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Michelle Forbes is an American actress born in Austin, Texas.
Forbes has starred in both television series and independent films and achieved early fame for her double role in the daytime soap opera 'Guiding Light'. Michelle Forbes is also known for her recurring appearances on shows from various genres.
She starred in 'Star Trek: The Next Generation' as Ensign Ro Laren and 'Homicide: Life On The Street', on which she appeared regularly as the medical examiner Julianna Cox.
Michelle Forbes has an approximate net worth of $3 million.
Her earnings per year have not been disclosed as of June 2022.
Michelle Forbes is 5 ft 9 in (175 cm) tall.
The actress is 57 years old as of 2022.
Michelle Renee Forbes Guajardo is of Mexican-American heritage and was born in Austin, Texas, on January 8, 1965.
Regarding her early life, Forbes had dreamt of becoming a professional ballet dancer. She attended the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Houston for training in formal acting.
At 16, she auditioned for a film while on vacation in New York City. Even though she was not selected, she decided to take up acting professionally and signed up with the William Morris Agency.
Michelle Forbes married Ross Kettle in 1990, but they separated later. Ross Kettle is a South African actor best known for his role in 'Jeffrey Conard'.
In 1997, Forbes began dating another well-known actor and the pair eventually went separate ways. She is single as of June 2022.
Forbes landed the double role of Sonni Carrera Lewis and Solita Carrera on 'Guiding Light' in 1987 and continued her role on the show for two years. While continuing with theater, which she was passionate about, she made a few guest appearances on television. She had roles in a few TV series like 'Father Dowling Mysteries' and 'Star Trek: The Next Generation'.
In 1996, she was cast in 'Homicide: Life On The Street', an NBC police drama series, and played the character of Julianna Cox, the chief medical examiner. Though she was let go after two years due to a cast overhaul, she reprised her role in the TV special 'Homicide: The Movie' in 2000. The same year, she appeared as Helen York in seven episodes of the crime drama TV series, 'The District'.
Subsequently, she starred in films like 'Perfume' in 2001 and 'American Girl' in 2002. She studied British sign language for nearly one week for her role in the 2001 British movie 'Messiah' and its sequel. From 2002-2003, she had a recurring role as presidential aide Lynne Kresge on the second season of the action series '24'.
After her role on '24', she played Admiral Helena Cain in three episodes of the classic sci-fi series 'Battlestar Galactica' and appeared in the TV movie 'Battlestar Galactica: Razor'. Forbers portrayed Samantha Brinker in the American drama series 'Prison Break'.
In 2008, she appeared in two HBO drama series - 'In Treatment' as the wife of the protagonist and as a Maenad named Maryann Forrester in 'True Blood'.
In the American television series 'The Killing', a remake of a Danish crime series, Michelle Forbes starred as Mitch Larsen and also received a few award nominations for the same. She appeared as a retro girl in the TV series 'Powers' and starred in a supporting role in 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part Two'.
In 2016, Michelle Forbes displayed her acting talents again, this time in the realm of spies and intrigue, as she was cast as the internal branch chief of a CIA office in Berlin in the Epix series 'Berlin Station'.
The actress received a Daytime Emmy Award nomination for 'Guiding Light' in 1990. In 2010, she was nominated for Saturn Award for Best Guest Starring Role On Television and received the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance By An Ensemble In A Drama Series for 'True Blood'.
Forbes was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series for 'The Killing' in 2011. In 2011, she won the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress for 'The Killing'.
Besides having a successful career in acting, the actress has maintained her health through a rigorous fitness regime. She loves exercising regularly, jogging, running, and doing yoga to build her strength.
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