3rd Rock from the Sun
Shay Astar
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Astar as August Leffler in 3rd Rock from the Sun


Shay Astar
September 29, 1981 (age 40)
Santa Cruz, California, United States


Actress, singer, songwriter

Years Active

1991 - Present

Shay Astar (born September 29, 1981) is an American actress, singer, and songwriter. She is best known for her work in the late 1990s, portraying the teenage feminist August Leffler, a semi-regular character on the sitcom 3rd Rock from the Sun.

She also played Elizabeth in the Halloween comedy film Ernest Scared Stupid and Paula Kelly in the Boy Meets World episode "I Am Not a Crook".

Astar portrayed Isabella, the imaginary friend of a young girl aboard the Enterprise in the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "Imaginary Friend" in 1992. In 1996, she played Andrea on the cartoon series The Oz Kids.

Astar released her first EP, "Blue Music EP," on May 24, 2010. This was followed by her full-length debut, "Blue Music" on September 28, 2010.

Partial Filmography

  • 1994 - The Good Life (Melissa Bowman)
  • 1996-1999 - 3rd Rock from the Sun (August Leffler)
  • 2012 - La-La Land (Shay)