Visitor at STICCon XVIII, 2004
July 26, 1957
New York, New York, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Nick Miscusi (m. 1989–94)
Alexander Siddig (m. 1997–2001)
Matthew Rimmer (m. 2003)
Nana Visitor (NA-naw, born Nana Tucker; July 26, 1957) is an American actress, known for playing Kira Nerys in the television series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Jean Ritter in the television series Wildfire.
Visitor began her acting career in the 1970s on the Broadway stage in such productions as My One and Only. Her film debut (billed by her birth name Nana Tucker) came in the 1977 horror 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. She adopted the stage name "Nana Visitor" in the early 1980s.
In 1984, she appeared in Season 2, Episode 3 of Hunter. In 1985, Visitor made an appearance in the television series MacGyver, in the season one episode "Hellfire" as Laura Farren, and in the season two episode "DOA: MacGyver" as Carol Varnay. Visitor also made an appearance in the 1985 season 4, episode 3 Remington Steele episode titled "Steele Blushing." In 1986, she appeared in "Hills of Fire", a fourth-season episode of Knight Rider.
In 1987, Visitor appeared as Ellen Dolan in a failed television pilot for Will Eisner's pulp comic creation The Spirit starring Sam J. Jones as the title character and Garry Walberg as her father, Commissioner Dolan.
In 1988, she made a guest appearance on the sitcom Night Court as a mental patient who is obsessed with the movies. That same year, she made a guest appearance on the television series In the Heat of the Night as the owner of the Sparta newspaper. She also made a guest appearance that year in an episode of Matlock. In 1989, Visitor appeared as a guest on the fifth episode of the television series Doogie Howser, M.D. as Charmagne, a rock star who has a throat nodule removed at Doogie's hospital, and as Miles Drentell's glamorous girlfriend, in "Success", a 1989 episode of Thirtysomething's second season.
From 1993–1999, Visitor appeared on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine as Major (and then Colonel) Kira Nerys, a former freedom fighter/terrorist from the planet Bajor, who worked to drive off the alien occupiers, the Cardassians, from her homeworld and then worked as 1st officer with the Starfleet contingent brought in by her government to administer the eponymous space station built by the Cardassians during the occupation.
After DS9 ended, Visitor had a recurring role as villain Dr. Elizabeth Renfro on the television series Dark Angel and starred as Roxie Hart in the touring and Broadway companies of the musical Chicago. Visitor was then cast as Jean Ritter on the ABC Family series Wildfire, which premiered on June 20, 2005.
In 2008, she appeared as Emily Kowalski, a dying cancer patient in "Faith", an episode of the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica's fourth season. Visitor had a small role as Pamela Voorhees in the 2009 version of Friday the 13th. She has also lent her voice in a few guest appearances on the sitcom Family Guy, such as Rita in the episode "Brian's Got a Brand New Bag" and as the voice of the Enterprise in "Extra Large Medium". In 2011, she had a small part in the Hammer Horror film The Resident playing the realtor. She appeared in Torchwood: Miracle Day episodes 7 ("Immortal Sins") and 8 ("End of the Road"). In 2012, she appeared as Dr. Patty Barker, a canine psychotherapist, in "An Embarrassment of Bitches", a season four episode of ABC's Castle.
Visitor was married to Nick Miscusi from 1989 to 1994, they have one child together. Visitor began dating her Star Trek: Deep Space Nine co-star Alexander Siddig, and married him in June 1997. They divorced in April 2001. Her pregnancy was incorporated into her character and the series storyline, beginning in the 1996 fourth season episode "Body Parts". She gave birth to her son 16 September 1996, during production of the episode "The Assignment", though her character would remain pregnant until the fifth season episode "The Begotten".
The asteroid 26733 Nanavisitor, discovered in 2001, was named in her honor by its discoverer, William Kwong Yu Yeung. In early 2002, Visitor became engaged to Matthew Rimmer, company manager for the musical Chicago, and they wed in April 2003.
|2008||Swing Vote||Galena Greenleaf|
|2009||Friday the 13th||Pamela Voorhees|
|2015||Ted 2||Adoption agent|
|1978–79||Ryan's Hope||Nancy Feldman|
|1986||Knight Rider||Sandra Rusk|
|1987||MacGyver||Carol Varnay||Episode: "D.O.A.: MacGyver"|
|1987||Matlock||Vanessa Douglas||Episode: "The Best Friend"|
|1988||Night Court||Ms. Sanders||Episode: Educating Rhoda|
|1988||In the Heat of the Night||Evie||Episode: "Fate" March 22, 1988|
|1989||Matlock||Erin Whitley / Shannon Blackwell||Episode: "The Other Woman"|
|1990||Working Girl||Bryn Newhouse|
|1990||Murder, She Wrote||Marcia McPhee||Episode: "See You In Court, Baby"|
|1993||Matlock||Dr. Clara Farmington||Episode: "The Divorce"|
|1993–99||Star Trek: Deep Space Nine||Kira Nerys||OFTA Television Award for Best Actress in a Syndicated Series|
|1998||The Outer Limits||Cecilia Fairman||Episode: "In Our Own Image"|
|2001||Dark Angel||Elizabeth Renfro||Six episodes|
|2003||Frasier||Sharon||Episode: "Daphne Does Dinner"|
|2008||Battlestar Galactica||Emily Kowalski||Episode: "Faith"|
|2009||Family Guy||Brenda Quagmire||Episode: Jerome Is the New Black|
|2010||Family Guy||Nancy Pelosi||Episode: Excellence in Broadcasting|
|2011||Torchwood: Miracle Day||Olivia Colosanto||Episodes: "Immortal Sins", "End of the Road"|
|2011||Grimm||Melissa Wincroft||Episodes: "Beeware"|
|1996||Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Harbinger||Kira Nerys|
|2000||Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - The Fallen||Kira Nerys|
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