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Sidney S. Liufau (born 22 November 1963; age 57) is an actor who played Lt. Manuele Atoa in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine sixth season episode "You Are Cordially Invited".

Liufau made his acting debut in the 1995 film Batman Forever, which also featured DS9 co-star Rene Auberjonois. That same year, he appeared in the Baywatch movie Forbidden Paradise. Liufau went on to have small roles in the films A Very Brady Sequel (1996), Bloodsport III (1997, starring John Rhys-Davies), Marvel Comics' Blade (1998, with Judson Earney Scott, Andray Johnson, and Jeff Imada), Dirt Merchant (1999, with Lee Arenberg) and Code of the Dragon (2001, with Brad Dourif and Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa). More recently, he had supporting roles in the 2006 comedy You, Me and Dupree (which also featured Star Trek: Enterprise guest star Todd Stashwick), and Faster (2010, starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson).

In addition to his film work, Liufau also had a role in an unsold TV pilot called Red Skies (as did Leonard Kelly-Young) and guest-starred on an episode of The District, starring Roger Aaron Brown. He most recently had a recurring role on the short-lived CBS action series Smith, working with series regular Virginia Madsen and fellow guest actors William Lucking and Leon Russom. He also appeared in Alex Kurtzman's and Roberto Orci's remake of Hawaii Five-O in the episode "Malama Ka Aina" as Daniel Dae Kim's character's cousin.

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