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Lena Banks, Star Trek VI

Banks with fellow extras on the set of Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country

Lena Banks (born 21 March) is an actress who was a regular background performer throughout the last three seasons of Star Trek: The Next Generation and in Star Trek Generations. In addition, she appeared in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, although most of her part was cut from the final aired version. As a background actress she received no credit for her appearances. Banks filmed her first scenes for The Next Generation on Wednesday 23 October 1991 on Paramount Stage 9. She was also on set the following day when the cast and crew learned of the death of Gene Roddenberry.

Banks was scheduled to appear in engineering scenes in the fifth season episode "Violations" but was not part of the final episode.

Banks appeared in several commercials and stage plays, including a praised part in a version of "Midsummer Night's Dream". Beside acting, she is skilled in dance and voice work, and can also be seen in music videos for artists such as Keith Richards.

Banks appeared in the television series General Hospital, Murphy Brown, and Cheers (starring Kirstie Alley and Kelsey Grammer), and played a recurring part in the short lived comedy series Top of the Heap (1991), which featured Leslie Jordan and Rod Arrants.

Among her feature film appearances are supporting parts in the two time Academy Award winning drama Bugsy (1991, with Bebe Neuwirth and Robert Beltran), the Academy Award nominated music drama The Mambo Kings (1992, with Jonathan Del Arco, Joycelyn O'Brien, and Susie Stillwell), Tim Burton's sequel Batman Returns (1992, with Vincent Schiavelli) in which she played Oscar "Penguin" Cobblepot's biggest supporter, filled in for the falling "Ice Princess", and served as stand-in for actress Michelle Pfeiffer, the action film Last Action Hero (1993, with F. Murray Abraham), and the thriller Color of Night (1994, starring Scott Bakula and Brad Dourif) in which she appeared on a photograph as the wife of Bruce Willis, as well as car stunt work in James Cameron's Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991).

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