|Is||Actor Television actor Film actor|
|From||United States of America|
|Type||Film, TV, Stage & Radio|
|Birth||1 October 1960, Jacksonville, Onslow County, North Carolina, USA|
Elizabeth Dennehy (born 1 October 1960) is an American film, stage, and television actress, best known for her role as "Commander Shelby" in the Star Trek: The Next Generation two-part episode "The Best of Both Worlds."
She has also appeared in such television series as Guiding Light, Seinfeld, Charmed, and Without a Trace, and films such as Clear and Present Danger, Gattaca, Soldier, Red Dragon, and True Blood.
Elizabeth Dennehy was born as Elizabeth Hannah Dennehy on October 1, 1960, in Jacksonville, North Carolina. She is the daughter of famous actor Brian Dennehy. Her sister Kathleen Dennehy is also an actress.
Dennehy trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) in London, England.
Dennehy made her acting debut in 1988 with the role of Christina "Blake" Lindsey in the TV series drama Guiding Light.
Two years later, in 1990, she was seen in an uncredited role ("Renata") in director Paul Verhoeven's sci-fi/thriller Total Recall, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sharon Stone. The same year, she appeared in the role of "Lieutenant commander Shelby" in the series Star Trek: The Next Generation in the two-part episode "The Best of Both Worlds". In 2017, Den of Geek ranked Dennehy's role as "Lieutenant Commander Shelby" as one of the top-ten guest star roles on Star Trek: The Next Generation.
Dennehy other early television credits include: Quantum Leap (1992), Class of '96(1993), Seinfeld (1993), The Lazarus Man (1996), C-16: FBI (1997), NYPD Blue(2000), and Judging Amy (2001).
In 2004-2006, Dennehy was seen as "Sandra" in eight episodes of the TV series Charmed.
Most recently, in 2020, Dennehy was seen in two episodes of the TV series The Show Must Go Online, alongside Kristin Atherton, Myra Lee Bell, and Daniel Cech-Lucas.
Dennehy has also appeared on the stage, such as playing "Stella Kowalski" in the 1994 production of Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire and co-starring as "Donna Marsala" (original cast member) in the environmental/immersive theater production Tony n' Tina's Wedding, alongside Kevin Alexander, Moira Wilson, James Altuner, Mark Campbell, and Nancy Cassaro, among others.
Dennehy is married to Irish actor James Lancaster (Days of Our Lives fame) since 19 August 1993. The couple has two children.
|1988–1989||Guiding Light||Christina 'Blake' Bauer Lindsey Thorpe||TV series (3 episodes)|
|1990||Star Trek: The Next Generation||Lt. Cmdr. Shelby||TV series (2 episodes)|
|1992||Quantum Leap||Beth Ryan||TV series (Episode: "Promised Land - December 22, 1971")|
|1993||Class of '96||Dr. Anders||TV series (Episode: "The Adventures of Pat's Man and Robin")|
|1993||A Place to Be Loved||Kathy Magnuson||TV film|
|1993||Seinfeld||The Drakette (uncredited) / Allison||TV series (2 episodes)|
|1993||Brooklyn Bridge||Flora||TV series (Episode: "The Date")|
|1994||Clear and Present Danger||Reporter #2|
|1994||Jack Reed: A Search for Justice||Sara||TV film|
|1996||The Lazarus Man||Elizabeth Pratchett||TV series (2 episodes)|
|1997||Runaway Car||Shari Todd||TV film|
|1997||On the Edge of Innocence||Miss Fogarty||TV film; uncredited|
|1997||C-16: FBI||Dana Brown||TV series (Episode: "The Sandman")|
|1998||Soldier||Jimmy Pig's Wife|
|1998||Any Day Now||–||TV series (Episode: "You Shoulda Seen My Daddy")|
|1999||The Last Man on Planet Earth||Dr. Beverly Stokes||TV film|
|1999||Come On, Get Happy: The Partridge Family Story||Jeremy's Mom||TV film|
|1999||Hard Time: Hostage Hotel||Susan Sinclair||TV film|
|2000||NYPD Blue||Melanie Pratt||TV series (Episode: "Everybody Plays the Mule")|
|2000||Chicago Hope||Mrs. Seldon||TV series (Episode: "Cold Hearts")|
|2001||Judging Amy||Atty. Salias||TV series (Episode: "The Undertow")|
|2001||Gideon's Crossing||Mrs. Fitzhugh||TV series (2 episodes)|
|2001||Murder, She Wrote: The Last Free Man||Archivist||TV film|
|2001||The Agency||–||TV series (3 episodes)|
|2005||Numb3rs||Ms. Ford||TV series (Episode: "Sacrifice")|
|2005||Without a Trace||Victoria||TV series (Episode: "Viuda Negra")|
|2006||Commander in Chief||Sue Brantley||TV series (Episode: "The Price You Pay")|
|2004–2006||Charmed||Sandra||TV series (8 episodes)|
|2007||Welcome to Paradise||Helen Brown|
|2008||Boston Legal||Samantha Taylor||TV series (Episode: "Roe vs Wade: The Musical")|
|2008||Medium||Hasting's Boss||TV series (Episode: "A Cure for What Ails You")|
|2008||Hancock||Rail Crossing Crowd #2|
|2009||The Mentalist||Kathryn Hawkes||TV series (Episode: "Paint It Red")|
|2012||Rizzoli & Isles||Mrs. Lawson||TV series (Episode: "Dirty Little Secret")|
|2012||Janeane from Des Moines||Bible Study Group|
|2013||Masters of Sex||–||TV series (Episode: "Race To Space")|
|2013||The Young and the Restless||Lauara Flannery||TV series (Episode: "18 October 2013")|