Ross in 2009
January 21, 1968 |
Winnetka, Illinois, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Michael Goldman (2003-2010)|
|Children||Maxwell Ross Goldman (b. 2004)|
Ross was born and raised in Winnetka, Illinois. Her parents are Debbie Ross Kullby, who is retired and living in Colorado; and Peter Ross (d. 2009), a financial advisor. Charlotte has one younger brother, George, a hedge fund-analyst. "When we were little I used to beat him up," she recalls with a laugh, "but now we're close."
Ross's first on-screen performance was in My First Mouthpiece; she was 8 years old. She moved on to performing in various hometown theater productions. After graduating from New Trier High School, Charlotte moved to Los Angeles, which her father opposed. She tried out for the role of Kelly Bundy on Married... with Children, but was the producers' second choice behind Christina Applegate. Her efforts caught the attention of the Days of Our Lives producers, who cast her as Eve Baron-Donovan.
Four years later, Ross co-starred with Katey Sagal ("Peg Bundy") in the movie Violation of Trust (aka She Says She's Innocent). The year after that, she guested on Married... as one of Bud Bundy's sexier classmates.
Ross's run on Days of our Lives lasted from 1987 to 1991, earning her two Emmy nominations. Her other television credits include The Heights, The 5 Mrs. Buchanans, Drexell's Class, Pauly, Law & Order, Trinity, Beggars and Choosers, Frasier, Savage Land, Jake in Progress, NYPD Blue, Fall Into Darkness and A Kiss So Deadly (which reunited her with Days co-star Charles Shaughnessy). She also co-starred in the 2007 Lifetime Television films Montana Sky and Christmas in Paradise.
On February 25, 2003, Ross appeared in an NYPD Blue episode entitled "Nude Awakening", which featured shots of her buttocks as she prepared to step into the shower. As a result, the FCC fined each of the 52 ABC stations with a $27,500 fine for broadcasting "indecent material" between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. However, on January 4, 2011, the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously revoked the fine, stating that the FCC's enforcement of its indecency rules was "unconstitutionally vague and chilling." ABC, Inc., et al. v. Federal Communications Commission, No. 08-0841-ag(L) (2nd Cir.).
In Autumn 2009, Ross enjoyed a recurring role on the US TV series Glee as Judy Fabray, the mother of Quinn Fabray (Dianna Agron). Charlotte's most recent appearance on the series was in the season three finale, "Goodbye". She appears in 4 episodes.
In 2002, Ross supported PETA's anti-fur campaign by appearing naked in advertisements captioned "I'd Rather Show My Buns Than Wear Fur". On October 18, 2003, Ross married Michael Goldman and gave birth to one child: son Maxwell Ross Goldman (whose name combines Charlotte's and her mother's maiden names). She and Michael Goldman separated in 2008 but "remain best of friends in raising our son." She resides in Los Angeles.
|1986||Touch and Go||Courtney's Girlfriend|
|1994||Foreign Student||Elizabeth 'Sue Ann' Baldridge|
|1994||Love and a .45||Mary Ann|
|1998||Looking for Lola||Debbie|
|2011||Street Kings 2: Motor City||Beth Kingston||Video|
|2011||The Umpire||Billie Satriano||Short film|
|1987-1996||Days of our Lives||Eve Baron Donovan||Recurring role|
|1991||She Says She's Innocent||Justine Essex||TV movie|
|1991||Reasonable Doubts||Meredith Little||Episode: "Dicky's Got the Blues"|
|1992||Empty Nest||Antoinette||Episode: "Sayonara"|
|1992||Drexell's Class||Janet||Episode: "The Resentments"|
|1992||Married with Children||Darlene||Episode: "Teacher Pets"|
|1992||The Heights||Hope Linden||12 episodes|
|1994||Birdland||Ronnie||Episode: "Crazy for You"|
|1994-1995||The 5 Mrs. Buchanans||Bree Buchanan||17 episodes|
|1995||Murder One||Stephanie Lambert||Episode: "Chapter 8"|
|1996||Murder One||Stephanie Lambert||Episode: "Chapter Seventeen"|
|1996||ER||Angel||Episode: "The Right Thing"|
|1996||Minor Adjustments||Amy||Episode: "Baba-Doo-Wang"|
|1996||A Kiss So Deadly||Amanda Blake||TV movie|
|1996||Fall Into Darkness||Ann Price||TV movie|
|1997||Pauly||Dawn Delaney||7 episodes|
|1998||A Will of their Own||Susan Peterson||TV miniseries|
|1998||Trinity||Fiona McCallister||3 episodes|
|1998||NYPD Blue||Laurie Richardson||Episode: "The One That Got Away"
Episode: "I Don't Wanna Dye"
|1999||Kidnapped in Paradise||Megan Emerson||TV movie|
|1999||Beggars and Choosers||Lori Volpone||Episode: "The Mountainmen: Part 1"
Episode: "The Mountainmen: Part 2"
|2000||Beggars and Choosers||Lori Volpone||Episode: "Hello, Dalai!"|
|2001||Frasier||Monica||Episode: "Sliding Frasiers"|
|2001-2004||NYPD Blue||Det. Connie McDowell||65 episodes|
|2006||Jake in Progress||Annie||3 episodes|
|2007||Law & Order||Judith Barlow||Episode: "Talking Points"|
|2007||Montana Sky||Tess Mercy||TV movie|
|2007||Christmas in Paradise||Dana Marino||TV movie|
|2008||Ring of Death||Mary Wyatt||TV movie|
|2009||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Sabrina Owen||Episode: "If I Had a Hammer..."|
|2009-12||Glee||Judy Fabray||Episode: "Ballad" Episode: "Journey to Regionals" Episode: "Prom Queen" Episode: "Goodbye"|