Susan Gibney (born September 11, 1961 in Manhattan Beach, California) is an American actress. She has 5 older, and two younger, siblings. She moved to Webster, New York at a young age, returned to California to live several times, and again has lived in Webster since 2004. Susan graduated from Buffalo State College in New York with a major in theater. She additionally received a Master of Fine Arts degree from the Yale School of Drama. She has two daughters. She is also known for her recurring role as Assistant District Attorney Renee Walcott on Crossing Jordan and her portrayal of Dr. Leah Brahms on Star Trek: The Next Generation and Commander Erika Benteen on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.