Susan Bay

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Susan Bay
Susan Linda Bay

(1943-03-16) March 16, 1943 (age 75)
Other namesSusan Nimoy
CitizenshipUnited States
OccupationActress, model
OrganizationFoundation for National Progress
John Schuck
(m. 1978; div. 1983)

Leonard Nimoy
(m. 1989; died 2015)
RelativesMichael Bay (paternal cousin)

Susan Linda Bay (born March 16, 1943), also known as Susan Nimoy, is an American actress who portrayed Admiral Rollman in two episodes of the television series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: "Past Prologue" in the first season and "Whispers" in the second.[1]


In 1979, Bay and other members of the "Original Six," a group of women directors, created the Women’s Steering Committee of the Director’s Guild of America, to protest against gender discrimination in Hollywood and support female employment on film and television sets at the directing level.[2]

Bay is a member of the board of directors of the Foundation for National Progress, which publishes the magazine Mother Jones.[3]

She acted in the 2009 film Mother and Child.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Bay is a cousin to Rabbi John Rosove, of Temple Israel of Hollywood,[5] as well as film director Michael Bay.[6]

Bay married actor John Schuck, and together they had a son named Aaron. The couple divorced in 1983.[7] In 1987, Sandra Zober and Leonard Nimoy were divorced and over a year later he married Bay.[8] In 1999, Bay and Nimoy made a $100,000 donation to the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA) so it could purchase The Ballad of Sexual Dependency by Nan Goldin.[9] In 2007, they financially supported WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution, an art exhibition at the MOCA.[10] In 2008, they made a $1 million donation to The Leonard Nimoy Event Horizon Theater at Griffith Observatory.[11]

Bay appeared as a model in Nimoy's Shekhina, which is a book of monochrome nude photography of women representing Shekhinah, the presence of God in Judaism.[12] She and Nimoy were together until his death in February 2015 in California.[13]


  1. ^ Terry J. Erdmann (2000). Deep Space Nine Companion. Simon & Schuster. p. 22. ISBN 0671501062.
  2. ^ Syme, Rachel (February 26, 2016). "The Original Six: The Story of Hollywood's Forgotten Feminist Crusaders". Pacific Standard. Retrieved February 26, 2016.
  3. ^ "Board of Directors". Mother Jones. September–October 1996. p. 4.
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  5. ^ Pogrebin, Abigail (2007). Stars of David: Prominent Jews Talk about Being Jewish. Broadway Books. p. 198. ISBN 0767916131.
  6. ^ Syme, S. Leonard (2011). Memoir of a Useless Boy. Xlibris. p. 117. ISBN 1465339582.[self-published source]
  7. ^ "Catching Up With 6-Time Trek Guest Star John Schuck". Star September 19, 2014. Retrieved September 20, 2014.
  8. ^ Hugh Davies (October 31, 2001). "Star Trek Drove Me to Drink, Says Spock". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved September 5, 2014.
  9. ^ "Art Movements". Popular Photography. May 1999. p. 13.
  10. ^ "WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution". Dwell. May 2007. p. 38.
  11. ^ "Nimoy, Leonard". Star Trek. Retrieved September 5, 2014.
  12. ^ "Nimoy's Photos Explore Femininity of Divinity". Today. May 20, 2004. Retrieved September 5, 2014.
  13. ^ "RIP Leonard Nimoy, announced by his Susan Bay Nimoy". Dread Central. February 27, 2015. Retrieved February 27, 2015.

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