Mary Chieffo stars in "Star Trek: Discovery" on CBS All Access as L'Rell, the battle deck commander of the Klingon ship.

Mary Chieffo has acting in her blood. She is the daughter of actors Beth Grant and Michael Chieffo, and, as her father did, graduated from the Juilliard School, where she was a four-year merit scholar and recipient of the SAG Foundation John L. Dales Scholarship, the Elizabeth Smith Voice and Speech Prize and the Saint-Denis Prize for Outstanding Achievement and Leadership in Drama. While there, she performed in productions of "Macbeth," "Rabbit Hole," "Richard III," "As You Like It," "Caucasian Chalk Circle," "Our Town," "This Is Our Youth," "Dancing at Lughnasa," "Chuck Mee Mash-Up," "King Lear" and "Bus Stop." Her stage resume also includes a 2015 Harlem Shakespeare Festival all-female production of "Othello," directed by Tony Award winner Trezana Beverly.

Among Chieffo's film and television credits are "Natural Disasters," "Herpes Boy," the Disney Channel pilot "Jack and Janet Save the Planet," starring China Anne McClain, "Girls!, Girls!, Girls!," the short film "The Pefect Fit," directed by her mother and starring Octavia Spencer and Frances Fisher, "Miss Dial" and "Shelby's Vacation."

Chieffo made her acting debut at the age of three as a "sleeping girl" in Sandra Bullock's short film, "Making Sandwiches," which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 1998.

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