Penny Johnson Jerald
Penny Johnson Jerald is an American actress. She’s been acting since the 1980s, initially appearing in the films Swing Shift and The Hills Have Eyes Part II. Meanwhile, her first starring role on TV was as Vivian Conway in The Paper Chase. During the 1990s, the actress gained recognition for her roles as Beverly Barnes in The Larry Sanders Show and Kasidy Yates in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. She later played the role of Lynette Evans in ER. From 2001 to 2004, she gained wider attention for her role in the TV show 24. She went on to play the role of Dean Leslie Etwood in the ABC drama October Road. She also became known for starring as Capt. Victoria Gates in Castle. As of 2017, she stars as Dr. Claire Finn in the sci-fi series The Orville.