Actor Profiles

William Shatner O.C. (born March 22nd, 1931) is a Canadian actor, author, producer, director, screenwriter, and singer. In his seven decades of television, Shatner has become a cultural icon for his portrayal of Captain James Tiberius Kirk of the USS Enterprise in the original series of the Star Trek franchise. He has written many books recounting his experiences playing Captain Kirk, being a part of Star Trek, and life after Star Trek. He has also co-written several novels set in the Star...
Theresa Lee (Terry) Farrell was born November 19th, 1963 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the daughter of Kay Carol Christine and Edwin Francis Farrell, Jr. In her junior year of high school, the almost six-foot-tall Farrell submitted her image to the Elite modelling agency in New York City. Shortly after, at the age of 16, she was invited to New York City and, within two days of arriving, had an exclusive contract with Mademoiselle. She went on to appear on the covers of the Italian and German...
Scott Stewart Bakula was born October 9th, 1954 and is an actor, singer and director. His primary lead roles were in two science-fiction television series: as Sam Beckett on Quantum Leap, and as Captain Jonathan Archer on Star Trek: Enterprise. For Quantum Leap he received four Emmy Award nominations and a Golden Globe Award. Bakula starred in the comedy-drama series Men of a Certain Age, and guest-starred in seasons two and three of NBC's Chuck as the title character's father Stephen J...
Sir Patrick Stewart OBE is an English actor whose work has included roles on stage, television, and film in a career spanning seven decades. He has been nominated for Olivier, Golden Globe, Emmy, Screen Actors Guild, and Saturn Awards. Stewart was born on 13 July 1940 in Mirfield in the West Riding of Yorkshire, England, to Gladys (née Barrowclough), a weaver and textile worker, and Alfred Stewart, a regimental sergeant major in the British Army. He has two older brothers, Geoffrey and...
Nana Tucker was born July 26th, 1957 in New York City, the daughter of Nenette Charisse, a ballet teacher, and Robert Tucker, a choreographer; she is a niece of actress/dancer Cyd Charisse. She is known professionally as Nana Visitor. Visitor began her acting career in the 1970s on the Broadway stage in such productions as My One and Only. Her film debut, billed by her birth name, Nana Tucker, came in the 1977 horror film, The Sentinel. On television, Visitor co-starred in the short-lived...
Michael Dorn was born (December 9th, 1952) in Luling, Texas, the son of Allie Lee and Fentress Dorn, Jr. He grew up in Pasadena, California. He studied radio and television production at Pasadena City College. From there, he pursued a career in music as a performer with several different rock music bands, travelling to San Francisco and then back to Los Angeles. Dorn first appeared in Rocky as Apollo Creed's bodyguard, though he was not credited. He also appeared as a guest on the...
Marina Sirtis was born 29th March 1955 in Hackney, London, the daughter of working-class Greek parents, Despina, a tailor's assistant, and John Sirtis. She was brought up in Harringay, North London. When she was three years old, Sirtis says, the teenage sons of her babysitter sexually molested her. Sirtis suffered from an eating disorder which emerged due to the trauma of the assault. After suffering from the disorder for 20 years, she went into therapy in the 1990s and was able to manage...
Leonard Simon Nimoy was born on March 26, 1931, in the West End of Boston, Massachusetts, to Jewish immigrants from Iziaslav, Ukraine. His parents left Iziaslav separately, his father first walking over the border into Poland while his mother and grandmother were smuggled out of the Soviet Union in a horse-drawn wagon by hiding under bales of hay. They reunited after arriving in the United States. His mother, Dora, was a homemaker and his father, Max Nimoy, owned a barbershop in the Mattapan...
Katherine Kiernan Mulgrew (born April 29th, 1955) is known for the roles of Captain Kathryn Janeway on Star Trek: Voyager and Galina "Red" Reznikov in Orange Is the New Black. She first came to attention in the role of Mary Ryan on the daytime soap opera Ryan's Hope. Mulgrew is the recipient of a Critics' Choice Award, a Saturn Award, an Obie Award, and three Screen Actors Guild Awards, and has also received Golden Globe Award and Primetime Emmy Award nominations. In 1995, Mulgrew received...
Jonathan Frakes (born August 19th, 1952) in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, the son of Doris J. and Dr James R. Frakes. He grew up in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. A 1970 graduate of Bethlehem's Liberty High School, he ran track and played with the Liberty High School Grenadier Band. Frakes received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre Arts at Pennsylvania State University in 1974, where he was a member of the Thespians and a MA from Harvard University in 1976. His father was a critic for the New York...
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