Nana has openly admitted that she's claustrophobic. During the filming of the DS9 episode, Second Skin Nana struggled with it terribly due to the rubber Cardassian make-up her character, Kira Nerys, had to wear.
In 1993, Nana recorded an audio adaptation of the Deep Space Nine novel, Emissary.
In 1995, Nana won the Universe Reader's Choice Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Genre TV Series for: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.
Nana is the niece of actress-dancer Cyd Charisse, by marriage.
Nana's parents are choreographer Robert Tucker and ballet teacher Nenette Charisse.
Nana had a guest-starring role as Madam X on Fox's Dark Angel.
In 1992, Nana gave birth to her son, Buster.
"Visitor" is Nana's stage name. Her birth last name, Tucker, was not one she was very attached to, as her father was adopted. Visitor was actually an old family name from her mother's family.
Nana was involved with other Star Trek stars that got together to fundraiser for victims of Hurricane Katrina.
Nana was accepted into the prestigious Princeton University after she graduated high school; however, she never ended up attending, since she scored a role in a chorus of a show. She kept deferring enrolliment as jobs kept coming in.
In 2001, Nana played Roxie Hart in the Tony Award-winning musical Chicago.
Nana is best known for playing First Officer Major Kira Nerys, a Bajoran female who is a former terrorist on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.
Nana is a regular guest at many Star Trek conventions.
Nana is a big fan of theatre. She grew up in New York, near the theatre district.
Nana studied ballet at her mother's studio.
On October 28 1995, Nana received the Best Supporting Actress in a Genre Television Series honor from the the Sci-Fi Universe Readers' Choice Universe awards.
Nana gave birth to her son, Django El Tahir El Siddig, during the filming of the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode "Let He Who Is Without Sin..."
Nana is married to production assistant Matthew Rimmer.
Nana: (on Wildfire) The scene I just shot, I had to lead this enormous horse out and do a scene with Greg... And this horse was basically dissing me by trying to use me as a scratching post. And I had to understand that and know that I say, 'Hey. I invade your space, you don't invade mine.' And there's this whole psychological thing going on with the horse as I'm doing a scene. So I know a lot more about horses than I did before the show, that's for sure.
Nana: I feel like a leopard who has been let out of the zoo and is back on the... jungle, savanna, whatever, I'm not sure where leopards live! The lions may be chasing me, but at least I'm in my element.
Nana: I would love to have seen a male-female relationship that had nothing to do with falling in love, I'd love to prove, even on TV--even if it's not true--that men and women can be friends without any kind of involvement.
Nana: [jokingly] If you notice, everyone on Deep Space Nine has this weird... I mean well... weird names. It's like they chose us for that. Except Terry Farrell, but she makes it in the weirdness anyway. She fits right in with us.
Nana: (On her policy of personalizing autographs) The point of writing my name to you is that I see who you are, you see who I am... and that's what it's about.
Nana: (On her Star Trek character) Kira embodies the warrior archetype that all women to a lesser or greater degree possess... Her aggression is not without purpose, but is passionately connected to her love of the culture, spirituality, and history of the people of Bajor. A mentally and physically fearless fighter, she'll do anything for what she believes is for the good of Bajor.
Nana: (On talking with the fans) I don't get what my signature is supposed to mean if we haven't had some kind of exchange.