Denise Crosby

Denise Crosby
  • Star Trek: TNG

Denise Crosby created the role of Lt. Tasha Yar on one of the most popular TV series ever, Star Trek: The Next Generation.” She later returned to play Tasha’s daughter, Sela, a role she helped create.

Denise co-starred alongside Fisher Stevens and Jennifer Tilly in the Fox series Key West, and has played recurring roles on the acclaimed series NYPD Blue, The X-Files, Mad Men, and Lois and Clark: The Adventures of Superman. She has guest starred in numerous TV series, most recently Law & Order: LA, Dexter, and Bones. Denise played Captain Susan Sallinger on the acclaimed series Southland on TNT. She is currently re-curring on the new series Ray Donovan for SHOWTIME starring Liev Schreiber and Jon Voight, and the hit series The Walking Dead on AMC.

She co-starred in Stephen King’s classic film Pet Sematary. Denise made her film debut in 48 Hours, and went on to work with Blake Edwards in The Man Who Loved Women and Skin Deep with the late John Ritter. She teamed up with Quentin Tarentino in Jackie Brown and Mimi Leder in Deep Impact. Denise has worked in indie films such as the Sundance Film Festival Winner Miracle Mile directed by Steve De Jarnette and The Red Shoe Diaries directed by Zalman King.

Denise received an Ovation nomination for Best Actress for her performance in Last Summer at Bluefish Cove directed by Dorothy Lyman. She has done numerous plays, most notably the role of Tamara de Lempicka in the acclaimed play Tamara. Richard Dreyfuss made his theatrical directing debut with Denise in Stops Along the Way. Her most recent stage work includes two critically acclaimed plays directed by legendary acting teacher, Larry Moss, Epitaph for George Dillon by John Osborne which opened in New York City, and Beggars in the House of Plenty by John Patrick Shanley at Theater/Theatre in L.A. Denise was recently seen in Orpheus Descending by Tennessee Williams, directed by Lou Pepe at Theatre/Theater, alongside actor Gale Harrold. The production was critically acclaimed, nominated for the 2010 L.A. Drama Desk Award for Best Revival and has been singled out in many Best Of 2010 lists. She was last seen in the award-winning premiere of House of Gold directed by Gates McFadden at EST: LOS ANGELES, where she is a company member.

Denise has worn a different hat as producer and host of the feature documentary Trekkies released by Paramount Pictures. The film reteams her with director Roger Nygard who directed her in the indie comedy High Strung, written by comedian Steve Oedekerk. They have also worked together on the sequel, Trekkies 2 currently out on Paramount Home Video.

Denise currently resides in L.A. with her husband, writer Ken Sylk and their 14-year-old son, Augie, along with 3 goldfish, 1 cat and a very sweet Basset Hound named Clementine.

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