Biography for Denise Crosby

Birth name: Denise Michelle Crosby

Nickname: Pooky

Height: 5' 8" (1.73 m)

Spouse: Ken Sylk

Son, with Sylk, named August Sylk, born. [17 June 1998]

Granddaughter of Bing Crosby.

Niece of Mary Crosby.

Daughter of Dennis Crosby.

Her ex-husband, 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.

Originally auditioned for the role of Counsellor Deanna Troi, on Star Trek: The Next Generation, but was hired as Lt. Tasha Yar instead.


Personal quotes

"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 know".

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)