Happy birthday Penny Johnson, born March 14, 1961.
Penny Johnson Jerald is an actress known to Star Trek fans for her role as Kasidy Yates in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. She had previously played Dobara in the Star Trek: The Next Generation seventh season episode “Homeward” in 1993.
One of Johnson Jerald’s early television guest appearances was in an episode of T.J. Hooker, starring William Shatner and her DS9 co-star James Darren.
She was a regular cast member on The Larry Sanders Show with Scott Thompson and Wallace Langham as well as during the first three seasons of the popular FOX television series 24 where she played Sherry Palmer, the duplicitous ex-wife to the President of the United States.
She was just one of a few Star Trek stars to appear in DC 9/11: Time of Crisis, where she played Condoleezza Rice.
Johnson Jerald also co-starred in the much-lauded 2000 made-for-television docu-drama The Color of Friendship (with Lindsey Haun). She played Condoleeza Rice again in the controversial television movie Path to 9/11 (2006).
Johnson Jerald had a recurring role in the fourth season of The 4400.
In 2011, Johnson Jerald joined the main cast of Castle in its fourth season as Captain Victoria Gates.
She plays Dr. Claire Finn on the Fox network’s series The Orville.
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