American actress Michelle Borth had regular roles on the critically
acclaimed HBO series “Tell Me You Love Me” (2007) and
ABC's “The Forgotten” (2009-2010) before playing Catherine
Rollins on the CBS series “Hawaii Five-0,” a role she
initiated in October 2010. She also starred in the Canadian series
“Combat Hospital” (2011). Her film credits include
“Trespassers” (2006), “TiMER”(2009),
“Good Old Fashioned Orgy” (2011) and “Easy Rider: The
Ride Back” (2013).
Borth was romantically linked to writer/director James Cox from 2001 to
Childhood and Family:
Michelle Borth was born on August 19, 1978, in New York City, New York.
Her mother is of Italian descent and has a home improvement business.
She has two younger brothers. Michelle graduated from John S.
Burke Catholic High School in Goshen, New York in 1996 and then
received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Theater and Art History from
Pace University of Manhattan in 2001. Before discovering acting,
Michelle planned to become a gymnast in youth. However, she had to
forget her dream due to trouble with drugs.
Michelle Borth made her feature film acting debut as Brittany Jarvis in
“In Your Face” (2002), an action movie directed by Tim
Tommasino and starring Keir O'Donnell. The same year, she also appeared
in the short film “Apartment” and made a guest appearance
as Carly in an episode of “Off Centre” called “.P.
Doc II: The Examination Continues.” Borth continued to appear in
films like “Wonderland” (directed by her then
boyfriend James Cox), “Silent Warnings” (2003),
“The Sisterhood” (2004), “Rampage: The Hillside
Strangler Murders” (2006, playing Nicole),
“Trespassers” (2006) and “Lucky You” (2007).
She also guest starred in “Center of the Universe” (2004),
“Freddie” (2005) and “Supernatural” (2007), and
starred opposite Michael Paré and Ryan McTavish in the
television film “Komodo vs. Cobra” (2005).
Borth landed her first series regular debut on the HBO short lived
drama “Tell Me You Love Me,” where she portrayed the role
of Jamie. The show ran for a season from September 9, 2007 to November
In 2008, Borth guest starred in both “Law & Order: Special
Victims Unit” and “The Cleaner,” where she played
Avery Hemmings and Lisa, respectively. In the same year, she wrapped
the independent film “TiMER” with Emma Caulfield and
Desmond Harrington. The film, written and helmed by Jac Schaeffer,
premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 26, 2009 and was
released in the United States on May 14, 2010.
Borth returned to series TV as a regular in “The
Forgotten,” a drama series which she starred in along with
Christian Slater, Rochelle Aytes, Heather Stephens, Anthony Carrigan
and Bob Stephenson. It was originally aired on ABC from
September 22, 2009 until July 3, 2010. In October 2010, Borth
joined the cast of the CBS police procedural series “Hawaii
Five-0” in the recurring role of Catherine “Cath/Cat”
Rollins. Her character turned into the main cast in season 3.
Borth guest starred in an episode of “Dark Blue” (2010,
playing Sharon Perry) and starred as Juliana Lodari in the made for TV
film “Matadors” (2010), directed by Yves Simoneau. She
joined Jason Sudeikis, Leslie Bibb, Lake Bell, Nick Kroll, Tyler
Labine, Lindsay Sloane, Lucy Punch, and Will Forte in the ensemble
comedy film “A Good Old Fashioned Orgy,” which was written
and directed by Alex Gregory and Peter Huyck. The world premiere of the
film was held at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival in New York City on
April 29, 2011. It received a limited theatrical release in the United
States on September 2, 2011.
In 2011, Borth was cast in the leading role of Canadian Forces Medical
Officer, Major Rebecca Gordon on the medical drama television
series “Combat Hospital,” which debuted on Global in Canada
on June 21, 2011. In the United States, it aired on ABC.
In 2013, Borth played the role of Vanessa Monteague “Easy Rider:
The Ride Back,” a drama/adventure film directed and co-written by