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Clare McConnell (born 21 June) is a Canadian actress and comedian who played the Klingon leader Dennas in the Star Trek: Discovery first season episodes "Battle at the Binary Stars", "Lethe", and "Will You Take My Hand?".
Born in Calgary, Alberta to Irish parents, she currently resides in Toronto, where she attended Ryerson Theatre School. She regularly performs with the Second City Touring Company, and has also performed with the science fiction comedy troupe Yes, Android and Star Trek parody improv group Holodeck Follies.  
Prior to Star Trek, she appeared in the 2016 short film This Is What It Sounds Like Falling Out of Love with You and in Dim the Fluorescents in 2017.