Majel Barrett, born February 23, 1932, is one of the most endearing characters of the Star Trek franchise. She appeared as Number One in The Cage, the pilot for the series, and then as Nurse Christine Chapel for the rest of the run. She appeared as Lwaxana Troi in Star Trek: The Next Generation and Deep Space 9. She is the voice of the computers in all of the spin-offs.
Majel married Gene Roddenberry in 1969 and remained together until his death in 1991. She passed away in 2008 from leukemia.