03-20 Happy birthday to Dayna Devon, Born: March 20, 1965.
Texas-born Dayna Devon is an actress and journalist who, in 2004, made a cameo appearance as an engineering officer aboard the Enterprise NX-01 in the Star Trek: Enterprise episode “The Augments”.
Devon anchors the TV magazine Extra, a program which she joined in 1999.
Prior to Extra, she won an Emmy Award in 1998 for “Best Live Broadcast” for her work on WPTY-TV, the ABC affiliate in Memphis, Tennessee.
On Extra, Dayna Devon used to do a segment called “Dayna TV” during which she guest-starred on several different TV shows such as Enterprise. She showed her scenes from this episode of “The Augments”. She had several lines and even one out-take.
Devon has had a somewhat respectful acting career away from Enterprise. Devon made her film debut in the high-tech thriller Anti-Trust in 2001 (with David Clennon and Rick Worthy). Her only other film credit to date has been 2005’s Just Friends (with Stephen Root). Devon has been more active on television. Her first acting role on television was in The West Wing, appearing alongside Jim Beaver, Dennis Cockrum, Timothy Davis-Reed and Trek veteran Glenn Morshower. Devon next appeared on JAG (with John DeMita, Zoe McLellan, Steven Culp, Molly Hagan, and Ethan Phillips). Devon appeared as herself on the short-lived Half & Half (with Joel Brooks), and then had a guest turn on another short-lived sitcom, Married to the Kellys (starring Sam Anderson). Devon followed these limited series with a guest role on Scrubs (starring Ken Jenkins). Because she earlier appeared on JAG, Devon was cast in a guest role on its spin-off NCIS (with Steve Rankin). After NCIS, Devon performed on the ’60s period series American Dreams (with James Read), before reuniting with Steven Culp on Desperate Housewives (also starring Trek alumni Teri Hatcher, Mark Moses and Brenda Strong). Devon appeared without credit on Smallville (starring John Glover). Devon guested on yet another brief sitcom, Listen Up (starring Jason Alexander) in an episode featuring Rif Hutton. Following Listen Up, Devon reconnected with Stephen Root on American Dad (also starring Scott Grimes and Seth MacFarlane).
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