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Renee Elise Goldsberry (born 2 January 1971; age 45) is an actress who played Crewman J. Kelly in the Star Trek: Enterprise episode "Vox Sola". She has also voiced the character Matrina Sedek in the 2001 video game Star Trek: Away Team.
Goldsberry was born in Santa Clara County, California attended the Carnegie-Mellon University and the University of Southern California with a master in vocal jazz performance, and has appeared in several stage plays such as The Lion King in 2003. She is engaged to Alexis Johnson.
She finished her first solo album "Beautiful" in 2006 and has performed on film soundtracks such as Amistad and All About You. Goldsberry has been nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award in 2006 and two Image Awards in 2004 and 2007. All three nominations were for her work in the television series One Life to Live for which she won a Soap Opera Digest Award in 2005.
Goldsberry has started her career as one of the three background bar singers (called Ikettes) in the television series Ally McBeal (1997-2002). She has also starred in films such as All About You (2001), Final Breakdown (2002, with stunts by Todd Bryant, Gary Wayton, and Jeff Wolfe), and is currently filming the action film Marker (set for 2008).
Her best known role was the part of the lawyer Evangeline Williamson in the daytime series One Life to Live (2003-2007) with Dan Gauthier and Lisa LoCicero. Goldsberry has guest starred in television series such as Providence (2002, with Cress Williams and Matt Malloy), Any Day Now (2002, with Dion Anderson, Olivia Hack, and Tim Russ), and One on One (2002), and guest starred and co-hosted talk shows such as The View and Soap Talk.
Goldsberry was the final incarnation of the bisexual Mimi in Jonathan Larson's Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning musical "Rent," filmed live in Manhattan's Nederlander Theatre and available on DVD released in 2008.