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Shelby Leverington (born 15 September 1946; age 73) is the actress who played Chief Brossmer in the Star Trek: The Next Generation fifth season episode "The Next Phase". She has been active in movies and television since 1971.
Leverington appeared with Jennifer Edwards in the 1981 film S.O.B., and with Corbin Bernsen, Larry Drake, Bill Cobbs, Anne Haney and James Avery in the television drama L.A. Law in 1988. She also appeared in three episodes of Highway to Heaven with David Cowgill and Ken Olandt. In 2005, Leverington was featured in the science fiction film The Island along with Trek alumni Ethan Phillips, Noa Tishby and Kevin McCorkle.