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Noël Wells (born 23 December 1986; age 37) is an American actress, comedian, director, musician, and writer who voices D'Vana Tendi on Star Trek: Lower Decks.

Wells was born in Austin, Texas to a Tunisian immigrant father and a mother of half-Mexican descent. She graduated from the University of Texas in Austin with degrees in Plan II Honors and Radio-Television-Film. While attending college, she was a member of Esther's Follies, Austin's long-running musical satire show and performed as a magician's assistant. She worked as an editor and did motion graphics before embarking on an acting career.

In 2010, Wells moved to Los Angeles where she joined Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. Between 2011 and 2013, she was a regular actress / comedian at the popular YouTube sketch comedy channel CollegeHumor. In 2013, she joined the cast of Saturday Night Live, but left the show after only one season.

In 2015, she landed in her best known role, that of Rachel Silva in the Neflix comedy drama series Master of None, alongside H. Jon Benjamin, which she played until 2017.

In 2017, she made her directing debut with the independent comedy Mr. Roosevelt in which she also starred and wrote the screenplay. She also starred in the 2018 independent comedy Social Animals.

Wells is also an established voice actress and lent her voice to animated series such as Gentlemen Lobsters (with Tom Kenny, Lauren Lapkus, and Missi Pyle), Wander Over Yonder (with Tom Kenny, Fred Tatasciore, Kevin Michael Richardson, Jennifer Hale, Tara Strong, and Rich Fulcher), Seth MacFarlane's American Dad! (with Scott Grimes, Dee Bradley Baker, and Kevin Michael Richardson), and Craig of the Creek (with Phil LaMarr), in which she voices the regular character Kelsey Pokoly.

She is also a singer-songwriter and released her first album It's So Nice in 2019.

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