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Denise Michelle Crosby is an actress and model, born on 24th November 1957 in Hollywood, California USA, and is probably best known for her role of Security Chief Tasha Yar in season one of the sci-fi TV series “Star Trek: The Next Generation”, and also as Tasha’s daughter, Commander Sela, in later seasons. Apart from her other notable film and television roles, she produced and starred in the documentary film “Trekkies”.

Have you ever wondered how rich Denise Crosby is? According to sources it has been estimated that Denise Crosby’s overall net worth is $6 million, acquired through a fruitful acting career, both on television and in films, which started in the early ‘80s. Since she is still an active member of the entertainment industry, her net worth continues to grow.

Denise Crosby Net Worth $6 Million

Denise is the daughter of actor Dennis Crosby and Marilyn Scott, and her paternal grandfather was famous actor and singer Bing Crosby, who died when she was 19, without ever meeting his granddaughter. She went to LeConte Junior High School and Hollywood High School, and then enrolled at Cabrillo College to study theater. After her famous family background was revealed in an interview, she dropped out of college and started modeling. In 1979, she posed nude for “Playboy” magazine, which she later admitted was her rebellious act against her family’s image. Her first notable acting role was in the soap opera “Days of Our Lives”, in which she portrayed the character of Lisa Davis. She then appeared in three episodes of “Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman” as Dr. Gretchen Kelly. In the short lived series “Key West”, she played the role of the mayor, and also appeared as a different character in each episode of “Red Shoe Diaries”. Crosby also appeared in several other TV series such as “Models Inc”, “The X-Files”, “Dexter” and “Southland”, adding steadily to her net worth.

When it comes to her acting experience in films, one of her first roles was in “48 Hrs”(1982), in which she starred next to Nick Nolte and Eddie Murphy. She also had a small role in “Trail of the Pink Panther” which came out the same year, a role she later reprised in the film’s sequel “Curse of the Pink Panther”. Other notable film roles include those in “Eliminators”, “Pet Sematary”, “Dolly Dearest”, “Jackie Brown” and “Deep Impact”. However, her most famous role came in 1987, when she was cast as Tasha Yar for the syndicated series “Star Trek: The Next Generation”. Denise appeared in 22 episodes before deciding to leave the show, stating that she wasn’t able to do much with her character who was being moved to the background due to more important roles in the series. Some years later, she suggested the TNG production team reprise her role, which eventually happened in season three. Crosby also guest starred in other episodes as Romulan Commander Sela, the half-human daughter of Tasha Yar, a role which she later reprised in the “Star Trek:Armada” video game, and series finale “All Good”. Denise also produced and narrated the 1997 documentary “Trekkies”, and its sequel “Trekkies 2” (2003). All contributed steadily to her net worth.

When it comes to her more recent activity, Crosby voiced the characters of Tasha Yar and Sela in “Star Trek Online” in 2013 and had a recurring role in the TV series “Ray Donovan” the same year. She has also appeared in some of the most popular TV series such as “The Walking Dead”, “Us”, “Bones” and “No Sanctuary”.

Privately, Denise has married twice, firstly to director Geoffrey Edwards, which lasted from 1983 to 1990. In 1995, Cosby married Ken Sylk, with whom she has a son.

Quick Facts

Birth date: November 24, 1957
Birth place: Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States
Height: 1.73 m
Profession:Actor, Model
Nationality:American
Spouse:Ken Sylk (m. 1995), Geoffrey Edwards (m. 1983–1990)
Children:August Sylk
Parents:Dennis Crosby, Marilyn Miller Scott
Siblings:Gregory Crosby, Catherine Denise Crosby, Dennis Crosby Jr., Patrick Anthony Crosby, Erin Colleen Crosby, Kelly Lee Crosby
Movies:Pet Sematary 1989 Star Trek: The Next Generation 1987 – 1994 Trekkies 1997 Dolly Dearest 1992 Eliminators 1986
twitter.com/thedenisecrosby
imdb.com/name/nm0000344/
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denise_Crosby


Interesting Facts

#Fact
1The part of Sela, the alternate Tasha Yar's daughter who appears in Redemption, Star Trek TNG was conceived by Crosby who originally was to have had a daughter with Castillo on Romulus in the prison. The writers reworked it to be a Romulan daughter.
2Distant cousin of Milo Ventimiglia. Milo Ventimiglia's mother Carol Wilson's paternal grandmother was first cousin to Dixie Lee's mother (Dixie was Denise Crosby's grandmother).
3Was 19 years old when her famous grandfather died, but never met him.
4Her family has worked with two generations of Clooneys. Her grandfather, Bing Crosby, appeared in White Christmas (1954) with Rosemary Clooney, and later toured with her in concert. Denise has appeared on Crossing Jordan (2001) with Clooney's son, Miguel Ferrer, who actually started his career as a drummer for Bing and Rosemary. Ferrer also appeared briefly in Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984), while Denise appeared on Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987).
5Distant cousin of Family Guy (1999) creator/star Seth MacFarlane.
6Half-sister of Gregory Crosby, Patrick Anthony Crosby and Dennis Michael Crosby Jr.
7Though her final appearance during the first season of Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987) was Star Trek: The Next Generation: Skin of Evil (1988), the last episode she had filmed was Star Trek: The Next Generation: Symbiosis (1988), which aired the week before "Skin of Evil". At the conclusion of "Symbiosis", as Patrick Stewart and Gates McFadden exit the Enterprise cargo bay, Crosby can be seen briefly in the distance waving goodbye to the camera before the doors close.
8Stepdaughter of Pat Sheehan.
9Great-niece of Bob Crosby
10Cousin of L. Chip Crosby Jr. and second cousin of Chris Crosby and Cathy Crosby.
11Niece of Gary Crosby, Lindsay Crosby, Phillip Crosby, Nathaniel Crosby, Mary Crosby and Harry Crosby
12Originally auditioned for the role of Counselor Deanna Troi, on Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987), but was hired as Lieutenant Tasha Yar instead.
13Quit Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987) during its first season due to the fact that there were not enough "action" scenes for her character, Lieutenant Tasha Yar.
14Born out of wedlock, her mother, Marilyn Miller Scott, sued her father, Dennis Crosby, for paternity in a highly publicized trial. The suit was filed only days after Crosby married a Las Vegas showgirl.
15Former daughter-in-law of Blake Edwards
16Daughter of Dennis Crosby and Marilyn Miller Scott.
17Granddaughter of Bing Crosby and Dixie Lee
18Son, with Ken Sylk, named August Sylk (born 17 June 1998).


Trademarks

#Trademark
1Husky voice
2Short blonde hair and blue eyes


Quotes

#Quote
1On why she left Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987): "I wasn't looking to be the star of the show, but I needed more to do than just answering to the captain".
2About leaving the show Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987): "Leaving the show was a really difficult decision to make. It was purely an artistic one. I was very, very frustrated as an actor on the show and I felt straight jacketed. I always kind of use the comparison of being drafted by the major leagues and then being benched so I just felt like I needed to keep going you know, keep running, but I had no idea that I would still have this continuous involvement (with Star Trek) you know".
3"Well I just think its ironic that Star Trek: The Next Generation: Yesterday's Enterprise (1990) was, to me, my favorite episode that I did and was one of the fans' favorites of the series and that I had to die to actually get that episode written".


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Filmography

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Spy Game1998TV SeriesChrysalis
Jackie Brown1997Public Defender (uncredited)
Executive Power1997VideoChristine Rolands
Baywatch1997TV SeriesEmily Morgan
Red Shoe Diaries 13: Four on the Floor1996VideoThe Psychiatrist ("The Psychiatrist")
Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman1996TV SeriesIsabelle Maynard
Diagnosis Murder1995-1996TV SeriesDidi Harris / Cynthia Holling
Dream Man1995VideoBarbara
Sisters1995TV SeriesCynthia Albright
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman1994-1995TV SeriesDr. Gretchen Kelly
Relative Fear1994Connie Madison
Max1994/IJayne Blake
Mutant Species1994Carol-Anne
Models Inc.1994TV SeriesUrsula Edwards
Star Trek: The Next Generation1987-1994TV SeriesLieutenant Tasha Yar Sela
Red Shoe Diaries1992-1994TV SeriesThe Psychiatrist / Officer Lynn 'Mona' McCabe
Desperate Crimes1993Bella Blu
The Adventures of Brisco County Jr.1993TV SeriesSheriff Jenny Taylor
Johnny Bago1993TV SeriesDr. Candace David
Key West1993TV SeriesChaucy Caldwell
Red Shoe Diaries 2: Double Dare1993VideoOfficer Lynn "Mona" McCabe ("You Have The Right To Remain Silent")
Civil Wars1993TV SeriesGwen Leary
Jack's Place1992TV SeriesLindsay
Dark Justice1991TV SeriesChristina Forbes
Dolly Dearest1991Marilyn Wade
The Flash1991TV SeriesRebecca Frost
Hunter1991TV SeriesPam Sutton
WIOU1991TV Series
High Strung1991Melanie
Mancuso, FBI1989TV SeriesToni Simmons
Tennessee Waltz1989Sally Lomas
Pet Sematary1989Rachel Creed
Skin Deep1989Angie
Miracle Mile1988Landa
Arizona Heat1988Jill Andrews
Greasy Lake1988VideoBad Girl #2
Ohara1987TV SeriesRachel Winters
L.A. Law1986TV SeriesJoan Turtletaub
Eliminators1986Nora Hunter
The Family Martinez1986TV MovieRachael McCann
Desert Hearts1985Pat
Malice in Wonderland1985TV MovieCarole Lombard
Stark1985TV MovieKim Parker
My Wicked, Wicked Ways: The Legend of Errol Flynn1985TV MovieDiana Dyrenforth
The Man Who Loved Women1983Enid
Curse of the Pink Panther1983Denise
Cocaine: One Man's Seduction1983TV MovieTeller
48 Hrs.1982Sally
Trail of the Pink Panther1982Denise, Bruno's moll
101979Party Guest (uncredited)
Days of Our Lives1965TV SeriesLisa Davis (1980)
The Watcher2016/IIJeanne
Ray Donovan2013-2016TV SeriesDeb
Castle2016TV SeriesDr. Marion Baker
The Magicians2016TV SeriesGenji
Dark Intentions2015Beth's Mother
Scandal2015TV SeriesJanet Holland
The Walking Dead2014TV SeriesMary
Invasion Roswell2013TV MovieLinda
Birth Mother2012ShortDetective Johnson
Law & Order: LA2011TV SeriesDiana Burt
Southland2009-2010TV SeriesSusan Salinger
Star Trek Online2010Video GameTasha Yar Sela (voice, uncredited)
Star Trek New Voyages: Phase II2009TV SeriesDr. Jenna Yar
Prison Break2008TV SeriesDoctor
Mad Men2008TV SeriesGertie
Bones2007TV SeriesMargie Curtis
Born2007/ICatherine
Ripple Effect2007Ronald's Wife (uncredited)
Dexter2006TV SeriesNurse Mary
Best of Chris Isaak2006Video segment "Dancin'" uncredited
Mortuary2005/ILeslie
Eyes2005TV SeriesJustine Canning
Crossing Jordan2004TV SeriesCarla Moran
Threat Matrix2003TV SeriesGillian Sadler
The Bus Stops Here2003ShortChatty Woman at Bus Stop
Legend of the Phantom Rider2002Sarah Jenkins
The Agency2002TV SeriesDet. Reidy
The Division2002TV SeriesAlison Tisdale
JAG2002TV SeriesMrs. Dietz
Judging Amy2001TV SeriesMs. Nasretian
The X-Files2001TV SeriesDr. Mary Speake
NYPD Blue2001TV SeriesLt. Susan Dalto
The Drew Carey Show2001TV SeriesOfficer Hayes
Family Law2000TV SeriesDoris Collins
Star Trek: Armada2000Video GameSela (voice)
Snoops2000TV SeriesEvelyn Houtch
The Rockford Files: If It Bleeds... It Leads1999TV MovieMrs. Muller
Divorce: A Contemporary Western1998Kay
Deep Impact1998Vicky Hotchner
Chance of a Lifetime1998TV MovieKatie
Pumpkin Man1998TV ShortLaurel Hollway

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Trekkies 22004Documentary executive producer
Trekkies1997Documentary co-executive producer

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Chaos on the Bridge2014TV Movie documentary thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Celluloid Wizards in the Video Wasteland: The Saga of Empire PicturesDocumentary post-productionHerself
Home & Family2016TV SeriesHerself
Unearthed & Untold: The Path to Pet Sematary2016DocumentaryDenise Crosby
Mother's & Others2015ShortHerself
Captain Kyle's Cosplay Spotlight2015TV SeriesHerself
Fanarchy2015DocumentaryHerself
Star Trek: The Next Generation - The Unknown Possibilities of Existence: Making All Good Things...2014Documentary shortHerself
Chaos on the Bridge2014TV Movie documentaryHerself
Star Trek: From One Generation to the Next2013Video shortHerself
Star Trek: The Next Generation - Survive and Suceed: An Empire at War2013DocumentaryHerself
Sidewalks Entertainment2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Resistance Is Futile: Assimilating Star Trek -The Next Generation2013DocumentaryHerself
Stardate Revisited: The Origin of Star Trek - The Next Generation2012DocumentaryHerself
From the Mouths of Babes2012TV Series documentaryHerself (2013)
Biography2010TV Series documentaryHerself
Family Guy2009TV SeriesHerself
E! True Hollywood Story2004TV Series documentaryHerself
Trekkies 22004DocumentaryHerself (as many many others)
Weakest Link2001TV SeriesHerself
Trekkies1997DocumentaryHerself
Star Trek: 30 Years and Beyond1996TV Special documentaryHerself - In Audience (uncredited)
Journey's End: The Saga of Star Trek - The Next Generation1994TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Black Sabbath Story Vol. 21992Video documentary shortHerself
Star Trek 25th Anniversary Special1991TV Movie documentaryHerself
Reading Rainbow1988TV SeriesHerself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Stephen King's 'Pet Sematary': Stephen King Territory2006Video shortHerself
Star Trek: The Next Generation Companion1999Video GameLt. Tasha Yar
Flash III: Deadly Nightshade1992VideoRebecca Frost
Star Trek: The Next Generation1989-1990TV SeriesLieutenant Tasha Yar Lt. Tasha Yar

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