Nana Visitor came to the entertainment profession naturally; her father was a Broadway choreographer and her mother was a ballet instructor. She appeared in Broadway plays including the title role in Gypsy, had regular roles on Ryan’s Hope and One Life to Live, and appeared in numerous television series such as MacGyver, Knight Rider, Remington Steele and thirtysomething. She starred in the title role of the series Working Girl before joining the cast of Deep Space Nine as Bajoran Major Kira Nerys. According to Visitor, the role piqued her curiosity because it wasn’t “a mother, or a wife, or a prostitute, or a killer. [Kira] is fully realized.” She also voiced the character in the games Harbinger and The Fallen. Following DS9, she starred on Broadway as Roxie Hart in the Tony Award-wining musical Chicago and later appeared in the series Dark Angel and Wildfire. Visitor was married for a time to her DS9 co-star Alexander Siddig and Visitor’s pregnancy with their son was written into the series.