Nichelle Nichols was born Grace Nichols on December 28, 1932 in Robbins, Illinois. She began her show business career at age 16 as a singer with Duke Ellington
in a ballet she created for one of his compositions and later sang with his band. After switching to acting, she was twice nominated for the Sarah Siddons Award for best actress in "The Blacks" and "Kicks and Company"...
“ Lt. Uhura, Star Trek (the original series and the animated series) ” - jalapenoman
“ Nurse Christine Chapel, Star Trek (the original series and the animated series) Note: She also played the voice of the computer in several series and movies. ” - jalapenoman
Grace Lee Whitney
Grace Lee Whitney was a versatile actress and vocalist born in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Beginning as a "girl singer" on Detroit's WJR radio, she soon opened in nightclubs for Billie Holiday
and Buddy Rich
, and toured with the Spike Jones
and Fred Waring
Bands. Grace debuted on Broadway in "Top Banana"...
“ Yoeman Janice Rand, Star Trek (the original series and the animated series) Note: Only exception to the 20 episodes role because she was also in several of the feature films and was used as first season "eye candy." ” - jalapenoman
Marina Sirtis was born in London, England, to Greek parents, Despina (Yianniri), a tailor's assistant, and John Sirtis. Her parents did not want her to become an actress. As soon as Marina completed high school, she applied to the Guildhall School of Music and Drama secretly. After her graduation, she worked in musical theater...
“ Counselor Deanna Troi, Star Trek: The Next Generation ” - jalapenoman
“ Dr. Beverly Crusher, Star Trek: The Next Generation ” - jalapenoman
Denise Michelle Crosby was born on November 24, 1957 in Hollywood, California. Forming part of the extensive Crosby family dynasty, this striking leading actress, daughter of entertainer Dennis Crosby
, has appeared in film and television since the early 1980s. A photo spread in a 1979 issue of Playboy...
“ Lt. Tasha Yar, Star Trek: The Next Generation ” - jalapenoman
Whoopi Goldberg was born Caryn Elaine Johnson in the Chelsea section of Manhattan on November 13, 1955. Her mother, Emma (Harris), was a teacher and a nurse, and her father, Robert James Johnson, Jr., was a clergyman. Whoopi's recent ancestors were from Georgia, Florida, and Virginia. She worked in a funeral parlor and as a bricklayer while taking small parts on Broadway...
“ Guinan, Star Trek: The Next Generation ” - jalapenoman
Diana Muldaur is known for L.A. Law, Star Trek: The Next Generation, McCloud, Born Free, The Other and McQ. In the eighties, Diana became the president of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (the academy handing out the Emmy awards). Diana's L.A. Law character, Rosalind Shays, was a widely discussed character in the nineties...
“ Dr. Pulaski; Star Trek: The Next Generation ” - jalapenoman
“ Major Kira, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine ” - jalapenoman
Terry Farrell was born on November 19, 1963 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. At age 15, she became a foreign exchange student to Mexico, and, from that experience, she decided she would like to live a more adventurous life in the big city. She sent several photos to a modeling agency and then, at age 17, dropped out of high school and became a model in New York...
“ Lt. Commander Jadzia Dax, Star Trek, Deep Space Nine ” - jalapenoman
Nicole de Boer
Nicole de Boer began her acting career as a child in her hometown Toronto, Ontario, Canada. A shy child, she one day came home and, to the astonishment of her family, told them she had gotten the lead in the play "The Wizard of Oz". With the blessing of her parents, her grandmother helped her to find an agent and shortly afterward...
“ Lt. Ezri Dax, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine ” - jalapenoman
“ Keiko O'Brien, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: The Next Generation ” - jalapenoman
Katherine Kiernan Mulgrew, or Kate Mulgrew, was born on April 29, 1955. She grew up in Dubuque, Iowa, being the oldest girl in an Irish Catholic family of 8. When Kate, as a 12-year-old, expressed an interest in acting, her mother, Joan, brought home biographies of great actresses and sent Kate to summer acting schools...
“ Captain Kathryn Janeway, Star Trek: Voyager ” - jalapenoman
Roxann Dawson was born in Los Angeles, California, to Richard and Rosalie Caballero. She graduated from the University of California, Berkeley (Theater Arts major). She soon landed her first role as Diana Morales in the Broadway production of "A Chorus Line". During her acting career, she performed in numerous productions including plays at Circle Reoertory Theatre...
“ B'Elanna Torres, Star Trek: Voyager ” - jalapenoman
Jeri Ryan was born Jeri Lynn Zimmerman on February 22, 1968 in Munich, West Germany, to Gerhard Florian Zimmerman, a Master Sergeant in the United States Army, and his wife Sharon, a social worker. She and her older brother Mark grew up on several military bases, including Kansas, Maryland, Hawaii, Georgia and Texas...
“ Seven of Nine, Star Trek: Voyager ” - jalapenoman
Jennifer Ann Lien was born on August 24, 1974 in Chicago, Illinois, USA, the youngest of three children. Encouraged by an English teacher along with a drama teacher, she joined the Illinois Theatre Center by the age of 13. There, she had roles in productions including "The Tempest" and "Othello". Jennifer first appeared in front of the cameras for an industrial film...
“ Kes from Star Trek: Voyager ” - jalapenoman
Jolene Blalock was born and raised in San Diego, California. At age 16, she left home to pursue a modeling career in Europe and Asia. It was on a 1998 trip back to the United States that Blalock was compelled to flex her untested acting skills, and after a few commercial appearances and some skill-sharpening at Stella Adler Academy and Toronto's Second City Improv and Second City Los Angeles...
“ Sub-Commander T'Pol, Star Trek: Enterprise ” - jalapenoman
“ Ensign Hoshi Sato, Star Trek: Enterprise ” - jalapenoman