Annie Wersching (March 28, 1977 – January 29, 2023) was an American actress. She was known for her television roles as Renee Walker in 24, Julia Brasher in Bosch, Emma Whitmore in Timeless, and Rosalind Dyer in The Rookie, as well as the voice and performance-capture for Tess in the video game The Last of Us.

Annie Wersching
Wersching in 2022
Born(1977-03-28)March 28, 1977
St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
DiedJanuary 29, 2023(2023-01-29) (aged 45)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
EducationMillikin University (BFA)
OccupationActress
Years active1995–2023
Spouse
(m. 2009)
Children3

Early life edit

Wersching was born in St. Louis, Missouri, on March 28, 1977.[1] She attended Crossroads College Preparatory School in St. Louis, graduating in 1995.[2] During her youth, she competed in Irish dance and belonged to the St. Louis Celtic Stepdancers group.[2] She received a BFA in musical theatre from Millikin University, from which she graduated in 1999.[2][3]

Career edit

 
Wersching in 2009

Wersching began her acting career with a guest appearance on the show Star Trek: Enterprise and moved on to guest starring roles on such shows as Angel, Charmed, Cold Case, Killer Instinct and Supernatural. From March to November 2007, she played the recurring role of Amelia Joffe on the ABC soap opera General Hospital. She also worked in theaters such as Victory Gardens, Marriott Lincolnshire, and the Utah Shakespearean Festival.[2]

Wersching played FBI Special Agent Renee Walker[4] in the seventh and eighth seasons of 24.

After her two-season stint in 24, Wersching guest starred on various shows, including CSI, NCIS, Rizzoli & Isles, Hawaii Five-0, Body of Proof, Dallas, Revolution, Castle, Blue Bloods, The Vampire Diaries, and Touch.

Wersching played in the 2009 Taco Bell All-Star Legends and Celebrity Softball Game.[5]

In December 2012, it was revealed that in the PlayStation 3 exclusive The Last of Us, Wersching was the voice and motion-capture actor of the character Tess. Her character was teased on Geoff Keighley's Twitter account before she was finally revealed in the story trailer shown on Spike Video Game Awards on December 7, 2012.[citation needed]

In 2014, she was a series regular for the first season of the Amazon Prime crime show Bosch.[6] In 2022, she returned to the Star Trek franchise to play the Borg Queen in the second season of Star Trek: Picard.[7] Between 2019 and 2023, she had a recurring role as Rosalind Dyer in The Rookie.[8]

Personal life edit

Wersching married actor and comedian Stephen Full at their Los Angeles home in September 2009.[9] They had three sons together.[10][11][12]

Illness and death edit

Wersching was diagnosed with cancer in mid-2020, though she kept her diagnosis private and continued to act afterward.[13][14][15] She died in Los Angeles, California, from cancer, on January 29, 2023, at age 45.[16]

Filmography edit

Film edit

Year Title Role
2003 Bruce Almighty Woman at party
2010 Below the Beltway Darcy

Television edit

Year Title Role Notes
2002 Star Trek: Enterprise Liana Episode: "Oasis"
2002 Birds of Prey Lynne Emerson 1 episode
2003 Frasier Esthetician 1 episode
2003 Angel Margaret Episode: "Shiny Happy People"
2004 Charmed Demonatrix Two 1 episode
2005 Out of Practice Conner 1 episode
2005 Killer Instinct Cecilia Johnson 1 episode
2005 E-Ring Lieutenant 1 episode
2006 Cold Case Libby Bradley (1979) 1 episode
2006 Boston Legal Ellen Tanner 1 episode
2007 Supernatural Susan Thompson 1 episode
2007 General Hospital Amelia Joffe Recurring cast
2007 Journeyman Diana Bloom 1 episode
2009–2010 24 Renee Walker Main cast (seasons 7–8)
2010 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Priscilla Prescott 1 episode
2010 NCIS Gail Walsh 1 episode
2011 No Ordinary Family Michelle Cotton 1 episode
2011 Rizzoli & Isles Nicole Mateo 1 episode
2011 Hawaii Five-0 Samantha Martell 1 episode
2012 Harry's Law Patricia Stanhope 1 episode
2013 Body of Proof Yvonne Kurtz 2 episodes
2013 Dallas Alison Jones 4 episodes
2013 Touch Kate Gordon 1 episode
2013 Revolution Emma 2 episodes
2013;
2015
Castle Kelly Nieman 3 episodes
2014 Intelligence Kate Anderson 1 episode
2014–2021 Bosch Julia Brasher Main cast (season 1); guest star (seasons 2 & 7)
2014 Blue Bloods Joyce Carpenter 1 episode
2014 Extant Femi Dodd Recurring cast (season 1)
2015–2016 The Vampire Diaries Lily Salvatore Recurring cast (seasons 6–7)
2016 Code Black Katie Miller 1 episode
2016 The Catch Karen Singh 1 episode
2016 Major Crimes Liz Soto 1 episode
2017–2018 Timeless Emma Whitmore Recurring cast
2017 Doubt Bonnie Harris 1 episode
2017–2019 Runaways Leslie Dean Main cast
2018 Hell's Kitchen Herself (guest diner) 1 episode
2019–2022 The Rookie Rosalind Dyer Recurring cast (season 2–3, 5)
2022 Star Trek: Picard Borg Queen Recurring cast (season 2)

Video games edit

Year Title Role Notes
2013 The Last of Us Tess Voice and performance capture
2019 Anthem Tassyn Voice and performance capture

References edit

  1. ^ "Annie Wersching: Movies, TV and Bio". Prime Video. Amazon. Archived from the original on April 20, 2022. Retrieved April 20, 2022.
  2. ^ a b c d "Annie Wersching Bio". Archived from the original on February 8, 2009. Retrieved February 19, 2009.
  3. ^ "Annie Wersching '99". Millikin.edu. July 23, 2020. Archived from the original on May 23, 2021. Retrieved November 17, 2020.
  4. ^ Smith, Melodie; Dealer, The Plain (November 5, 2012). "'Touch' to hold '24' reunion; 'Skyfall' breaks U.K. box-office record; and more". Cleveland. Archived from the original on February 10, 2022. Retrieved February 10, 2022.
  5. ^ Laymance, Reid (July 6, 2009). "Official celebrity list for All-Star softball game on Sunday". STLtoday.com. Archived from the original on January 30, 2023. Retrieved January 30, 2023.
  6. ^ Zumberge, Marianne (February 4, 2015). "Michael Connelly Gives Insight into Detectives at Amazon's 'Bosch' Premiere". Variety. Archived from the original on December 22, 2015. Retrieved December 14, 2015.
  7. ^ Templeton, Molly (September 3, 2021). "Annie Wersching Will Play the Borg Queen in Star Trek: Picard". Tor.com. Archived from the original on September 3, 2021. Retrieved September 3, 2021.
  8. ^ Blanchet, Brenton. "Annie Wersching Honored by 'The Rookie' with Touching On-Screen Tribute After Her Death". People.com. Dotdash Meredith. Retrieved February 16, 2023.
  9. ^ "24's Annie Wersching Expecting a Baby". People. March 5, 2010. Archived from the original on November 12, 2019. Retrieved November 12, 2019.
  10. ^ "Annie Wersching Welcomes Son Freddie". People. August 9, 2010. Archived from the original on August 15, 2010.
  11. ^ "Annie Wersching Welcomes Son Ozzie". People. August 8, 2013. Archived from the original on November 12, 2019. Retrieved November 12, 2019.
  12. ^ "'Timeless' Actress Annie Wersching Welcomes Third Child (Exclusive)". Entertainment Tonight. December 3, 2018. Archived from the original on December 4, 2018. Retrieved December 4, 2018.
  13. ^ "Annie Wersching, '24'actress, passes away at 45". CNN. January 29, 2023. Retrieved January 29, 2023.
  14. ^ "Annie Wersching, Who Played Borg Queen on Star Trek: Picard, Dies at 45". The New York Times. January 29, 2023. Retrieved January 29, 2023.
  15. ^ Haring, Bruce (January 29, 2023). "Annie Wersching Dies: Actress In '24', 'Bosch' And 'Timeless' Was 45". Deadline. Archived from the original on January 29, 2023. Retrieved January 29, 2023.
  16. ^ White, Abbey (January 29, 2023). "Annie Wersching, Actress in 'Bosch,' '24,' 'Runaways,' Dies at 45". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on January 29, 2023. Retrieved January 29, 2023.

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