02-21 Happy birthday to Martha Hackett, Born: February 21, 1961.
Martha Hackett is an actress from Boston, Massachusetts, best known for her role of Seska on thirteen episodes of Star Trek: Voyager. She also appeared in two episodes of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine as a Romulan, portrayed a character in a deleted scene of the Star Trek: The Next Generation finale and provided her voice in five Star Trek video games.
She won a Dramalogue Award for her acting in the theatrical production Barbarians and has appeared in King Lear, The Revenger’s Tragedy, Tom Walker (2001), and Happy End (2005).
Hackett started her career as an actress in the late ’80s with guest roles in episodes of Hill Street Blues (1986, with James B. Sikking, Megan Gallagher, Carlos Palomino, and Lawrence Tierney) and Hard Time on Planet Earth (1989, with Stan Ivar and Gregory Wagrowski). She then appeared in episodes of The Marshall Chronicles (1990, with Steven Anderson), Civil Wars (1991, with Matthew Faison, Barry Kivel, and Wallace Shawn), Sirens (1993), and Monty (1994, with Deborah Landis).
Among her early film work are the television thriller Flight of Black Angel (1991, with K Callan), the horror film Carnosaur (1993, with Raphael Sbarge, Clint Howard, and Frank Novak), the horror sequel Leprechaun 2 (1994, with Clint Howard and Mark Kiely), the drama In the Heat of Passion II: Unfaithful (1994, with Matt McCoy), and the drama One Night Stand (1995, with Gina Hecht and Diane Salinger).
During her time on Star Trek: Voyager Hackett also worked on other productions. She appeared as Kelly Monroe in the Touched by an Angel episode “Crisis of Faith” in 1997 with the late Christopher Pettiet and had featured parts in the independent film Inconceivable (1998, with Valerie Wildman), the romance Music from Another Room (1998, with David Carpenter, Don Pugsley, and Mel Green), the crime thriller Let the Devil Wear Black (1999, with Chris Sarandon, Jonathan Banks, and Tony Plana), the television science fiction film The Last Man on Planet Earth (1999, with Elizabeth Dennehy and Cliff DeYoung), the comedy Never Been Kissed (1999, with Cress Williams, David Doty, and Jennifer Parsons), and the fantasy drama A Question of Faith (2000, with Randy Oglesby and Kenneth Tigar).
Following the birth of her second child in late 2000 Hackett had guest roles in episodes of Strong Medicine (2001, with Jack Donner, Jill Jacobson, and Joanna Miles), The Guardian (2002, with Raphael Sbarge and Earl Billings), and The Division (2003, with Eugene Roche). Film credits include the television western The Lone Ranger (2003, with Jeffrey Nordling and Sam Hennings) and the action comedy Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005, with Corbin Bernsen, Christopher Gilman, Brian Simpson, and Cole McKay). In 2004 Hackett was divorced from her husband Tim Disney, a director, producer, and writer.
After an acting break of two years, Hackett returned on screen in 2007 when she had a guest role in the The Riches episode “Been There, Done That” alongside fellow Trek performers Todd Stashwick, Gregg Henry, and Bruce French. The same year she portrayed a grieving widow in the Dexter episode “An Inconvenient Lie”. For this appearance, Hackett received no credit but performed along Trek actors Don McManus and Keith Carradine.
In 2009, she portrayed inmate Celia Roberts in the NCIS episode “Caged” which also featured Stephanie Niznik and stuntman Panuvat Anthony Nanakornpanom. More recently she portrayed the author Siona McCabre in the fantasy vampire webseries Vampires (2009-2010). Hackett portrayed her character in six episodes.
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