Terry Farrell was far more than just an actress, she was also a successful fashion model before she even got into acting. This is something that makes her all the more fascinating as a celebrity, as it is very interesting, to read about stars who are multi-facted and or multi-talented in their own ways. This is something that only enhances his or her star quality on all fronts.
Terry Farrell was originally from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and she always did have a love of big cities, something which eventually encouraged her to become a foreign exchange student one summer when she was 15 years old. She ended up spending the summer away from home in Mexico City. Not long after that, when she was a junior in high school, she decided to submit her to the Elite Modeling Agency up in New York City. Terry was close to being six feet tall, and had a very pretty face, something which would end up having her go to New York at the age of 16 to sign a contract with Mademoiselle magazine. It was after being a model for 18 months, that she decided to get acting lessons from Kate McGregor Stewart, in order to break into the acting field.
The first major role that Terry did get was playing the part of a model in Paper Dolls, which was a television series in 1983, that was not around for very long. She also got a part in a feature movie called Back To School with Rodney Dangerfield. In 1989, she took more acting lessons with Stella Adler, and started to appear in a string of guest appearances on various television shows. Some of these TV shows did include Quantum Leap and The Bill Cosby Show. She got a lead role in the television series called Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and the character that they wanted her to play was that of Jadzia Dax.
This leading role on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine would begin with the series debut on air in 1993 and continue for six years after that. She would then go on to get a co-starring role on a Paramount television comedy series called Becker. The role of Regina Kostas, which she would play, would go on for four years until she was replaced by another actress named Nancy Travis.
Terry Farrell no longer does any acting or modeling, as of late. She is enjoying family life with her husband and son in Hershey, Pennsylvania, and does a lot of sewing and quilting. She also does occasional acting at the Hershey Area Playhouse. Her husband Brian Baker, and her, once appeared in a production of Love Letters by A.R. Gurney at this playhouse together.