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Faith Coley Salie (born 14 April 1971; age 48) is the actress who played the genetically-engineered woman Sarina Douglas in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episodes "Statistical Probabilities" and "Chrysalis". According to the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Companion, Salie had to audition again to play Sarina in "Chrysalis", due to her greatly expanded role in the episode. In 2012, Salie commented that "the most iconic show I've ever been on was Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. I still get fan mail. I'm on a trading card. My character lives on in a DS9 novel". 
Salie has an impressive education. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Harvard, and received a master's degree from Oxford.
Her career has only continued to grow since these appearances. She has appeared in guest roles on Unhappily Ever After (with Nikki Cox), Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Charmed, Sex and the City (with Kim Cattrall) and Odyssey 5. Her greatest claims to fame at present are as the star of the acclaimed improvised television series Significant Others (airing on Bravo in the United States) and as a panelist and contributor for several VH1 "pop culture"-related shows such as I Love The '90s and Best Week Ever. She is also a frequent guest panelist on the NPR news quiz show Wait, Wait... Don't Tell Me, and a frequent contributor on CBS Sunday Morning.
She hosted the radio show Fair Game on Public Radio International, which was cancelled in 2008. She has also written articles for Esquire and O, the Oprah Magazine.