Nicole DeBoer | "Ezri Dax" on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine | CNF #34
DS9 Ezri standing on her head (Afterimage)
Ezri Dax explains her views on the Klingon Empire to Worf
Ezri Dax is a fictional character who appears in the seventh and final season of the American science fiction TV series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Portrayed by Nicole de Boer, she is a counselor aboard the Federation space station Deep Space Nine. The character is a member of the Trill species, and is formed of both a host and a symbiont – referred to as Dax. Ezri was introduced to the series following the death of the previous Dax host, Jadzia at the end of season six. It had been the producers' intention to introduce a new female character bearing the symbiont in order to ensure that Nana Visitor as Kira Nerys was not the only female member of the main cast. There were difficulties in casting initially, and the character changed from one who was intended to be "spooky" to one that was struggling to deal with all her previous personalities as a result of unexpectedly taking on the Dax symbiont. De Boer was not considered for the part until co-producer Hans Beimler suggested that she should submit an audition tape, which resulted in her invitation to meet with the producers in Los Angeles and in her gaining the role.