Who is Mary Wiseman?

American actress Mary Wiseman was born in Milford, Pennsylvania USA, on 30 July 1985 under the zodiac sign of Leo. She’s appeared in 13 movies and TV series, and is perhaps best known for her portrayal of the supporting character Sylvia Tilly in the action adventure series “Star Trek: Discovery”, which Alex Kurtzman and Bryan Fuller created, and which stars Anthony Rapp, Doug Jones and Sonequa Martin-Green. It follows the spaceship USS Discovery as it’s exploring new planets, the series has been airing since 2017, and has won 23 of its 100 award nominations.

Even though most of Mary’s fans believe that she’s quit “Star Trek: Discovery”, her character’s in fact just left the spaceship and has enrolled at Space Academy, and the series’ producers have revealed that Mary will return in the following season.

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Education and early life

American married couple Kevin and Dorothy Wiseman raised their daughter Mary in Milford, alongside her three older brothers; Mary hasn’t shared a lot about her parents and brothers, because she respects their privacy.

She fell in love with acting while attending Quince Orchard High School, and thus went on to join the outreach program DC Shakespeare Theatre; Mary was also into dancing and singing during her teenage years, and also practiced creative writing.

She matriculated in 2003, and enrolled at Boston University, from which she graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in theatre arts in 2007; Mary enrolled at the prestigious Juilliard School in New York in 2011, and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in drama in 2015.

Roles in TV series

Prior to launching her career on TV, Mary appeared in a couple of theatre plays, with two of the most popular having been the 2008 “Sow and Weep”, performed at the Boston University College of Fine Arts, and the 2011 “I Wanted it to Have a Now & I Wanted it to Have a Verb” performed at the Dixon Place.

She made her debut TV series appearance in the 2012 episode “Part IV: In Which Kim’s Crafting Addiction Ruins Her Relationship” of the comedy “Craft & Burn”, and her following role came in 2016, when cast to play Shannon in the episode “John Early” of the comedy “The Characters”. The same year saw Mary play Sarah Nussbaum’s Co-Worker in the episode “High Alert” of the comedy “Difficult People”.

She then gained recognition with her portrayal of Meg Joyce in seven episodes of the action crime drama “Longmire”, which John Coveny and Hunt Baldwin created, and which starred Robert Taylor, Katee Sackoff and Lou Diamond Phillips. It follows Sheriff Walt Longmire who’s recently lost his wife, the series aired from 2012 to 2017 and won four of its nine award nominations.

In 2018, Mary portrayed Sylvia Tilly in the episode “Runaway” of the short action adventure “Star Trek: Short Treks”, and played Josie in the episode “Josie & Me” of the fantasy comedy drama “Room 104”.

Her most recent TV series role, other than in “Star Trek: Discovery”, was her portrayal of Trinity in the comedy drama “Baskets”, created by Louis C. K, and which starred Zach Galifianakis, Martha Kelly and Louie Anderson. It follows Chip Baskets who’s dropped out of a college for clowns, but hasn’t given up on his dream of becoming a famous clown; the series aired from 2016 to 2019, and won five of its 17 award nominations.

Roles in movies

Mary’s appeared in only three movies. Her debut film role was in the 2014 short romantic comedy “Three Dates”, directed by Max Woertendyke, and which starred Justin Barnes and Adam Langdon; the film follows three couples on a date in New York City at the same time.

The year 2018 saw her play Nurse in the short drama “Health to the King”, and in 2019, Mary was cast to play Theater Actor in the hit romantic drama “Marriage Story”, which Noah Baumbach wrote and directed, and which starred Adam Driver, Scarlett Johansson and Julia Greer. It follows a family of three as they’re falling apart but are trying to stay together, and the movie won 129 awards, including an Oscar for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role (Laura Dern), while it was nominated for 275 other awards.

We wish a very happy birthday to Mary Wiseman, who plays Ensign Sylvia Tilly (and can pretend to be Captain Killy if need be) on Star Trek: Discovery. Did you catch her in the movie Marriage Story?

Posted by TrekMovie.com on Thursday, July 30, 2020

Other credits

Mary voiced Sylvia Tilly in the 2010 video game “Star Trek Online”.

She sang the song “Space Oddity” in the 2019 episode “An Obol for Charon” of the series “Star Trek: Discovery”.

Mary’s made a guest appearance in the talk-shows “Carpool Karaoke”, “Moments of Discovery” and “The Ready Room”.

Awards and nominations

Mary was nominated for a 2019 IGN Award for Best TV Ensemble, for her and her colleagues’ performance in “Star Trek: Discovery”.

Love life and husband

Mary met American actor Noah Averbach-Katz back in 2013, while they were both studying acting at Juilliard School, and they’ve been together ever since.

Noah has only eight acting credits to his name, and is probably best known for his playing of Ted in the 2018 comedy movie “A Bread Factory, Part One”, Thomas in the 2020 thriller series “Release”, and Ryn in the 2020 action adventure series “Star Trek: Discovery”.

Mary and Noah married in a private ceremony on 16 February 2019; they don’t have children together; but there have been some rumors on the internet claiming that Mary’s pregnant, but these have been proven false.

Mary’s revealed that she’s queer, and that she dated both men and women prior to meeting Noah.

She’s married to Noah Averbach-Katz as of October 2022, and doesn’t have children.

Interesting facts and hobbies

Mary’s quite popular on Instagram, and there are over 50,000 people following her on the social media network today, while she’s posted more than 450 pictures and videos onto her account.

She’s an artist, and likes to draw and paint in her spare time, while some of her work can be seen in her Instagram pictures.

Mary’s a lover of animals, with owls being her favorites.

She’s a human rights activist, and supports the movement Black Lives Matter.

Mary loves to drink coffee, and her favorite foods are spaghetti and lasagna.

Her favorite actors are Gary Oldman and Jack Nicholson, and a couple of her favorite movies include “Secondhand Lions”, “Darkest Hour” and “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”.

Height, eyes and net worth

Mary’s age is 37. Her hair’s long and red, her eyes are blue, her height is 5ft 6ins (1.7m), and her weight is about 135lbs (62kgs).

Mary’s net worth’s been estimated at over $400,000, as of October 2022.

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