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Tracee Lee Cocco (born 2 March 1961; age 63) is an actress, model and stuntwoman who worked on Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, and Star Trek: Voyager. She was most visibly seen as Lieutenant Jae, a regular background character on The Next Generation, between the fourth and seventh seasons. She was one of the background performers who also appeared in Star Trek Generations, Star Trek: First Contact, and Star Trek: Insurrection. In addition, Cocco worked as stand-in for Alice Krige (the "Borg Queen") in Star Trek: First Contact, covered as stand-in for Jennifer Lien for two days of filming on the Voyager first season episode "Phage", and stood-in for guest actress Angela Dohrmann on the episode "The Cloud".

In "Descent, Part II", she played one of the Borg drones mentally damaged by Lore's experimentation. On Deep Space 9, she could sometimes be seen in alien make-up in Quark's and played several aliens such as an Antican. Cocco was one of several regular background performers from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: Voyager who participated in the filming of the interactive movie Star Trek: Borg; she is most notably seen as a Starfleet science officer visible in the corridor aboard the USS Cheyenne at the start of the movie. She also appeared as an alien bar character in the 1996 video game Star Trek: Klingon.

According to the call sheets, Cocco was scheduled to appear in the fourth season episodes "First Contact" in a scene in Ten Forward, "Galaxy's Child" in scenes on the bridge, and "Identity Crisis", "Qpid", and "In Theory" in scenes in Ten Forward and engineering but was either not filmed or cut from the final episodes. She was also scheduled to appear at the ops station in the fifth season episode "Ensign Ro", in engineering scenes in the episodes "The Game" and "Conundrum", in corridor scenes in "Ethics", in Ten Forward scenes in "The Outcast", and on the bridge in "Imaginary Friend" and "I Borg" but was not seen in the final episodes.

On Wednesday 4 June 1997, Cocco was transformed into a Ferengi for an official Paramount event, held at 3:30 pm. According to the call sheet, the seventh day of filming of VOY: "Scorpion, Part II", Cocco had a makeup call at 11:30 am and was working alongside Michael Braveheart.

Cocco was born in Allentown, Pennsylvania, and moved to California with her family at the age of 2. She grew up in Santa Ana, California and graduated from the Santa Ana High School in 1979. Throughout the following years, Cocco started to work as model and was featured as model for Alberto Mousse in several magazines. She also worked as model for Revlon, Jimmy Z Ad, Pool & Spa Magazine, 7Up, the Auto Stereo Sound Magazine, and McDonald's. [2]

Besides her work on Star Trek where she received her SAG card, Cocco was also featured as Marla in the daily soap General Hospital and as a regular lifeguard in several episodes of Baywatch. Among her film work are the drama Gross Anatomy (1989, with Clyde Kusatsu, J. Patrick McNamara, Kay E. Kuter, Steven Culp, Gordon Clapp, David Coburn, Richard Penn, and Dana Vitatoe) and Demolition Man (1993, with Bob Gunton, Bill Cobbs, and Chris Durand). Following her background work in Demolition Man, Cocco was cast as the lead computer voice in the Demolition Man Pinball game in 1994. [3]

In 1996 she was featured as a bar character in Barb Wire, with Clint Howard, Shelly Desai, and Peewee Piemonte. A featured fight scene with her and Pamela Anderson was cut from the final film. Other film work includes Virtuosity (1995, with Louise Fletcher, Danny Goldring, Michael Buchman Silver, and Frank Welker) and the action comedy Bulletproof (1996, with Maury Sterling) as well as the 1995 video game Angel Devoid: Face of the Enemy. She also appeared as a gangster babe in Snoop Dogg's music video Vapors in 1997. [4]

Dennehy, Cocco, Todd

Cocco with Elizabeth Dennehy and Hallie Todd in 2012

In the early 1990s, Cocco was part of the group of background regulars who made a promotional tour for Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. She appeared as a Ferengi along with Cameron, Joycelyn Robinson, and Michael Braveheart. She continued to appear on conventions throughout the United States and at conventions in other countries such as the London Film & Comic Con in 2012, the FedCon in Germany in 2013, the Preston ComicCon in 2018, and the Destination Star Trek Birmingham convention in 2019. [5] [6]

Cocco appeared as Khuhl in the two Star Trek: Renegades episodes "The Requiem, Part 1" and "The Requiem, Part 2" in 2017. The episodes were written by Ethan H. Calk, Sky Douglas Conway, and Jack Treviño and directed by Tim Russ. Cocco worked on these episodes with Walter Koenig, Terry Farrell, Robert Beltran, Gary Graham, Aron Eisenberg, Nichelle Nichols, Manu Intiraymi, Tim Russ, Courtney Peldon, Darth Schuhe, Cirroc Lofton, Hana Hatae, Ryan T. Husk, and Dragon Dronet.

One of her more recent projects is the horror film Night Mistress (2019). In February 2019, Cocco shared the news that she will be working on the short film The Assassin's Apprentice: Silbadores of the Canary Islands, the sequel to The Assassin's Apprentice (2018). Cocco filmed her part of Gwen in March 2019 and worked alongside Armin Shimerman, Gary Graham, Sean Kenney, and Ryan T. Husk. The film was released in 2021. [7] Another project was the science fiction film Alien Danger! With Raven Van Slender (2021) where she played Vex and worked with Bobby Clark, Al Burke, Cirroc Lofton, Sean Kenney, and Ryan T. Husk. More recently, she played news anchor Diandra Walsh in the horror film Staycation (2022, with Olivia d'Abo and Sean Kenney).

She is also up to film the science fiction film The Last Battleship, the fantasy film Side Slip, and the short science fiction film Civil War 2020 in which she'll play Chancellor Natalie Raven. All three projects are in development.

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