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Claire Rankin (born 23 January 1971; age 48) is the Canadian actress who appeared as both manifestations of the shuttlecraft Alice in the Star Trek: Voyager sixth season episode "Alice". She is probably best known for her recurring role of Dr. Kate Heightmeyer, the team's resident psychologist, on the science fiction series Stargate: Atlantis (2004-2007).
She has appeared in such films as 1994's Death Wish V: The Face of Death with Robert Joy and Saul Rubinek, 1996's Two if By Sea with Mike Starr, and 2002's John Q. with Larissa Laskin and Vanessa Branch.
Some of the other television series on which she has guest-starred include Forever Knight as Fleur, multiple episodes of The New Outer Limits (with the voice of Kevin Conway), Any Day Now (with Steven Culp), Chicago Hope, The Drew Carey Show (with Diedrich Bader), Ally McBeal (with Albert Hall), Without A Trace, The District (with Roger Aaron Brown), and Charmed.
Her 2008 films are One of Our Own and Vipers.
In 2013, she was a guest star of the CW hit TV series Nikita, the show based on the 1990 film La Femme Nikita, in its final season along with Melinda Clarke. Among Rankin's recent projects was the 2017 biopic Molly's Game with film actor Idris Elba.