Roxann Dawson - born September 11, 1958 in Los Angeles, California - is an American actress, producer and director, directing occasional episodes for ABC's Scandal.
Background & Personal LifeEdit
She graduated from UC Berkley with a degree in Theatre Arts in 1980. Soon after she landed her first role as a dancer in the Broadway production of "A Chorus Line." During her acting career, she performed in numerous plays including "The Early Girl," "V&V Only," "The Tempest," "Tropicana," "Six Characters in Search of an Author," "Accelerando," "Rose Tattoo," "Daughters," among others.
Roxann resides in LA with her husband, Casting Director, Eric Dawson; they married in May of 1994. Together they have two daughters; Emma Rose Dawson, born January 16, 1998 and Mia Meicai Dawson, born October 31, 1999 who was adopted in July 2000. She was previously married to actor Casey Biggs.
She was born as Roxann Caballero and raised by parents Richard and Rosalie Caballero.
Roxann is best known for her role as Lt. B'Elanna Torres on Star Trek: Voyager which she portrayed from 1995-2001. For her work on the show she was nominated for an ALMA Award for three years in a row (1998-2000); and in 2001 was given an ALMA Special Achievement Award.
She works as a writer as well as a director. She made her directorial debut on Star Trek: Voyager (1995) and continued directing on shows like Any Day Now (1998), Star Trek: Enterprise (2001) and Charmed (1998). She does also practice writing -- a Trilogy called "Tenebrea" was co-written by her.
TV Guest RolesEdit
|The Closer||Detective Ortega||A Family Affair||2011|
|Without a Trace||Mrs. Erica Palmer||Bait||2004|
|The Division||Unknown Character||Body Double||2003|
|Seven Days||Commander Helen Keagle||The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea||2000|
|Any Day Now||Tina||Don’t Say Anything||1999|
|The Untouchables||Gina Perino||The Fever||1994|
|Baywatch||Ines||We Need a Vacation||1990|
TV Recurring RolesEdit
|TV Show||Character||No. of Episodes||Year(s)|
|The Lyons Den||Asst. District Attorney Linda Solis||3||2003|
|Star Trek: Voyager||Lt. B'Elanna Torres||170||1995-2001|
|Mortal Sins||Maria Croce||1992|
|N.Y.P.D. Mounted||Lt. Torres||1992|
|Treme||Poor Man’s Paradise|
Feels Like Rain
|The Good Wife||Pants on Fire|
|The Mentalist||At First Blush|
Red All Over
|Prime Suspect||Ain’t No Sunshine||2012|
|The Closer||Forgive Us Our Trespasses|
|Rizzoli & Isles||Sympathy of the Devil||2010|
|Lie to Me||Teacher and Pupils||2010|
|Heroes||Chapter Fourteen 'Close to You'|
Chapter Two 'Ink'
Chapter Fifteen 'Run!'
|Cold Case||The Long Blue Line|
The Brush Man
Ghost of My Child
plus 4 more
Crazy Little Thing Called Love
plus 8 more
|The O.C.||The Journey||2006|
|Lost||The Long Con||2006|
Scandal Directing CreditsEdit
- Went to the same high school as Angelina Jolie, Michael Klesic, Nicolas Cage, Corbin Bernsen, Larry Kravitz and David Schwimmeer.
- Told TV Guide in its 1995 Star Trek: Voyager premiere issue how she cried from the shock of seeing herself in Michael Westmore’s Klingon make-up, but got more comfortable with it.
- She was in the music and drama programs at Beverly Hills High School.
- Has previously directed Kate Burton on an episode of The Closer.