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Arista Arhin (born 8 February 2005; age 16) is the actress who played the young Michael Burnham in the first two Star Trek: Discovery episodes, "The Vulcan Hello" and "Battle at the Binary Stars", and in the second season episodes "Brother", "Light and Shadows", "If Memory Serves", "Project Daedalus", and "Perpetual Infinity". Archive footage of her performance can be seen in the third season episode "Unification III".
Her performance in the first season of Discovery landed her two industry award nominations, neither of which she won.
Prior to Star Trek, Arhin appeared in an episode of The Mystery Files (2017) and had a recurring role as Ozlyn in Odd Squad (2017). Since 2018, she has portrayed series regular Alicia Windsor in Bajillionnaires.