She’s world famous and beloved as Jadzia Dax and she’s coming back to Germany. Terry Farrell will be at FedCon 31 in May 2023 in Bonn, Germany.
Terry Farrell, born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa; real name Theresa Lee Farrell Grussendorf, is an American actress and former model. She is best known for her roles as Jadzia Dax in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Reggie in the sitcom Becker.
Farrell grew up in Boston. In 1978, she left her Iowa hometown at age 15 to become an exchange student in Mexico City. During this time she discovered her preference for big cities, so soon after she sent her photo to the Elite Model Agency in New York. Shortly after she turned 16, she was ordered to New York and two days later had an exclusive contract with Mademoiselle magazine.
After 18 months as a model for commercial photos, she began studying acting with Kate McGregor Stewart and from then on modeled on the side. Her first major roles came in 1984 in the short-lived television series Paper Dolls, in which she played a model, and in the feature film Do It Again, Dad with Rodney Dangerfield. In the spring of 1989 she continued her studies with Stella Adler and got some roles in series such as Quantum Leap and The Bill Cosby Show. In 1992 she starred in the movie Hellraiser 3: Hell On Earth. In 1993, she was finally offered a leading role in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.
After playing her role of science officer Jadzia Dax for six years, her character died a series death in the sixth season finale in 1998, since Farrell did not want to renew her contract for the last season. Her role was continued under the name Ezri Dax by Nicole de Boer.
The asteroid (26734) Terryfarrell, discovered on April 23, 2001 by Canadian astronomer William Kwong Yu Yeung, was named after her by the International Astronomical Union on March 28, 2002.