June 29 in Sci-Fi History: In Praise of Sharon Lawrence

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Dec 25, 2018, 10:56 AM EST (Updated)

Today is the birthday of the glorious Sharon Lawrence.

You most likely know her best from her years on NYPD Blue, and lately she's been on Rizzoli and Isles and Shameless. She's an actress who, every time you see her, you recognize her and immediately remember that you love her.

But if you're a sci-fi fan -- and come on, you are -- you probably remember her best for two specific roles ...

First, she was an incredible Amelia Earheart on an episode of Star Trek: Voyager.

And also (perhaps mainly?) she was Deb Dobkin's mom on Drop Dead Diva:

Happy birthday, Sharon. We’re an unlikely place from which to get a birthday greeting, but we're huge fans.

Tomorrow: Go and see The Priest.