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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 26 July 1957New York City, New York, USA
Birth NameNana Tucker
Height 5' 7" (1.7 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Nana Visitor was born on July 26, 1957 in New York City, New York, USA as Nana Tucker. She is an actress, known for Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993), One Life to Live (1968) and Wildfire (2005). She has been married to Matthew Rimmer since April 2, 2003. She was previously married to Alexander Siddig and Nicholas Miscusi.

Spouse (3)

Matthew Rimmer (2 April 2003 - present)
Alexander Siddig (14 June 1997 - 2001) (divorced) (1 child)
Nicholas Miscusi (December 1989 - 1994) (divorced) (1 child)

Trivia (17)

Nana is the daughter of dancers, choreographer Robert Tucker and ballet teacher Nenette Charisse
On October 28, 1995, she received the Best Supporting Actress in a Genre Television Series honor from the the Sci-Fi Universe Readers' Choice Universe awards.
Son, Django El Tahir El Siddig, born on September 16, 1996, was named for Django Reinhardt, a jazz musician. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993) co-star, Alexander Siddig, is Django Siddig's father.
Son, Buster Miscusi, is from a previous marriage to Nicholas Miscusi.
Ex-niece-in-law of actress-dancer Cyd Charisse. Niece of Nico Charisse.
She was accepted at Princeton University but kept deferring and did not attend.
Sister of actor Ian Tucker and actress Zan Charisse.
Gave birth to her son, Django El Tahir El Siddig, during the filming of the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993) episode Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Let He Who Is Without Sin... (1996). Not surprisingly, she did not appear in that episode.
Admitted claustrophobic. Had a hard time filming the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993) episode Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Second Skin (1994) in which her character, Major Kira Nerys, appeared as a Cardassian because of the full rubber makeup she had to wear. Her co-star in the episode, Andrew Robinson, played Elim Garak, who became claustrophobic at a young age on Cardassia.
Went back to work on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993) two weeks after her son, Django, was born.
Fellow Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993) cast member Andrew Robinson is the godfather of Nana's son, Django.
Currently lives in Los Angeles, California.
Has three dogs: a hairless Chinese crested, a black and white miniature toy poodle and a black and white standard poodle (named "Helen").
An asteroid discovered on April 22, 2001 has been named 26733 Nanavisitor (2001 HC16) in her honor. It's a small, main-belt asteroid which takes 4.2 years to orbit the sun.
Is one of only 26 actors that have acted in both the Star Trek and Doctor Who franchises.
(May 1-3, 2009) Attended FedCon 18 in Bonn, Germany with her fellow Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993) cast members Marc Alaimo (Gul Dukat) and Jeffrey Combs (Brunt/Weyoun).
Best known by the public (and by many sci-fi fans) for her role as Major (later Colonel) Kira Nerys on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993).

Personal Quotes (2)

When asked if she felt Terry Farrell made the right decision by leaving Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993). Absolutely. Because she was following her own instincts. That can't be wrong and she certainly got a lot more years of experience doing the Ted Danson show Becker (1998) on CBS. I'll admit that I tried to talk Terry out of it. That I wanted her to stay. But she told me very eloquently that it was what her heart insisted upon. You can't argue with that.
I have deep feelings about Star Trek. I feel that it's able to present archetypes that are important storytelling tools. And we need storytelling.

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