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, “CROSSING JORDAN,” and “BONES.” Denise is currently playing Captain Susan Sallinger on the acclaimed series “SOUTHLAND”coming in January on TNT.
She co-starred in Stephen King’s classic film, “PET SEMATARY.” Denise made her film debut in, “48 Hours”, and went on to work with Blake Edwards in “THEMAN 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 Indie films such as the Sundance Film Festival Winner “MIRACLE MILE” 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 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. Currently, Denise is starring in the Tennesee Williams play ORPHEUS DESCENDING at the Theatre/Theatre in Los Angeles with outstanding reviews. To quote one recent review, “Denise Crosby as Lady personifies grace under pressure with languid fluidity. Crosby is simply a joy to watch. From the tired, aged beauty and victim of circumstances to the saucy, confident heroine in the third act, Crosby never tips her hand. With magnificent self-restraint and a quiet, simmering confidence, Crosby owns the stage…simply put—this is her show and she radiates even from the shadows like a single flame”.
Denise has also 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 L.A. with her husband, writer Ken Sylk and their 11 year old son, Augie, along with 3 golldfish, 2 cats, and a very sweet Basset Hound named Clementine.