April GraceMay 12, 1962, Lakeland, Florida, USA
The attractive Grace first garnered notice in the early 1990s when she landed a recurring role as the transporter chief on "Star Trek: The Next Generation" (syndicated). Interspersing acclaimed and award-winning stage work in L.A. with her film and TV roles, the actress slowly rose from bit parts in major studio films (as in 1994's "Angie") to more prominent characters in independent films (as in "Headless Body in Topless Bar" 1995). Grace also had a recurring role on CBS' "Chicago Hope" as the sister of Vondie Curtis Hall's Dr. Hancock. In 2001, she was seen as TV reporter determined to become a household name in ABC's summer series "The Beast," set in the world of a 24-hour cable news station.