Catherine Dent

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Catherine Dent
Born Catherine Grace Dent
(1965-04-14) April 14, 1965 (age 49)
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1991–present
Spouse(s) Peter Eliasberg (m. 2002)

Catherine Grace Dent[1] (born April 14, 1965) is an American actress. She is best known for the role of Danielle "Danny" Sofer in the FX series The Shield.

Early life and career[edit]

Dent was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the daughter of Eleanor Brown and Fred C. Dent, a politician.[2] She attended the North Carolina School of the Arts and graduated in 1993.

Dent has starred in film and in television as of early 1990's. Her first feature film was the 1994 movie Nobody's Fool. On television she played Janice Talbert in One Life to Live, and well has made guest appearances on several TV shows, such as on The Pretender, The X-Files, The Invisible Man, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, The Sopranos, Frasier, Judging Amy, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Without A Trace, Grey's Anatomy, NCIS, and The Mentalist.

Her big breakthrough role came in 2002 as L.A.P.D. Officer Danielle "Danny" Sofer on the FX hit drama The Shield.[3] On film, she appeared in Replicant (2001), The Majestic (2001) and 21 Grams (2003).[3]

Personal life[edit]

Dent is married to lawyer Peter Eliasberg. They were married on March 23, 2002.[1] Together, they have one child.[4]

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
1993 A Girls' Guide to Sex Tracy Pixel TV film
1994 Nobody's Fool Charlotte Sullivan
1996 The Debutantes Mary Cat Short film
1997 March 29th, 1979 Jane Freedman Short film
1998 Dangerous Proposition Laura
1998 Jaded Lisa Heller
2001 Someone Like You Alice
2001 Replicant Anne
2001 It What It Is Marley Weber
2001 Venomous Susan Edmonton
2001 The Majestic Mabel
2002 Auto Focus Susan
2003 21 Grams Ana
2005 Phantom Below Lieutenant Claire Trifoli TV film
2005 The Unseen Ms. Lucille
2007 The Bad Son Ronnie McAdams TV film
2008 Sanctuary Sarah Hanson
2009 Natalee Hollway Carol Standifer TV film
2009 Duress Jenny
2011 Carjacked Therapist
2012 Drew Peterson: Untouchable Karen Chojnacki TV film
2013 Finding Neighbors Mary
Television
Year Title Role Notes
1991 Dallas Reporter #1 "Fathers and Sons and Fathers and Sons" (season 14: episode 16)
1995 New York Undercover Shirley "Downtown Girl" (season 1: episode 25)
1996 High Incident "Shake, Rattle & Roll" (season 2: episode 7)
1997 Crisis Center Laura "Someone to Watch Over Me" (season 1: episode 4)
1997 One Life to Live Janice Talbert 2 episodes
1998 The Pretender Dr. Carla Goetz "Crazy" (season 3: episode 1)
1998 Frasier Claudia Kynock "The Seal Who Came to Dinner" (season 6: episode 8)
1998 Chicago Hope Tanya Anderson "Gun with the Wind" (season 5: episode 10)
1999 L.A. Doctors Alice Field "Denial" (season 1: episode 18)
1999 The X-Files June Gurwich "Trevor" (season 6: episode 17)
1999 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Deborah Latrell "Or Just Look Like One" (season 1: episode 3)
1999 Third Watch Doris Fontaine "Hell Is What You Make of It" (season 1: episode 4)
1999 Dharma & Greg Cynthia "Looking for the Goodbars" (season 3: episode 12)
1999 Nash Bridges Tara Browning "Rip Off" (season 5: episode 11)
2000 The Sopranos Arlene Riley "Do Not Resuscitate" (season 2: episode 2)
2001 The Invisible Man Dr. Elizabeth Rendell "Money for Nothing: Part 2" (season 1: episode 22)
"Brother's Keeper" (season 2: episode 6)
2001 The Lone Gunmen Carol Strode "The Lying Game" (season 1: episode 11)
2002–2008 The Shield Sergeant Danielle "Danny" Sofer Main role; 88 episodes
2002 Taken Sally Clarke "Beyond the Sky" (season 1: episode 1)
"Jacob and Jesse" (season 1: episode 2)
"Maintenance" (season 1: episode 5)
2005 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Kay Marquette / Irene "Who Shot Sherlock" (season 5: episode 11)
2005 Judging Amy Connie Barrett "You Don't Know Me" (season 6: episode 12)
2006 Law & Order Dena Carter "Deadlock" (season 17: episode 9)
2007 Grey's Anatomy Cathy Rogerson "My Favorite Mistake" (season 3: episode 19)
2007 Numb3rs Naomi Vaughn "The Janus List" (season 3: episode 24)
2007 Without a Trace Lindsay Bynum "One Wrong Move" (season 6: episode 9)
2008 Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles Agent Greta Simpson "The Turk" (season 1: episode 3)
"Heavy Metal" (season 1: episode 4)
"What He Beheld" (season 1: episode 9)
2009 Criminal Minds Ellen Daniels "Pleasure Is My Business" (season 4: episode 16)
2010 Ghost Whisperer Laura Bradley "Lethal Combination" (season 5: episode 19)
2010 The Closer Melissa Disken "Help Wanted" (season 6: episode 2)
2010 Lie to Me Faye Sheridan "Pied Piper" (season 2: episode 19)
2010 Law & Order: LA Defense Attorney "Harbor City" (season 1: episode 3)
2010 NCIS Whitney Sharp "Enemies Foreign" (season 8: episode 8)
"Enemies Domestic" (season 8: episode 9)
2011 Breakout Kings Paula Berry "Off the Beaten Path" (season 1: episode 11)
2011–2012 The Mentalist FBI Agent Susan Darcy Recurring role; 6 episodes
2011 Chuck Jane "Chuck Versus the Business Trip" (season 5: episode 4)
2012 Touch Abigail Kelsey "Noosphere Rising" (season 1: episode 7)
"Tessellations" (season 1: episode 10)
"Gyre, Part 1" (season 1: episode 11)
"Gyre, Part 2" (season 1: episode 12)
2012 Leverage Ellen Casey "The Long Goodbye Job" (season 5: episode 15)
2013 Castle Beth Tanner "The Human Factor" (season 5: episode 23)
2014 Rake Judge Dupre "A Close Shave"" (RAK-104)

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