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Mary Louise Meinel-Newport (born 6 March 1955; age 59) is an actress seen in several episodes of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: Voyager, playing Bolian background characters. She appeared throughout the first four years of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine as the female Bolian background character, possibly Lysia Arlin. She can also be seen in Star Trek Generations as a Bolian woman in Ten Forward.

Mary grew up in a family of seven children. She lives in Tucson, Arizona with her husband, Gerald David "Jerry" Newport. The two have Asperger's syndrome, a mild form of autism. From previous relationships, she has two sons, Stephen and Peter, and two grandchildren. Mary and Jerry Newport's relationship was the subject of a 1995 LA Times article, which became the inspiration for a 2005 film called Mozart and the Whale- the same name of a January 2007 autobiography written by the Newports (along with Johnny Dodd) entitled Mozart and the Whale: An Asperger's Love Story. The Newports also wrote a book called Autism - Asperger's & Sexuality: Puberty and Beyond, which was released in July 2002.

Meinel-Newport also appeared on Babylon 5 as a Centauri female (a series that starred Bill Mumy and Andreas Katsulas), and was interviewed twice on 60 Minutes, in both 1996 and 2004.

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