Michelle Hurd

Michelle Hurd

Michelle Hurd - Raffi Musiker, Star Trek Picard


Star Trek: Picard is an American science-fiction series created by Alex Kurtzman. It is the 8th series based on the Star Trek universe. The story begins in 2399, 20 years after "Star Trek: Nemesis" (2002). Retired from Starfleet and living in his family's vineyard, Picard is drawn into a new adventure when he is visited by a synthetic "daughter" of Data, one of many new "synth" beings. Picard fights for their right to exist.

Rafaella "Raffi" Musiker was a Starfleet officer and former First Officer to Admiral Picard aboard the USS Verity. She served under Picard until the end of the Romulan rescue, resigning shortly afterwards. She is also a brilliant analyst, tactician and computer hacker.


Michelle Hurd is an American actress, best known for her work in television. She made her acting debut in the 1989 film "Rude Awakening", with a bit part. In 1991, she landed her first supporting role in the series "Another World", a role she held until the series' ending in 1997. In 1999, she took on her first leading role, that of Monique Jeffries in the police series "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit", a role she held for 2 seasons and for which she became renowned. She went on to play leading roles, Athena Barnes in "Leap Years" (2001), Colleen Manus in "The Glades" (2010-2013), Linda Bates Emery in "Ash vs Evil Dead" (2016) and Ellen "Shepherd" Briggs in "Blindspot (2015-2018)" ; as well as supporting roles, in "90210" (2011-2013), "Hawaii Five-0" (2014-2019), "Devious Maids" (2015) and "Daredevil" (2016). Since 2020, she has played Raffi Musiker in the sci-fi series "Star Trek: Picard" (2020-2023). In parallel, she made several notable appearances in series such as "Charmed" (2005), "Bones" (2006), "Pretty Little Liars" and "Witches of East End" (2014), as well as "How to Get Away with Murder" and "Jessica Jones" (2015).

Also a stage actress, she gave her first off-Broadway performance in the play "The Constant Couple" in 1990, at the Red Heel Theatre. Her Broadway debut came in 1996, with Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's "Getting Away with Murder". She also played for Manhattan Theater Source in "Looking for the Pony", with her sister Adrienne, then for Circle Repertory Company in 1997, in "900 Oneonta", with Garret Dillahunt, her future husband. In 2002, she starred in Richard Greenberg's "The Violet Hour", a performance that earned her the Robbie Award and the California Theatre Award for Best Supporting Actress. In 2009, she returned to the stage in "Dog in the Manger" for the Shakespeare Theatre Company.

Also noteworthy, on April 26, 2018, Michelle Hurd spoke on a panel for World Intellectual Property Day, the theme of which was celebrating the creative output of women.


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