Denise Crosby
Denise Crosby

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Name: Denise Crosby
Occupation: Actor
Gender: Female
Height: 173 cm (5' 9'')
Birth Day: November 24, 1957
Age: 65
Birth Place: Los Angeles, United States
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius

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Height: 173 cm (5' 9'')
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Denise Crosby

Denise Crosby was born on November 24, 1957 in Los Angeles, United States (65 years old). Denise Crosby is an Actor, zodiac sign: Sagittarius. Find out Denise Crosbynet worth 2020, salary 2020 detail bellow.


She left after 22 Episodes of Star Trek, and later successfully convinced the show producers to cast her back onto the show during season 3.

Net Worth

Net Worth 2020

$6 Million

Salary 2020

Not known

Before Fame

She attended high school with fellow actress Rita Wilson.

Biography Timeline


Denise Michelle Crosby was born on November 24, 1957 in Hollywood, California, the daughter of Marilyn Scott and actor Dennis Crosby (after whom she was named). Her unmarried mother pursued a sensational, three-year-long lawsuit against her father, at the conclusion of which he was ordered to pay child support and legal fees. This deeply embarrassed Dennis and his father, actor and singer Bing Crosby. Although Crosby was nineteen when her grandfather died, she had never met him.


Crosby attended LeConte Junior High School, graduated in 1975 from Hollywood High School followed by Cabrillo College, where she studied theater. She dropped out of college after she was interviewed by a local paper and revealed her famous family background: "One of the drama teachers used the story to illustrate to the class that this crap is what Hollywood's all about, using people's names to get somewhere. I was very, very hurt by it. So I just checked out." She started modeling and in 1979 posed nude for the March issue of Playboy magazine, which she called "some kind of rebellion on my part, some way of saying screw you to the family image".


One of her first film appearances was in the 1982 Nick Nolte/Eddie Murphy film 48 Hrs. This was followed by a small role in the 1982 film Trail of the Pink Panther, which she reprised in the sequel Curse of the Pink Panther. In 1985, Crosby appeared in the music video for the Chris Isaak song "Dancin'". In 1986, she appeared in the music video for the Black Sabbath's song "No Stranger to Love". In the same year she played a robotics engineer, Nora Hunter, in the science fiction movie Eliminators. She starred in Stephen King's Pet Sematary, played the lead role in Dolly Dearest in 1991, and also appeared in Quentin Tarantino's Jackie Brown, and Deep Impact. Other film roles included the 2002 western horror film Legend of the Phantom Rider, and the 2005 Tobe Hooper horror film Mortuary.


In 1987, Crosby was cast in the role of Tasha Yar for the much-publicized return of Star Trek to television in the syndicated series Star Trek: The Next Generation. She had been chosen to play Counsellor Deanna Troi before Gene Roddenberry switched the roles that she and Marina Sirtis had originally been given. Initially one of the top-billed characters and featured prominently in episodes such as "The Naked Now" and "Code of Honor", the role of Tasha gradually moved into the background as other members of the ensemble cast became a greater focus of the series. It has been reported that Crosby grew disillusioned with her role because of its "Uhura-like" status: "I was struggling with not being able to do much with the character. I had all these ideas and couldn't do them. I was just stage dressing." Ultimately, Crosby decided to leave the show. Her character was killed by the alien creature Armus during the episode "Skin of Evil". She had appeared in 22 episodes when she left.


Crosby's choice of career solidified at an early age and was influenced by her grandfather Bing Crosby and her father Dennis Crosby. Crosby's first high-profile role was as Lisa Davis on the soap opera Days of Our Lives. She has appeared as Dr. Gretchen Kelly in three episodes of Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, and as a sheriff on The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. episode "No Man's Land". In the early 1990s, she played the role of the mayor in the short-lived series Key West. She also appeared in two episodes of the cable television series Red Shoe Diaries, playing a different character in each episode. Crosby had a small recurring role in Aaron Spelling's prime time drama, Models Inc, a spin-off from Melrose Place. She was a guest star on the eighth season of The X-Files for two episodes, in which she plays a doctor who examined Agent Scully's baby. In 1991, she was a guest star in "The Deadly Nightshade", a first season The Flash episode as Dr. Rebecca Frost. In 2006, she was a guest star in "Popping Cherry", the third episode of the first season of Dexter, appearing via flashback as the victim of Dexter's first serial killing. Crosby had a recurring role in Southland as Detective Dan "Sal" Salinger's wife.


Crosby was married to Geoffrey Edwards, son of director Blake Edwards, from 1983 to 1990. She appeared in a number of her former father-in-law's films, including 10, Skin Deep, Trail of the Pink Panther, and Curse of the Pink Panther. Crosby married Ken Sylk in 1995 and their son, August William Sylk, was born in 1998.


In 2013, Crosby provided voicing for the characters of Tasha Yar and Sela in the Cryptic Studios MMORPG Star Trek Online. Crosby became the first of a new wave of several Star Trek alumni to return to the roles they originated since Leonard Nimoy's participation at the game's launch in 2010.

Crosby has a recurring role on Showtime's 2013 series Ray Donovan. In 2014, she appeared in three episodes of AMC's The Walking Dead as Mary, a member of a group of cannibals. The character first appears in the penultimate episode of Season 4, "Us", and made her final appearance in the season five premiere, "No Sanctuary".

Family Life

Denise married Ken Sylk in 1995, and the couple had a son named August. Denise was also married to Geoffrey Edwards from 1983 to 1990.

Family Members

# Name Relationship Net Worth Salary Age Occupation
#1 Mary Crosby Mary Crosby Aunt $5 Million N/A 61 Actor
#2 Patrick Anthony Crosby Brother N/A N/A N/A
#3 Dennis Crosby Jr. Brother N/A N/A N/A
#4 Gregory Crosby Brother N/A N/A N/A
#5 Dennis Crosby Dennis Crosby Father $1 Million - $2 Million (Approx.) N/A 56 Pop Singer
#6 Geoffrey Edwards Former spouse N/A N/A N/A
#7 Bing Crosby Bing Crosby Grandfather $50 million (2018) N/A 74 Pop Singer
#8 Dixie Lee Dixie Lee Grandmother $1 Million - $2 Million (Approx.) N/A 41 Actor
#9 Marilyn Miller Scott Mother N/A N/A N/A
#10 Kelly Lee Crosby Sister N/A N/A N/A
#11 August Sylk Son N/A N/A N/A
#12 Ken Sylk Spouse N/A N/A N/A
#13 Gary Crosby Gary Crosby Uncle $1 Million - $2 Million (Approx.) N/A 65 Bassist

🎂 Upcoming Birthday

Currently, Denise Crosby is 65 years, 0 months and 5 days old. Denise Crosby will celebrate 66th birthday on a Friday 24th of November 2023. Below we countdown to Denise Crosby upcoming birthday.


Recent Birthday Highlights

60th birthday - Friday, November 24, 2017

Illusion & Dream

Happy 60th Birthday Denise Crosby~!!! She played as Lt. Tasha Yar in season one of The Next Generation and Sela in later seasons. It was beyond awesome meeting her and I'm hoping she had a great day!

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