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Merrin Dungey (born 6 August 1971; age 51) is an American actress who appeared as Richter, the Federation News Network interviewer, in the Star Trek: Picard pilot episode "Remembrance". Prior to her appearance in the episode, it was Dungey who provided the voice for the narrator in the series' first live-action teaser trailer that was released on 23 May 2019.  She also voiced the USS Solvang first officer in the Star Trek: Lower Decks first season episode "No Small Parts".
From 1999 to 2007, she played the recurring role of "Kelly Palmer" on King of Queens. From 2001 to 2003, Dungey played the character of Francie Calfo on the J.J. Abrams/Bad Robot television series Alias, alongside Greg Grunberg and Melissa George. She also guest starred in Brooklyn Nine-Nine.