Star Trek actors Then and Now

Where are your favorite Star Trek cast members today?

#27 Ashley Judd

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Credit: (Right Photo) Donna Lou Morgan / Wikimedia Commons

Star Trek series: Star Trek: The Next Generation

Character name: Robin Lefler

Age: 52

Judd is one of the few Star Trek actors who made their acting debut in a Star Trek series. Jude’s first-ever TV appearance was in the 1991 Darmok episode of The Next Generation, in which she played a Starfleet officer and engineer named Robin Lefler. The actress reprised the role in another episode of the series before moving on to other acting projects.

Just a month after her last Star Trek appearance, Judd started to recur as Reed Halsey in the NBC family drama Sisters ― a role she played from 1991 to 1994. Her other notable TV credits include ABC’s Missing, Showtime’s Twin Peaks, and Epix’s Berlin Station. She also earned a Golden Globe nomination for her portrayal of Norman Jean in the 1996 TV film Norma Jean & Marilyn.

On the movie front, Judd played Linda Porter in the 2004 musical biopic De-Lovely. Her portrayal of the role earned her another Golden Globe nom. She also appeared in 2013’s Olympus Has Fallen, 2019’s A Dog’s Way Home, and in the Divergent film trilogy.