The women behind Star Trek

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Kate Mulgrew as Kathryn Janeway

Kate Mulgrew’s character became the very first female captain to ever serve on the Star Trek Voyager as Captain Kathryn Janeway in Starfleet history. Kate transcended stereotypes as a strong, leading female character. She even got promoted to Vice Admiral.

Kate Mulgrew – Now

Kate is one of the most remembered actresses of Star Trek, she remained on the show until the very last episode. Kate continued on to star in Orange is the New Black, where she continued her role as a feminist.

Rosalind Chao as Keiko O’Brien

Rosalind Chao starred as Keiko O’Brien in Star Trek, a botanist who wore the pants in her marriage while still maintaining to be a sweet woman. She was featured in both Star Trek: the Next Generation and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine teaching women around the world about female empowerment.

Rosalind Chao – Now

Once Rosalind left Star Trek, she continued on to play in both movies and television shows alike. She is most famously known for her role in M*A*S*H. Rosalind continues her career while raising two children with her husband in California.

Whoopi Goldberg as Guinan

Whoopi Goldberg played the character of Guinan, who was basically the phycologist of the ship. She was a moral compass and her fellow crew members always turned to her for help. Guinan created a lifelong legacy on fandom.

Whoopi Goldberg – Now

Whoopi Goldberg has received countless awards for her roles in The Color Purple, Sister Act and other blockbuster releases. Whoopi currently stars on a famous talk show called The View and owns her own production company.

Gates McFadden as Beverly

Gates McFadden played the memorable character of Beverly Crusher, Star Trek Voyager’s doctor and chief medical officer. Beverly and captain Jean-Luc Picard had famous love interest that fandom sites are still talking about. Beverly was a resilient and clever doctor.

Gates McFadden – Now

Gates went on to star in many other movies like Taking Care of Business and even a theater production called Every Good Boy Deserves Favor alongside Patrick Stewart. Gates is still passionate about acting and even visits Star Trek Conventions.

Terry Farrell  as Jadzia Dax

Terry Farrell starred as Jadzia Dax, a Starfleet science officer. Terry worked very hard and was very ambitious in the Starfleet Academy, she even graduated with distinctions. She was the only Trill in history to complete her program.

Terry Farrell – Now

Terry Farrell started out as a model before joining the crew of Star Trek. Terry was heartbroken when her character was killed off of Star Trek Deep Space 9. Terry frequents Star Trek conventions and still feels connected to her character.

Nichelle Nichols as Uhura

Nichelle Nichols played the role of Uhura, a communications officer in the first Star Trek original series. Nichelle acted alongside lead male characters and stood her ground. The show’s creator Roddenberry stated that he wanted the show to be culturally diverse.

Nichelle Nichols – Now

Nichelle explains that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. himself pushed her to take the role on Star Trek. Nichelle continued to perform in Star Trek movies and video games after the television show completed. She is currently 84 years old.

Nana Visitor as Kira Nerys

Nana Visitor took the role of Kira Nerys to a whole new level. She moved up the ranks of the Star Trek Starfleet from a Major to ultimately become a Commander. She was also a Bajoran Liaison Officer on the ship.

Nana Visitor – Now

Nana Visitor’s career did not end after Star Trek, she went on to star in Dark Angel, Family Guy, Battlestar Galactica and Frasier. She is married with two children and also acts in musicals, namely Chicago.

Roxann Dawson as B’Elanna Torres

Roxann Dawson was made famous through playing the role of Lieutenant B’Elanna Torres in Star Trek: Voyager. Not only was Roxann an incredible actress but she also directed two Star Trek episodes herself.

Roxann Dawson – Now

After Star Trek concluded Roxann dedicated the rest of her career to directing, she has directed episodes of The O.C, Cold Case, Lost, The Mentalist, House of Cards and many other hit television shows. Roxann is now married with two daughters.

Linda Park as Hoshi Sato

Linda Park starred as the communications officer Ensign Hoshi Sato in Star Trek: Enterprise. Ensign moved up the ladder to become the ship’s head of communications from starting out only as a linguist. She even created a new linguistics code.

Linda Park – Now

Linda Park was not chosen to play the role of a linguist on the Star Trek series by accident, Park speaks many languages including Korean, English and French. Park also goes to Star Trek conventions and loves to interact with her fans.

Denise Crosby as Tasha Yar / Sela

Denise Crosby acted as Lieutenant Natasha “Tasha” Yar in Star Trek: The Next Generation and also as Sela, Tasha’s daughter, later in the series. Tasha was a security officer for the USS Enterprise. However her life on screen was cut short.

Denise Crosby – Now

Denise Crosby was actually an actor on Days of out Lives before she was featured on Star Trek. She also played in other TV shows like NYPD Blue, Law and Order: LA and many more. She has one child named August.

Jolene Blalock as T’Pol

Jolene played as the role of a Vulcan first science officer named T’Pol in Star Trek: Enterprise. Her fellow crew mates believed she was a Vulcan spy but she won them over in the end.

Jolene Blalock – Now

Jolene was a huge Star Trek fan before the got the role. She continued to act in television shows like House and in Starship Troopers 3: Marauder. She is now married to the CEO of the company Live Nation.

Michelle Forbes as Ro Laren

Michelle Forbes was casted to play the role of Ro Laren in Star Trek: The Next Generation. Ro overcame a lot to join the Starfleet including being forced to witness the murder of her father as a child.

Michelle Forbes – Now

Michelle Forbes used the traction she received from Star Trek to jumpstart her acting career, she went on to star in the television series Homicide, Prison Break and True Blood. These Days she can be found on the set of Berlin Station.

Chase Masterson as Leeta

Chase was chosen to play the role of Leeta who was knows as the beauty of Deep Space 9. Leeta married Rom on the station, which symbolized the Grand Nagus for the Ferengi Alliance.

Chase Masterson – Now

Chase loved the world of science fiction ever since she dipped her feet into it in Star Trek. Chase went on to star in the movie Yesterday Was Lie and now works as a voice actress in science fiction movies.

Dina Meyer as Donatra

Dina Meyer was casted as the role of Donatra in the movie Star Trek: Nemesis. Donatra was a commanding officer alongside Suran. However Suran did not return Donatra’s romantic feelings merely becuase she was a Romulan.

Dina Meyer – Now

Dina Meyer already was famous before Star Trek began, she acted in Beverly Hills 90210. After Star Trek concluded she she acted in Starship Troopers, Saw and Saw 3. She is currently working on Showtime’s The Affair.

Martha Hackett as Seska

Martha starred as Seska in Star Trek: Voyager back in 1995. Seska was part of the Cardassian Union and worked as an operator in the 24th century. Seska was a clever woman who used her position to further her agenda.

Martha Hackett – Now

Martha played in a few versions of the Star Trek series and spinoffs. She has also been featured in the movie Never Been Kissed as well as Kiss Kiss Bang Bang. She divorced Tim Disney, the great nephew of Walt Disney.

Kirstie Alley as Saavik

Kirsrie landed the role of Saavik in Star Trek: II: The Wrath of Khan and was especially pleased since she was actually a massive Star Trek fan. Saavik served on the USS Enterprise and the USS Grissom as an officer.

Kirstie Alley – Now

Kirstie stars on television shows like Masquerade, North and South, Loverboy as well as Look Who’s Talking. Alley most recently played in Scream Queens. Kirstie was married and divorced twice but remains with her two adoring children.

Sherry Jackson as Andrea

Sherry Jackson played an interesting role of an android that Roger Korby built. She was known for copying the behavior of others. However later on she was ordered to kiss Captain Kirk and we learned that she did actually have emotions.

Sherry Jackson – Now

Sherry already had her own star on Hollywood Blvd before Star Trek. She continued in her stardom as an actress playing in movies like 77 Sunset Strip and Casino. Sherry retired from acting in 1980 and is currently single.

Victoria Vetri as Isis

Victoria starred in the role of Isis in Star Trek. Isis was a shapeshifter that could turn into a black cat adorned in diamonds. She was able to speak to her supervisor, Gary Seven, through telepathy when she was in cat form.

Victoria Vetri – Now

Victoria is known for her roles in horror films such as Rosemary’s Baby. She later graduated to thrillers like When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth and Invasion of the Bee Girls. She is currently in prison for shooting her husband.

Zoe Saldana as Uhura

Zoe was casted as Uhura in the most recent Star Trek blockbuster. She has continued to play in all three of the new Star Trek movies. She confessed to not be a Star Trek fan and was apprehensive at first about taking the role.

Zoe Saldana – Now

Zoe is a superstar that requires no introduction, but we’ll do it anyway. She is no stranger to playing strong independent women. She has also starred in Avatar as Neytiri and currently is working on the next three films.

Jeri Ryan as Seven of Nine

Jeri Ryan played one of the most famous roles in Star Trek: Voyager as Seven of Nine. She is a human who was captured by the Borg Collective and was convinced that she is actually a cyborg.

Jeri Ryan – Now

Jeri Ryan went on to star in Boston Legal after Star Trek concluded and she currently is starring in TV show called Bosche. Even though Jeri has moved on and her career is booming she still visits Star Trek conventions.

Marina Sirtis as Deanna Troi

Perhaps one of the most memorable Star Trek characters of all time, Marina Sirtis played the role of half-human half-betazoid Commander Deanna Troi on Star Trek: The Next Generation, serving as the counselor of the USS Enterprise-D ship, among other things.

Marina Sirtis – Now

This British actress is certainly best known for her role as Commander Troi, but she has more recently appeared in other films, such as the indie thriller film A Dark Reflection,  and the American horror film Finders Keepers.

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