A 1945 native of Shreveport, La., onetime model Tricia O’Neill joined the small club of captains of an Enterprise when she played Capt. Rachel Garrett in TNG’s landmark “Yesterday’s Enterprise.” She next donned Klingon make-up to appear as Kurak, the hotheaded scientist murder suspect of TNG’s “Suspicions.”  A familiar guest-star face on TV series from Barney Miller and The Fall Guy to Murder, She Wrote and Matlock, she also played the Earth Alliance president on Babylon 5: In the Beginning. O'Neil recently returned to acting for the first time since 2001 in a short film, Gravity Bong.