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Mädchen (pronounced "Maid-tshun") Amick (born 12 December 1970; age 48) is the actress who played the teenage form of the being known as Anya in the Star Trek: The Next Generation second season episode "The Dauphin". She was the runner up to Jaime Hubbard for the role of Salia.
Having pursued an acting career since she was sixteen, Amick is best known for playing battered wife Shelly Johnson on the television series Twin Peaks, on which she was a regular cast member from 1990 through 1991. She had recurring roles on the series Dawson's Creek and Gilmore Girls, and more recently had recurring roles as Wendy Meade on ER and as Sara on Joey.
She has also starred in several feature films. In 1992, she co-starred with Star Trek movie performers Alice Krige and Ron Perlman in Stephen King's Sleepwalkers, and in 1995, she starred in Dream Lover, featuring Erick Avari and Harriet Leider. Her other film credits include The Borrower (1991, with Tom Towles), Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992), French Exit (1995, with Molly Hagan), Bombshell (1996, with Art Chudabala), Wounded (1997, with Robert Costanzo and Jim Beaver), Face to Face (2001, with Dean Stockwell and Jonathan Banks), and Scenes of the Crime (2001, with Bob Gunton and Amy Wieczorek).
Amick starred in the 1998 recreation of the 1980s television series Fantasy Island with Malcolm McDowell, who was playing the role originally played by Ricardo Montalban. More recently she was a regular on the NBC series My Own Worst Enemy along with Christian Slater, Alfre Woodard, and James Cromwell. Recently, Amick can be seen playing Doctor Aubrey Hunter, girlfriend to Gary Sinise's Mac Taylor on CSI:NY starring VOY guest actor Robert Joy.
Amick portrayed Wendy Beauchamp in the Lifetime fantasy series Witches of East End which was canceled after two seasons in 2014. Virginia Madsen, Steven Berkoff, and Matt Frewer had recurring roles on this series.