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Cecily Adams (6 February 1958 – 3 March 2004; age 46) was an actress and casting director best known to Star Trek fans for her portrayal of Ishka on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Although she played Armin Shimerman and Max Grodénchik's mother on the series, she was nine and six years their junior respectively. She was the daughter of Get Smart star Don Adams.
Adams was married to Star Trek: Enterprise guest actor Jim Beaver. She worked with Beaver on a number of film and stage productions prior to their marriage in 1989. She later co-starred with her husband in a 1996 episode of Murder One. This episode also featured TNG guest star Daniel Benzali, fellow DS9 guest actress Barbara Bosson, Star Trek: First Contact actor Neal McDonough, Enterprise guest star David Andrews, Voyager guest star Don McManus, TNG guest actor Milt Tarver, and frequent Trek guest stars Ron Canada, John Fleck, Gregory Itzin, Scott Trost, and Rick Worthy.
Her other television work includes guest appearances on Simon & Simon (with Kenneth Mars and William Boyett), Quincy (with Robert Ito, Garry Walberg, Robert Hooks, and William Smithers), The Equalizer (with Robert Lansing and Keith Szarabajka), Courthouse (with Bob Gunton, Jacqueline Kim, and Mark Rolston), and the final episode of the short-lived science fiction series Total Recall 2070.
Adams was primarily a casting director. She served in this capacity for the television sitcoms 3rd Rock from the Sun and That 70s Show, as well as such films as The Forgotten One (1991, starring Terry O'Quinn) and Home Room (2002, starring Raphael Sbarge). She also served as a casting assistant on Who Framed Roger Rabbit, starring Christopher Lloyd and Joanna Cassidy.
Adams died of lung cancer in 2004 at the age of 46. Her father died the following year.