Fast Facts

  • Made her TV debut playing twins Sonni and Solida on soap The Guiding Light; for which she earned a 1990 Daytime Emmy nomination.
  • Star Trek: The Next Generation character Ensign Ro was so popular the series' creators wanted to make Forbes a regular on spin-off Deep Space Nine, but Forbes wasn't interested in committing to another show.
  • Made her big-screen debut in the 1993 thriller Kalifornia.
  • Later did stints on several acclaimed series, including Homicide: Life on the Street, 24 and Battlestar Galactica.
  • Learned sign language in just six days for her role in the 2001 BBC miniseries Messiah.

Awards

  • 2011, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2002, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2009, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee

Relationships

  • Ross Kettle — Ex-husband
  • Reed Diamond — Ex-significant Other

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  • Birth Place: Austin, Texas, United States
  • Profession: Actor

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