Grace Lee Whitney

Grace Lee Whitney

85 (passed away May. 1st, 2015)
Apr. 1st, 1930
Born in
Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
5' 6"

Grace Lee Whitney's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Star Trek: The Original Series TV Show
Star Trek: The Original Series

Main Movie Roles

Guest TV Roles

[none found]


Grace Lee Whitney is a versatile actress and vocalist born in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Beginning as a "girl singer" on Detroit's WJR radio, she soon opened in clubs for the likes of Billie Holiday and Buddy Rich, and toured with the Spike Jones (I) Band. Grace debuted on Broadway in "Top Banana", and subsequently appeared in the United Artists film Top Banana (1954). Grace is probably best known for her portrayal of 'Janice Rand' in the original "Star Trek" (1966) series and films. Grace continues to delight fans in personal appearances at conventions and events throughout North America and Europe. Her autobiography is entitled "The Longest Trek: My Tour of the Galaxy".

  • Recorded the single "Disco Trekkin'" in 1976, followed up with three albums: "USS Enterprise" (1980), "Light at the End of the Tunnel" (1996), and "Yeoman Rand Sings" (1999).
  • Mother of actor 'Scott Whitney (II)' (qv).
  • Has appeared in episodes of three different series with 'George Takei' (qv): _"Star Trek" (1966)_ (qv); _"Star Trek: Voyager" (1995)_ (qv) and _"Diagnosis Murder" (1993)_ (qv).
  • Two Star Trek action figures were made in the likeness of her Star Trek character, Yeoman Rand.
  • Has (or had) a singing group "Star", with which she regularly entertained at nightclubs and at _"Star Trek" (1966)_ (qv) conventions.

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