Who are William Shatner’s daughters and where are they now?

Darcy Rafter October 13, 2021
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Star Trek’s William Shatner blasted off on Blue Origin’s rocket to become the oldest person in space. That led many fans to wonder who his daughters are waiting for him on Earth.

The Captain Kirk actor’s trip on the rocket system, which was developed by experts working for Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, lasted ten minutes.

Following the trip to space, Shatner told Bezos: “Everybody in the world needs to do this. It was unbelievable.”

Let’s find out more about Shatner’s proud daughters who greeted him after his trip of a lifetime.

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Who are William Shatner’s daughters

William Shatner has three daughters – Leslie, Lisabeth and Melanie Shatner.

The actor was born in Montreal, Canada, on 22 March 1931. He went on to become a huge name in Hollywood, known worldwide for his role as Captain James T Kirk in the Star Trek series on TV and the film franchise that followed.

Shatner has been married four times but only had children with his first wife, fellow Canadian Gloria Rand, who is also an actor.

It was rumoured Big Bang Theory star Kaley Cuoco was his daughter, however that isn’t true. Kaley merely played the role of his daughter for a Priceline advert.

“I am gratified my kids think they are who they are today because of my influence on them and my sense of being there for them – although it was only at weekends,” William told The Guardian in March 2014. “But the fact I was there for them, they tell me, was important.”

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Where are they now?

Leslie is his eldest daughter and was born on 31 August 1958, meaning she is 63 years old. As a child actor she played an Only girl in an episode of Star Trek: The Original Series.

She decided not to pursue acting as a career and set up her own Laguna Hills-based practice providing occupational therapy. Leslie’s husband is Gordon Walker and the couple have two sons, Grant and Eric.

Lisabeth was born on 6 June 1961, three years after her older sister. Living in West Hollywood, she caught the acting bug from her father and starred alongside him in TV comedy-drama Boston Legal. She also made an appearance in Star Trek: The Original Series as a child. Lisa married Andy Clement in 2005 and they have been loved up ever since.

The baby of the Shatner family is Melanie, who is 57 years old and was born on 1 August 1964. Melanie also enjoyed the arts and theatre, making her debut in Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home in 1986.

From there, you will have seen her on the big screen and television productions, with her most recent acting job in science fiction medical drama Mercy Point. It’s also set in space!

Melanie is married to Joel Gretsch and they have two daughters, Kaya and Willow.

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Darcy is an experienced journalist passionate about celebrity culture and entertainment. After gaining a degree in Media and Communications at Goldsmiths University she has also become a social media specialist, always keeping informed on the latest trends. With almost five years of experience in media, her expertise is analysing platforms such as Instagram, Twitter and TikTok. When she's not tracking the latest trending content, she’s watching films and eating lots of chocolate.