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Annie Wersching (28 March 197729 January 2023; age 45) was an American actress who played Liana in the Star Trek: Enterprise first season episode "Oasis" (which marked her television acting debut) and the Borg Queen in the second season of Star Trek: Picard.

The first episode of Picard's third season, "The Next Generation" (and its accompanying aftershow episode) were dedicated to her memory, as well as the starship USS Wersching also being named after her in "Bounty".

She was 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 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, René 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.

24[]

On 24, Wersching worked with Jeffrey Nordling as 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. Nazneen Contractor and Necar Zadegan were recurring guest stars in season eight. 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.

2010 – 2023[]

Following her tenure on 24, Wesching continued to make frequent guest appearances on various television series. Her credits include episodes of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (starring Paul Guilfoyle and Wallace Langham, with Bertila Damas), NCIS (with Jamie McShane, directed by James Whitmore, Jr.), Hawaii Five-0 (starring Daniel Dae Kim, with Terry O'Quinn, developed by Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman), Body of Proof (starring Jeri Ryan), Blue Bloods (starring Len Cariou, directed by David M. Barrett), Castle (directed and produced by Rob Bowman), Major Crimes (starring Raymond Cruz and Jonathan Del Arco), and Doubt.

In 2015-16, Wersching played the recurring role of Lily Salvatore in the fantasy drama series The Vampire Diaries, starring Paul Wesley, and in 2017-18, the recurring role of Emma Whitmore in the science fiction adventure series Timeless. Between 2017 and 2019, she was a regular on the Hulu / Marvel superhero series Runaways.

She also had recurring roles in the crime series Bosch (2014-21), starring Titus Welliver and featuring Linda Park as a regular, and the cop series The Rookie (2019-22). She was also known for her motion capture and voice role as Tess in the 2013 video game The Last of Us, which also featured Nolan North.

Wersching was diagnosed with cancer during the summer of 2020, but kept her illness a secret and continued to work (which included her part on Picard). She passed away on 29 January 2023, at the age of 45. [1]

Appearances as the Borg Queen[]

Star Trek interview[]

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