(written from a Production point of view)
Jennifer Leigh Hammon (born 7 March 1973; age 44) is an actress who played a holographic officer in the Star Trek: Voyager seventh season episode "Author, Author". She is listed as Female N.D. in the end credits of the episode.
Hammon was born in Winter Park, Florida and graduated from the Florida State University with a degree in fine arts. She studied acting at the Beverly Hills Playhouse and landed her first roles in the drama Allyson Is Watching (1997, with James Horan) and the television thriller Killing Mr. Griffin (1997, with Scott Jaeck and Katie Johnston). Between 1997 and 1999 she portrayed Karen Wexler Cates in the television series Port Charles and General Hospital, a role which earned her a Soap Opera Digest Awards Nomination in 1998 for Outstanding Female Newcomer.
Hammon also appeared in the television series JAG (2000), Sheena (2000), and The X-Files (2001, with Ron Canada, Denise Crosby, Bruce Wright, and Jay Underwood), the comedy Artie (2000, with Bonita Friedericy), and in the action film Mach 2 (2001, with Michael Dorn, Robert Pine, and John Putch).
More recently, Hammon served as production and personal assistant for Tom Cruise on the adventure drama The Last Samurai (2003) and the thriller Collateral (2004).