|Born||December 21, 1966|
New York City, U.S.
|Parent(s)||Hugh Hurd (father)|
Michelle Hurd (born December 21, 1966) is an American actress known for her work in television. She first received recognition for portraying Monique Jeffries in the police procedural series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999–2001). She has since starred as Athena Barnes in the drama series Leap Years (2001), Colleen Manus in the crime drama series The Glades (2010–2013), Linda Bates Emery in the comedy-horror series Ash vs Evil Dead (2016), and Ellen "Shepherd" Briggs in the crime drama series Blindspot (2015–2018). She currently portrays Raffi Musiker in the science fiction series Star Trek: Picard (2020–present).
Michelle Hurd is the daughter of actor Hugh Hurd and Merlyn Hurd (née Purdy), an actress and clinical psychologist. Her parents met when they appeared in the same Broadway show. Hurd has three sisters. 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.
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. Hurd made her Broadway debut in the 1996 Stephen Sondheim–George Furth play Getting Away with Murder. Her other theatre credits include Othello, A.M.L., Hamlet and The Hunchback of Notre Dame. 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. 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. 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.
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 would 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.
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.
|1989||Rude Awakening||Student on street|
|1998||Wilbur Falls||State police #2|
|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|
|2017||We Don't Belong Here||Tania|
|2017||Be Afraid||Christine Booth|
|2018||Being Frank||Marcy Kempler|
|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||ADA Reynolds||5 episodes|
|1995||The Cosby Mysteries||Jogger||Episode: "Comic Book Murder"|
|New York News||Asia||Episode: "Good-Bye Gator"|
|1997||Justice League of America||B.B. DaCosta / Fire||Television film|
|Law & Order||Angela Roney||Episode: "Entrapment"|
|Players||Laura Jenkins||Episode: "Con Amore"|
|The Practice||Renee Williams||2 episodes|
|1997–1998||Malcolm & Eddie||Simone Lewis||Recurring role (season 2)|
|1998||Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction||Diane Lerner||Episode: "The Getaway"|
|1999–2001||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Monique Jeffries||Main cast (seasons 1–2)|
|2001||The Fugitive||Nettie Beaumont||Episode: "Lagniappe"|
|2001–2002||Leap Years||Athena Barnes||Main cast|
|2003||Skin||Kimberly Banks||3 episodes|
|2004||According to Jim||Kitson||3 episodes|
|Kevin Hill||Brooke Mills||Episode: "Homework"|
|The O.C.||Ms. Fisher||Episode: "The Way We Were"|
|2005||Charmed||Katya||Episode: "Little Box of Horrors"|
|2006||Bones||Rose Harding||Episode: "The Man in the Morgue"|
|Kidnapped||Katherine||Episode: "Burn, Baby, Burn"|
|Smith||Agent Lowry||Episode: "Pilot"|
|2006–2007||ER||Courtney Brown||6 episodes|
|2007||Shark||Connie Vasquez||Episode: "Strange Bedfellows"|
|2007–2008||Gossip Girl||Laurel||6 episodes|
|2009||CSI: Miami||Diane Reed||Episode: "Out of Time"|
|The Good Wife||Tamara||Episode: "Unprepared"|
|Too Late to Say Goodbye||Ann Roche||Television film|
|2010||FlashForward||Liz Kayson||Episode: "Course Correction"|
|2010–2013||The Glades||Colleen Manus||Main cast|
|2011–2013||90210||Rachel Gray||6 episodes|
|2012||Blue Bloods||Anne Reynolds||Episode: "Risk and Reward"|
|Naughty or Nice||Helen Purcell||Television film|
|2013||Emily Owens, M.D.||Diana Calder||Episode: "Emily and... the Love of Larping"|
|Golden Boy||Louise Reed||Episode: "Longshot"|
|Raising Hope||Agent Thompson||Episode: "Murder, She Hoped"|
|2014||Pretty Little Liars||Elizabeth Mainway||Episode: "Who's in the Box?"|
|Witches of East End||Alex||2 episodes|
|2014–2019||Hawaii Five-0||Renee Grover||7 episodes|
|2015||Beautiful & Twisted||Det. Sgt. Gloria Mosley||Television film|
|Bosch||Connie Irving||Episode: "Chapter Eight: High Low"|
|Devious Maids||Jacklyn Dussault||4 episodes|
|How to Get Away with Murder||Amanda Winthrop||Episode: "Mama's Here Now"|
|It Had to Be You||Pam Davis||Television film|
|Jessica Jones||DA Samantha Reyes||Episode: "AKA Smile"|
|The Mysteries of Laura||Donna McKinney||Episode: "The Mystery of the Popped Pugilist"|
|2016||Ash vs. Evil Dead||Linda Bates Emery||Main role (season 2)|
|Daredevil||Samantha Reyes||Recurring role (season 2)|
|2016–2020||Blindspot||Ellen "Shepherd" Briggs||Main role (season 2); guest (seasons 3 & 5); recurring (season 4)|
|2017||Lethal Weapon||Gina Santos||Recurring role|
|Younger||Donna||Episode: "A Close Shave"|
|2020–present||Star Trek: Picard||Raffi Musiker||Main role|
|2004||Terminator 3: The Redemption||Various (voice)|
|1990||The Constant Couple||Lady Lurewell||Red Heel Theatre|
|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
|2002||The Violet Hour||Jessie Brewster||South Coast Repertory|
November 8, 2002 – November 24, 2002
|2009||Dog in the Manger||Diana||Shakespeare Theatre Company|
February 10, 2009 – March 29, 2009
- "Storycorps: Merlyn Hurd and Adrienne Hurd". March 25, 2018. Retrieved April 6, 2020.
- Walker, Jodi (August 10, 2014). "Michelle Hurd Visits 'Witches of East End' & You've Definitely Seen Her on TV Before". Bustle. Retrieved April 24, 2018.
- Disch, Thomas (June 11, 1990). "The Constant Couple". The Nation. Retrieved April 26, 2018.
- Playbill for Dog in the Manger. Washington, D.C.: The Shakespeare Theatre Company. February–March 2009. p. 20.
- 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.
- "Exclusive interview with Andrea Lepcio, writer of "Looking for the Pony"". Proscenium Journal. August 25, 2014. Retrieved April 24, 2018.
- Morasky, Lauren (November 24, 2014). "Actress Michelle Hurd: Bill Cosby was "very inappropriate with me"". CBS. Retrieved April 26, 2018.
- "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.
"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.
- Andreeva, Nellie (March 14, 2018). "'Cagney & Lacey': 'Grey's Anatomy's Sarah Drew & Michelle Hurd Set As The Leads Of CBS Reboot Pilot". Retrieved March 14, 2018.
- "After 'Grey's Anatomy' exit, Sarah Drew to star in 'Cagney & Lacey' reboot". Retrieved March 14, 2018.
- Holloway, Daniel (March 14, 2018). "Sarah Drew, Michelle Hurd Cast in CBS' 'Cagney & Lacey' Pilot". Retrieved March 14, 2018.
- "Powering Change: Women in Innovation and Creativity". US Copyright Office. April 26, 2018. Retrieved April 26, 2018.
- Darwish, Meaghan. "Garret Dillahunt & Michelle Hurd Share Meet-Cute Story on 'Friday Night In With the Morgans' (VIDEO)". TV Insider. Retrieved August 24, 2020.
- Willis, John; Lynch, Tom, eds. (1999). "900 Oneonta". John Willis Theatre World 1996-1997 Season Volume 53. Applause Theatre Book Publishers. p. 123. ISBN 1-55783-343-5. OCLC 42465014. Retrieved May 6, 2021.
- Oxman, Steven (November 12, 2002). "The Violet Hour". Variety. Retrieved April 26, 2018.