Guinan – Whoopi Goldberg
Oh yeah, Whoopi Goldberg portrayed Guinan, an El-Aurian which is a race of “listeners” who were scattered by the Borg (a powerful, cyborg-like race). Since the show, she’s gone on to win an Emmy Award, a Grammy Award, an Oscar, and a Tony Award. She was also the second black woman in the history of the Academy Awards to win an acting Oscar. Currently, you can catch her on the talk show The View.
Hoshi Sato – Linda Park
Shortly after Park graduated from Boston University, she landed a role as Hoshi Sato in the fifth incarnation of the Star Trek franchise. She portrayed the ship’s communications officer, who had a natural gift for translating alien languages. After the show, she did some more television work and in 2008, she was a series regular on the show Crash. She’s now the co-founder of a theater company, Underground Asylum.