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Mary Wiseman (born July 30, 1985) is an American actress who is known for playing Ensign Sylvia Tilly in Star Trek: Discovery.[1]

Mary Wiseman
Mary Wiseman SDCC 2017.jpg
Born (1985-07-30) July 30, 1985 (age 34)
ResidenceNew York
EducationBoston University (BFA)
Juilliard School (GrDip)
Years active2012–present
Noah Averbach-Katz (m. 2019)

Early lifeEdit

Wiseman is the youngest daughter of Dorothy and Kevin Wiseman and has three older brothers. She grew up in Milford, Pennsylvania and Gaithersburg, Maryland, attended the DC Shakespeare Theatre’s high school outreach program, earned her BFA in Theatre Arts at Boston University,[2][3] and studied between 2011 and 2015 at Juilliard School's Drama Division where one of her classmates was future Star Trek: Discovery collaborator Mary Chieffo.[4][5][2] Another classmate is actor Noah Averbach-Katz, whom she started dating in 2013. The couple got married on February 16, 2019, at the Full Moon Resort in Big Indian, New York.[3]


Wiseman's stage roles have included Nitzan Halperin's Sow and Weep (2008, Boston University College of Fine Arts in New York),[6] Ariel Carson's I Wanted it to Have a How & I Wanted it to Have a Verb (2011, Dixon Place)[7] and Betsy/Lindsay in Clybourne Park (2013, Chautauqua Theater Company).[8]

Wiseman has performed in productions and workshops of new plays in Playwrights’ theatres like PS 122, The Public, Soho Rep, and New York Theatre Workshop.[2]

Wiseman appeared in the TV series Longmire as Meg Joyce, a nurse and love interest for the character Archie "The Ferg" Ferguson.[9]


Film, television and video games
Year Title Role Notes
2012 Craft & Burn Senior Server "Part IV", "Part IX"
2014 Three Dates Stacey Short
2016 Netflix Presents: The Characters Shannon "John Early"
2016 Difficult People "High Alert"
2016–17 Longmire Meg Joyce Recurring role (seasons 5–6)
2017–18 Baskets Trinity "Freaks", "Yard Sale", "Crash"
2017–present Star Trek: Discovery Sylvia Tilly Main role
2018 Health to the King Nurse Short, filming
2018 Star Trek: Short Treks Sylvia Tilly Episode: "Runaway"
2018 Room 104 Josie Episode: "Josie & Me"
2018–2019 Star Trek: Online Sylvia Tilly/Sylvia Tilly (mirror) Voice[10]


  1. ^ Desk, TV News. "STAR TREK: DISCOVERY Beams Up Two New Starfleet Crew Members".
  2. ^ a b c "Who's Who - 18 Actors". 10 January 2016. Archived from the original on 10 January 2016.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  3. ^ a b La Gorce, Tammy (8 March 2019). "A Life Frequently Apart, but an Enterprise They'll Boldly Take On". The New York Times. Retrieved 14 March 2019.
  4. ^ "Juilliard Drama Sets 2014-15 Season: 'VERA STARK,' RABBIT HOLE, ANGELS IN AMERICA & More". Broadway World. New York City. 24 June 2014.
  5. ^ "Juilliard Students Form G44 Productions, Release First Short Film". Broadway World. New York City. 5 June 2013.
  6. ^ "Photo Flash: Boston University's InCite Festival in NYC". Broadway World. New York City. 21 February 2008.
  7. ^ "Dixon Place Releases Upcoming Spring Performance Calendar". Broadway World. New York City. 11 January 2011.
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  9. ^ "Here's what the cast of 'Star Trek: Discovery' looks like in real life". INSIDER. Retrieved 2018-02-20.
  10. ^ Staff, (July 26, 2018). "Star Trek Online Launching 'Age Of Discovery' Tie-in To 'Star Trek: Discovery' This Fall". Retrieved July 26, 2018.

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