Michelle Hurd

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Michelle Hurd
Born (1966-12-21) December 21, 1966 (age 51)
New York City, U.S.
Education Boston University
Saint Ann's School
Occupation Actress
Years active 1989–present
Spouse(s)
Garret Dillahunt (m. 2007)
Parent(s) Hugh Hurd
Merlyn Purdy

Michelle Hurd (born December 21, 1966) is an American actress. She is perhaps best known for her role as Monique Jeffries in the first and second season of the television series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.

Early life[edit]

Michelle Hurd is the daughter of actor Hugh L. Hurd. Her sister is actress and dancer, Adrienne Hurd. She graduated from Saint Ann's School in 1984 and Boston University in 1988, and studied with the Alvin Ailey School. After her graduation from college, she studied at London's National Theatre.[1]

Career[edit]

One of Hurd's early Off Broadway performances was in the play The Constant Couple in 1990. A review in The Nation predicted that this would be a stepping stone to Broadway roles.[2] Hurd made her Broadway debut in the 1996 Stephen SondheimGeorge Furth play Getting Away with Murder. Her other theatre credits include Othello, A.M.L., Hamlet and The Hunchback of Notre Dame.[3][4] Hurd acted in 'Looking for the Pony for Manhattan Theater Source with her sister Adrienne and in 900 Oneonta for Circle Repertory Company with Garret Dillahunt who would become her husband.[5] She won the Robbie Award and the California Theatre Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama for the premiere of Richard Greenberg's The Violet Hour.

Michelle Hurd appeared as the comic book superhero B.B. DaCosta / Fire in the failed television pilot Justice League of America in 1997. Her other early television appearances include New York Undercover, The Practice and The Cosby Mysteries. Her experiences filming the latter series led her to come forward as a witness to a woman being drugged by Bill Cosby.[6] Hurd's association with the Law & Order franchise began with her appearance in a 1997 episode of the titular series. Her performance as a corrupt FBI informant caught the attention of Law & Order producer Dick Wolf, who two years later cast her in the spin-off Law & Order: Special Victims Unit as Detective Monique Jeffries. She co-starred with Christopher Meloni and Mariska Hargitay for the first season before leaving the main cast in 2000. She appeared in the first, seventh and sixteenth episodes of season two.

After her time on SVU, Hurd had television roles in Charmed, The O.C., According to Jim, Shark, Bones, and Gossip Girl. She collaborated with her husband again in the 2001 Showtime original series Leap Years. From 2006 to 2007, she had a recurring role on ER as television news producer Courtney Brown, who becomes close to Dr. Kerry Weaver. She also returned to the stage, playing the lead role Diana in the Washington Shakespeare Theatre Company's February 10 – March 29, 2009 production of Lope de Vega's Dog in the Manger.[7][8]

In 2010, Hurd began a starring role on the A&E Network drama The Glades, playing Colleen Manus. In March 2018, it was announced that Hurd will have a leading role in the CBS reboot of Cagney & Lacey, playing the character Mary Beth Lacey (originated by Tyne Daly in the original series), starring alongside Sarah Drew.[9][10][11]

In 2016, Hurd had a recurring role in the second season of Daredevil as Samantha Reyes, a corrupt district attorney overseeing the prosecution of Frank Castle. Hurd had debuted the role in the season 1 finale of Jessica Jones.

On April 26, 2018, Michelle Hurd spoke in a panel for World Intellectual Property Day with a theme of celebrating the creative output of women.[12]

Personal life[edit]

In 2007, Hurd married actor Garret Dillahunt.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1989 Rude Awakening Student on street
1998 Wilbur Falls State police #2
1999 Personals Lorraine
1999 Random Hearts Susan
2000 Double Parked Lola
2006 Play It by Ear Mary Ann
2012 Girl Most Likely Libby
2015 I Spit on Your Grave III: Vengeance Is Mine Detective Glenn Bolton
2016 Search Engines Petra
TBA Be Afraid Christine Booth
TBA We Don't Belong Here Tania

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1991–1997 Another World Dana Kramer Role held: May 28, 1991 – September 2, 1994; November 10, 1995 – June 9, 1997
1994 Vanishing Son II Anita Television film
1994–1995 New York Undercover A.D.A. Reynolds 5 episodes
1995 The Cosby Mysteries Jogger Episode: "Comic Book Murder"
1995 New York News Asia Episode: "Good-Bye Gator"
1997 Justice League of America B.B. DaCosta / Fire Television film
1997 Law & Order Angela Roney Episode: "Entrapment"
1997 The Practice D.A. Renee Williams 2 episodes
1997–1998 Malcolm & Eddie Simone Lewis 8 episodes
1997 Players Laura Jenkins Episode: "Con Amore"
1998 Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction Diane Lerner Episode: "The Getaway"
1999 Action Gina Episode: "Pilot"
1999–2001 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Detective Monique Jeffries Main cast (seasons 1–2); 25 episodes
2001 The Fugitive Nettie Beaumont Episode: "Lagniappe"
2001–2002 Leap Years Athena Barnes Main cast; 20 episodes
2003 Skin Detective Kimberly Banks 3 episodes
2004 According to Jim Kitson 3 episodes
2004 Kevin Hill Dr. Brooke Mills Episode: "Homework"
2004 The O.C. Ms. Fisher Episode: "The Way We Were"
2005 Charmed Katya Episode: "Little Box of Horrors"
2006 Bones Detective Rose Harding Episode: "The Man in the Morgue"
2006 Smith Agent Lowry Episode: "Pilot"
2006 Kidnapped Katherine Episode: "Burn, Baby, Burn"
2006–2007 ER Courtney Brown 6 episodes
2007 Shark Dr. Connie Vasquez Episode: "Strange Bedfellows"
2007–2008 Gossip Girl Laurel 6 episodes
2009 CSI: Miami Agent Diane Reed Episode: "Out of Time"
2009 Too Late to Say Goodbye Detective Ann Roche Television film
2009 The Good Wife Tamara Episode: "Unprepared"
2010 FlashForward Liz Kayson Episode: "Course Correction"
2010–2013 The Glades Colleen Manus Main cast; 43 episodes
2011–2013 90210 Rachel Gray 6 episodes
2012 Blue Bloods CIA Anne Reynolds Episode: "Risk and Reward"
2012 Naughty or Nice Helen Purcell Television film
2013 Emily Owens, M.D. Diana Calder Episode: "Emily and... the Love of Larping"
2013 Golden Boy Louise Reed Episode: "Longshot"
2013 Raising Hope Agent Thompson Episode: "Murder, She Hoped"
2014 Pretty Little Liars Elizabeth Mainway Episode: "Who's in the Box?"
2014–2016 Hawaii Five-0 Renee Grover 6 episodes
2014 Witches of East End Alex 2 episodes
2015 Beautiful & Twisted Det. Sgt. Gloria Mosley Television film
2015 The Mysteries of Laura Donna McKinney Episode: "The Mystery of the Popped Pugilist"
2015 Bosch Connie Irving Episode: "Chapter Eight: High Low"
2015 How to Get Away with Murder Amanda Winthrop Episode: "Mama's Here Now"
2015 Devious Maids Jacklyn Dussault 4 episodes
2015 It Had to Be You Pam Davis Television film
2015 Jessica Jones D.A. Samantha Reyes Episode: "AKA Smile"
2016 Daredevil D.A. Samantha Reyes 6 episodes
2016 Ash vs. Evil Dead Linda Bates Emery Main role (Season 2)
2016–18 Blindspot Shepherd Main role (Season 2)
Guest (Season 3)
2017 Younger Donna Episode: "A Close Shave"
2017 Lethal Weapon Gina Santos Recurring role

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role
2004 Terminator 3: The Redemption Various (voice)

Theatre[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1990 The Constant Couple Lady Lurewell Red Heel Theatre
May 1990[2]
1996 Getting Away with Murder Charmaine Broadhurst Theatre
March 17, 1996 – March 31, 1996
1997 900 Oneonta Palace Circle Repertory Company
September 5, 1997 – September 22, 1997[13]
2002 The Violet Hour Jessie Brewster South Coast Repertory
November 8, 2002 – November 24, 2002[14]
2009 Dog in the Manger Diana Shakespeare Theatre Company
February 10, 2009 – March 29, 2009

References[edit]

  1. ^ Walker, Jodi (2014-08-10). "Michelle Hurd Visits 'Witches of East End' & You've Definitely Seen Her on TV Before". Bustle. Retrieved 2018-04-24.
  2. ^ a b Disch, Thomas (1990-06-11). "The Constant Couple". The Nation. Retrieved 2018-04-26.
  3. ^ Playbill for Dog in the Manger. Washington, D.C.: The Shakespeare Theatre Company. February–March 2009. p. 20. |access-date= requires |url= (help)
  4. ^ Hunt, Annie (January 21, 2009). "SHAKESPEARE THEATRE COMPANY'S 2008–2009 SEASON CONTINUES WITH The Dog in the Manger (press release)" (Press release). Retrieved March 19, 2009. She has appeared on Broadway in Getting Away with Murder at the Broadhurst Theatre and Off-Broadway in many productions including 900 Oneonta, A.M.L., Looking for the Pony, Hot Keys and Conquering Thursday. Hurd’s regional theatre credits include west coast premier of The Violet Hour at South Coast Repertory, where she won the Robbie Award for best actress and North Shore Theater’s production of Hamlet and her film credits include Random Hearts, Personals, Double Parked, Wolf and King of New York.
  5. ^ "Exclusive interview with Andrea Lepcio, writer of "Looking for the Pony"". Proscenium Journal. 2014-08-25. Retrieved 2018-04-24.
  6. ^ Morasky, Lauren (2014-11-24). "Actress Michelle Hurd: Bill Cosby was "very inappropriate with me"". CBS. Retrieved 2018-04-26.
  7. ^ "The Dog in the Manger – 2008–2009 Season Artistic Team and Cast". The Shakespeare Theatre Company. Archived from the original on March 26, 2009. Retrieved March 19, 2009.
  8. ^ "The Dog in the Manger – 2008–2009 Season – One on One with Michael Hayden and Michelle Hurd". Washington, D.C.: The Shakespeare Theatre Company. Archived from the original on May 1, 2009. Retrieved March 19, 2009. I most recently played Laurel in Gossip Girl. It was fun for me as I often play cops and lawyers and doctors and this time I had the opportunity to play a mean fashionista ... and wear cute outfits and heels.
  9. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (14 March 2018). "'Cagney & Lacey': 'Grey's Anatomy's Sarah Drew & Michelle Hurd Set As The Leads Of CBS Reboot Pilot". Retrieved 14 March 2018.
  10. ^ "After 'Grey's Anatomy' exit, Sarah Drew to star in 'Cagney & Lacey' reboot". Retrieved 14 March 2018.
  11. ^ Holloway, Daniel (14 March 2018). "Sarah Drew, Michelle Hurd Cast in CBS' 'Cagney & Lacey' Pilot". Retrieved 14 March 2018.
  12. ^ "Powering Change: Women in Innovation and Creativity". US Copyright Office. 2018-04-26. Retrieved 2018-04-26.
  13. ^ Willis, John; Lynch, Tom (2000). Theatre World 1996-1997. Hal Leonard.
  14. ^ Oxman, Steven (2002-11-12). "The Violet Hour". Variety. Retrieved 2018-04-26.

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