Michelle Forbes

Michelle Forbes

True Blood ♦ Chicago Fire ♦ Star Trek: The Next Generation ♦ The Killing ♦ Battlestar Galactica ♦ 24 ♦ Lost

 Forbes recently starred in the AMC series The Killing. Her portrayal of a grief-stricken mother earned her an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress. Prior to that, Forbes starred in the groundbreaking Alan Ball series for HBO True Blood, as Maryann, a maenad who wreaked havoc in Bon Temps. Additionally, she starred as Kate Weston in the HBO series In Treatment, opposite Gabriel Byrne and Dianne Wiest. Forbes also starred in the award-winning Canadian series Durham County as Dr. Penelope Verrity, a forensic psychiatrist who is fighting her own psychological collapse, for which she won the International Monte Carlo Golden Nymph award for Best Actress.

In the 90s Forbes appeared in such independent films as Kalifornia, starring opposite Brad Pitt and David Duchovny; and Swimming with Sharks with Kevin Spacey, to name a few. In 1996, Forbes was asked to join the award-winning series Homicide: Life on the Street, having met Tom Fontana that same year when she starred opposite Stockard Channing in the television movie The Prosecutors, also written and produced by Lynda La Plante, the creator of Prime Suspect. Forbes then went on to do the critically hailed yet controversial and short lived series about a mental hospital Wonderland for ABC, as well as Johnson County War, an epic western filmed for the Hallmark channel. Terribly fond of working in the UK, her other series credits include a three year stint on the lauded BBC television series Messiah opposite Ken Stott, and a recurring role on the BBC1 drama Walking The Dead. She is also a veteran of the 2nd season of 24, playing Lynn Kresge.

In 2005, Forbes starred as Admiral Helena Cain in the intelligent and politically charged Battlestar Galactica. In addition to her extensive television work Forbes has continued to appear in such independent films as Dandelion, which was received admirably at Sundance.


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