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Ann Magnuson (born 4 January 1956; age 68) is an American actress and musician who played Admiral Kirsten Clancy in the Star Trek: Picard first season episodes "Maps and Legends" and "Broken Pieces".

Magnuson sang in a satirical faux heavy metal band named Vulcan Death Grip (which obviously took its name from Star Trek). Later, she fronted the psychedelic rock band Bongwater. [1] Since the mid-1980s, she has also had a career as a solo artist. Magnuson's film career began with Vortex (1981, with Dick Miller). Next was The Hunger (1983, with Cliff DeYoung. Magnuson later appeared in Desperately Seeking Susan (1985, with Robert Joy, Timothy Carhart, John Hoyt, and Isabel Lorca). 1987 saw Magnuson in the telefilm Tales From the Hollywood Hills: A Table at Ciro's with Earl Boen and Donna Murphy. Magnuson was then in Tequila Sunrise (1988, with Gabriel Damon and Daniel Zacapa), and Checking Out (1989, with Ian Wolfe).

In the decade that followed, Magnuson appeared in Cabin Boy (1994, with Mike Starr). That same year Magnuson co-starred in Clear and Present Danger, with Vaughn Armstrong, Reg E. Cathey, Raymond Cruz, Kamala Lopez-Dawson, Elizabeth Dennehy, Ellen Geer, Michael Jace, Aaron Lustig, John Putch, Cameron Thor, Harley Venton, and Harris Yulin. A year later, Magnuson appeared in Tank Girl, starring Lori Petty and Malcolm McDowell, with Doug Jones, Jeff Kober, Reg E. Cathey, Clayton Landey, Charles Lucia, Iggy Pop, and Frank Welker. In 1996, Magnuson was part of the cast of Before and After, with Jordan Lund. 1997 began with Magnuson joining Michael McKean in Still Breathing, followed by Hugo Pool, with Malcolm McDowell and Bert Remsen. 1998 saw Magnuson in Small Soldiers with Michael McKean, Dick Miller, Robert Picardo, Wendy Schaal, Kirsten Dunst, and Frank Langella. Magnuson's other film work that year was I Woke Up Early the Day I Died alongside Lee Arenberg, Michael G. Hagerty, Brent Hinkley, Blake Lindsley, Ron Perlman, Mark Rolston, Carel Struycken, and Steven Weber.

Film work in the 21st century[]

In 2000, Magnuson appeared in Love & Sex, with Famke Janssen and Robert Knepper. 2001 brought Glitter with Padma Lakshmi, followed by Night at the Golden Eagle with Shelly Desai. Magnuson was cast in The United States of Leland (2003, co-starring Ron Canada, Clyde Kusatsu, Matt Malloy, Jim Metzler, Angela Paton, Michael Welch, and Dell Yount). Magnuson was then in Open House (2004, with Sally Kellerman).

Television Guest Roles[]

While Magnuson's television debut was Alive from Off Center, it would not be until she appeared on The John Larroquette Show, "Black & White & Red All Over" in 1996 where she would work a guest spot with another Trek actor, followed that same year in The Adventures of Pete & Pete, "Crisis In the Love Zone" with Golden Brooks. A year later, Magnuson would guest on The Drew Carey Show starring Diedrich Bader in "Check Out Drew's Old Flame", and a year after that, Magnuson would reteam with Mark Rolston in the historical mini-series From the Earth to the Moon in "We have Cleared the Tower". Magnuson's television work would wane for more than a half-decade when in 2004 she arrived in the final season of Frasier starring Kelsey Grammer in the title role in "Match Game", that same year, Magnuson would guest on CSI: Miami in the disaster-themed "Crime Wave" opposite John Kassir. 2007 would mark the first time Magnuson would work with her future costar Patrick Stewart on the Seth MacFarlane created American Dad also starring Scott Grimes and Wendy Schaal in "I Can't Stan You". The next Trek-connected television appearance for Magnuson came in her turn on Modern Family in "Goodnight, Gracie"(2013) with Peggy Miley.

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