Susanna Thompson

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Susanna Thompson
Susanna Thompson 2013.jpg
Thompson in 2013
Born (1958-01-27) January 27, 1958 (age 56)
San Diego, California, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1991–present

Susanna Thompson (born January 27, 1958) is an American television, stage and film actress.[1][2] She is known for her roles in films Little Giants (1994), Ghosts of Mississippi (1996), Random Hearts (1999) and Dragonfly (2002), and as Karen Sammler on ABC drama series Once and Again (1999-2002). She is currently starring as Moira Queen in the CW series Arrow.

Career[edit]

Thompson received a Dramatic Award for her role as Luisa in A Shayna Maidel. She was also nominated for Best Actress by the San Diego Critics Circle for her role in Agnes of God. She may be best known for her television work, which includes playing Karen Sammler on Once and Again, Michelle Generoo in an episode of The X-Files and a recurring role as the Borg Queen in the Star Trek: Voyager two-part episodes "Dark Frontier" (1999) and "Unimatrix Zero" (2000).[3][4] Thompson also portrayed Denise Hydecker in the 1998 made-for-TV movie The Lake with Yasmine Bleeth.

One of Thompson's most controversial television appearances was on an episode of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine entitled "Rejoined". In the episode, she participated in one of US television's first same-sex kisses. The episode first aired on October 30, 1995.

Thompson made a guest appearance on Law and Order: SVU on October 7, 2003 in the season five episode "Mother". Thompson played Dr. Greta Heints, a psychiatrist who rehabilitates sex offenders in order to prepare them for a return to society. Heints is attacked and knocked unconscious in the early scenes of the episode, and in the course of the investigation, Detectives Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay) and Elliot Stabler (Christopher Meloni) discover Heints has been accused of having a romantic relationship with one of her patients.

Beginning in January 2006, she had a starring role in the short-lived NBC drama The Book of Daniel.[1] In November 2006, she made her first appearance as Army Lieutenant Colonel Hollis Mann on the CBS series NCIS, in the recurring role of Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs' (Mark Harmon) girlfriend. That same week, she appeared on another CBS series, Without a Trace.

Thompson starred on the NBC series Kings, which was based on the biblical story of David.[5] She portrayed the role of Queen Rose Benjamin, an analogue of Ahinoam the wife of Saul. The show premiered in March 2009 and ended in July. As of 2012 she plays Moira Queen in CW series Arrow.

Personal life[edit]

Thompson earned her bachelor's degree in drama from San Diego State University.[3][6] Her husband is a professor at San Diego State University.

Filmography[edit]

Film and Television
Year Title Role Notes
1991 Silk Stalkings ADA Susan Harner "Pilot"
1992 Woman Scorned: The Betty Broderick Story, AA Woman Scorned: The Betty Broderick Story Receptionist TV movie
1992 Calendar Girl, Cop, Killer? The Bambi Bembenek Story Christine TV movie
1992 Civil Wars Susan Phelan "Denise and De Nuptials", "Oboe Phobia"
1992 Star Trek: The Next Generation Varel "The Next Phase"
1993 Star Trek: The Next Generation Inmate Jaya "Frame of Mind"
1993 Ambush in Waco: In the Line of Duty Meg TV movie
1993 Bodies of Evidence Elizabeth McCarty "Flesh and Blood"
1993 X-Files, TheThe X-Files Michelle Generoo "Space"
1993 Slaughter of the Innocents Connie Collins
1994 In the Line of Duty: The Price of Vengeance TV movie
1994 L.A. Law Susan Allner "Cold Cuts"
1994 MacShayne: The Final Roll of the Dice Janet TV movie
1994 Alien Nation: Dark Horizon Lorraine Clark TV movie
1994 Promise Kept: The Oksana Baiul Story, AA Promise Kept: The Oksana Baiul Story Marina Baiul TV movie
1994 When a Man Loves a Woman Janet
1994 Little Giants Patty Floyd
1995 NYPD Blue Joyce Novak "Dirty Socks", "The Bookie and the Kooky Cookie"
1995 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Dr. Lenara Kahn "Rejoined"
1995 Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman Anna Marie Sheehan "Fifi's First Christmas"
1996 America's Dream Beth Ann TV movie
1996 Bermuda Triangle Grace TV movie
1996 Ghosts of Mississippi Peggy Lloyd
1997 Roar Gweneth "Daybreak"
1997 In the Line of Duty: Blaze of Glory Sylvia Whitmire TV movie
1998 Lake, TheThe Lake Denise Hydecker TV movie
1998 Prey Jane Daniels "Origins", "Veil"
1998 Players Jean Cameron "Con-undrum"
1998 Michael Hayes Mrs. Boland "Devotion"
1999 Caseys, TheThe Caseys TV movie
1999 Random Hearts Peyton Van Deck Broeck
1999 Chicago Hope Francesca "From Here to Maternity"
1999-2000 Star Trek: Voyager Borg Queen 4 episodes
1999-2002 Once and Again Karen Sammler Main role
2000 High Noon Amy Kane TV movie
2002 Twilight Zone, TheThe Twilight Zone Annie MacIntosh "Upgrade"
2002 Dragonfly Emily Darrow
2003 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Dr. Greta Heints "Mother"
2003-2004 Still Life Charlotte Morgan 5 episodes
2005 Medical Investigation Dr. Kate Ewing 3 episodes
2005 Jake in Progress Emma Taylor "Harpy Birthday"
2005 Ballad of Jack and Rose, TheThe Ballad of Jack and Rose Miriam Rance
2005 Hello Rory
2006 Book of Daniel, TheThe Book of Daniel Judith Webster 8 episodes
2006 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Janice Cooper "Killer"
2006 Without a Trace Cynthia Neuwirth "Win Today"
2006-2007, 2014 NCIS Army Lt. Col. Hollis Mann 7 episodes
2007 Gathering, TheThe Gathering Elaine Tanner TV miniseries
2007 American Pastime Shirley Burrell
2009 Kings Queen Rose Benjamin 12 episodes
2010 Cold Case Diane Yates 3 episodes
2012 Unbanded Jamie
2012–present Arrow Moira Queen Main Cast

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Susanna Thompson - Biography - MSN Movies
  2. ^ "Susanna Thompson Biography (1958-)". Film Reference. Retrieved 2012-06-29. 
  3. ^ a b Susanna Thompson Biography - TV Guide
  4. ^ Alice Krige originated the role of the Borg Queen in the 1996 film Star Trek: First Contact and reprised it in the Star Trek: Voyager series finale in 2001 when Thompson was not available to play the role because of her work schedule on Once and Again.
  5. ^ Kings, "About", retrieved 2009-03-15 
  6. ^ "Susanna Thompson". BuddyTV. Retrieved 2012-06-29. 

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