Denise Crosby

Denise Crosby created the role of Lt. Tasha Yar on one of the most popular  TV 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 AND CLARK:  THE ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN.” She has guest starred in numerous TV  series, most recently, “DEXTER,” “SCANDAL,“CASTLE” and the recurring role of Mary in “THE WALKING DEAD.” Denise played Captain Susan  Sallinger on the acclaimed series “SOUTHLAND” on TNT. She is currently  recurring in the role of Deb on the series “RAY DONOVAN” for SHOWTIME  starring Liev Schreiber and Jon Voight, and “THE MAGICIANS” for SyFy. 

She co-starred in Stephen King’s classic film, “PET SEMATARY.” Denise  made her film debut in Walter Hills’ hit “48 Hours” 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 with Quentin Tarentino in  “JACKIE BROWN,” and Mimi Leder in “DEEP IMPACT.” Denise has worked  in Indies films such as the Sundance Film Festival Winner “MIRACLE MILE” directed by Steve De Jarnette and “THE RED SHOE DIARIES” directed by  Zalman 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 son, Augie.