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Annie Wersching (born 28 March 1977; age 43) is an American actress who made her television debut playing Liana in the Star Trek: Enterprise first season episode "Oasis". She is perhaps best known for playing FBI Agent Renee Walker during the seventh and eighth seasons of the FOX Network television series 24.
Early life and stage work
Wersching was born in St. Louis, Missouri. She was a part of the St. Louis Celtic Stepdancers for fourteen years and participated in Irish Dance competitions in her youth. She graduated from Millikin University in Illinois in 1999 with a degree in Musical Theater.
Wershing toured in stage productions of Anything Goes and A Christmas Carol and worked at a number of theaters before moving to Los Angeles in 2001. In the summer of that year, she appeared in a revival of Do I Hear A Waltz? at the Pasadena Playhouse with Anthony Crivello.
Film and television work
2002 – 2007
After her appearance on Enterprise, she has made guest appearances on such television shows as Birds of Prey (with series regulars Dina Meyer and Ian Abercrombie and fellow guest star Brian Thompson), Frasier (starring Kelsey Grammer), and E-Ring (with Jonathan Banks and Robert Joy). She can also be seen in a small role in the 2003 film Bruce Almighty, in which Michael Bofshever, Robert Curtis-Brown, Christopher Darga, and Max Grodénchik also appeared.
In a 2006 episode of the CBS series Cold Case directed by David Barrett, Wersching played a house wife who is murdered in 1979; her husband was played by fellow Enterprise guest performer Robert Pine in the scenes set in 2006. J. Patrick McCormack guest-starred in the episode, as well. Wersching was also seen in a 2006 episode of Boston Legal, the ABC series which starred William Shatner and, at the time, Rene Auberjonois. Her episode, "The Nutcrackers", also guest-starred Michelle Forbes and Clyde Kusatsu. In 2007, Wersching starred as Amelia Joffe on the daytime soap opera General Hospital.
Wersching was a regular cast member on the FOX series 24 during its seventh and eighth seasons. On this series, she played FBI Agent Renee Walker, who worked under Jeffrey Nordling's Special Agent in Charge Larry Moss until Moss' death. Walker was killed in the 17th episode of the eighth season, after briefly becoming romantically involved with the show's protagonist, Jack Bauer, played by Kiefer Sutherland.
Bob Gunton was also a regular on 24 during the seventh season and made recurring appearances during the eighth season. Enterprise regular John Billingsley had a brief recurring role at the beginning of season seven, and his Enterprise co-star Connor Trinneer had a brief role later in the season. The writers and producers on both seasons included former Enterprise show runners Manny Coto and Brannon Braga.