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Waymire as Elizabeth Cutler on Star Trek: Enterprise
|Born||Suzanne Kellie Waymire
July 27, 1967
Columbus, Ohio, United States
|Died||November 13, 2003
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Suzanne Kellie Waymire was born in Columbus, Ohio, and was a descendant of Revolutionary War patriot John Rudolph Waymire. She attended Southern Methodist University (where she won the Greer Garson Award), graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theater, and later earned a Master's degree in Fine Arts from the University of California, San Diego in 1993.
Waymire began her television career in a comic role on the soap opera One Life to Live. She was featured in a number of primetime television shows, including The Practice, Judging Amy, The X-Files, Wolf Lake, The Pitts, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, NYPD Blue, Wonderfalls, Seinfeld, Six Feet Under, Yes Dear, Friends, and Everwood.
Waymire was known for her work in regional theater. She played the lead in A.R. Gurney's play Sylvia at San Diego's Old Globe Theatre in 1996. She appeared in a revival of the Noël Coward play Present Laughter at the Pasadena Playhouse in 1998, as well as many other stage productions across the country. She also appeared in feature films, including a role as Jane in the motion picture Playing by Heart.
Waymire was a character actress who was predominantly cast in offbeat or humorous roles. Two of her highest-profile roles were on Six Feet Under where she played Melissa, a prostitute, and on Star Trek: Enterprise where she played Crewman Elizabeth Cutler. Earlier, she had played Lanya in Star Trek: Voyager in the episode "Muse". She was also in the Seinfeld episode "The Blood", where she played a sickly mother and wanted someone to take care of her son in the event she died. She also appeared in the Friends episode entitled "The One Where Ross Is Fine" (Season 10 Episode 2), playing the wife in a couple who are friends with Phoebe whom she introduces to Monica and Chandler as they are adoptive parents.
On November 13, 2003, Waymire died in her home in Los Angeles, California from an undiagnosed cardiac arrhythmia (cardiac arrest), likely related to mitral valve prolapse, a condition with which she had been diagnosed as a teenager. A private funeral was held on November 23, 2003 in West Milton, Ohio.
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