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Alicia Coppola (born 12 April 1968; age 47) is the actress who portrayed Lieutenant Stadi in "Caretaker", the pilot episode of Star Trek: Voyager. She is perhaps best remembered by soap opera buffs for her role as Lorna Devon on Another World from 1991 through 1994. For this role, she received two nominations from the Soap Opera Digest Awards, winning her first. When she left the series, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine actress Robin Christopher replaced her as Lorna.
Besides Voyager, Coppola has guest-starred on such series as NYPD Blue (starring Gordon Clapp and Sharon Lawrence), Profiler (with Dennis Christopher and Michael McFall), CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (alongside Lee Arenberg, Albie Selznick, and Kellie Waymire), Ally McBeal (co-starring Albert Hall), Michael and Shawn Piller's The Dead Zone (starring Nicole de Boer and David Ogden Stiers), Monk (with Stanley Kamel), and Bones (with Patti Yasutake). She was also seen in a 2003 episode of the short-lived series The Lyon's Den with Voyager series regulars Roxann Dawson and Robert Picardo, as well as Scott MacDonald, Steven Weber and Rick Worthy.
In addition, Coppola had recurring roles on the NBC shows Trinity and American Dreams and was a regular on another NBC series, the short-lived Cold Feet. Since 2006 she has been a cast member on the post-apocalyptic CBS drama series, Jericho.
Coppola can be seen in a handful of feature films, including the 1997 science fiction opus Velocity Trap, the 2001 comedy-drama Zigs (with Tiny Ron), and the 2003 crime thriller Sin (co-starring Gregg Henry and Daniel Dae Kim). Her most recent film project was a supporting role in National Treasure: Book of Secrets, the sequel to 2004's smash hit National Treasure, which was released in December 2007.