Caption: K'Ehleyr trains
Caption: Dr. Selar
Caption: Q and Q mate
Suzie Plakson is the only actress to appear as four different aliens in three different Star Trek series.
Suzie was born in Buffalo, New York, and was raised in Kingston, Pennsylvania.
She began acting in high school, majored in Interpretation (an English-based theater major) at Northwestern University, transferred to the prestigious theater department at NYU and hit the streets of New York City to begin her acting career. She returned to finish college decades later at Antioch University in Marina Del Rey.
Suzie was in an eclectic blend of productions in NYC, ranging from "The Importance of Being Earnest," to an original rock musical, to improvisational comedy. After landing a four-character gig in the revival tour of "Stop The World I Want To Get Off", playing opposite Anthony Newley, she landed a development deal at Paramount Studios, and thus began the Hollywood chapter of her career.
She was a regular on Love and War, had recurring roles on such series as Mad About You, Everybody Loves Raymond and How I Met Your Mother, and did many and various guest spots on shows including Family Ties, Judging Amy, Beauty and the Beast and Murphy Brown. Her unmistakable voice can be heard in episodes of Family Guy, Futurama and the puppet series Dinosaurs.
Suzie first Star Trek role was in the second season of TNG: Lt. Selar, the Vulcan Doctor in "The Schizoid Man". She was cast later that same season as K'Ehleyr, Worf's half-Klingon mate in "The Emissary" and returned in the fourth-season episode "Reunion." In the Voyager episode "The Q and the Grey" she was the Female Q, and she played Tarah, an Andorian in the Enterprise episode "Cease Fire."
Suzie's motion picture appearances include roles in "Red Eye," "Disclosure," "Wag the Dog" and "My Stepmother is an Alien." She's written and performed a solo show, in which she played Eve, and has just completed a CD of country-flavored music, called "Good Luck Charm" which is available on her Web site.
The statuesque redhead is a fan favorite, frequently appearing at Star Trek and Sci-Fi conventions around the world.