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Karen Landry (4 December 195031 December 2015; age 65) was the actress who played the Vorgon Ajur in the Star Trek: The Next Generation third season episode "Captain's Holiday".

Outside of Star Trek, she may be best known for her recurring role as Myra White during the first three seasons of the drama series St. Elsewhere (1982-85). Among her co-stars during her time on this series were fellow Trek veterans Jeff Allin, Ed Begley, Jr., David Birney, Ellen Bry, Alex Henteloff, Norman Lloyd, Alan Oppenheimer, Joel Polis, and Jennifer Savidge.

Landry's other television credits include guest appearances on M*A*S*H (starring David Ogden Stiers), Highway to Heaven (in an episode with Paul Comi), Family Ties (with Brian Bonsall), Freddy's Nightmares (with Andrew Prine), The Practice (with her St. Elsewhere co-star Norman Lloyd), Chicago Hope (with John Glover), and Six Feet Under (with Molly Hagan, Leon Rippy, and Matt Winston). She was also seen in two 1986 mini-series: A Year in the Life with Richard Kiley and Diana Muldaur, and On Wings of Eagles with Jim Metzler, Lawrence Pressman, and Diane Salinger. In 1994, Landry and Lance LeGault played husband and wife in Robert Rodriguez' television movie Roadracers, also starring William Sadler.

Landry shared an Independent Spirit Award nomination for co-writing the screenplay to the 1988 comedy Patti Rocks, in which she also played the title role. Her husband Chris Mulkey also co-scripted and appeared in the film. Other films in which Landry has appeared include 1988's Heartbreak Hotel (also with Chris Mulkey) and 2006's Peaceful Warrior.

Later projects include guest roles in Cold Case (2008, with Bart McCarthy and Ed Lauter), Criminal Minds (2011, with Rachel Nichols and Corbin Bernsen), and Justified (2011, with Stephen Root, Thomas Knickerbocker, and James Lashly). Her later work includes the drama Frozen Kiss (2009), the horror thriller Collapse (2010), the short films After the Denim (2010) and Blue Highway (2011, with Richard Riehle), and the drama Finding Hope (2011, with Richard Riehle).

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