American stage, television and film actor. ... Patti Yasutake is a Japanese-American actress. ...


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Denise Crosby (206 words)
Crosby who felt stifled in the role and wanted out at the end of the first season, so her character was killed in action by alien-inflicted head trauma.
Crosby was born out of wedlock, and her mother had to sue her father to establish paternity.
Crosby was married to Geoffrey Edwards, son of director Blake Edwards and stepson of Julie Andrews.
Denise Crosby - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (759 words)
Denise Michelle Crosby (born November 24, 1957, in Hollywood, California) is an American actress who is perhaps best known for her portrayal of Security Chief Tasha Yar on the first season of Star Trek: The Next Generation.
Her grandfather was actor/singer/comedian Bing Crosby and her ex-father-in-law the noted director Blake Edwards (Crosby was married to Geoffrey Edwards from 1983-1990) and appeared in a few of Edwards films, including Skin Deep, Trail of the Pink Panther and Curse of the Pink Panther.
In 1987, Denise Crosby was cast in the role of Tasha Yar for the much publicized return of Star Trek to the small screen in the syndicated series Star Trek: The Next Generation (TNG) (She had been tapped to play Deanna Troi before Gene Roddenberry switched her and Marina Sirtis).
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