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Denise Crosby

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Denise Michelle Crosby (born November 24, 1957 in Hollywood, California) is an American actress best known for her brief appearance as Security Chief Tasha Yar on the first season of Star Trek: The Next Generation. Although she had an extensive film and television career from the 1980s through 2003, her Star Trek appearance of only 22 episodes (plus several guest appearances in later seasons) remains her most widely recognized role. Following her appearance on Star Trek she also posed for the May 1988 Playboy magazine (see List of people in Playboy 1980-1989).

She produced and narrated the 1997 documentary Trekkies. She has also appeared in movies such as Red Shoe Diaries, Pet Sematary, 48 Hours and the television series Days of Our Lives. She is the daughter of Dennis Crosby and the granddaughter of the singer Bing Crosby.

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