Michelle Forbes

  1. Nana Visitor, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, TV, 1993-1999.    Preferred not to transfer her Ro Laren character from Star Trek: The Next Generation, 1992-1994, to Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, in 1993. A new Bajoran was created to take her place, Kira Nerys was played by Nana for six years while Michelle got what she wanted: “Variety in my career.” Seinfeld, Escape From New York, Homicide, 24 and a ruthless space admiral in the contra-Trek, Battlestar Galactica in 2006.  
  2. Rachel McAdams,  True Detective 2, TV, 2014.    For the second HBO season (changing from Southern to West Coast noir, still owing everything to Elmore Leonard’s Justified), Malin Akerman, Jamie Alexander, Jessica Biel, Oona Chaplin, Kelly Reilly, Brit Marling read as the tough, no-nonsense Monterey sheriff Ani Bezzerides for creator Nic Pizzolatto. Also seen because of their recent outstanding cops (counting for or against them) were Forbes, from The Killing (also by Pizzolatto), and Elisabeth Moss, who headlined Jane Campion’s  Top of the Lake.

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