Michelle Forbes net worth: Michelle Forbes is an American celebrity who has a net worth of $3 million. Michelle Forbes was born in Austin, Texas in January 1965. She signed with the William Morris Agency at 16 and trained in the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. In 2000 she starred as Dr. Lyla Garrity in the show Wonderland and as Helen York in the show The District. From 2002 to 2003 she starred as Lynne Kresge to the television series 24. Forbes starred as Samantha Brinker about the TV series Prison Break from 2005 to 2006. From 2008 to 2009 she starred as Kate Weston to the show In Treatment. From 2008 to 2009 she starred as Maryann Forrester in the TV series True Blood. Forbes starred as Mitch Larsen about the TV series The Killing from 2011 to 2012. In 2013 she starred as Gail McLeod to the television series Chicago Fire. She starred as Retro Girl in the TV series Powers in 2015. She won a Satellite Award in 2009 and continues to be nominated for two Screen Actors Guild Awards as well as a Primetime Emmy Award.
After appearing in Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987) as Ro Laren, she was approached to play the same character in a starring role on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993). When she turned down the part, because she didn't want to commit to a regular television role at that point in her career, a new Bajoran character, Kira Nerys, was created and Nana Visitor was cast in that part.
Statuesque, model-like figure
Deep husky voice
Large hazel eyes
Dark hair and pale skin
Often plays characters who are anti-authority
About her character on Battlestar Galactica (2004): I tend to play a lot of authoritative, strong women, so initially this simply wasn't something I wanted to do. God bless them, though, for being so pursuant of me. The Galactica producers sent me a set of DVDs, because I had never seen the show, either. Galactica is amazingly good and well-written. I shudder to think I almost lost out on working with those wonderful people and on such a powerful story. (TV Zone Magazine, January 2005).
On turning down Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993): There were all sorts of rumors about why I didn't take [the DS9 role] and that I was quite arrogant about the whole thing. It wasn't that at all. It was, again, about wanting variety in my career. If I'd gone on to do DS9, I might not have had the variety I've been lucky to have in my career. That's not to say I wasn't grateful for the opportunity; I genuinely was. However, I had to make a choice that felt right for me, which was a difficult one, especially as a young actor being offered a steady job. (TV Zone Magazine, January 2005)