Attractive young actor of TV who began appearing in Illinois theater at 13, segued to TV guest shots ("Brewster Place") and a stint on a daytime soap ("Another World") and played a supporting role on a sitcom ("Phenom" ABC, 1993-94) before gaining attention as a regular on "Star Trek: Voyager" (UPN, 1995-97). As Kes, a member of the short-lived Ocampa race, Lien seemed destined to be just a romantic adjunct to comic relief Neelix (Ethan Phillips). She soon emerged, however, as a disarmingly sincere, caring and interesting character in her own right, particularly when assisting the prickly medical hologram Doc Zimmerman (Robert Picardo). Also a student of voice, Lien provided a guest voice for "The Critic," an animated Fox sitcom, and appeared on "Saturday Night Live" regular Adam Sandler's comedy album.
Cast (Feature Film)
Began performing in summer stock and festivals at age 13 (date approximate)
TV acting debut, guest shot on Oprah Winfrey's dramatic series "Brewster Place"
Did a guest voice on the pilot of "The Critic", an animated sitcom