Tara was a Human child who lived aboard the USS Enterprise-D in 2364.
That year, Tara was one of several Enterprise-D children kidnapped by the Aldeans in an effort to re-populate their planet.
At the time of her kidnapping she was in the ship's classroom, along with Rose and Harry Bernard. She later participated in Wesley Crusher's attempt at passive resistance. (TNG: "When The Bough Breaks")
Tara was portrayed by Amy Wheaton, the sister of Wil Wheaton.
Tara's name was from the episode's script.
According to the episode's script
, she was eight years old in 2364, placing her birth in 2356