Denise Crosby Biography

Birthday: 1957-11-24
Place of Birth: Hollywood, California USA
Height: 5' 8" (1.73 m)
Wiki Biography: Forming part of the extensive Crosby family dynasty, this striking leading actress, daughter of entertainer Dennis Crosby, has appeared in film and television since the early 1980s. A photo spread in a 1979 issue of Playboy magazine and a recurring role in the soap opera "Days of Our Lives" (1965) in 1980 allowed Hollywood-born Denise to break through to stardom. She had a small role in 48 Hrs. (1982) playing a strong-minded lesbian and parts in Trail of the Pink Panther (1982) and Curse of the Pink Panther (1983) (both critically unsuccessful). Her career began to pick up in the mid-'80s. She appeared in a variety of films and made-for-TV movies, including Stark (1985) (TV), Malice in Wonderland (1985) (TV) (playing Carole Lombard), Desert Hearts (1985), Eliminators (1986) and Miracle Mile (1988). In 1987, Denise caught her big break playing "Lt. Tasha Yar" in "Star Trek: The Next Generation" (1987). Although not a huge role, the character allowed Denise to build a sizable fan base that exists to this day. In 1988, she left the program due to the diminishing size of her role, but returned as a guest star in the early 1990s. In 1989, she played the mother of a dead toddler who was brought back to life through an ancient curse in Stephen King's somewhat hokey horror novel film adaptation Pet Sematary (1989). Remaining in the horror genre, Denise played a similar role of a mother who discovers her young daughter's doll is evil in the Child's Play (1988) clone Dolly Dearest (1991). The 1990s brought few opportunities to Denise, but she worked consistently, appearing in a TV series in 1993, and made numerous guest appearances, including a couple of episodes of the raunchy cable series Red Shoe Diaries (1992) (TV), which were subsequently released on video. There were also roles in Relative Fear (1995), Mutant Species (1995), Dream Man (1995) (V) and Executive Power (1997) (V). More high-profile work arrived in the form of a small role in Jackie Brown (1997), playing a public defender, and a sizable part as a pregnant mother in the hit disaster movie Deep Impact (1998). She gained recognition as a "Star Trek" fan by producing and presenting Trekkies (1997) and its 2004 sequel. Since 2000, Denise has appeared on TV in guest roles on "The X-Files" (1993), "JAG" (1995), "The Agency" (2001), "Threat Matrix" (2003), "Eyes" (2005) and "Dexter" (2006). She acted in the award-winning short film The Bus Stops Here (2003), had a leading role in the western/horror indie film Legend of the Phantom Rider (2002) and has recently appeared in a horror film by legendary genre director Tobe Hooper, Mortuary (2005/I). This capable actress continues to appear on television and in film. Best known for her "Star Trek" days, Denise embraces her fans often at conventions and will be appearing opposite her husband Ken Sylk in Ripple Effect (2007), a film due for release in 2006.

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Filmography

TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Key West 1993 Drama
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
48 Hrs. 1982 0, 0, Comedy, 0
Desert Hearts 1986 Drama, Romance
Arizona Heat Jill Andrews 1988 Game Show, Comedy
Skin Deep 1989 Biography, 0
Miracle Mile 1989 Action, Drama, Romance
Tennessee Waltz Sally Lomas 1991 Thriller, Drama
Dolly Dearest Marilyn Wade 1992
Desperate Crimes Bella Blu 1992 Crime, Drama
Relative Fear 1994
Mutant Species Carol-Anne 1995 Reality Tv
Trekkies 1997
Legend of the Phantom Rider Sarah Jenkins 2003 Action, Fantasy
Trekkies 2 2004
Mortuary 2006
Ripple Effect Ronald's Wife 2007 0
Born Catherine 2007 Horror
High Strung 2016 Biography, 0
Eliminators Nora Hunter 2016
Pet Sematary Rachel Creed 2019 Game Show