January 27, 1958 |
San Diego, California, U.S.
Susanna Thompson (born January 27, 1958) is an American television, stage and film actress. 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 currently starring as Moira Queen in CW series Arrow.
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). 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. 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. 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 
|1991||Silk Stalkings||ADA Susan Harner||"Pilot"|
|1992||A 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||The 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||A 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||In the Line of Duty: Blaze of Glory||Sylvia Whitmire||TV movie|
|1998||The Lake||Denise Hydecker||TV movie|
|1998||Prey||Jane Daniels||"Origins", "Veil"|
|1998||Michael Hayes||Mrs. Boland||"Devotion"|
|1999||The 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||The Twilight Zone||Annie MacIntosh||"Upgrade"|
|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||The Ballad of Jack and Rose||Miriam Rance|
|2006||The Book of Daniel||Judith Webster||8 episodes|
|2006||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Janice Cooper||"Killer"|
|2006||Without a Trace||Cynthia Neuwirth||"Win Today"|
|2006-2007||NCIS||Army Lt. Col. Hollis Mann||6 episodes|
|2007||The 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–present||Arrow||Moira Queen||Main role|
- Susanna Thompson - Biography - MSN Movies
- "Susanna Thompson Biography (1958-)". Film Reference. Retrieved 2012-06-29.
- Susanna Thompson Biography - TV Guide
- 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.
- Kings, "About", retrieved 2009-03-15
- "Susanna Thompson". BuddyTV. Retrieved 2012-06-29.