Biography for Denise
Birth name: Denise Michelle Crosby
Height: 5' 8" (1.73 m)
Spouse: Ken Sylk
Son, with Sylk, named
August Sylk, born. [17 June 1998]
Granddaughter of Bing
Niece of Mary Crosby.
Daughter of Dennis
Geoffrey Edwards, is Blake Edwards's son.
Born out of wedlock.
Her mother, Marilyn Scott, sued her father, Dennis
Crosby, for paternity in a highly publicized trial. The
suit was filed only days after Dennis Crosby married a
Las Vegas showgirl.
Quit Star Trek: The
Next Generation during its first season due to the fact
that there were not enough "action" scenes for her
character, Security Chief Tasha Yar.
Niece of Harry Crosby.
for the role of Counsellor Deanna Troi, on Star Trek:
The Next Generation, but was hired as Lt. Tasha Yar
"Well I just think its
ironic that "Yesterday's Enterprise" was to me my
favorite episode that I did and was one of the fans
favorites of the series and that I had to die to
actually get that episode written".
About leaving the show
Star Trek: "Leaving the show was a really difficult
decision to make. It was purely an artistic one. I was
very, very frustrated as an actor on the show and I felt
straight jacketed. I always kind of use the comparison
of being drafted by the major leagues and then being
benched so I just felt like I needed to keep going you
know, keep running, but I had no idea that I would still
have this continuous involvement (with Star Trek) you
Gene really lays this “savior” backstory
really thick here. While Tasha seemed to genuinely feel
fortunate to be off her home planet and on the
Enterprise, and does respect the abilities of her
shipmates, I do not get the “Stockholm Syndrome”
character development seen in this page. (there was the
scene where Tasha lectures somebody how fortunate they
are to be here)