Nana Visitor

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Nana Visitor as Kira Nerys

Nana Visitor (July 26, 1957) is an American actress. Visitor is most famous for playing Colonel Kira Nerys in the television series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.

Nana Visitor was born in New York as Nana Tucker, and began her acting career in the 1970s on the Broadway stage in such productions as The One and Only. Her film debut came in the 1977 film, The Sentinel. On television, Visitor co-starred in the short-lived 1976 sitcom, Ivan the Terrible and from 1978 to 1982 had short-lived regular roles on three soap operas: Ryan's Hope, The Doctors, and One Life to Live. Prior to obtaining the role of Kira, Visitor co-starred in a short-lived sitcom based upon the film Working Girl. After DS9 ended, she had a recurring role as a villain on the series Dark Angel.

Visitor married fellow Star Trek actor Alexander Siddig in 1997. They had a son in 1996, named Django El Tahir El Siddig and her pregnancy was incorporated into a Deep Space Nine storyline. Visitor and Siddig divorced in 2001.

Visitor has been cast as the mother on the new WB series Wildfire which premiered on June 20.

Visitor is the niece of American actress Cyd Charisse.

The asteroid 26733 Nanavisitor, discovered in 2001, was named in her honor by its discoverer Bill Yeung (who has discovered thousands of asteroids).

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