Hollywood star Michelle Forbes got her beginnings in the late 1980s. She made her debut as Dr. Sonni Carrera-Lewis on the soap opera Guiding Light. In 1993, she made her film debut in Love Bites. The rest of the ’90s saw her star in the films Kalifornia, Swimming with Sharks, Roadflower, Just Looking, Black Day Blue Night, and Escape from L.A. During this period, she also played Ro Laren on show Star Trek: The Next Generation. From 1996 to 1998, she starred as Dr. Julianna Cox on the NBC series Homicide: Life on the Street. She continued her television career the following decade, during which she had recurring roles on The District, Wonderland, and Messiah.
She later became further known for her role as Lynne Kresge on the Fox series 24. After this, she played Admiral Helena Cain on Battlestar Galactica. At the same time, she played Samantha Brinker on Prison Break. Following this, she played Kate Weston on HBO’s In Treatment. She gained further recognition for her role as Maryann Forrester on True Blood. Subsequently, she played Dr. Pen Verrity on the Canadian series Durham County. From 2011 to 2012, she played Mitch Larsen on the AMC series The Killing. For her role here, she was nominated for a Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress. She then starred as Gail McLeod on Chicago Fire. As of 2016, she plays Valerie Edwards on the series Berlin Station. She also appeared in the 2015 movie The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2.
The 53-year-old actress stays slim and radiant thanks to her vegetarian lifestyle. Most recently, she has also turned to being a full-on vegan. “I’ve been a vegetarian for 31 years now and have crossed over into being a full and happy vegan this past year,” she said. She then shared about how her clean diet helps her entirely. She said: “A plant-based diet has actually simplified my life in so many ways. For breakfast, I try to get my first serving of fruits and nuts for fuel. I’m completely addicted to coconut water for the electrolytes and hydration. I like to juice whatever feels right on the day, in this case, beet/apple/kale/ginger/carrot/lemon. And, of course, a warm cup of ginger tea that gets the senses right and alert. Can’t get enough ginger!”