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Lana Taylor (born 26 March 1979; age 36) is an actress who appeared as an alien bar patron in the Star Trek: Enterprise episode "The Seventh". As a background performer, Taylor received no credit for this appearance.
Taylor attended the Rutgers College in New Brunswick and trained acting under coaches such as Jason Buyer, Jeff Sable, and Ted Brunetti. She is fluent in eight languages including Russian, Spanish, and Bulgarian and performed in stage plays and internet productions. Among her on screen work are supporting roles in episodes of Wanda at Large, Grey's Anatomy, and Further Analysis. Taylor's film appearances include Martin Scorcese's drama The Aviator (2004, with Adam Scott, Brent Spiner, Sam Hennings, Joe Chrest, Keith Campbell, Elizabeth DeCicco, Chase Hoyt, and Scott Sahadi), the short drama Dalton's Reward (2005), and the comedy The Great Asteroid (2007).
In 2006 she wrote and directed the short comedy Catfish in which she portrayed the lead role of Svetlana. In addition she was the executive producer and casting director. As stand-in she worked on the drama Something New (2006, with Golden Brooks, Matt Malloy, Alfre Woodard, and Rick Fitts) and episodes of The Bachelor (2005) and Law & Order (2008).
More recent projects include the drama Solitary Man (2009), the short drama Last Night (2009), and the romance Coach (2009).