{Allison Pill as Jurati & Annie Wersching as the Borg Queen, image via Paramount}

Annie Wersching, best known to the geeking world for her recent role as the Borg Queen on Star Trelk: Picard, has died of cancer at the tragically young age of 45.

Her contributions to geek culture were many. In addition to appearing on Star Trek: Picard, she co-starred in Timeless as Emma Whitmore. She played Leslie Dean in Runaways. In Star Trek Enterprise, she was a guest in the episode “Oasis,” here she played Liana, daughter of Ezral (played by Rene Uberjonois). She had a recurring role in The Vampire Diaries as Lily Salvatore. She also had guest roles in Birds of Prey, Charmed, Angel, The Journeyman, and Supernatural. She voiced Tess in the videogame The Last of Us, and she played Emma in Revolution.

Rene Auberjonois (1940-2019) as Ezral & Annie Wersching (1977-2023) as his daughter Liana, Star Trek: Enterprise, “Oasis” image via Paramount}

Annie Wersching was born March 28, 1977 in St. Louis, Missouri. she died January 29, 2023 in Los Angeles, California. She had been diagnosed with cancer in 2020, but chose to keep the diagnosis private, and continued to perform as long as her health permitted.

She started her theatrical career by competing in Irish dance. she belonged to the St. Louis Celtic Stepdancers. She earned an MFA in musical theatre from Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois, in 1999. She performed in live theater in Chicago, Illinois and Cedar cityUtah, including at the Utah Shakespeare Festival. Her first television role was on Star Trek: Enterprise where Rene Auberjonois not only played her father but acted as her mentor, helping her make the transition from legitimate theater to television. After a series of guest roles in various TV shows, she eventually was cast as Amelia Joffe on General Hospital and FBI Agent Renee Walker in 24 , and she appeared as rookie cop Julia Brasher in Bosch.

Annie Wershing leaves a husband and three sons. She married actor/comedian Stephen Full in 2009. Our condolences to Mr. Full and their sons.

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Susan Macdonald
Susan Macdonald

Susan Macdonald is the author of the children’s book “R is for Renaissance Faire”, as well as 26 short stories, mostly fantasy in “Alternative Truths”, “Swords and Sorceress #30”, Swords &Sorceries Vols. 1, 2, & 5, “Cat Tails” “Under Western Stars”, and “Knee-High Drummond and the Durango Kid”. Her articles have appeared on SCIFI.radio’s web site, in The Inquisitr, and in The Millington Star. She enjoys Renaissance Faires (see book above), science fiction conventions,  Highland Games, and Native American pow-wows.