Hana Hatae, who played Molly O'Brien, Miles and Keiko's daughter -- first in the "Rascals" episode of The Next Generation and then in 11 episodes of Deep Space Nine -- is all grown up. In fact, the California native is now in her late 20s. Hatae was just five years old when she first arrived on the DS9 set and still only 12 when the show ended. Along the way, she studied on set and Colm Meaney and Rosalind Chao, who portrayed Miles and Keiko, "really were like second parents to me," the actress told StarTrek.com in a 2014 interview.
Hatae, in that same StarTrek.com conversation, stated that two DS9 episodes "really stand out in my mind," namely "If Wishes Were Horses" and "Time's Orphan. "I was absolutely terrified of Rumpelstiltskin," she said of "If Wishes Were Horses." "I think that I legitimately thought the actor who played him was going to steal me. I was too scared to be alone with him in the same room, so I had someone else with me at all times. The second is 'Time's Orphan' because it was so much fun to film. The outdoor scene was filmed at Malibu Creek, which is one of my favorite places to hike and explore. My family and I used to go there all the time when I was growing up. There was a rattlesnake in the bushes right next to where we were filming, so we had to take a break until the park rangers came and removed the snake. The next scene, where I'm falling into the time portal, was awesome to film because I was strapped to a harness and got to swing in front of a green screen. It was pretty much like my own personal little roller coaster."
Post-DS9, Hatae stepped away from acting. She played roller hockey and took violin lessons, and she worked during her high school years at a Japanese restaurant her family owned and operated. These days, Hatae is acting again, having completed the upcoming indie feature 5th Passenger and committed to appearing in the anthology film The Circuit. She also made her Star Trek convention debut in 2014 and has since guested at several other events.