Susanna Thompson (born January 27, 1958) is an American actress.[1][2] She is known for her roles in films Little Giants (1994), Ghosts of Mississippi (1996), Random Hearts (1999) and Dragonfly (2002). On television, Thompson played Dr. Lenara Kahn in the groundbreaking episode 'Rejoined' in "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" (1995), the iconic Borg Queen in three episodes of "Star Trek: Voyager" (1999–2000), Karen Sammler on the drama series Once and Again (1999–2002) and Moira Queen on the series Arrow (2012–2014).

Susanna Thompson
Susanna Thompson at PaleyFest 2013.jpg
Thompson at PaleyFest 2013
Born (1958-01-27) January 27, 1958 (age 61)
Alma materSan Diego State University
Years active1991–present
Spouse(s)Martin Katz


Thompson has appeared on stage, winning 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.

Thompson 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).[3] Thompson also portrayed Denise Hydecker in the 1998 television film The Lake.

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

She made a guest appearance on Law and Order: SVU on October 7, 2003 in the season five episode "Mother", playing Dr. Greta Heints, a psychiatrist who rehabilitates sex offenders in order to prepare them for a return to society.

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 Agent Gibbs' love interest. That same week, she appeared on Without a Trace.

In 2009, Thompson starred on the short-lived NBC series Kings, based on the biblical story of David, as Queen Rose Benjamin, an analogue of Ahinoam, the wife of Saul.[4]

In 2012, Thompson started a two season run as Moira Queen in the main cast of the CW series Arrow,[5] returning as a guest in later episodes. Thompson appeared in the recurring role of Carolyn Preston in the NBC series Timeless (2016–2018).

Personal lifeEdit

Thompson earned her bachelor's degree in drama from San Diego State University.[3][6] Her husband, Martin Katz, is a professor at San Diego State University.[7]



Year Title Role Notes
1992 A Woman Scorned: The Betty Broderick Story Receptionist TV movie
Calendar Girl, Cop, Killer? The Bambi Bembenek Story Christine
1993 Ambush in Waco: In the Line of Duty Meg
Slaughter of the Innocents Connie Collins
1994 In the Line of Duty: The Price of Vengeance N/A TV movie
MacShayne: The Final Roll of the Dice Janet
Alien Nation: Dark Horizon Lorraine Clark
A Promise Kept: The Oksana Baiul Story Marina Baiul
When a Man Loves a Woman Janet
Little Giants Patty Floyd
1996 America's Dream Beth Ann TV movie
Bermuda Triangle Grace
Ghosts of Mississippi Peggy Lloyd
1997 In the Line of Duty: Blaze of Glory Sylvia Whitmire TV movie
1998 The Lake Denise Hydecker
1999 The Caseys N/A
Random Hearts Peyton Van Deck Broeck
2000 High Noon Amy Kane TV movie
2002 Dragonfly Emily Darrow
2005 The Ballad of Jack and Rose Miriam Rance
Hello Rory Short film
2007 The Gathering Elaine Tanner TV movie
American Pastime Shirley Burrell
2012 Unbanded Jamie
2018 The Public


Year Title Role Notes
1991 Silk Stalkings ADA Susan Harner Episode: "Pilot"
1992 Civil Wars Susan Phelan
Lorraine Dallek
2 episodes
Star Trek: The Next Generation Varel Episode: "The Next Phase"
1993 Star Trek: The Next Generation Inmate Jaya Episode: "Frame of Mind"
Bodies of Evidence Elizabeth McCarty Episode: "Flesh and Blood"
The X-Files Michelle Generoo Episode: "Space"
1994 L.A. Law Susan Allner Episode: "Cold Cuts"
1995 NYPD Blue Joyce Novak 2 episodes
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Dr. Lenara Kahn Episode: "Rejoined"
Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman Anna Marie Sheehan Episode: "Fifi's First Christmas"
1997 Roar Gweneth Episode: "Daybreak"
1998 Prey Jane Daniels 2 episodes
Players Jean Cameron Episode: "Con-undrum"
Michael Hayes Mrs. Boland Episode: "Devotion"
1999 Chicago Hope Francesca Episode: "From Here to Maternity"
1999–2000 Star Trek: Voyager Borg Queen 3 episodes
1999–2002 Once and Again Karen Sammler 49 episodes
2002 The Twilight Zone Annie MacIntosh Episode: "Upgrade"
2003 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Dr. Greta Heints Episode: "Mother"
2003–2004 Still Life Charlotte Morgan TV series never aired; 5 episodes
2005 Medical Investigation Dr. Kate Ewing 3 episodes
Jake in Progress Emma Taylor Episode: "Harpy Birthday"
2006–2015 NCIS Army Lt. Col. Hollis Mann Recurring role, 8 episodes
2006 The Book of Daniel Judith Webster 8 episodes
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Janice Cooper Episode: "Killer"
Without a Trace Cynthia Neuwirth Episode: "Win Today"
2009 Kings Queen Rose Benjamin 13 episodes
2010 Cold Case Diane Yates 3 episodes
2012–2019 Arrow Moira Queen Series Regular (Seasons 1 & 2); Voice (Season 3); Special guest (Seasons 5 & 8)[8]
2016–2018 Timeless Carol Preston 12 episodes
2017 Legends of Tomorrow Earth-X Gideon Episode: "Crisis on Earth-X, Part 4" (voice, uncredited)


  1. ^ a b "Showtimes, reviews, trailers, news and more – MSN Movies". Archived from the original on 2011-12-12. Retrieved 2013-03-14.
  2. ^ "Susanna Thompson Biography (1958–)". Film Reference. Retrieved 2012-06-29.
  3. ^ a b "Susanna Thompson". TV Guide.
  4. ^ NBC staff. "Kings". Archived from the original on 2009-03-18. Retrieved 2019-01-29.
  5. ^ Gonzalez, Sandra (2014-04-23). "'Arrow' post mortem: Boss opens up about the shocking [spoiler]!". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2019-01-29.
  6. ^ "Susanna Thompson". Archived from the original on 2014-10-06. Retrieved 2012-06-29.
  7. ^ Harrison, Donald H. (2013-04-20). "Director probes the lighter side of death". San Diego Jewish World. Retrieved 2019-01-29.
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