Faith Salie

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Faith Salie
Born (1971-04-14) April 14, 1971 (age 44)
Boston, Massachusetts, US
Occupation Actor, writer, radio host, television personality, television presenter
Years active 1994–present
  • Nick Holly (2005–2009)
  • John Semel (2011–present)

Faith Coley Salie (born April 14, 1971) is an American actress, comedian, radio host, and television personality. She first became known for her role as Sarina Douglas on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, and went on to host the Public Radio International program Fair Game with Faith Salie.[1]



Born in Boston, Massachusetts, Salie is the youngest of three children born to real estate investor Robert Salie and Gail Coley Salie.[2][3] She grew up in the Atlanta area with her two older brothers, Doug (the eldest)[3] and David Salie, who served as Director of House Party Fundraising for the 2004 Howard Dean presidential campaign.[4]

Salie was married on June 4, 2005 to Nick Holly, a television writer and producer,[2] and brother of actress Lauren Holly. The couple divorced in 2009.[5] Salie married John Semel on October 16, 2011 in Rome, Italy.[6] The couple have two children, born in 2012 and 2014.[7]


Salie graduated in 1989 from North Springs High School in Fulton County, Georgia (now Sandy Springs, Georgia). She enrolled as an undergraduate at Northwestern University and later transferred to Harvard University. She graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Harvard with a degree in History and Literature of Modern France and England.[4] Awarded a Rhodes scholarship, she earned an M.Phil. in Modern English Literature from Oxford University.[8]

Professional career[edit]

She appeared in the 2004 Bravo improvisational sitcom Significant Others, as well as other television sitcoms and dramas, including Sex and the City[9] and as Sarina Douglas on the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episodes "Statistical Probabilities" (1997) and "Chrysalis" (1998). A stand-up comedian and "pop-culture pundit" on several VH-1 programs, Salie served as co-creator, host, and writer/producer for Fair Game.[1] She also appears as a guest on Red Eye w/ Greg Gutfeld, serves as a frequent panelist on Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!, and contributes commentaries to CBS Sunday Morning.

She chaired a special session entitled Battlestar Galactica at the 2009 World Science Festival.[10] The session also included Mary McDonnell, Michael Hogan, Nick Bostrom, and Kevin Warwick.

In February 2011, she hosted a TV special of ‘Approval Matrix’, a TV adaptation of News York Magazine's feature by the same name. [11]

Acting credits[edit]




  1. ^ a b Fair Game - Retrieved 15 September 2008
  2. ^ a b "Faith Salie and Nick Holly". New York Times. 5 June 2005. Retrieved 30 January 2010. 
  3. ^ a b "Gail Coley". Retrieved 30 January 2010. 
  4. ^ a b Stableford, Dylan (20 June 2007). "So What Do You Do, Faith Salie, Host, Fair Game? [interview]". Media Bistro. Retrieved 25 November 2009. 
  5. ^ "What I Wore to My Divorce". Double X Blog. Slate Magazine. 26 October 2009. 
  6. ^ "Faith Salie, John Semel". New York Times. 13 October 2011. Retrieved 2 June 2012. 
  7. ^ "I have two children, 1 and 3 years old." (statement on Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!, 10 September 2015, Chicago IL)
  8. ^ Faith Salie biography - Retrieved 15 September 2008
  9. ^ Salie appears as "Rina" in the September 10, 2000 Sex and the City episode "Escape from New York."
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  11. ^ D'Addario, Daniel (2 February 2011). "‘Approval Matrix’ Show Aims for Brilliant". The Observer. Retrieved 2 September 2015. 

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