(written from a Production point of view)
Lily Mariye (born 25 September 1956; age 63) is an actress hailing from Las Vegas, Nevada, who played the USS Saratoga operations officer in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine pilot episode "Emissary". She is perhaps best known for her recurring role as Nurse Lily Jarvik on the television series ER. Mariye is married to jazz musician Boney James.
Mariye commented: "It was very exciting — I was a big Star Trek fan and still am — to get to wear a uniform, to get to explode on the bridge.” Mariye received fan mail even though her character was not named.  
Mariye's film credits include The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (with Robert Mandan and Gregory Itzin), Switch, The Doctor (with Brian Markinson), Ted and Venus (with Brian Thompson, Tricia O'Neil, Andrea Martin and Vincent Schiavelli), The Shadow (with Frank Welker), The New Age (with Peter Weller), Mighty Joe Young (with Geoffrey Blake, Lawrence Pressman, American Pie Presents Band Camp, Monster Movie, and Hancock (with David Mattey, Gregg Daniel and Ron Fassler)
Her guest starring roles include appearances in Knots Landing, Fame, Family Ties (with William O. Campbell), Remington Steele (with K Callan), St. Elsewhere (with Deborah May, Alfre Woodard and K Callan), Murphy Brown (with Tom McCleister), China Beach (with Robert Picardo and Jeff Kober), Who's the Boss? (with Robert Mandan), Melrose Place, Chicago Hope (with John Prosky and Robert Ito), Ally McBeal and Judging Amy (with William Dennis Hunt and Bruce Gray).
Mariye has also directed episodes of television, including the upcoming second season of The Terror, in which George Takei guest stars.