says that "being part of the ensemble cast of DS9 is like working
in a theatre company of actors.
It's a special feeling to feel that safe at work. We're so lucky because there aren't any ego problems.
Everybody is very professional. This is very different from other things I've worked on. I wasn't prepared for
this. I think the fact we all get along gives and have this chemistry really makes the show work, as it has
for the other two ST casts."
six seasons, Terry Farrell played Lieutenant Commander Jadzia Dax, the
Starfleet Science Officer
aboard Deep Space Nine. As a joined Trill, Jadzia formed the eighth humanoid host for the 300 year-old
symbiont creature Dax, a unique relationship fostered by the separate but interdependent twin species of
her homeworld. Terry explains, "While Dax may appear as a young woman, she possesses the wisdom
and knowledge that comes from seven lifetimes of experience."
Terry's decision to leave the decison when her original six-year contract
was up, she quickly was
cast opposite Ted Danson in a half-hour situation comedy for NBC, "Becker," slated for a midseason debut.
During Star Trek: Deep Space Nine's first season hiatus, Terry starred in the NBC miniseries "Star," based
on Danielle Steel's novel by the same name, which aired in September 1993. In addition, Terry landed the
starring role in the HBO movie "Red Sun Rising".
in Iowa, the beautiful and talented actress is the epitome of success.
At the young age of 16, Terry
signed with the prestigious Elite modeling agency, and moved to New York City. For the next several years,
Terry's beauty was captured on the covers of such publications as Vogue and Mademoiselle, among many
just "another pretty face," Terry decided to take on the challenges of
acting and studied extensively in
New York and Los Angeles. Her acting talents were quickly recognized as she landed the co-starring role of
Laurie Caswell in the ABC series Paper Dolls. Her other television work includes the NBC telefilm
"L.A. Madame," co-starring Faye Dunaway, and guest starring roles on such NBC series as Quantum Leap,
The Cosby Show, and Family Ties.
the day she auditioned for DS9, Terry had two other auditions. She didn't
expect to land the DS9 part
because she knew that the series had been casting roles months before she ever walked through the door.
After she completed her first reading for DS9, they wanted her to read another scene. She had to make her
next audition so, that same day, she drove up to Universal in Studio City and then back down to Paramount
in Hollywood to read for Rick Berman and director Dave Carson. Two days later, Paramount was negotiating
a contract with her agent, however, she still had not been given the role. She had to audition twice more during
the following week before the producers were certain.
Farrell was the final actor cast among the regular cast of DS9. In fact,
filming on "The Emissary" had
already begun and director Dave Carson scheduling scenes around the uncast role of Dax. Terry was reportedly
one of the only actresses testing for the part who was able to grasp the concept of the character.
was not long before Terry was garnering lead roles in feature films. Her
credits include the hit movie
"Back To School," in which she co-starred with Rodney Dangerfield, and the lead role in Miramax
Films' "Hellraiser III."
addition to her various television and film work,Terry has expanded her
horizons by starring in a CD-ROM
game produced by Osiris Publications, "Treasure Quest." In it, she acts as a players guide - - leading the
users to the $1 million dollar treasure through a series of complex clues.