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Rachael Ancheril (born 8 December) is an actress who played Commander D. Nhan in the second and third seasons of Star Trek: Discovery. She was a recurring guest star in the second season, and became a regular cast member in the third despite only appearing in three episodes of that season.
Born in Toronto, Ancheril is the daughter of a Scottish father and her mother is Indian. Ancheril began her acting career in the mid-2000s, appearing in low-budget films like Circuit 3: The Street Monk (2006) and Cycle of Fear: There is No End (2008), before making a career mostly in television roles, first landing in guest spots.
In 2013, she became a regular in the Canadian police series Rookie Blue, playing the character Marlo Cruz in the fourth, fifth, and sixth seasons of the show, appearing alongside Oliver Becker. After leaving the series in 2016, she guested in two episodes of Heroes Reborn (with Nazneen Contractor, Greg Grunberg, Raven Dauda, and Phi Huynh), and appeared as a regular in the first season of The Art of More (with Matt Frewer and Conrad Pla). More recently, she played recurring roles in the shows Wynonna Earp (with Katherine Barrell and Patrick Kwok-Choon), Mary Kills People (with Grace Lynn Kung), and Killjoys. She also guested in shows like Dark Matter (with Andrew Moodie) and Taken (with Sean Connolly Affleck).
Ancheril is also active in photography and illustration, and is an avid equestrienne.
Star Trek appearances
|Star Trek: Discovery regular cast|
|David Ajala • Rachael Ancheril • Wilson Cruz • Jason Isaacs • Doug Jones • Shazad Latif • Sonequa Martin-Green • Anson Mount • Anthony Rapp • Mary Wiseman|