Nana Visitor

Actor

Born: 26 July 1957
Birthplace: New York, New York
Best known as: Major Kira Nerys on Deep Space Nine
Nana Visitor is known to serious fans of Star Trek as Major Kira Nerys on the 1990s series Deep Space Nine. With a dancer for a mom and a choreographer for a dad, she was born with theater in her blood. After her film debut in 1977's The Sentinel, Visitor worked in television, appearing in guest roles throughout the '80s. She landed the role of Kira on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine in 1993 and was a regular until the show ended in 1999. Since then she has been the voice of Kira in related video games and made occasional television and stage appearances.
Extra credit: Visitor has a child by Deep Space Nine co-star Alexander Siddig.

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