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Aruni Devi Hansen is an actress who was featured as a humanoid bar patron in the Star Trek: The Next Generation fifth season episode "Unification II". As a background actress she received no credit for this part and was identified by a call sheet for the episode, dated 18 September 1991 and filmed on Paramount Stage 8.
Hansen studied acting under coaches such as Sharon Carnicke, Sandra Caruso, Candy Hermann, and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine guest actress Lilyan Chauvin. She attended the College of Great Falls and the Phoenix Institute and studied acting at the L.A. Conservatory of Arts. Hansen is a certified yoga instructor and experienced with palmistry and tarot cards. She portrayed Lady MacBeth in the stage play "MacBeth" and Gertrude Stein in "Gertrude Stein and Companion", both at the L.A. Conservatory of Arts beside other plays.
Her television work includes proncipal and featured parts in the television series Frasier (starring Kelsey Grammer), ER, Melrose Place, Arli$$, The Tracey Ullman Show, and Ancient Mysteries on which she worked with Leonard Nimoy.
Hansen's film appearances include the drama White Palace (1990, with Harvey Jason, Barbara Harris, David Randolph, and Gary Schwartz), the comedy Soapdish (1991, with Whoopi Goldberg, Teri Hatcher, John Tesh, Barry Kivel, Willie Garson, and Herta Ware), the fantasy comedy The Addams Family (1991, with Christopher Lloyd, Carel Struycken, and Richard Tanner), the western drama Geronimo: An American Legend (1993, with Kevin Tighe, Carlos Palomino, Stephen McHattie, and Jim Beaver), the television drama Cries Unheard: The Donna Yaklich Story (1994, with Carolyn McCormick, Richard Ryder, and Warren Munson), the action film True Lies (1994), the comedy The Little Rascals (1994, with Whoopi Goldberg and Kenny Yee), and the crime thriller Mullholland Falls (1996, with Ed Lauter, Melinda Clarke, Michael A. Krawic, Titus Welliver, Buddy Joe Hooker, Johnny Martin, and Louise Fletcher).
More recent roles include a Vampire Lord in the comic adaptation Blade (1998, with Judson Scott and Sidney Liufau), Martin Landau's neighbor in the comedy Edtv (1999, with Clint Howard, Geoffrey Blake, Don Most, Steve Kehela, Googy Gress, Barry Wiggins, and Cyndi Pass), and the Madame Of Malina Rojo in the drama Seabiscuit (2003).