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Kathryn Leigh Scott (born 26 January 1943; age 78) is the actress who played Nuria in the Star Trek: The Next Generation third season episode "Who Watches The Watchers".

Scott was born as Kathryn Kringstad in Robbinsdale, Minnesota and is best known for her role as governess and former waitress, Maggie Evans, in the cult television series Dark Shadows, in which TNG guest star Mitchell Ryan also played starred. She starred on the series from 1966 through 1970, during which time she played multiple characters in addition to Evans. She also appeared in the 1970 film based on the series, House of Dark Shadows. In 1979, she starred in the TV movie The Chinese Typewriter, with William Daniels. In 1986, she began her own publishing company known as Pomegranate Press to write stories about her days on Dark Shadows.

After Dark Shadows, Scott went on to makes guest appearances on such series as Space: 1999, Hawaii Five-O, Little House on the Prairie, Quincy (a series featuring fellow Star Trek alumni Robert Ito and Garry Walberg as regulars), and The Incredible Hulk. She also found time to appear in feature films such as 1974's The Great Gatsby, 1975's Brannigan (also featuring Arthur Batanides), 1977's Providence (with David Warner), and The Greek Tycoon (1978, with Tony Jay). In 1979, she starred in the crime series Big Shamus, Little Shamus, but the series was canceled after its initial thirteen episodes.

During the 1980s, Scott was seen on such programs as Dynasty (starring Lee Bergere and Joan Collins), Magnum, P.I., Police Squad! (with Barbara J. Tarbuck), the Stephen Collins adventure series Tales of the Gold Monkey, Hardcastle and McCormack (starring Brian Keith and Daniel Hugh Kelly), The A-Team (with Dwight Schultz, William Lucking, Lance LeGault, and Noble Willingham), Knots Landing, and multiple episodes of Dallas (with Leslie Bevis, Lance LeGault, Andrew Prine, William Smithers, Leigh Taylor-Young, and Morgan Woodward). She also co-starred on the acclaimed detective series Philip Marlowe, Private Eye from 1983 through 1986; in the latter year, she appeared in the TV movie The Last Days of Patton along with Daniel Benzali and Ed Lauter. In film, she was seen in the 1980 Terri Garr comedy Witches' Brew and in the 1987 thriller Assassination with Michael Ansara.

Her work in the 1990s includes an appearance on 21 Jump Street with Larry Cedar, an episode of Matlock with Samantha Eggar, and a role in the 1997 film One Eight Seven along with Tony Plana, Jack Kehler, and Richard Riehle. The majority of her current work, however, involves writing and attending Dark Shadows festivals.

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