Catherine Dent

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Catherine Dent
BornCatherine Grace Dent
(1965-04-14) April 14, 1965 (age 49)
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, U.S.
Years active1991–present
Spouse(s)Peter Eliasberg (m. 2002)
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Catherine Dent
BornCatherine Grace Dent
(1965-04-14) April 14, 1965 (age 49)
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, U.S.
Years active1991–present
Spouse(s)Peter Eliasberg (m. 2002)

Catherine Grace Dent[1] (born April 14, 1965) is an American actress. She is best known for the role of Danielle "Danny" Sofer in the FX series The Shield.

Early life and career[edit]

Dent was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the daughter of Eleanor Brown and Fred C. Dent, a politician.[2] She attended the North Carolina School of the Arts and graduated in 1993.

Dent has starred in film and in television as of early 1990's. Her first feature film was the 1994 movie Nobody's Fool. On television she played Janice Talbert in One Life to Live, and well has made guest appearances on several TV shows, such as on The Pretender, The X-Files, The Invisible Man, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, The Sopranos, Frasier, Judging Amy, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Without A Trace, Grey's Anatomy, NCIS, and The Mentalist.

Her big breakthrough role came in 2002 as L.A.P.D. Officer Danielle "Danny" Sofer on the FX hit drama The Shield.[3] On film, she appeared in Replicant (2001), The Majestic (2001) and 21 Grams (2003).[3]

Personal life[edit]

Dent is married to lawyer Peter Eliasberg. They were married on March 23, 2002.[1] Together, they have one child.[4]


1993A Girls' Guide to SexTracy PixelTV film
1994Nobody's FoolCharlotte Sullivan
1996The DebutantesMary CatShort film
1997March 29th, 1979Jane FreedmanShort film
1998Dangerous PropositionLaura
1998JadedLisa Heller
2001Someone Like YouAlice
2001It What It IsMarley Weber
2001VenomousSusan Edmonton
2001The MajesticMabel
2002Auto FocusSusan
200321 GramsAna
2005Phantom BelowLieutenant Claire TrifoliTV film
2005The UnseenMs. Lucille
2007The Bad SonRonnie McAdamsTV film
2008SanctuarySarah Hanson
2009Natalee HollwayCarol StandiferTV film
2012Drew Peterson: UntouchableKaren ChojnackiTV film
2013Finding NeighborsMary
1991DallasReporter #1"Fathers and Sons and Fathers and Sons" (season 14: episode 16)
1995New York UndercoverShirley"Downtown Girl" (season 1: episode 25)
1996High Incident"Shake, Rattle & Roll" (season 2: episode 7)
1997Crisis CenterLaura"Someone to Watch Over Me" (season 1: episode 4)
1997One Life to LiveJanice Talbert2 episodes
1998The PretenderDr. Carla Goetz"Crazy" (season 3: episode 1)
1998FrasierClaudia Kynock"The Seal Who Came to Dinner" (season 6: episode 8)
1998Chicago HopeTanya Anderson"Gun with the Wind" (season 5: episode 10)
1999L.A. DoctorsAlice Field"Denial" (season 1: episode 18)
1999The X-FilesJune Gurwich"Trevor" (season 6: episode 17)
1999Law & Order: Special Victims UnitDeborah Latrell"Or Just Look Like One" (season 1: episode 3)
1999Third WatchDoris Fontaine"Hell Is What You Make of It" (season 1: episode 4)
1999Dharma & GregCynthia"Looking for the Goodbars" (season 3: episode 12)
1999Nash BridgesTara Browning"Rip Off" (season 5: episode 11)
2000The SopranosArlene Riley"Do Not Resuscitate" (season 2: episode 2)
2001The Invisible ManDr. Elizabeth Rendell"Money for Nothing: Part 2" (season 1: episode 22)
"Brother's Keeper" (season 2: episode 6)
2001The Lone GunmenCarol Strode"The Lying Game" (season 1: episode 11)
2002–2008The ShieldSergeant Danielle "Danny" SoferMain role; 88 episodes
2002TakenSally Clarke"Beyond the Sky" (season 1: episode 1)
"Jacob and Jesse" (season 1: episode 2)
"Maintenance" (season 1: episode 5)
2005CSI: Crime Scene InvestigationKay Marquette / Irene"Who Shot Sherlock" (season 5: episode 11)
2005Judging AmyConnie Barrett"You Don't Know Me" (season 6: episode 12)
2006Law & OrderDena Carter"Deadlock" (season 17: episode 9)
2007Grey's AnatomyCathy Rogerson"My Favorite Mistake" (season 3: episode 19)
2007Numb3rsNaomi Vaughn"The Janus List" (season 3: episode 24)
2007Without a TraceLindsay Bynum"One Wrong Move" (season 6: episode 9)
2008Terminator: The Sarah Connor ChroniclesAgent Greta Simpson"The Turk" (season 1: episode 3)
"Heavy Metal" (season 1: episode 4)
"What He Beheld" (season 1: episode 9)
2009Criminal MindsEllen Daniels"Pleasure Is My Business" (season 4: episode 16)
2010Ghost WhispererLaura Bradley"Lethal Combination" (season 5: episode 19)
2010The CloserMelissa Disken"Help Wanted" (season 6: episode 2)
2010Lie to MeFaye Sheridan"Pied Piper" (season 2: episode 19)
2010Law & Order: LADefense Attorney"Harbor City" (season 1: episode 3)
2010NCISWhitney Sharp"Enemies Foreign" (season 8: episode 8)
"Enemies Domestic" (season 8: episode 9)
2011Breakout KingsPaula Berry"Off the Beaten Path" (season 1: episode 11)
2011–2012The MentalistFBI Agent Susan DarcyRecurring role; 6 episodes
2011ChuckJane"Chuck Versus the Business Trip" (season 5: episode 4)
2012TouchAbigail Kelsey"Noosphere Rising" (season 1: episode 7)
"Tessellations" (season 1: episode 10)
"Gyre, Part 1" (season 1: episode 11)
"Gyre, Part 2" (season 1: episode 12)
2012LeverageEllen Casey"The Long Goodbye Job" (season 5: episode 15)
2013CastleBeth Tanner"The Human Factor" (season 5: episode 23)
2014RakeJudge Dupre"A Close Shave"" (RAK-104)


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