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Forbes, Michelle 1967–

Forbes, Michelle 1967–


Born January 8 (some sources February 17), 1967, in Austin, TX; married Ross Kettle (an actor), 1990 (divorced).

Addresses: Agent—Domain, 9229 Sunset Blvd., Suite 415, Los Angeles, CA 90069. Manager—Framework Entertainment, 9057 Nemo St., Suite C, West Hollywood, CA 90069.

Career: Actress.

Awards, Honors: Daytime Emmy Award nomination, outstanding supporting actress, 1988, Soap Opera Digest Award nomination, outstanding villainess—daytime, 1990, both for Guiding Light; Saturn Award nomination, best actress, Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films, 1994, for Kalifornia; Screen Actors Guild Award nomination (with others), outstanding performance by an ensemble in a drama, 2003, for 24.


Film Appearances:

Maggie Rudden, The Playboys, 1992.

Carrie Laughlin, Kalifornia, Gramercy Pictures, 1993.

Nerissa, Love Bites (also known as Love Bites: The Reluctant Vampire), 1993.

Helen, The Road Killers (also known as Roadflower), Miramax, 1994.

Dawn Lockard, Swimming with Sharks (also known as The Boss and The Buddy Factor), Trimark, 1995.

Rinda Woolley, Black Day Blue Night (also known as Black Day/Blue Night), Republic Pictures Home Video, 1995.

Brazen, Escape from L.A. (also known as John Carpenter's "Escape from L.A."), Paramount, 1996.

Mary, Just Looking, 1997.

Valeria, Dry Martini, 1998.

Mary, Bullfighter, Phaedra Cinema, 2000.

Francene, Perfume (also known as Dress to Kill), Lions Gate Films, 2001.

Madge Grubb, American Girl (also known as Confessions of an American Girl), New Line Cinema, 2002.

Mrs. Voss, Dandelion, Ruth Pictures, 2004.

Dede Dragonfly, Al Roach: Private Insectigator (animated short), 2004.

Television Appearances; Series:

Solita Carrera/Dr. Sonni Wells y Carrera Lewis, Guiding Light (also known as The Guiding Light), CBS, 1987–89.

Lieutenant Ro Laren, Star Trek: The Next Generation (also known as Star Trek: TNG), syndicated, 1991–94.

Chief Medical Examiner Julianna Cox, Homicide: Life on the Street (also known as Homicide and H: LOTS), NBC, 1996–98.

Dr. Lyla Garrity, Wonderland, ABC, 2000.

Helen York, The District, CBS, 2000.

Lynne Kresage, 24, Fox, 2002–2003.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Susan Metcalfe, Messiah (also known as Messiah I: The First Killings), BBC, 2001.

Susan Metcalfe, Messiah 2: Vengeance Is Mine, BBC, 2002.

Rory Hammett, Johnson County War, Hallmark Channel, 2002.

Susan Metcalfe, Messiah III: The Promise, BBC, 2004.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Dr. Julianna Cox, Homicide: The Movie, NBC, 2000.

Miranda Zero, Global Frequency, 2005.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Dr. Julianna Cox, Anatomy of a "Homicide: Life on the Street" (documentary), PBS, 1998.

Herself, 24: Access All Areas (documentary), BBC, 2003.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

The 15th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, CBS, 1988.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

District Attorney Rachel Simone, The Prosecutors (movie), NBC, 1996.

Dr. Lyla Garrity, Wonderland, 2000.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

"The Inside Man," Shannon's Deal, NBC, 1990.

Dara, "Half a Life," Star Trek: The Next Generation (also known as Star Trek: TNG), syndicated, 1991.

Gym instructor, "The Fugitive Priest Mystery," Father Dowling Mysteries (also known as Father Dowling Investigates), NBC, 1991.

Julie, "The Big Salad," Seinfeld, NBC, 1994.

FBI agent Jamie Pratt, "A Stitch in Time," The Outer Limits (also known as The New Outer Limits), Showtime, 1996.

Assistant district attorney Julia Trent, "Executioner," Brimstone, 1998.

Assistant district attorney Jill Sorenson, "Rape Kit," Strong Medicine, Lifetime, 2002.

Jules Sorenson, "Recovery Times," Strong Medicine, Lifetime, 2002.

Lena, "Get Your Mack On," Fastlane, Fox, 2002.

Herself, Pure 24, BBC3, 2003.

Reena, Love Is the Drug, 2004.

Dr. Maggie Sinclair, "Another Mister Sloane," Alias, ABC, 2005.

Zoya Petikof, "Thief of Hearts," The Inside, Fox, 2005.

Female agent, "End of the Tunnel," Prison Break, Fox, 2005.

Admiral Helena Cain, "Pegasus," Battlestar Galactica, Sci-Fi Channel and Sky One, 2005.

Prison Break, Fox, 2005.

Admiral Helena Cain, "Resurrection Ship: Parts 1 & 2," Battlestar Galactica, Sci-Fi Channel and Sky One, 2006.

Also appeared in Nasty Boys, NBC.

Stage Appearances:

Follies, Golden Nugget Casino, Atlantic City, NJ, 1982.

Call It Clover, Los Angeles, 1994.

Also appeared in Blithe Spirit; Much Ado about Nothing.


Video Games:

Ensign Ro Laren, Star Trek: The Next Generation Companion, 1999.

Voice of Dr. Judith Mossman, Half-Life 2, Sierra Studios, 2004.



Entertainment Weekly, May 26, 1995, p. 22; August 23, 1996, p. 134.

New York, December 2, 1996, pp. 130-31.

Variety, September 12, 1994, p. 40.

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