Terry Farrell

Terry Farrell


11/19/1963, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA

Birth Name

Theresa Lee Farrell Grussendorf


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Theresa Lee Farrell was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa to Kay Bendickson and Edwin Farrell Jr. She and her older sister, Christine, enjoyed a normal family life until her parents divorced when Terry was very young. Kay was awarded custody of the children and she eventually married David…more


Trivia and Quotes

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    • Terry: (on fellow Star Trek actor Michael Dorn) We could just hit heads and really talk things out. At the time it could be really irritating because we were so tired all the time. But taking that out of the equation, I learned so much from working with Michael, as a person and as a performer. He's a very good friend.

    • Terry: (looking back on her early days as Dax) Knowing what I know now, I think I'm far better prepared to play Dax, just as a woman, as a human being on the planet, being 47 years old. I think I'd do a far better job of playing Dax right now.

    • (on the reasons why she left Star Trek DS9)
      Terry Farrell: My decision was my contract was over, and I didn't really feel it was so much that I wanted more to do, I think I wanted to feel more appreciated. I wanted to be a part of the show, but I wanted to be looked on differently. Did I really always have to get up at four in the morning?

    • (on creating the Dax character)
      :Terry Farrell: I think it was a little of everything, truthfully. I worked with a coach, because it was really hard for me to learn the lines, and she was really good. Ivana Chubbuck, she was an awesome teacher. She helped me work my own sense of humour into the lines when it wasn't written for me, and help me work with my inner life, not just what was typed on the page. I would have to say that Ivana was a huge part in helping me find Dax.

    • Terry Farrell: (talking about how she saw herself as her modeling career was starting) I wanted to be like Vivien Leigh in "Gone With the Wind". I wanted to have black hair, green eyes and break hearts.

    • Terry Farrell: (about "Becker" co-star Ted Danson) Danson is very funny and very attractive. Hell, if he wasn't married, I'd go out with him in a minute.

    • Terry Farrell: (regarding her character of Jadzia Dax on Deep Space Nine and her departure from the show) I begged the producers not to kill me. They thought I was just being this neurotic little actress hoping to have a part to come back to, but I really meant it. I didn't want to see six great years end that way.

    • Terry Farrell (On her "Star Trek: DS9" character While Dax may appear as a young woman, she possesses the wisdom and knowledge that comes from seven lifetimes of experience.

    • Terry Farrell: Danson is very funny and very attractive. Hell, if he wasn't married, I'd go out with him in a minute!

    • Terry Farrell: I wouldn't consider myself a Trekkie, but I was a fan of the show.

    • Terry Farrell: Well, then it's my responsibility too, because as an actress I have to take the responsibility for taking a part where I have to murder somebody. Is somebody going to get the idea to kill someone from watching it? I have to make the assumption that the people watching it are intelligent enough to know that I'm playing a character.

    • Terry Farrell: Acting in Treasure Quest, I was looking directly in the camera, and I had more fun because I chose to talk to my best friend. Sometimes it's easier working with people because you have the interaction. In the interactive game, you are assuming that people know what you are talking about without getting any response while you are acting.

  • Terry Farrell, formerly star of DS9 and Becker, hasn't been seen in anything since 2003 that I know of, which is a loss because she did have talent and very nice hair.moreless

    I learned of Terry Farrell from Becker, where she played Regina Kostas, but more popularly referred to as "Reggie". She was the owner of a diner of few customers that her late father previously owned, and was in four of the six seasons Becker ran for before CBS in a stupid movement canceled.

    It was never exactly clear why she got fired from the show, but her replacement Nancy Travis who played Christina "Chris" Connor was extremely inadequate to say the least. Some say it had to do with pay, creative direction (whatever that's supposed to mean) and etc.

    She was a former model (both on the show Becker and in real life) and should be back in the biz, considering her talent and her nice hair. She was a great Reggie on Becker and her replacement sucked in comparison. I think I'm going to write to the Becker producers or whoever does the casting a complaint letter even though what's done is done. They never should have fired Farrell, whose birth name was Theresa Lee Farrel Grussendorf.moreless
  • my favourite Deep space nine actress

    i just loved Terry in the role of Jadzia Dax , she was my main reason why i watched Star Trek : Deep Space Nine.

    The role that she played onBecker was great too ,i think she could play any part and i think she deserves a new big role on any series.

    I have seen her in several movies , my favourite is One True Love (2000) (TV) .... Dana Boyer .in this movie Dana Boyer (Farrell), a dog kennel owner, and Kevin Grant (Hasselhoff), a fireman, are passionate, fun-loving adults who meet when Kevin rescues Dana from a burning car. Both are struck by the overwhelming feeling that they have just met their soul mate, but unfortunately neither learns the other's name. To complicate matters, both are engaged to other people.

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