Susanna Thompson

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Susanna Thompson
Susanna Thompson 2013.jpg
Thompson in 2013
Born(1958-01-27) January 27, 1958 (age 56)
San Diego, California, U.S.
Years active1991–present
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Susanna Thompson
Susanna Thompson 2013.jpg
Thompson in 2013
Born(1958-01-27) January 27, 1958 (age 56)
San Diego, California, U.S.
Years active1991–present

Susanna Thompson (born January 27, 1958) is an American television, stage and film actress.[1][2] She is known for her roles in films Little Giants (1994), Ghosts of Mississippi (1996), Random Hearts (1999) and Dragonfly (2002), and as Karen Sammler on ABC drama series Once and Again (1999-2002). From 2012 to 2014, Thompson starred as Moira Queen as a regular cast member in the CW series Arrow.[3]


Thompson received a Dramatic Award for her role as Luisa in A Shayna Maidel. She was also nominated for Best Actress by the San Diego Critics Circle for her role in Agnes of God. She may be best known for her television work, which includes playing Karen Sammler on Once and Again, Michelle Generoo in an episode of The X-Files and a recurring role as the Borg Queen in the Star Trek: Voyager two-part episodes "Dark Frontier" (1999) and "Unimatrix Zero" (2000).[4][5] Thompson also portrayed Denise Hydecker in the 1998 made-for-TV movie The Lake with Yasmine Bleeth.

One of Thompson's most controversial television appearances was on an episode of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine entitled "Rejoined". In the episode, she participated in one of US television's first same-sex kisses. The episode first aired on October 30, 1995.

Thompson made a guest appearance on Law and Order: SVU on October 7, 2003 in the season five episode "Mother". Thompson played Dr. Greta Heints, a psychiatrist who rehabilitates sex offenders in order to prepare them for a return to society. Heints is attacked and knocked unconscious in the early scenes of the episode, and in the course of the investigation, Detectives Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay) and Elliot Stabler (Christopher Meloni) discover Heints has been accused of having a romantic relationship with one of her patients.

Beginning in January 2006, she had a starring role in the short-lived NBC drama The Book of Daniel.[1] In November 2006, she made her first appearance as Army Lieutenant Colonel Hollis Mann on the CBS series NCIS, in the recurring role of Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs' (Mark Harmon) girlfriend. That same week, she appeared on another CBS series, Without a Trace.

Thompson starred on the NBC series Kings, which was based on the biblical story of David.[6] She portrayed the role of Queen Rose Benjamin, an analogue of Ahinoam the wife of Saul. The show premiered in March 2009 and ended in July. From 2012 to 2014 she played the role of Moira Queen in CW series Arrow.

Personal life[edit]

Thompson earned her bachelor's degree in drama from San Diego State University.[4][7] Her husband is a professor at San Diego State University.


Film and Television
1991Silk StalkingsADA Susan Harner"Pilot"
1992Woman Scorned: The Betty Broderick Story, AA Woman Scorned: The Betty Broderick StoryReceptionistTV movie
1992Calendar Girl, Cop, Killer? The Bambi Bembenek StoryChristineTV movie
1992Civil WarsSusan Phelan"Denise and De Nuptials", "Oboe Phobia"
1992Star Trek: The Next GenerationVarel"The Next Phase"
1993Star Trek: The Next GenerationInmate Jaya"Frame of Mind"
1993Ambush in Waco: In the Line of DutyMegTV movie
1993Bodies of EvidenceElizabeth McCarty"Flesh and Blood"
1993X-Files, TheThe X-FilesMichelle Generoo"Space"
1993Slaughter of the InnocentsConnie Collins
1994In the Line of Duty: The Price of VengeanceTV movie
1994L.A. LawSusan Allner"Cold Cuts"
1994MacShayne: The Final Roll of the DiceJanetTV movie
1994Alien Nation: Dark HorizonLorraine ClarkTV movie
1994Promise Kept: The Oksana Baiul Story, AA Promise Kept: The Oksana Baiul StoryMarina BaiulTV movie
1994When a Man Loves a WomanJanet
1994Little GiantsPatty Floyd
1995NYPD BlueJoyce Novak"Dirty Socks", "The Bookie and the Kooky Cookie"
1995Star Trek: Deep Space NineDr. Lenara Kahn"Rejoined"
1995Dr. Quinn, Medicine WomanAnna Marie Sheehan"Fifi's First Christmas"
1996America's DreamBeth AnnTV movie
1996Bermuda TriangleGraceTV movie
1996Ghosts of MississippiPeggy Lloyd
1997In the Line of Duty: Blaze of GlorySylvia WhitmireTV movie
1998Lake, TheThe LakeDenise HydeckerTV movie
1998PreyJane Daniels"Origins", "Veil"
1998PlayersJean Cameron"Con-undrum"
1998Michael HayesMrs. Boland"Devotion"
1999Caseys, TheThe CaseysTV movie
1999Random HeartsPeyton Van Deck Broeck
1999Chicago HopeFrancesca"From Here to Maternity"
1999-2000Star Trek: VoyagerBorg Queen4 episodes
1999-2002Once and AgainKaren SammlerMain role
2000High NoonAmy KaneTV movie
2002Twilight Zone, TheThe Twilight ZoneAnnie MacIntosh"Upgrade"
2002DragonflyEmily Darrow
2003Law & Order: Special Victims UnitDr. Greta Heints"Mother"
2003-2004Still LifeCharlotte Morgan5 episodes
2005Medical InvestigationDr. Kate Ewing3 episodes
2005Jake in ProgressEmma Taylor"Harpy Birthday"
2005Ballad of Jack and Rose, TheThe Ballad of Jack and RoseMiriam Rance
2006Book of Daniel, TheThe Book of DanielJudith Webster8 episodes
2006CSI: Crime Scene InvestigationJanice Cooper"Killer"
2006Without a TraceCynthia Neuwirth"Win Today"
2006-2007, 2014NCISArmy Lt. Col. Hollis Mann7 episodes
2007Gathering, TheThe GatheringElaine TannerTV miniseries
2007American PastimeShirley Burrell
2009KingsQueen Rose Benjamin12 episodes
2010Cold CaseDiane Yates3 episodes
2012–2014ArrowMoira Queen46 episodes


  1. ^ a b Susanna Thompson - Biography - MSN Movies
  2. ^ "Susanna Thompson Biography (1958-)". Film Reference. Retrieved 2012-06-29. 
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  4. ^ a b Susanna Thompson Biography - TV Guide
  5. ^ Alice Krige originated the role of the Borg Queen in the 1996 film Star Trek: First Contact and reprised it in the Star Trek: Voyager series finale in 2001 when Thompson was not available to play the role because of her work schedule on Once and Again.
  6. ^ Kings, "About", retrieved 2009-03-15 
  7. ^ "Susanna Thompson". BuddyTV. Retrieved 2012-06-29. 

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