Michelle Renee Forbes Guajardo is an American actress who has appeared in both feature films and television series. Popular in both the United States and the United Kingdom, she originally gained recognition for her role in the American television show ‘Guiding Light.’ Her performance garnered her an Emmy nomination for her work on the show. Among her other credits is her appearance as a supporting character in ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation.’ The sitcom was a big success and quickly rose to prominence on American television. Additionally, it earned a total of eighteen Emmy Awards. She also starred in another popular show, ‘Homicide: Life on the Street.’ Additionally, she starred in the American crime drama ‘The Killing.’ Another Emmy nomination was bestowed upon her for her role on the series. Forbes has also appeared in a number of popular films. She co-starred in the thriller film ‘Kalifornia’ with Brad Pitt and has appeared in other films such as ‘Black Day Blue Night’, ‘Confessions of an American Girl’, and ‘Diplomacy’. Her most recent appearance was in the mystery thriller film ‘Gemini’. Forbes has also voiced characters in a number of video games, most notably ‘The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena’.
Childhood & Adolescence
Michelle Renee Forbes was born in Austin, Texas, on 8 January 1965.
She longed to be a ballet dancer from an early age. She later attended Houston’s High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, where she received professional acting and dancing instruction.
Michelle Forbes’s Career
Michelle Forbes began her acting career in 1987 with a guest appearance on the iconic American television series Guiding Light.’ She portrayed Solita Carrera and Sonni Carrera Lewis. Her work on the show garnered her an Emmy nomination.
She then starred in the television series ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’. She made her film debut shortly thereafter with a key role in the 1993 picture ‘Love Bites’. She also starred in the suspense film ‘Kalifornia’ that year. Though the film was a commercial disaster, her performance garnered critical acclaim and earned her a Saturn Award nomination.
In 1994, she starred in the film ‘Swimming with Sharks.’ Among the subsequent films in which she appeared are ‘Escape from Los Angeles’ (1996), ‘Dry Martini’ (1998), and ‘Homicide: Life Everlasting’ (2000). (2000). Additionally, she appeared in minor roles on television shows such as ‘Seinfeld,’ ‘The Outer Limits,’ and ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation.’ She also starred in the television series ‘Homicide: Life on the Street’.
Michelle Forbes starred in a number of films throughout the 2000s, including ‘Perfume’ (2001), ‘Confessions of An American Girl’ (2002), ‘Dandelion’ (2004), ‘And unthinkable’ (2007), and ‘Highland Park’ (2010). Additionally, she appeared in a number of notable television shows. She was a recurrent character on the popular television series ’24’ from 2002 to 2003. She also had a big role in the 2008–2009 television series ‘True Blood,’ for which she earned a Saturn Award.
In 2011, she starred in the television series ‘The Killing’. The show was a critical and commercial success, earning multiple Emmy nominations. It ran for four seasons, from 2010 to 2014. Forbes was most recently featured in supporting roles in the films Columbus’ and ‘Gemini’.
Michelle Forbes’s early efforts include the 1993 thriller film ‘Kalifornia.’ The film, directed by Dominic Sera, features her with Brad Pitt, Juliette Lewis, and David Duchovny. The film followed a graduate student and his girlfriend as they embark on a research project on serial killers. However, complications develop when they come into contact with a genuine serial killer and his girlfriend. Commercially, the picture was a flop. However, it received favorable reviews.
Forbes is also well-known for her part as a supporting character in the American television series ‘Homicide: Life on the Street.’ The series, which followed a fictionalized version of the Baltimore Police Department’s Homicide Unit, ran for seven seasons from 1993 to 1999. Daniel Baldwin, Richard Belzer, Andre Braugher, Clark Johnson, and Yaphet Kotto were among the principal cast members. The series was a critical and commercial success, earning multiple Emmy Awards.
She was a pivotal character in the television series ‘True Blood’. It was based on Charlaine Harris’s novel series ‘The Southern Vampire Mysteries.’ The series is set in a world where humans and vampires are at odds. Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Sam Trammell, and Ryan Kwanten appeared in the show. Additionally, the series garnered multiple honors.
Forbes starred in the American crime drama television series ‘The Killing’. The series followed two detectives as they conducted various investigations. It ran for four seasons from 2011 to 2014. Along with Forbes, Mireille Enos, Billy Campbell, Joel Kinnaman, and Brent Sexton appeared in the series. Forbes was nominated for a Saturn Award for her role in the series.
Awards and Accomplishments
Michelle Forbes was nominated for an Emmy Award in 1990 for her participation in the television series ‘Guiding Light’.
In 2011, she received her second Emmy nomination for her participation in the television series ‘The Killing’. The same year, her efforts in the series earned her a Saturn Award.
Her Private Life
In 1990, Michelle Forbes married actor Ross Kettle. However, the marriage ended in divorce.
Since her adolescent years, she has been a vegetarian. In 2011, she became a vegan.
Estimated Net worth
Michelle Forbes is a $3 million-wealthy American actress. Michelle Forbes was born in January 1965 in Austin, Texas. She was 16 years old when she signed with the William Morris Agency and attended the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts.