Versatile Broadway actress Donna Murphy portrayed Picard’s love interest Anij, a Ba’ku leader, in 2002’s Star Trek: Insurrection. It was a bit of a change of pace for the stage veteran, who has won two Tony awards for Best Actress—one as Fosca in Steven Sonfheim’s Passion in 1994, and the other as Anna in the acclaimed 1996 revival of The King and I.
The 1959 Corona, N.Y. native also has a daytime stint in her resume, playing DA Morgan Graves in 1989-91 on NBC’s Another World, and more recent film roles included Rosalie Octavius, the wife of “Dr. Octopus,” in Spider-Man 2. Most recently she has garnered three more Tony nominations, for Wonderful Town, LoveMusik and The People in the Picture, and in 2010 voiced Mother Gothel in Disney’s animated Rapunzel retelling, Tangled.