Farrah Forke, probably best known for her co-starring role on the 1990s NBC sitcom Wings, died February 25 of cancer at her home in Texas, according to a family friend. She was 54.
A native of Corpus Christi, Texas, Forke moved to New York City to study acting at the Lee Strasberg Institute. She had numerous TV and film roles over the years, but she was probably best known for her Wings role as helicopter pilot Alex Lambert, a love interest of Brian (Steven Weber). She joined the hit sitcom as a recurring during the 1992-93 season, was promoted to series regular the following year and guested in Season 6 before exiting the “Must See TV” series.
Forke also was known for her recurring role as attorney Mayson Drake on Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman.
She made her feature debut in 1991’s Brain Twisters. One of her more memorable roles was as news reporter Claudia in Michael Mann’s 1995 film Heat, alongside a stellar ensemble cast led by Al Pacino and Robert De Niro, along with Tom Sizemore, Jon Voight, and Val Kilmer. Her other notable film credits include Barry Levinson’s Disclosure, Ground Control and Kate’s Addiction, as well as TV movies Journey to the Center of the Earth on NBC, CBS’ Complex of Fear and Bionic Ever After? and ABC’s Abandoned and Deceived.
Forke also voiced the character Big Barda on the animated television series Batman Beyond and Justice League Unlimited.
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