Patti Yasutake is an American film and television actress who is of Japanese origin. She is best known for her portrayal of Nurse Alyssa Ogawa in the Star Trek universe. Her television acting career began in 1985 with an appearance on the show T.J. Hooker alongside William Shatner, Richard Herd, James Darren and Michelle Phillips. More recently, she appeared on Boston Legal alongside Trek alumni Shatner, Rene Auberjonois, Corbin Bernsen, Joanna Cassidy and Philip Weyland. She resides in Hollywood, California.