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Diora Baird (born 6 April 1983; age 39) is an American actress and model who filmed a supporting role as an Orion Enterprise officer in Star Trek.[1] However, her scene was deleted from the final cut of the film. In this short scene she portrayed an Orion science division crewmember aboard the Enterprise who was mistaken for Gaila by Kirk. [2]

Born in Miami, Florida, Baird was an introvert as a child until her mother enrolled her in acting classes. She ultimately became vice president of her school's Thespian Society. In 2000, at the age of 17, she moved to Los Angeles, California, to pursue a professional acting career. While auditioning for roles, she broke into modeling, most notably for Guess? clothing.

Baird made her television debut in a 2004 episode of The Drew Carey Show, starring with Diedrich Bader. She then starred in the short film Deep Down in Florida, after which she had a memorable supporting role in the hit comedy film Wedding Crasher. (This film also featured fellow Star Trek alumni Ellen Albertini Dow and Henry Gibson.)

Baird's exposure increased considerably after she was featured on the cover of the August 2005 issue of Playboy magazine. She continued appearing in men's magazines, such as Maxim, FHM, and Stuff, while acquiring roles in more films. She appeared in five feature films in 2006 alone: she played the female lead in the action comedy Hot Tamale (co-starring Richard Riehle and Mike Starr), appeared in the comedies Accepted (with Ann Cusack), Vegas Baby, and Fifty Pills, and had a major role in the horror prequel The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning (with Cyia Batten and Tim de Zarn and narrated by John Larroquette).

More recently, Baird starred in the comedies Young People Fucking, Love Shack (with Molly Hagan), and My Best Friend's Girl, and the drama Pornstar (with Jeffrey Nordling). In the meantime, she continues appearing on television, including a recurring role on the ABC series Big Day and an guest appearance on the CBS series Shark, starring Jeri Ryan.

She currently has the recurring role of Shannon on The Karate Kid spinoff series, Cobra Kai.

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