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Maryellen Aviano (sometimes credited as Maryellen Aviano-Roberts between 2001 and 2005) is a Hollywood extras casting coordinator whose film credits include 2009's Star Trek and the 2013 sequel Star Trek Into Darkness. In the latter one, Aviano also performed stunts as a Starfleet official. A behind the scenes picture of her in this role was used for card #60, Captain K. Avante, of the virtual collectible card battle game Star Trek: Rivals in 2013.

Aviano has coordinated extras and background performers on many films. Star Trek's second unit production manager Thomy Harper worked on several of the same films as Aviano, including The Other Sister, Runaway Bride (starring Paul Dooley, The Princess Diaries, 2002's The Time Machine (written by John Logan), Big Fish, and Next (featuring Jim Beaver).

Many of Aviano's films featured contributions from others who worked on 2009's Star Trek:

In addition to her ever-expanding resume as an extras casting coordinator, Aviano has also done stunt work on such films as the aforementioned Just Cause and Speed 2, as well as Executive Decision (directed by Stuart Baird; she was also production associate on this film). She was also Linda Hamilton's stand-in on Terminator 2: Judgment Day and she even made brief acting appearances in films such as Lethal Weapon 3, The Kingdom, and National Treasure: Book of Secrets. Some of her other credits include stints as on-set coordinator for True Romance (starring Christian Slater and Saul Rubinek) and second assistant director on The Babysitter (featuring Eric Menyuk).

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