Science fiction actress who gained fame for portraying Captain Kathryn Janeway on the television series Star Trek Voyager. She later starred as Red on the hit Netflix original series Orange is the New Black.
She was accepted into Stella Adler's Conservatory to train and gain experience as an actress.
She has been nominated for a Golden Globe Award.
She married Robert H. Egan in 1982, and the couple had two sons before divorcing in 1993.
She was one of the voices of Star Trek: Captain's Chair alongside George Takei.