Michelle Forbes always had special inclination towards show business: in the form of ballet or acting. Michelle was initially fascinated by ballet but later after attending the Performing Arts High School, she found acting more alluring. She was born Michele Renee Forbes Guajardo on 18th of January 1965 in Austin, TX. She flew to New York at age sixteen to succeed as a thespian.
Talking about the personal life of this beautiful American diva, Michelle Forbes was once a married woman. She was married to Ross Kettle. The union could not sustain for long and they separated and divorced afterward. Following her divorce, she fell for her co-star of “Homicide: life on the Street”, Reed Diamond. This relationship as well ended shortly.
With the intention of cultivating career in acting world, Michelle Forbes left home at sixteen, soon signing contract with the William Morris Agency. In the year 1987, she scored her first ever major role in “Guiding Light”. She portrayed Dr. Sonni Wells, a brilliant yet troubled psychiatrist. Before departing from the series in 1990, she received a nomination for Daytime Emmy Award. Michelle afterward divided her time between guest roles in TV series and theater, most significantly, “Star Trek: The Next Generation”. She played a distraught daughter in the series, which earned her critical appreciation and thump ups by audiences. Due to the appreciation her character was getting, producers soon gave her more major place in the series. She was inducted as Ensign Ro Laren in the 5th season of the series and despite only 8 appearances; she turned out to be an admired figure among fans. Regardless of major roles in movies, such as 1993’s “Kalifornia” and 1994’s “Swimming with Sharks”, she was failing to generate much grip with her film career. She appeared in a few disastrous movies, including “Just Looking” and “Escape from L.A.”. After appearing in a bunch of commercially failed movies, she decided to return back on the small screen. She starred in fifth season of the “Homicide: Life on the Street”. She played Dr, Julianna Cox in the series. Later she was fired from the show. TV shortly became her primary platform and the exposure form popular series “Homicide” allowed Michelle to achieve substantial roles on a number of well-regarded sitcoms. She appeared as psychiatrist as well as expectant mother in Peter Berg’s short-lived series “Wonderland”. She followed up with recurring guest stints on CBS’s “The District” and “24”. She played sinister intermediary on Fox’s “Prison Break”, afterward an undercover agent in “Global Frequency”. Throughout this prolific phase, Michelle’s most glitzy figure of this sort was Admiral Helena Cain in “Battlestar Galactica”. While tackling these tough-minded parts, she as well discovered more nuanced characters in fairly lesser popular shows on the both parts of the Atlantic. Michelle learned British sign language to portray detective Ken Scott’s deaf wife in “Messiah” and the long-suffering wife of Gabriel Byrne in “In Treatment”. She then portrayed lead character Mike Sweeney’s love interest in Canadian sitcom “Durham Country”. In the 2nd season of “True Blood”, Michelle gave an interesting turn as a social worker and devotee of Dionysus, the Greek god. The latter gave her a nomination for Screen Actors Guild Award and a Special Achievement Awards from the 2009 Satellite Award. In the year 2011, she portrayed the depressed mother of a murdered little girl in “The Killing”, a role that made her an Emmy Award nominee in the category of “Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series”. Back on the big screen, she appeared in “Diplomacy”, “Highland Park” and “The Hunters”. Her “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2” is under post production. She landed recurring role as Gail McLeod in “Chicago Fire” in 2013. Most recently, she was seen portraying Marion Bowels in “Orphan Black” and Lucy Marks in “Rake’. Unfortunately the net worth of Michelle Forbes has not been made available by any reliable sources.
Hazel eyed beauty is often seen playing anti-authority character. She has appeared in a handful of independent movies and a large number of television series till date. She is available in facebook and twitter. Her biographical details can be fetched via wiki and other websites.