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Tasia Valenza (born 5 April 1967; age 52) is the actress from New York City who played the Vulcan T'Shanik in the Star Trek: The Next Generation first season episode "Coming of Age". She also performed the computer voice of the USS Shenzhou in the Star Trek: Discovery first season episodes "The Vulcan Hello" and "Battle at the Binary Stars", and that of the ISS Shenzhou in "The Wolf Inside" and "Vaulting Ambition".
She is perhaps best remembered for her Emmy-nominated role as Dottie Thornton Martin in the daytime soap opera All My Children. Also on television, she had a recurring role in the science fiction series Space: Above and Beyond and was a series regular on 1988's Supercarrier (starring Robert Hooks) and 1992's The Heights (with Camille Saviola). In 1991, she had a supporting role in the made-for-TV horror movie Sometimes They Come Back. She played Lieutenant Kelly Anne Winslow in the short-lived military science fiction series, Space: Above and Beyond.
Her film credits include Crackers (1984, with Wallace Shawn and Darryl Henriques), Dead Man Walking (1988, with Jeffrey Combs and Biff Yeager), and Skeletons (1996, with Christopher Plummer, Dennis Christopher, and David Graf).
More recently, she has become a prominent voiceover actress in cartoons such as Batman, Ozzy & Drix, and Duck Dodgers, and video games such as Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magick Obscura,Metal Gear Solid, Batman: Arkham Asylum, and various Star Wars games.