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Pettett earned her BS in Theater from Ball State University and studied acting under Jamie Rose, Marilyn Fox, and Ellen Geer. She appeared in many stage plays, mostly as part of the dancing ensemble with a background as a trained tango dancer, such as "Richard III Redux", "In the Valley of Mist", "Stories of the Season", and "Women's Work".
Besides her work on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Pettett was also featured in episodes of The Nanny, Coach, On Our Own, Daddy's Girls, and Something So Right. She also had a featured part in the 1997 crime thriller L.A. Confidential, along with Trek performers James Cromwell, Matt McCoy, Steve Rankin, Symba Smith, Bob Clendenin, Allan Graf, Don Pulford, Gene Wolande, Jim Metzler, Brenda Bakke, and Jimmy Ortega. More recently she appeared in the short films Souldance (2009) and Wife of the Bad Guy (2010).