Born on December 20, 1970 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Nicole de Boer is an actress best know for her role as Ezri Dax on the sci-fi series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and as Sarah Bannerman on the sci-fi suspense USA Network series The Dead Zone.
One of De Boer’s most notable role when she was starting was a recurring one on the Canadian sketch comedy show called The Kids in the Hall, where he played Bruce McCulloch’s on again/off again girlfriend Laura. She then bagged a role in the 1996 film Brain Candy with McCulloch. However, it was in the short-lived Sci-Fi series Deepwater Black where Boer as her first major television role in 1997 as Yuna. This was followed with a role in a low-budget sci-fi film called Cube in 1997. She was also in an episode of the Canadian series The Outer Limits. Her other screen credits include Dr. Alison Porter in the Sci-Fi channel series Stargate Atlantis which first appeared on the show’s fifth episode.
However, it was in 1998 when De Boer got so far her most notable role, as Ezri Dax on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Introduced in its seventh season’s first episode, her character was assigned to the USS Destiny as assistant ship’s counselor.
De Boer is married to John Kastner, with one kid. Kastner was linked to another actress Torri Higginson who was Elizabeth Weir on Stargate Atlantis. The two have appeared in three films together, namely Family Pictures, TekWar, and Family of Cops III. Her other screen credits include Prom Night IV, National Lampoon’s Senior Trip, Kids in the Hall, Brain Candy, Phil the Alien, Rated X, The Fearing Mind, and the television movie Ties That Bind.
-Nicole went through a "punk rocker" phase in her teens, but found out that her look kept her from attaining good roles.
-Nicole enjoys traveling and has been known to drive long distances when she feels in the mood.
-Nicole's last name "de Boer" translates as '"the Farmer" in Dutch.
-I've always liked the genre. I was a big fan of [Star Trek] Next Generation. So I was pretty excited to be part of all of that. And I think that it's a great thing. I think the whole J.J. Abrams -- gosh, I would loved to have been a part of that movie.
-I really love being in space. It's been fun to do other things that aren't space all the time, but I'm quite comfortable in space. I enjoy it. And you know, you end up doing a lot of stronger things as a woman than just playing some guy's girlfriend or something, if you get guest spots here and there. A lot of times, non sci-fi it's not that gratifying a role, necessarily, to just be "the chick."