Annie Wersching, Actress in ‘Bosch,’ ‘24,’ ‘Runaways,’ Dies at 45

Annie Wersching, an actress identified for her roles in TV dramas Bosch and 24, in addition to her portrayal of Leslie Dean, the mom of alien superhero Karolina on Marvel’s Runaways, has died. She was 45.

Wersching died from most cancers on Sunday morning in Los Angeles, a rep for the actress advised The Hollywood Reporter. In a press release, her husband Stephen Full remembered his spouse and the mom of their three kids.

“There’s a cavernous gap within the soul of this household as we speak. However she left us the instruments to fill it,” he mentioned. “She discovered surprise within the easiest second. She didn’t require music to bop. She taught us to not look ahead to journey to search out you. ‘Go discover it. It’s all over the place.’ And discover it we will.”

“As I drove our boys, the true loves of her life, down the winding driveway and avenue, she would yell BYE! till we have been out of earshot and into the world,” he continued. “I can nonetheless hear it ringing. Bye my Buddie. ‘I really like you little household…’”

Wersching, who was identified with most cancers in 2020, most lately had a collection of recurring roles on Star Trek: Picard, the place she performed the Borg Queen, in addition to The Rookie, the place she appeared as Rosalind Dyer, a assassin who escapes jail.

Earlier than that, she had main roles in a number of seasons of 24, Bosch and Marvel’s Runaways. On 24, Wersching portrayed Renee Walker, a Washington Discipline Workplace FBI particular agent, who groups with Kiefer Sutherland’s Jack Bauer by way of the Day 7 and Day 8 arcs, which play out in the course of the collection’ seventh and eighth seasons.

On Bosch, the actress portrayed Julia Brasher, a rookie cop within the LAPD’s Hollywood Division, whose path crosses with Harry Bosch professionally and personally throughout the primary two seasons of the collection, earlier than she returned for season 7 in 2021. Between 2019 and 2021, Wersching starred in Marvel’s Runaways and for greater than 30 episodes throughout three seasons of the Hulu collection portrayed the mom of half-alien Karolina, in a villain-turned-ally position that originally pitted Leslie Dean in opposition to her daughter’s teen superhero group of pals.

Her longest-running position could be as tv producer Amelia Joffe in 80 episodes of the daytime cleaning soap Normal Hospital, together with multi-episode arcs on The CW’s The Vampire Diaries — because the mom of Paul Wesley and Ian Somerholder’s main vampires, Stefan and Damon — and NBC’s Timeless, as Emma Whitmore, a time traveler and pilot who fakes her demise and change into stranded in time.

Throughout her profession, she would seem in plenty of visitor roles on widespread reveals like Angel, Boston AuthorizedCharmed, Chilly Case, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Frasier, Hawaii 5-0, NCIS, Rizzoli and Isles and Supernatural.

In 2013, she would reunite in a one-off episode with a number of 24 co-stars, together with Sutherland, for an episode of his FOX collection Contact. She additionally reteamed with Supernatural showrunner Eric Kripke for a two-episode arc on his NBC collection Revolution, as Billy Burke’s character’s former love curiosity.

Whereas Wersching labored principally in TV, she did voice work for video video games, most lately in Bioware’s 2019 on-line motion RPG Anthem. Nevertheless, she is most notably identified for her voice work in The Final of Us as Tess, a survivor of the apocalypse and smuggling companion to the Naughty Canine sport’s main character Joel Miller.

Born and raised in St. Louis, Wersching grew up performing in musical theater and aggressive Irish dance earlier than going to Millikin College, the place she graduated in 1999 with a BFA in musical theatre. She resided in Chicago earlier than touring with Something Goes and A Christmas Carol, ultimately performing in distinguished theaters and festivals, together with Chicago’s Victory Gardens, Marriott Lincolnshire and the Utah Shakespearean Pageant.

She moved to Los Angeles in 2001, the place she continued her run as a theater actress within the revival of Do I Hear A Waltz? on the Pasadena Playhouse earlier than touchdown her first TV look on Star Trek: Enterprise.

A GoFundMe has been arrange in her honor to help her household and tackle funeral bills.

Wersching is survived by her husband, Full, and three kids Freddie, Ozzie, and Archie.