Kellie Waymire Dies Suddenly, Aged 36By Christian
November 16, 2003 - 10:33 PM
36-year old actress Kellie Waymire, best known to Star Trek fans as Elizabeth Cutler on Enterprise, passed away Thursday evening through causes that are as yet unknown.
Waymire first appeared in Star Trek: Voyager in the sixth-season episode "Muse", playing the role of Lanya. During Enterprise's first season, she had a recurring role as Crewman Elizabeth Cutler, the love interest of Dr. Phlox, appearing in episodes "Strange New World", "Dear Doctor" and "Two Days and Two Nights". Waymire told Cult Times that she enjoyed appearing on Enterprise, as she had childhood dreams of becoming an astronaut, and liked working with actor John Billingsley (Phlox).
Besides Enterprise, Waymire had a recurring guest role on Six Feet Under, playing Brenda's escort friend Melissa, and appeared on shows such as CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, NYPD Blue and Friends. She was a regular cast member of the short-lived shows Wolf Lake and The Pitts, the latter of which was cancelled by Fox earlier this year after only a few episodes.
Of late, Waymire had been performing in a production of the play 'Kate Crackernuts' by the 24th Street Theatre, playing the role of Anne. The play was scheduled to run through the end of this month, and the 24th Street Theatre has announced its final performances of the play will be dedicated to the memory of Waymire, with her part being taken over by Ryan Templeton. "Without her genius and professionalism, we never could have created this kooky world of 'Kate'," the cast and crew of the play posted on the 24th Street Theatre web site.
A public memorial for Waymire is being planned, but as yet no further details about this are known. Our thoughts are with Waymire's family and loved ones at this difficult time.