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Michelle Forbes

Michelle Forbes
Michelle Forbes at True Blood premiere party
Personal information
Birth nameMichelle Renee Forbes Guajardo
Birth dateJanuary 8, 1965(age 51)
Place of birthAustin, Texas, U.S.
Years active1987-
SpouseRoss Kettle (1990-?)

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Michelle Renee Forbes Guajardo (born January 8, 1965), known professionally as Michelle Forbes, is an American actress who has built a career of work in television and independent film and has acted in productions in both the United States and in the United Kingdom. Forbes first gained attention from her dual role in daytime soap opera Guiding Light, for which she received a Daytime Emmy Award nomination. She has also been nominated for multiple Screen Actors Guild- and Saturn Awards during her career.

Although she has appeared in significant roles in movies such as Escape from L.A., Kalifornia and Swimming with Sharks, Forbes is known for her recurring appearances on genre and drama shows such as Star Trek: The Next Generation and her regular role as Dr. Julianna Cox on Homicide: Life on the Street during the 1990s, while building her career with recurring roles throughout the 2000s in Battlestar Galactica, 24, In Treatment, Durham County, Prison Break and her series regular role as Maryann Forrester on True Blood.

She is currently on the main cast of the AMC television series The Killing, for which she received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination on July 14, 2011.

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