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Encyclopedia > Michelle Forbes
Michelle Forbes
Birth name Michelle Renee Forbes Guajardo
Born January 8, 1965 (1965-01-08) (age 42)
Flag of United States Austin, Texas, USA
Notable roles "Ro Laren" in Star Trek: The Next Generation,
"Julianna Cox" in Homicide: Life on the Street,
"Agent Brinker" in Prison Break,
"Admiral Helena Cain" in Battlestar Galactica,
"Lynne Kresge" in 24

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Forbes is best known for her television work on shows such as Star Trek: The Next Generation, Homicide: Life on the Street, 24, Battlestar Galactica and Prison Break. The title as it appeared in most episodes opening credits. ... Homicide: Life on the Street is an American television drama series chronicling the life of a fictional Baltimore police homicide unit. ... 24 is an Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning American television series created by Joel Surnow and Robert Cochran, and produced by Imagine Television. ... Battlestar Galactica is a science fiction television program created by Ronald D. Moore that first aired on October 18, 2004 in the United Kingdom and Ireland on Sky One, and January 14, 2005 in the United States on the Sci Fi Channel. ... Prison Break is an American television series that premiered on the Fox Network on August 29, 2005. ...

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Career

Initially wanting to do ballet, Forbes moved to New York at age 16 to audition for a film role, and ended up with the William Morris Agency. Painting of ballet dancers by Edgar Degas, 1872. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Founded in 1898, the William Morris Agency was the largest diversified talent and literary agency in the world, with offices in New York, Beverly Hills, Nashville, Miami, London, and Shanghai. ...


In 1987, she was cast in a pivotal role on the daytime soap opera Guiding Light. She received acclaim for her portrayal of the complicated dual role of Sonni/Solita; she was just 20 years old when she was cast, and was involved in a story with two of the show's powerhouse characters. Forbes earned a Daytime Emmy nomination. 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For Philippine soap opera, see Teleserye. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Dual role refers to one actor playing two or more roles, which may be deliberately scripted in a play or film, or merely be a by-product of a low budget in one particular production. ... The Daytime Emmy Awards are awards presented by the New York-based National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and the Los Angeles-based Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in recognition of excellence in American daytime television programming. ...


After this role, she continued in theater, which was an early love of hers, and began appearing in small guest roles on television to raise her profile. For other usages see Theatre (disambiguation) Theater (American English) or Theatre (British English and widespread usage among theatre professionals in the US) is that branch of the performing arts concerned with acting out stories in front of an audience using combinations of speech, gesture, music, dance, sound and spectacle &#8212...


Star Trek: The Next Generation

In 1991, she had a small role in an episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation as the daughter of a character played by David Ogden Stiers ("Half a Life"). The producers were evidently impressed, as she was brought back in the fifth season to play Ro Laren, a recurring character, for several episodes. Ro was a Bajoran whose bad-girl attitude made her several enemies, but the crew of the Enterprise - particularly Guinan (Whoopi Goldberg) - took her in. The title as it appeared in most episodes opening credits. ... David Ogden Stiers (born October 31, 1942) is an American character actor, voice actor and musician, most noted for his role in the television sitcom M*A*S*H, and the science fiction drama The Dead Zone. ... Half a Life refers to: Half a Life (TNG episode), an episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation. ... Ensign (later Lieutenant) Ro Laren is a recurring character on Star Trek: The Next Generation, played by Michelle Forbes. ... Bajorans, a race of humanoids in the fictional Star Trek universe, were introduced in the Next Generation series and played an integral part in the Deep Space Nine series. ... 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. ... Guinan is a character in the Star Trek universe played by Whoopi Goldberg. ... Whoopi Goldberg performing stand-up at a benefit for Rainforest Action Network. ...


With Star Trek: The Next Generation such a hit, the producers decided to make another Trek series: Deep Space Nine. They originally envisioned Ensign Ro as the lead character, but at that stage in her career, Forbes wasn't interested in a long-running television role, so a new character, Kira Nerys (Nana Visitor) was created for the show. Space station Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (ST:DS9 or STDS9 or DS9 for short) is a science fiction television series produced by Paramount and set in the Star Trek universe. ... Colonel Kira Nerys was a character on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


Forbes returned - to the enjoyment of the fans - for one final episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation entitled Preemptive Strike. Preemptive Strike is a seventh season episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation, which wound up the plotline involving the character of Ro Laren. ...


Ro Laren remains a hugely popular character amongst Trek fandom, and Dennis Haysbert, with whom she later starred in 24 was said to be starstruck working alongside "Ensign Ro". Perhaps because of her huge fan base, the producers asked Forbes back again when launching Star Trek: Voyager but she again declined. Fandom (from the noun fan and the affix -dom, as in kingdom, dukedom, etc. ... Dennis Dexter Haysbert (born June 2, 1954) is an American film and television actor. ... 24 is an Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning American television series created by Joel Surnow and Robert Cochran, and produced by Imagine Television. ... The starship Voyager (NCC-74656), an Intrepid-class starship. ...


Television

Forbes also guest starred in an episode of Seinfeld, playing a girlfriend of George Costanza (Jason Alexander). Episode titled "The Big Salad". This article is about the sitcom. ... Information Aliases Art Vandelay, Biff, Buck Naked, Cantstandja Gender Male Age 30s Occupation various jobs Family Frank (father) Estelle (mother) Brother Shelly (cousin) Susan Biddle Ross (Fiancee) (Deceased) Portrayed by Jason Alexander Created by Larry David George Louis Costanza is a fictional character on the United States-based television sitcom... Jason Alexander (born Jason Scott Greenspan on September 23, 1959) is a Jewish American television, cinema and musical theatre actor, best known for his role as George Costanza on the hit television series Seinfeld. ... The Big Salad is the eighty-eighth episode of the NBC sitcom Seinfeld. ...


Forbes appeared in "Stitch in Time", a second season episode of The Outer Limits and followed that with a role with Stockard Channing in a TV film entitled The Prosecutors in 1996. Stitch in Time is an episode of The Outer Limits. ... The Outer Limits is an American television series. ... Stockard Channing press kit photo Stockard Channing (born Susan Antonia Williams Stockard on February 13, 1944) is an American actress. ...


Her first major television role was as Julianna Cox in Homicide: Life on the Street from 1996 to 1998. In 1998, Forbes was written out of the show as part of a massive cast change which many fans see as responsible for the show's demise just one season later. She returned in the 2000 TV movie. Homicide: Life on the Street is an American television drama series chronicling the life of a fictional Baltimore police homicide unit. ...


In 2000, Forbes had a recurring role in the first eight episodes of the TV series The District which she followed up with the TV series Wonderland, a series set in a mental institution. Forbes played one of the doctors. The series was critically hailed, but it only aired for a few weeks before being cancelled. Forbes herself described it as a "mess that put [her] off series television". The television crime drama The District aired on CBS from October 7, 2000 to May 1, 2004. ... Wonderland was a short-lived and controversial 2000 ABC television drama directed by Peter Berg. ... A psychiatric hospital (also called a mental hospital or asylum) is a hospital specializing in the treatment of persons with mental illness. ...


In 2001, Forbes learned British Sign Language for the role of the profoundly deaf wife of Detective Red Metcalfe (Ken Stott) in the BBC television serial Messiah, and she returned for the sequels in 2003 and 2004. She also appeared in Perfume (aka Dress to Kill), an ensemble film about the world of fashion. British Sign Language (BSL) is the sign language used in the United Kingdom (UK), and is the first or preferred language of an unknown number of deaf people in the UK (published estimates vary from 30,000 to 250,000 but the actual number is likely to be closer to... Please wikify (format) this article or section as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... Ken Stott is a Scottish film and television actor, particularly known in the United Kingdom for his many roles in the latter medium. ... The British Broadcasting Corporation, usually known as the BBC, is the largest broadcasting corporation in the world in terms of audience numbers, employing 26,000 staff in the United Kingdom alone and with a budget of more than GB£4 billion. ... Messiah is a British television drama series, broadcast on the BBC One network and produced in-house by BBC Northern Ireland, although the series itself is set in England. ...


Forbes's next foray into television was in 2002, when she joined the cast of the Kiefer Sutherland-led FOX series 24. The series, set in real time over the course of one day, had been a critical success during its first season. Forbes played Lynne Kresge, aide to President David Palmer (Dennis Haysbert). Notoriously, several plot points - including Lynne Kresge's fate - were left open and never resolved; while the show returned for a third season, Forbes did not. Kiefer William Frederick Dempsey George Rufus Sutherland (born December 21, 1966 in London, England) is an Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning Canadian television and film actor, well known for his role of Jack Bauer on the series 24. ... The Fox Broadcasting Company is a television network in the United States. ... 24 is an Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning American television series created by Joel Surnow and Robert Cochran, and produced by Imagine Television. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into 24 (television series). ... The presidential seal was first used in 1880 by President Rutherford B. Hayes and last modified in 1959 by adding the 50th star for Hawaii. ... David Palmer was a fictional President of the United States of America played by Dennis Haysbert as part of the television series, 24. ... Dennis Dexter Haysbert (born June 2, 1954) is an American film and television actor. ...


In 2004, Forbes was part of the cast of Mark Milgard's Dandelion which received rave reviews at the Sundance Film Festival; appeared at the Palm Springs International Short Film Festival, in a short named Al Roach: Private Insectigator alongside James Garner; and also provided the voice of Dr. Judith Mossman, a character in the video game Half-Life 2. Dandelion is a 2004 film directed by Mark Milgard and starring Mare Winningham (as Layla Mullich), Vincent Kartheiser (as Mason Mullich), and Taryn Manning (as Danny). ... The Sundance Film Festival is a film festival in the United States, and ranks alongside the Cannes, France, Venice, Italy, Berlin, Germany, and Toronto, Canada festivals as one of the most prestigious in the world. ... James Garner (born James Scott Baumgarner on April 7, 1928) is an American film and television actor. ... Dr. Judith Mossman, as depicted in Half-Life 2. ... Namcos Pac-Man was a hit, and became a universal phenomenon. ... Half-Life 2 (HL2) is a science fiction first-person shooter computer game that is the sequel to Half-Life. ...


In 2005, Forbes was set to head the cast of Mark Burnett's television series based on the Global Frequency series of comic books, but the pilot was not picked up. She subsequently guest starred on Alias and The Inside. Mark Burnett (born 17 July 1960), a British-born, naturalized citizen of the United States, is a US TV producer known for pioneering reality television as a genre. ... Global Frequency is a comic book published by Wildstorm Productions, created and written by Warren Ellis. ... Alias was an American Spy-fi television series created by J. J. Abrams that aired on ABC from September 30, 2001 to May 22, 2006. ... The Inside Promotional Shot Rachel Nichols as FBI Agent Rebecca Locke The Inside was a 2005 television series on the FOX Network. ...


She appeared on another sci-fi series, as the power-crazy Admiral Helena Cain on three episodes of Battlestar Galactica, in 2005 and 2006. Sci-fi is an abbreviation for science fiction. ... Admiral Helena Cain is a fictional character in the reimagined science fiction television series Battlestar Galactica, portrayed by Michelle Forbes. ... Battlestar Galactica is a science fiction television program created by Ronald D. Moore that first aired on October 18, 2004 in the United Kingdom and Ireland on Sky One, and January 14, 2005 in the United States on the Sci Fi Channel. ...


In 2006, Forbes was a recurring cast member on Prison Break playing Agent Samantha Brinker, and she appeared in an episode of Boston Legal. For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Prison Break is an American television series that premiered on the Fox Network on August 29, 2005. ... Agent Samantha Brinker Samantha Brinker, played by Michelle Forbes, is a fictional character from Fox television series Prison Break. ... Boston Legal is an Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning American dramedy television series that began airing on ABC on October 3rd, 2004. ...


Forbes has a lead role in the 2007 film Bitter Reward directed by Keoni Waxman. 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ...


On February 18-19 2007, Series 6 Episode 6 of the BBC One drama Waking The Dead titled Yahrzeit, Michelle Forbes plays the role of Sarah, a Mossad agent interested in the latest mystery uncovered by the London cold case squad. BBC One is the primary television channel of the BBC, and the first in the United Kingdom. ... For the L.A. Guns album, see Waking the Dead (album). ...   (Hebrew: המוסד למודיעין ולתפקידים מיוחדים, The Institute for Intelligence and Special Operations), often referred to as The Mossad (meaning The Institute), is Israels intelligence agency and is responsible for intelligence collection, counter-terrorism, covert operations such as paramilitary activities, and the facilitation of aliyah where it is banned. ... For the A&E TV show, see Cold Case Files. ...


Upcoming roles

Forbes will appear in an unspecified number of episodes in the upcoming HBO series In Treatment, starring Gabriel Byrne. HBO (Home Box Office) is an American premium cable television network. ... In Treatment is a TV show, produced by Mark Wallberg, which will be aired on HBO during 2007. ... Gabriel Byrne (born 12 May 1950) is an Irish actor. ...


She will also reprise her role as Helena Cain in a made-for-TV movie as part of Battlestar Galactica. The movie, set to air in late 2007, will reportedly focus around her time on board the Pegasus.


Feature films

In 1993, she starred with David Duchovny, Brad Pitt and Juliette Lewis in the cult film Kalifornia, following this up alongside Kevin Spacey and Frank Whaley in Swimming with Sharks and in John Carpenter's Escape From L.A.. David William Duchovny (born August 7, 1960 in New York City, New York) is a Golden Globe Award-winning American television and film actor most famous for playing the character of FBI agent Fox Mulder on The X-Files television series in the 1990s. ... William Bradley Brad Pitt(born December 18, 1963) is an American actor and film producer. ... Juliette L. Lewis (born June 21, 1973[1]) is an Oscar-nominated American actress and musician. ... Kalifornia is a 1993 movie directed by Dominic Sena, starring a group of then-unknowns who have since become stars in their own right: David Duchovny, Michelle Forbes, Juliette Lewis and Brad Pitt. ... Kevin Spacey (born Kevin Spacey Fowler[1] on July 26, 1959) is a two-time Academy Award-winning American actor (film and stage) and director. ... Frank Michael Anthony Whaley (born July 20, 1961) is an American film and television actor known as much for his roles in independent films as his boyish looks and general demeanor, pushing 50 though he is. ... DVD case cover for Swimming with Sharks Swimming with Sharks is a 1994 black comedy/drama film, directed and written by George Huang. ... John Howard Carpenter (born January 16, 1948) is an American film director, screenwriter, producer, film score composer and occasional actor. ... John Carpenters Escape From L.A. (better known as Escape From L.A.) is a 1996 film directed by John Carpenter. ...


Personal life

For a brief time in the early 1990s, Forbes was reportedly married to actor Ross Kettle. She also dated her Homicide co-star Reed Diamond. Ross Kettle is a New Zealand illustrator and cartoonist. ... Reed Diamond (born July 20, 1967 in New York City) is an American actor. ...


Although a long time resident of New York City, Forbes now lives in Los Angeles. New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ...


Awards

Year Award Category Production Nomination/Win
1990 Daytime Emmy Outstanding Supporting Actress The Guiding Light Nomination
1990 Soap Opera Digest Award Outstanding Villainess The Guiding Light Nomination
2003 Screen Actors Guild Award Outstanding Ensemble 24 Nomination (shared with co-stars of 24)

The Daytime Emmy Awards are awards presented by the New York-based National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and the Los Angeles-based Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in recognition of excellence in American daytime television programming. ... This Guiding Light logo, which debuted in 1982, was used, save for background changes, until 1990. ... The February 1977 issue of Soap Opera Digest. ... This Guiding Light logo, which debuted in 1982, was used, save for background changes, until 1990. ... The Screen Actors Guild (S.A.G.) is the labor union representing over 120,000 film actors in the United States. ... 24 is an Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning American television series created by Joel Surnow and Robert Cochran, and produced by Imagine Television. ...

External links

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Michelle Forbes - Wiki 24 (782 words)
Michelle Forbes provides commentary on the Season 2 DVD set, in the fourth episode of the season, Day 2 11:00am-12:00pm, with co-stars Carlos Bernard and Sarah Wynter.
In 2000, Forbes had a recurring role in the first eight episodes of the TV series The District which she followed up with the TV series Wonderland, a series set in a mental institution.
In 2001, Forbes learned British Sign Language for the role of the deaf mute wife of Detective Red Metcalfe (Ken Stott) in the BBC television serial Messiah, and she returned for the sequels in 2003 and 2004.
Michelle Forbes - Memory Alpha, the Star Trek Wiki (908 words)
Michelle Forbes (born 8 January 1965) is an actress best known to Star Trek fans for her recurring role as Bajoran Starfleet officer Ro Laren on Star Trek: The Next Generation.
Forbes was later approached to reprise the character of Ro on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, but she declined because she did not want a regular television role at the time; Nana Visitor's role of Kira Nerys was scripted as a replacement.
Forbes appeared in the first eight episodes of this series, airing throughout the fall of 2000, with her last episode also guest-starring original Trek series veteran Jeff Corey, whom she had previously worked with in a 1998 episode of Brimstone (along with Tim de Zarn, Lori Petty, and series regular John Glover).
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