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|Date of birth:||20 May 1958|
|Place of birth:||Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, USA|
Jane Wiedlin (born 20 May 1958; age 57) is an actress from Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, who portrayed Trillya in Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home. She is most well-known for playing in the '80s rock band The Go-Go's. Their classic song We Got the Beat was used as the opening tune for Fast Times at Ridgemont High which starred Vincent Schiavelli, Hallie Todd, Scott Thomson and Ray Walston. Her new band is called froSTed. The "ST" in froSTed is capitalized because she is a huge Star Trek fan.
Her first film role was the doomed singing telegram in Clue (1985, with Michael McKean, and Christopher Lloyd). Wiedlin also played the part of Joan of Arc in Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989, with Rod Loomis, Hal Landon Jr., Bernie Casey, Dan Shor, Marjean Holden, Robert V. Barron, and J. Patrick McNamara). She went on to appear in Oatmeal (1994, with Heinrich James), the spy spoof Angels! (2000), and Firecracker (2004).
Her voice credits include two 1998 episodes of The New Batman Adventures (with Robert Costanzo, Loren Lester, and Mark Rolston), Mission Hill (1999), King of the Hill (1999, with Pamela Segall, Stephen Root), The Wild Thornberrys (2000, Brock Peters, Bradley Pierce, Greg Ellis, Keith Szarabajka, Jerry Sroka, and Jeff Coopwood), Duck Dodgers (2003, with Michael Dorn and Richard McGonagle), and Scooby-Doo and the Legend of the Vampire (2003, with Frank Welker and Michael Bell).
2010 saw to be the year of The Go-Gos Farewell Tour but all concert dates were canceled when Wiedlin suffered a fall from 20 feet. The tour was rescheduled for 2011, and renamed "Ladies Gone Wild".