Michelle Hurd

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Michelle Hurd
Born(1966-12-21) December 21, 1966 (age 48)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Years active1989–present
Spouse(s)Garret Dillahunt
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Michelle Hurd
Born(1966-12-21) December 21, 1966 (age 48)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Years active1989–present
Spouse(s)Garret Dillahunt

Michelle Hurd (born December 21, 1966) is an American actress. She is married to actor Garret Dillahunt.

Early life[edit]

Michelle Hurd is the daughter of actor Hugh L. 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[citation needed].


Hurd's Broadway credits include the 1996 Stephen SondheimGeorge Furth play Getting Away with Murder. Other theater credits include Othello, A.M.L., Hamlet, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and Looking for the Pony[citation needed] at Manhattan Theater Source with her sister Adrienne Hurd. She met her husband, Garret Dillahunt, in 900 Oneonta at the Circle Repertory Company. She has won several awards, including 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.

She has also appeared in several movies, including Random Hearts, Personals and as the comic book superhero B.B. DaCosta/Fire in the failed television pilot Justice League of America (1997). After working in television roles such as The Cosby Mysteries, New York Undercover and The Practice, she appeared in a 1997 episode of Law & Order. Her performance as a corrupt FBI informant caught the attention of L&O 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 series in 2000, but she did appear in the first, seventh and sixteenth episodes of season two, her final appearance being in March 2001. In 2001, she appeared in the Showtime original series Leap Years, where her character was the on-and-off love interest of a bisexual character played by her real-life husband.

Television roles include parts in Charmed, The O.C., According to Jim, Shark, Bones, and Gossip Girl. From 2006 to 2007, she had a recurring role on ER as television news producer Courtney Brown, who became close to Dr. Kerry Weaver.

She played Diana, the leading role, in the Washington Shakespeare Theatre Company's February 10 – March 29, 2009 production of Lope de Vega's Dog in the Manger.[1][2]

She won a Robbie Award for Best Actress for her work in the world premiere of The Violet Hour at South Coast Repertory. She played in Hamlet at the North Shore Theater.[3][4]

In 2010, Hurd began a starring role on the A&E Network drama The Glades, playing Colleen Manus.


1989Rude AwakeningStudent on street
1994Vanishing Son IIAnitaTelevision film
1997Justice League of AmericaB.B. DaCosta/FireTelevision film
1998Wilbur FallsState police #2
1999Random HeartsSusan
2000Double ParkedLola
2006Play It by EarMary Ann
2009Too Late to Say GoodbyeDet. Ann RocheTelevision film
2012Girl Most LikelyLibby
2012Naughty or NiceHelen PurcellTelevision film
2014Within the DarkChristine BoothPost-production
1991–1997Another WorldDana KramerRole held: May 28, 1991 – September 2, 1994;
November 10, 1995 – June 9, 1997
1994–1995New York UndercoverA.D.A. Reynolds5 episodes
1995Cosby Mysteries, TheThe Cosby MysteriesJoggerEpisode: "Comic Book Murder"
1995New York NewsAsiaEpisode: "Good-Bye Gator"
1997Law & OrderAngela RoneyEpisode: "Entrapment"
1997Practice, TheThe PracticeD.A. Renee Williams2 episodes
1997–1998Malcolm & EddieSimone Lewis8 episodes
1997PlayersLaura JenkinsEpisode: "Con Amore"
1998Beyond Belief: Fact or FictionDiane LernerEpisode: "The Getaway"
1999ActionGinaEpisode: "Pilot"
1999–2001Law & Order: Special Victims UnitDetective Monique JeffriesMain cast (seasons 1–2); 25 episodes
2001Fugitive, TheThe FugitiveNettie BeaumontEpisode: "Lagniappe"
2001–2002Leap YearsAthena BarnesMain cast
2003SkinDetective Kimberly Banks3 episodes
2004According to JimKitson3 episodes
2004Kevin HillDr. Brooke MillsEpisode: "Homework"
2004O.C., TheThe O.C.Ms. FisherEpisode: "The Way We Were"
2005CharmedKatyaEpisode: "Little Box of Horrors"
2006BonesDetective Rose HardingEpisode: "The Man in the Morgue"
2006SmithAgent LowryEpisode: "Pilot"
2006KidnappedKatherineEpisode: "Burn, Baby, Burn"
2006–2007ERCourtney Brown6 episodes
2007SharkDr. Connie VasquezEpisode: "Strange Bedfellows"
2007–2008Gossip GirlLaurel6 episodes
2009CSI: MiamiAgent Diane ReedEpisode: "Out of Time"
2009Good Wife, TheThe Good WifeTamaraEpisode: "Unprepared"
2010FlashForwardLiz KaysonEpisode: "Course Correction"
2010–2013Glades, TheThe GladesColleen ManusMain cast; 43 episodes
2011–201390210Rachel Gray6 episodes
2012Blue BloodsCIA Anne ReynoldsEpisode: "Risk and Reward"
2013Emily Owens, M.D.Diana CalderEpisode: "Emily and... the Love of Larping"
2013Golden BoyLouise ReedEpisode: "Longshot"
2013Raising HopeAgent ThompsonEpisode: "Murder, She Hoped"
2014Pretty Little LiarsElizabeth MainwayEpisode: "Who's in the Box?"
2014Witches of East EndAlex2 episodes
Video games
2004Terminator 3: The RedemptionVariousVoice


1996Getting Away with MurderCharmaineBroadhurst Theatre
March 17, 1996 – March 31, 1996


  1. ^ "The Dog in the Manger – 2008–2009 Season Artistic Team and Cast". The Shakespeare Theatre Company. Retrieved March 19, 2009. 
  2. ^ "The Dog in the Manger – 2008–2009 Season – One on One with Michael Hayden and Michelle Hurd". Washington, D.C.: The Shakespeare Theatre Company. 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. 
  3. ^ Playbill for Dog in the Manger. Washington, D.C.: The Shakespeare Theatre Company. February–March 2009. p. 20. 
  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. 

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