Mostly Credited As: Majel Barrett Sometimes Credited As: Majel Barrett Roddenberry M. Leigh Hudec Majel B. Roddenberry
Birth Name: Majel Lee Hudec Date Of Birth: February 23, 1932 (Age 76) Country Of Birth: USA Birth Place: Columbus, Ohio Date Of Death: December 18, 2008 Cause Of Death: leukemia Height: 5' 9" (1.75 m)
Majel Barrett was born Majel Lee Hudec on 23 February 1932. Before going into film and TV work she appeared in many theatrical productions. It was while she was performing in All for Mary that she won her first movie role. It was a bit part in the movie Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? (1957).
Majel would continue to appear in small roles until she was cast in the first Star Trek (1966) pilot show named The Cage. This pilot was rejected by the studio and when Star Trek aired in 1966 Majel won the role of the nurse.
In 1969 she married Star Trek creator Gene Roddenbury and from that time appeared in many of his film and TV projects (The Questor Tapes (1974), Planet Earth (1974) and others).
Majel Barrett still plays an active part in the Star Trek TV Series. She played "Lwaxana Troi" in Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987), and since the original Star Trek series has provided the voice of the Starfleet computer voice in many of the Star Trek spin offs.
Majel admits that Lwaxana Troi's personality was derived a great deal from her own. Majel attended law school for a year, but after receiving an 'F' in contract law, she moved to New York to pursue a career in acting. Majel began pursuing her interest in acting at the age of 10 when she enrolled in a acting workshop. Majel attended Shaker Heights High School in Cleveland, OH. Majel has remained true to Gene Roddenberry's legacy, by attending Star Trek Conventions and Executive Producing his final works Earth: Final Conflict. To play "Nurse Chapel," Majel bleached her hair blonde to give a different look from "Number One" in the pilot. Majel supplied the voice for the Computer on Star Trek: The Next Generation Interactive Technical Manual software released in 1994. Majel supplied her voice for the "Computer Voice" on the Star Trek Omnipedia software released in 1995. Along with Leonard Nimoy, Majel is one of only two actors to appear in both the first and last episodes of the original Star Trek (1966) series. Majel is one of only 32 actors or actresses to have starred in both the original Star Trek (1966) (up to and including Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country) and then in one of the spin offs. More Trivia