Susanna Thompson (born January 27, 1958) is an American actress. 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.
Thompson at PaleyFest 2013
January 27, 1958|
San Diego, California, U.S.
|Alma mater||San Diego State University|
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). Thompson also portrayed Denise Hydecker in the 1998 made-for-TV movie The Lake.
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.
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. She 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. 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' (Mark Harmon) love interest. That same week, she appeared on Without a Trace.
Thompson starred on the NBC series Kings, which was based on the biblical story of David. She played Queen Rose Benjamin, an analogue of Ahinoam, the wife of Saul. The show premiered in March 2009 and ended in July of that year. She played Carolyn Preston (Lucy's mother) on the first two seasons of the NBC drama Timeless.
|1992||A Woman Scorned: The Betty Broderick Story||Receptionist||TV movie|
|1992||Calendar Girl, Cop, Killer? The Bambi Bembenek Story||Christine||TV movie|
|1993||Ambush in Waco: In the Line of Duty||Meg||TV movie|
|1993||Slaughter of the Innocents||Connie Collins|
|1994||In the Line of Duty: The Price of Vengeance||N/A||TV movie|
|1994||MacShayne: The Final Roll of the Dice||Janet||TV movie|
|1994||Alien Nation: Dark Horizon||Lorraine Clark||TV movie|
|1994||A Promise Kept: The Oksana Baiul Story||Marina Baiul||TV movie|
|1994||When a Man Loves a Woman||Janet|
|1994||Little Giants||Patty Floyd|
|1996||America's Dream||Beth Ann||TV movie|
|1996||Bermuda Triangle||Grace||TV movie|
|1996||Ghosts of Mississippi||Peggy Lloyd|
|1997||In the Line of Duty: Blaze of Glory||Sylvia Whitmire||TV movie|
|1998||The Lake||Denise Hydecker||TV movie|
|1999||The Caseys||N/A||TV movie|
|1999||Random Hearts||Peyton Van Deck Broeck|
|2000||High Noon||Amy Kane||TV movie|
|2005||The Ballad of Jack and Rose||Miriam Rance|
|2007||The Gathering||Elaine Tanner||TV movie|
|2007||American Pastime||Shirley Burrell|
|1991||Silk Stalkings||ADA Susan Harner||Episode: "Pilot"|
|1992||Civil Wars||Susan Phelan
|1992||Star Trek: The Next Generation||Varel||Episode: "The Next Phase"|
|1993||Star Trek: The Next Generation||Inmate Jaya||Episode: "Frame of Mind"|
|1993||Bodies of Evidence||Elizabeth McCarty||Episode: "Flesh and Blood"|
|1993||The X-Files||Michelle Generoo||Episode: "Space"|
|1994||L.A. Law||Susan Allner||Episode: "Cold Cuts"|
|1995||NYPD Blue||Joyce Novak||2 episodes|
|1995||Star Trek: Deep Space Nine||Dr. Lenara Kahn||Episode: "Rejoined"|
|1995||Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman||Anna Marie Sheehan||Episode: "Fifi's First Christmas"|
|1998||Prey||Jane Daniels||2 episodes|
|1998||Players||Jean Cameron||Episode: "Con-undrum"|
|1998||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"|
|2003–04||Still Life||Charlotte Morgan||TV series never aired; 5 episodes|
|2005||Medical Investigation||Dr. Kate Ewing||3 episodes|
|2005||Jake in Progress||Emma Taylor||Episode: "Harpy Birthday"|
|2006–15||NCIS||Army Lt. Col. Hollis Mann||Recurring role, 8 episodes|
|2006||The Book of Daniel||Judith Webster||8 episodes|
|2006||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Janice Cooper||Episode: "Killer"|
|2006||Without a Trace||Cynthia Neuwirth||Episode: "Win Today"|
|2009||Kings||Queen Rose Benjamin||13 episodes|
|2010||Cold Case||Diane Yates||3 episodes|
|2012–17||Arrow||Moira Queen||Series Regular (Seasons 1-2); Special guest (Season 5)|
|2016–18||Timeless||Carol Preston||12 episodes|
|2017||Legends of Tomorrow||Wellenreiter's A.I.||1 episode: "Crisis on Earth-X" (Voice)|
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