Denise Crosby


DENISE CROSBY - Captain Norton

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Meet Denise Crosby. Denise Crosby created the role of Lt. Tasha Yar on one of the most popularTV series ever, Star Trek: The Next Generation. She later returned to play Tasha's daughter "Sela," a role she helped create. Denise co-starred alongside Fisher Stevens and Jennifer Tilly in the Fox series, Key West and has played recurring roles on the acclaimed series, NYPD Blue, The X-Files, Mad Men, and Lois & Clark. She has guest starred in numerous TV series, most recently, Scandal, Castle and The Walking Dead. Denise played Captain Susan Sallinger on the acclaimed series Southlandon TNT Drama. She is currently re-curring on the series Ray Donovan for Showtime Networks starringLiev Schreiber and Jon Voight, andThe Magiciansfor Syfy.

This is not Denise's first appearance in a film based on work by Stephen King. She was the lead in his classic film, Pet Semetary (film). Denise made her film debut in, 48 Hours (movie), and went on to work with Blake Edwards in "The Man Who Loved Women, and Skin Deep (with the late John Ritter). She teamed up withQuentin Tarantino in Jackie Brown, and Mimi Leder inDeep Impact. Denise has worked in indy films such as the Sundance film festival Winner Miracle Mile, directed by Steve De Jarnette, and Red Shoe Diaries directed byZalman King.

Denise received an Ovation nomination for Best Actress for her performance in Last Summer at Bluefish Cove, directed by Dorothy Lyman. She has done numerous plays, most notably the role of Tamara de Lempicka in the acclaimed play Tamara.Richard Dreyfuss made his theatrical directing debut with Denise in Stops Along the Way. Her most recent stage work includes two critically acclaimed plays directed by legendary acting teacher Larry Moss: Epitaph for George Dillon, by John Osborne, which opened in New York City and Beggars in the House of Plenty, by John Patrick Shanley at Theater/Theatre in L.A. Denise was recently seen in Orpheus Descending, by Tennessee Williams, directed by Lou Pepe at Theatre/Theater, alongside actor Gale Harrold. The production was critically acclaimed, nominated for the 2010 L.A. Drama Desk Award for “Best Revival” and has been singled out in many “Best of 2010” lists. She was last seen in the award-winning premiere of House of Gold, directed by Gates McFadden at EST: LOS ANGELES, where she is a company member. 

Denise has worn a different hat as Producer and Host of the feature documentary Trekkies, released by Paramount Pictures. The film reteams her with director Roger Nygard who directed her in the Indie comedy High Strung, written by comedian Steve Oedekerk. They have also worked together on the sequel, Trekkies 2, currently out on Paramount Home Video. Denise currently resides in Pacific Palisades with her husband, writer Ken Sylk, and their 17-year-old son, Augie.

Denise is playing Captain Norton in The Doctor's Case.

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