Louise Fletcher (born Estelle Louise Fletcher July 22, 1934) is an American actress who gained international prominence for her performance as Nurse Ratched in One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest in 1975, for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress, BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role and Golden Globe Award for Best Actress a__ Motion Picture Drama. She also won the Saturn Award for Best Actress for Brainstorm in 1983. On television she has appeared as Kai Winn Adami in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and guest starred on the science fiction television series Heroes. She also received Emmy nominations for her guest starring roles in Picket Fences and Joan of Arcadia.
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