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Susie Stillwell (3 November 1951 – 6 September 2016; age 64) was a model and actress who was a regular background actress on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine for six years and also appeared in several episodes of Star Trek: Voyager. She generally appeared as a Klingon warrior but was also seen as a Bajoran deputy, among other aliens.
Born in Los Angeles, California, and raised in Houston, Texas, Stillwell graduated from Booker T. Washington High, after which she educated herself on modeling and even entered law school, all the while being privately educated in drama. In addition, she was a skilled singer, a casting director, and went undergoing training in makeup and special effects.
Stillwell appeared in several films, including the Academy Award nominated The Mambo Kings (1992, with Jonathan Del Arco, Joycelyn O'Brien, stunts by Kurt D. Lott, and stunt coordinated by Paul Baxley), the television drama Reform School Girl (1994, with Carolyn Seymour, Wendy Schaal, stunts by Lincoln Simonds, Gary Epper, Eddie Braun, and Bob Minor), Oliver Stone's World Trade Center (2006, with Jude Ciccolella, Tom Wright, Donna Murphy, and Roger Cross), and the comedy Derek and Delila (2007), where she played "Ma Williams".
She also appeared on television series such as Night Court (starring John Larroquette), Fresh Prince of Bel Air, UPN's Everybody Hates Chris, and as Detective Morange on Dexter (2006, alongside Pablo Soriano).
Stillwell died in her sleep peacefully on 6 September 2016.