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Aisha Hinds (born 13 November 1975; age 38) played assistant Bridge officer Darwin in Star Trek Into Darkness. She is an American actress perhaps best known for her roles on television dramas such as The Shield, True Blood, Detroit 1-8-7, Cult, Invasion, Hawthorne and Dollhouse.
She has appeared in movies such as 2005's Assault on Precinct 13, 2007's Mr. Brooks, Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail and 2010's Unstoppable. She has made guest appearances on shows such as ER, Prison Break, Weeds, Lincoln Heights, CSI: Miami and Stargate SG-1.