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Denise Crosby

Denise CrosbyAKA Denise Michelle Crosby

Born: 24-Nov-1957
Birthplace: Hollywood, CA

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Actor

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Tasha Yar on Star Trek

Denise Crosby portrayed Chief of Security Natasha Yar on Star Trek: The Next Generation. Crosby felt stifled in the role and wanted out at the end of the first season, so her character was killed in action by alien-inflicted head trauma. Crosby later returned to the Star Trek universe to play Tasha Yar's daughter, Romulan Commander Sela, and produced two documentaries about Star Trek fandom, Trekkies and Trekkies 2.

Crosby was born out of wedlock, and her mother had to sue her father to establish paternity. The lawsuit took three years, and Crosby's mother won only $100 per week in child support. She is the granddaughter of famed crooner Bing Crosby, but never met him. She was 19 when he died.

Crosby was married to Geoffrey Edwards, son of director Blake Edwards and stepson of Julie Andrews. She made her film debut at 21 in Edwards' 10, and her best-known film is Stephen King's Pet Sematary. Superior among her film work was the little-seen doomsday drama, Miracle Mile, with Anthony Edwards and Mare Winningham.

Father: Dennis Crosby (musician, son of Bing Crosby, d. 1991 sucide)
Mother: Marilyn Miller Scott (affair, 1957)
Mother: Pat Sheehan (stepmother, Las Vegas showgirl, m. 4-May-1958, div. 1963)
Brother: Dennis Michael Crosby (half-brother, b. 22-Dec-1958, with Sheehan)
Brother: James Anthony Crosby (half-brother, b. 31-Dec-1961, with Sheehan)
Mother: Arleen Crosby (stepmother, secretary, m. 1963)
Husband: Geoffrey Edwards (director, m. 1983, div. 1990)
Husband: Ken Sylk (actor, m. 1995)
Son: August William Sylk (b. 17-Jun-1998)

    Posed Naked for Playboy

    TELEVISION
    Southland Susan Salinger (2009-10)
    Lois & Clark Dr. Gretchen Kelly (1994-95)
    Key West Chaucy Caldwell (1993)
    Star Trek: The Next Generation Lt. Tasha Yar (1987-94)

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    Born (Oct-2007)
    Mortuary (12-May-2005)
    Trekkies 2 (20-Apr-2004) · Herself
    Deep Impact (7-May-1998) · Vicky Hotchner
    Trekkies (18-Oct-1997) · Herself
    Executive Power (25-Sep-1997) · Christine Rolands
    Mutant Species (1995)
    Red Shoe Diaries 2: Double Dare (24-Mar-1993)
    Dolly Dearest (Jan-1992) · Marilyn Read
    High Strung (1991)
    Tennessee Waltz (6-Aug-1989) · Sally
    Pet Sematary (21-Apr-1989) · Rachel Creed
    Skin Deep (3-Mar-1989) · Angie
    Miracle Mile (11-Sep-1988)
    Arizona Heat (1988)
    Eliminators (31-Jan-1986)
    Desert Hearts (28-Aug-1985) · Pat
    Malice in Wonderland (12-May-1985)
    Stark (10-Apr-1985)
    The Man Who Loved Women (16-Dec-1983)
    Curse of the Pink Panther (13-Aug-1983) · Bruno's Moll
    Cocaine: One Man's Seduction (27-Feb-1983) · Teller
    Trail of the Pink Panther (17-Dec-1982) · Bruno's Moll
    48 Hrs. (8-Dec-1982) · Sally


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