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Brenda Bakke (born 15 May 1963; age 52) is an actress from Klamath Falls, Oregon, who played the role of Rivan in the Star Trek: The Next Generation first season episode "Justice". She also appeared in stock footage used in the second season episode "Shades of Gray".
In 1993, she appeared in the film Hot Shots! Part Deux with Ben Lemon, Mitchell Ryan and Miguel Ferrer. She also starred in the film L.A. Confidential in 1997 with James Cromwell, Steve Rankin, Matt McCoy, Symba Smith, Bob Clendenin, John Mahon and Colin Mitchell as well as stuntmen Steven Lambert, Jim Metzler, Don Pulford and Allan Graf.
Other film appearances include Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight (with William Sadler, Dick Miller, Tim de Zarn, John Schuck and John Larroquette), Under Siege 2 (with Jonathan Banks, Patrick Kilpatrick and Kurtwood Smith) and Gunmen, playing a henchwoman of a South American druglord played by Patrick Stewart.