Major Kira Nerys
Nana Visitor came to the entertainment profession naturally; her father was a Broadway choreographer and her mother was a ballet instructor. When she was seven years old, Visitor began ballet lessons. After her high school graduation, she began working with Angela Lansbury in the stock company of "Gypsy," and later appeared in "42nd Street," as well as many other plays, both in New York and Los Angeles.
After working on television's Ryan's Hope and One Life to Live, she appeared in the feature film The Sentinel, starring Ava Gardner. She appeared on numerous television series, including Hunter; Murder, She Wrote; McGyver; thirtysomething; L.A. Law; In the Heat of the Night; and Matlock. Visitor starred in the title role of the series Working Girl before joining the cast of Deep Space Nine as Major Kira Nerys.
Following DS9, she starred on Broadway as Roxie Hart in the Tony Award-winning musical "Chicago." She later appeared in the series Dark Angel and Wildfire. She currently resides in Corrales, NM, near Albuquerque, where she owns and operates Un Petit Morceau, a bakery that specializes in unique artisanal desserts.
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