(written from a Production point of view)
Rhonda Aldrich is the actress who was featured as Dixon Hill's secretary Madeline in the three Star Trek: The Next Generation episodes "The Big Goodbye", "Manhunt", and "Clues". Aldrich filmed her final appearance in "Clues" on Friday 30 November 1990 on Paramount Stage 16 and had a makeup call at 5:30 am.
Aldrich's career in film, stage, and television, as well as her voice work, include a recurring role in Star Trek: The Next Generation as the hologram character Madeline, as well as a voice role in Rainbow Brite and appearances in The Young and the Restless, Days of Our Lives, Married with Children, and Walker, Texas Ranger. She made her film debut in 1983's Boogeyman 2. She acts locally at various theaters including Mark Taper Forum, South Coast Repertory, Los Angeles Theatre Center, and others. She is a board member of Antaeus.
Aldrich grew up in Leon, Kansas where she taught ballet and drama at a children's theater in Wichita, Kansas and graduated from Wichita State University with a bachelor of arts in theater, then graduated from Ohio University with a master of fine arts in acting.
After receiving her equity card at the old St. Nicholas Theatre in Chicago, she moved to New York City where she was involved in French farce and working as a hostess before meeting her future husband and moving back to the west coast. There, she studied with José Quintero and Roy London, until his death. She continued acting on both coasts, including at the Mabou Mines company. She made her Los Angeles stage debut as Darlene in the West Coast premiere of Lanford Wilson's Balm in Gilead.