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Faith Salie

Faith Salie
Born (1971-04-14) April 14, 1971
Boston, Massachusetts, US
Occupation Actor, writer, radio host, television personality, television presenter
Years active 1994–present
  • Nick Holly (2005–2009)
  • John Semel (2011–present)

Faith Coley Salie (born April 14, 1971)[1] is an American actress, comedian, radio host, and television personality. She first became known for her role as Sarina Douglas on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine,[1] and went on to host the Public Radio International program Fair Game with Faith Salie.[2]



Born in Boston, Massachusetts, Salie is the daughter of real estate investor Robert Salie and Gail (Coley) Salie.[3][4] She grew up in the Atlanta area with two older brothers: Doug (the eldest)[4] and David Salie, who served as Director of House Party Fundraising for the 2004 Howard Dean presidential campaign.[5]

Salie was married on June 4, 2005 to Nick Holly, a television writer/producer[3] and brother of actress Lauren Holly.[6] The couple divorced in 2009.[7] Salie married John Semel on October 16, 2011 in Rome, Italy.[8]


Faith Salie graduated in 1989 from Yale University, she enrolled as an undergraduate at Northwestern University and later transferred to Harvard University.[1] She graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Harvard with a degree in History and Literature of Modern France and England.[5] Awarded a Rhodes scholarship, she went on to earn an M.Phil. in Modern English Literature from Oxford University.[9]

Professional career

She previously appeared in the 2004 Bravo improvisational sitcom Significant Others, as well as other television sitcoms and dramas, including Sex and the City[10] and as Sarina Douglas on the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episodes "Statistical Probabilities" (1997) and "Chrysalis" (1998). A stand-up comedian and "pop-culture pundit" on several VH-1 programs, Salie served as co-creator, host, and writer/producer for Fair Game.[2] She also appears as a guest on Red Eye w/ Greg Gutfeld, serves as a frequent panelist on Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!, and contributes commentaries to CBS Sunday Morning.

She chaired a special session entitled Battlestar Galactica at the 2009 World Science Festival.[11] The session also included Mary McDonnell, Michael Hogan, Nick Bostrom, and Kevin Warwick.

Acting credits




  1. ^ a b c "Biography for Faith Salie". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 30 January 2010. 
  2. ^ a b - PRI.orgFair Game Retrieved September 15, 2008
  3. ^ a b "Faith Salie and Nick Holly". New York Times. 5 June 2005. Retrieved 30 January 2010. 
  4. ^ a b "Gail Coley". Retrieved January 30, 2010. 
  5. ^ a b Stableford, Dylan (20 June 2007). "So What Do You Do, Faith Salie, Host, Fair Game? [interview]". Media Bistro. Retrieved 25 November 2009. 
  6. ^ "Biography for Nick Holly".  
  7. ^ "What I Wore to My Divorce". Double X Blog.  
  8. ^ "Faith Salie, John Semel". New York Times. 13 Oct 2011. Retrieved 2 June 2012. 
  9. ^ Faith Salie biography - Retrieved September 15, 2008.
  10. ^ Salie appears as "Rina" in the September 10, 2000 Sex and the City episode "Escape from New York."
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