Gates McFadden

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In 1987, McFadden was cast as Dr. Beverly Crusher on Star Trek: The Next Generation. The Crusher character was slated to be Captain Jean-Luc Picard’s love interest, and this aspect of the character is what attracted McFadden to the role.

Before Star Trek: The Next Generation, McFadden often worked for Jim Henson productions, including the films The Dark Crystal (as choreographer), Labyrinth (as Director of Choreography and Puppet Movement), The Muppets Take Manhattan (choreographer and a brief on-screen appearance)

Where are they now?

(August 2004) Now lives in the South of France, where she is restoring an old theatre.

(November 2005) Now teaches at the University of Southern California.

(May 2006) Can be seen on Canadian television in Microsoft commercials. As a business leader whose employees use improved software to boost


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One response to “Gates McFadden”

  1. Weiser says:

    Picard was a fool for not visiting sick bay more often.

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