Denise Crosby

Denise Michelle Crosby was born on November 24, 1957 in Hollywood, California. 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 Pl...

Born on November 24, 1957

Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA

Height 1.73m / 5' 8"

Biography

Denise Michelle Crosby was born on November 24, 1957 in Hollywood, California. 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 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-1980s. She appeared in a variety of films and made-for-TV movies, including Stark (1985), Malice in Wonderland (1985) (playing Carole Lombard), Desert Hearts (1985), Eliminators (1986) and Miracle Mile (1988).In 1987, Denise caught her big break playing Lieutenant 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 series 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 television series in 1993, and made numerous guest appearances, including a couple of episodes of the raunchy cable series Red Shoe Diaries (1992), which were subsequently released on video. There were also roles in Relative Fear (1994), Mutant Species (1994), Dream Man (1995) and Executive Power (1997). 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 sequel Trekkies 2 (2004).Since 2000, Denise has appeared on television 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). 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 was appearing opposite her husband Ken Sylk in the drama film Ripple Effect (2007).Read More

Known For

TradeMarks

Short blonde hair and blue eyes

Husky voice

Trivia

Son, with Ken Sylk, named August Sylk (born 17 June 1998).

Great-niece of Bob Crosby

Cousin of L. Chip Crosby Jr. and second cousin of Chris Crosby and Cathy Crosby.

Niece of Gary Crosby, Lindsay Crosby, Phillip Crosby, Nathaniel Crosby, Mary Crosby and Harry Crosby

Originally auditioned for the role of Counselor Deanna Troi, on Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987), but was hired as Lieutenant Tasha Yar instead.

Quit Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987) during its first season due to the fact that there were not enough "action" scenes for her character, Lieutenant Tasha Yar.

Born out of wedlock, her mother, Marilyn Miller Scott, sued her father, Dennis Crosby, for paternity in a highly publicized trial. The suit was filed only days after Crosby married a Las Vegas showgirl.

Former daughter-in-law of Blake Edwards

Daughter of Dennis Crosby and Marilyn Miller Scott.

Granddaughter of Bing Crosby and Dixie Lee

Quotes

"Well I just think its ironic that Star Trek: The Next Generation: Yesterday's Enterprise (1990) was, to me, my favorite episode that I did and was one of the fans' favorites of the series and that I had to die to actually get that episode written".

On why she left Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987): "I wasn't looking to be the star of the show, but I needed more to do than just answering to the captain".

About leaving the show Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987): "Leaving the show was a really difficult decision to make. It was purely an artistic one. I was very, very frustrated as an actor on the show and I felt straight jacketed. I always kind of use the comparison of being drafted by the major leagues and then being benched so I just felt like I needed to keep going you know, keep running, but I had no idea that I would still have this continuous involvement (with Star Trek) you know".

Spouses

Ken Sylk Ken Sylk - present (1 child)
Geoffrey Edwards Geoffrey Edwards May 21, 1983 - present (divorced)

Filmography

Days of Our Lives Days of Our Lives LisaDavis(1980)(unknownepisodes)
Trail of the Pink Panther  Trail of the Pink Panther  Denise,Bruno'smoll
Reading Rainbow Reading Rainbow Herself(1episode,1988)
Cocaine: One Man's Seduction  Cocaine: One Man's Seduction  Teller
Hunter Hunter PamSutton(1episode,1991)
Desert Hearts  Desert Hearts  Pat
My Wicked, Wicked Ways: The Legend of Errol Flynn  My Wicked, Wicked Ways: The Legend of Errol Flynn  DianaDyrenforth
L.A. Law L.A. Law JoanTurtletaub(1episode,1986)
Biography Biography Herself(1episode,2010)
Star Trek: The Next Generation Star Trek: The Next Generation LieutenantTashaYar/...(35episodes,1987-1994)
Sidewalks Entertainment Sidewalks Entertainment Herself-Guest(1episode,2013)
Arizona Heat  Arizona Heat  JillAndrews
Baywatch Baywatch EmilyMorgan(1episode,1997)
Mancuso, FBI Mancuso, FBI ToniSimmons(1episode,1989)
Tennessee Waltz  Tennessee Waltz  SallyLomas
Miracle Mile  Miracle Mile  Landa
Pet Sematary  Pet Sematary  RachelCreed
Skin Deep  Skin Deep  Angie
The Flash The Flash RebeccaFrost(1episode,1991)
Civil Wars Civil Wars GwenLeary(1episode,1993)
Sisters Sisters CynthiaAlbright(1episode,1995)
High Strung  High Strung  Melanie
Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman IsabelleMaynard(1episode,1996)
Jack's Place Jack's Place Lindsay(1episode,1992)
Red Shoe Diaries Red Shoe Diaries OfficerLynn'Mona'McCabe/...(2episodes,1992-1994)
Red Shoe Diaries 2: Double Dare  Red Shoe Diaries 2: Double Dare  OfficerLynn"Mona"McCabe("YouHaveTheRightToRemainSilent")
The Adventures of Brisco County Jr. The Adventures of Brisco County Jr. SheriffJennyTaylor(1episode,1993)
Diagnosis Murder Diagnosis Murder DidiHarris/...(3episodes,1995-1996)
Johnny Bago Johnny Bago Dr.CandaceDavid(1episode,1993)
Key West Key West ChaucyCaldwell(13episodes,1993)
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman Dr.GretchenKelly(3episodes,1994-1995)
NYPD Blue NYPD Blue Lt.SusanDalto(2episodes,2001)
The X-Files The X-Files Dr.MarySpeake(2episodes,2001)
Desperate Crimes  Desperate Crimes  BellaBlu
Models Inc. Models Inc. UrsulaEdwards(1episode,1994)
Max  Max  JayneBlake
Relative Fear  Relative Fear  ConnieMadison
The Drew Carey Show The Drew Carey Show OfficerHayes(1episode,2001)
JAG JAG Mrs.Dietz(1episode,2002)
Spy Game Spy Game Chrysalis(1episode,1998)
Executive Power  Executive Power  ChristineRolands
Deep Impact  Deep Impact  VickyHotchner
Redemption II Redemption II Sela
Family Guy Family Guy Herself(1episode,2009)
Family Law Family Law DorisCollins(1episode,2000)
Star Trek: Armada  Star Trek: Armada  Sela(voice)
Snoops Snoops EvelynHoutch(1episode,2000)
Flash III: Deadly Nightshade  Flash III: Deadly Nightshade  RebeccaFrost(archivefootage)
Judging Amy Judging Amy Ms.Nasretian(1episode,2001)
The Black Sabbath Story Vol. 2  The Black Sabbath Story Vol. 2  Herself
The Division The Division AlisonTisdale(1episode,2002)
Star Trek 25th Anniversary Special  Star Trek 25th Anniversary Special  Herself
Star Trek: 30 Years and Beyond  Star Trek: 30 Years and Beyond  Herself-InAudience(uncredited)
Weakest Link Weakest Link Herself(1episode,2001)
Red Shoe Diaries 13: Four on the Floor  Red Shoe Diaries 13: Four on the Floor  ThePsychiatrist("ThePsychiatrist")
Crossing Jordan Crossing Jordan CarlaMoran(1episode,2004)
The Agency The Agency Det.Reidy(1episode,2002)
Journey's End: The Saga of Star Trek - The Next Generation  Journey's End: The Saga of Star Trek - The Next Generation  Herself
Star Trek: The Next Generation Companion  Star Trek: The Next Generation Companion  Lt.TashaYar(archivefootage)
Threat Matrix Threat Matrix GillianSadler(1episode,2003)
Eyes Eyes JustineCanning(1episode,2005)
Scream Queens Scream Queens Herself
Prison Break Prison Break Doctor(1episode,2008)
Star Trek New Voyages: Phase II Star Trek New Voyages: Phase II Dr.JennaYar(1episode,2009)
Bones Bones MargieCurtis(1episode,2007)
E! True Hollywood Story E! True Hollywood Story Herself(1episode,2004)
Greasy Lake  Greasy Lake  BadGirl#2
Captain Kangaroo Court Captain Kangaroo Court GwenLeary
Fear Itself Fear Itself IsabelleMaynard
Shots Shots JustineCanning
For Love For Love DorisCollins
Deadly Nightshade Deadly Nightshade RebeccaFrost
All That Glitters All That Glitters PamSutton
Hail the Conquering Marrow Hail the Conquering Marrow Dr.CandaceDavid
A Bolt from the Blue A Bolt from the Blue Dr.GretchenKelly
Madame Ex Madame Ex Dr.GretchenKelly
I Cover the Waterfront I Cover the Waterfront ToniSimmons
Flight of Fancy Flight of Fancy Lt.SusanDalto
Thumb Enchanted Evening Thumb Enchanted Evening Lt.SusanDalto
The Bionic Bunny Show The Bionic Bunny Show Herself
You Have the Right to Remain Silent You Have the Right to Remain Silent OfficerLynn'Mona'McCabe
Judgment Day Judgment Day CynthiaAlbright
Angel One Angel One LieutenantTashaYar
Conspiracy Conspiracy LieutenantTashaYar(creditonly)
Datalore Datalore LieutenantTashaYar
Haven Haven LieutenantTashaYar
Heart of Glory Heart of Glory LieutenantTashaYar
Justice Justice LieutenantTashaYar
Shades of Gray Shades of Gray LieutenantTashaYar(archivefootage)(uncredited)
Skin of Evil Skin of Evil LieutenantTashaYar
Symbiosis Symbiosis LieutenantTashaYar
The Arsenal of Freedom The Arsenal of Freedom LieutenantTashaYar
The Battle The Battle LieutenantTashaYar
The Last Outpost The Last Outpost LieutenantTashaYar
The Mind's Eye The Mind's Eye Sela(voice)(uncredited)
The Most Toys The Most Toys LieutenantTashaYar(archivefootage)(uncredited)
The Neutral Zone The Neutral Zone LieutenantTashaYar(creditonly)
The Schizoid Man The Schizoid Man Lt.TashaYar(archivefootage)(uncredited)
Too Short a Season Too Short a Season LieutenantTashaYar
We'll Always Have Paris We'll Always Have Paris LieutenantTashaYar(creditonly)
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