Became known for her role as Security Chief Tasha Yar on the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation.
She attended high school with fellow actress
She left after 22 Episodes of Star Trek, and later successfully convinced the show producers to cast her back onto the show during season 3.
She married Ken Sylk in 1995, and the couple had a son named August. She was also married to Geoffrey Edwards from 1983 to 1990.
Her grandfather was the popular singer Bing Crosby.