Melanie Nicholls-King is the Canadian actress who portrayed Admiral Drake in the Star Trek: Discovery episode "The War Without, The War Within." Best known for her stint as Cheryl on The Wire, Nicholls-King counts among her many other television and film credits Forever Knight, Guilty as Sin, The Famous Jett Jackson, Goosebumps,  Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Rookie Blue, St. Vincent, Orphan Black and Falling Water.