Fionnula Flanagan Undressed
Image:STDS9Ep108.jpg|thumb|200px|Fionnula Flanagan (with Rene Auberjonois) as Enina Tandro in DS9.
Fionnula Flanagan (born 10th December 1941 in Dublin) is an Irish actress. She was educated in Switzerland and England, and studied for her trade at Dublin's Abbey Theatre. With her portrayal of Gerty McDowell in the 1967 film version of ''Ulysses'', Flanagan established herself as one of the foremost interpreters of James Joyce. She made her 1968 Broadway bow in Brian Friel's ''Lovers'' then appeared in such Joycean theatrical projects as ''Ulysses in Nighttown'' and James Joyce's ''Women'' (1977). The last-named project earned her "Critic's Circle" awards in Los Angeles and San Francisco; it was subsequently committed to film in 1988, with Flanagan repeating her portrayal of Harriet Shaw Weaver.
A familiar presence in American television, Flanagan has appeared in several made-for-TV movies, among them ''The Legend of Lizzie Borden'' (1975) starring Elizabeth Montgomery, ''Mary White'' (1977), ''Caravan of Courage: An Ewok Adventure|The Ewok Adventure'' (1984) and ''A Winner Never Quits'' (1986). She won an Emmy for her work as Clothilde in the 1976 network miniseries ''Rich Man, Poor Man''. Fionnula Flanagan's weekly-series stints have included Aunt Molly Culhane in ''How the West Was Won'' (1977), which earned her a second Emmy Award nomination. Acting also as Lt. Guyla Cook in ''Hard Copy'' (1987) and Kathleen Meacham, wife of police chief John Mahoney (another transplant from the British Isles) in ''Help'' (1990).
Flanagan is also well known for her guest appearances in three of the Star Trek spin-offs. She guest starred in the ''Star Trek: Deep Space Nine'' episode Dax, the ''Star Trek: The Next Generation'' episode Inheritance, and she also appeared as Vulcan Ambassador V'Lar in ''Star Trek: Enterprise''.
She has appeared in many films and stage productions most recently in ''Transamerica'' starring Felicity Huffman. She resides in Los Angeles, California.