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Roxann Dawson (née Caballero, also credited as Roxann Biggs and Roxann Biggs-Dawson) is an American actress, producer, director, and writer best known as B'Elanna Torres on the television series Star Trek: Voyager.

Roxann Dawson
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Dawson at the 2009 Las Vegas Star Trek Con.
Born
Roxann Caballero

Other namesRoxann Biggs
Roxann Biggs-Dawson
Alma materUC Berkeley (1980)
OccupationActor, director, producer, writer
Years active1985–present
Spouse(s)
Casey Biggs
(m. 1985; div. 1987)

Eric Dawson
(m. 1994)
Websitewww.roxanndawson.net

Contents

Early lifeEdit

Dawson was born in Los Angeles, California, to parents Richard and Rosalie Caballero.[1][2] She graduated from University of California, Berkeley in 1980.[3]

CareerEdit

Acting, directing and producingEdit

Dawson's first professional acting job was in a Broadway production of A Chorus Line.[4]

In 1989 Dawson worked on the NBC drama Nightingales. During the course of her work on that show, she met casting director Eric Dawson, who would later become her second husband. After the show was canceled, Eric's company cast her in guest roles on Matlock and Jake and the Fat Man.[5]

 
Dawson with Star Trek: Voyager actresses Kate Mulgrew and Jennifer Lien (1995).

In 1994, Dawson began her role as the half Human/half-Klingon engineer B'Elanna Torres on Star Trek: Voyager, which lasted for all seven seasons of the show. While working on Voyager, Dawson made her directorial debut on the episode "Riddles", which aired in September 1999. She later directed the second part of the two-part episode "Workforce" and directed 10 episodes of Star Trek: Enterprise. In 2002, she provided the voice of the Repair Station Computer in one of the Star Trek: Enterprise episodes she directed.[6]

Her other television credits include appearances on The Hat Squad, Baywatch, The Closer, Matlock, The Untouchables, Any Day Now, Without a Trace, The Lyon's Den, The Division, the U.S. version of Coupling and the science fiction television series Seven Days.

She has directed episodes of Charmed, The O.C., Close to Home, Lost, Heroes, Hawthorne, The Closer, Cold Case, Caprica, The Mentalist and Treme. In 2010, she directed the season two episode "Teacher and Pupils" of Lie to Me and the season two episode "On Tap" of The Good Wife. In 2013, she directed the March 22 episode "Reunions" of Touch, and the October 15 episode "Eye-Spy" of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D..

In 2014 she directed the March 5 episode "Dreamcatcher" of Revolution and the October 22 episode "Phobia" of Stalker. For the 2015 season of the Amazon Video series Bosch, she directed "Chapter Six: Donkey's Years").[7] She directed early episodes of Mercy Street, a series released on PBS in January 2016. In 2016, she also directed the season one episodes "Broussard" and "Zero Day" of the TV series Colony. She's also directed the episode "Crossbreed" of season five of The Americans. She also directed episode 8 ("Chapter 60") of the fifth season of House of Cards.

Dawson has served as a producer on Scandal, Crossing Jordan and Cold Case.[8]

WritingEdit

Dawson's first play Desire to Fall was produced by the Circle Repertory Company workshop in 1986.[9] Dawson's second play Passage Through the Heart debuted in 1997 at the University of Minnesota Duluth.[9][10]

From 2000 to 2001, Dawson co-wrote with Daniel Graham a trilogy of science-fiction novels, Entering Tenebrea (ISBN 0-671-03607-6), Tenebrea's Hope (ISBN 0-671-03609-2) and Tenebrea Rising (ISBN 0-671-03611-4).[9]

Personal lifeEdit

Dawson was married to actor Casey Biggs. After they divorced, he became a fellow Star Trek cast member (portraying the Cardassian Damar in Deep Space Nine).[11]

In May 1994 Dawson married casting director Eric Dawson, whom she met while working on the series Nightingales. They have two daughters, Emma and Mia; Mia was adopted from China.[5]

ActingEdit

FilmEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1992 Mortal Sins María Croce Credited as Roxann Biggs
1993 Blood In, Blood Out uncredited Original title: Bound by Honor
1994 Pointman Rosie Alvarez Credited as Roxann Biggs
1994 Greyhounds JoJo Golina Credited as Roxann Biggs
1996 Darkman III: Die Darkman Die Angela Rooker Credited as Roxann Biggs-Dawson
1998 The Lost World Elizabeth Summerlee
2004 Jesus The Driver uncredited

Television seriesEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1985 Another World Adrienne Morrow (as Roxann Biggs) Episode 5252; credited as Roxann Biggs
1987 Ohara Carmella Episode: "Jesse"; credited as Roxann Biggs
1988 The Fortunate Pilgrim Louisa 3 episodes; credited as Roxann Biggs
1989 Nightingales Yolanda 'Yolo' Elena Puente (as ) 13 episodes; credited as Roxan Biggs
1990 Baywatch Ines Episode: "We Need a Vacation"; credited as Roxann Biggs
1990 Matlock Vicki Mariani Episodes: "The Informer: Parts 1 & 2"; credited as Roxann Biggs
1991 Equal Justice Maria Episode: "Who Speaks for the Children?"; credited as Roxann Biggs
1991 Jake and the Fatman Alyssa Episode: "I Cover the Waterfront"; credited as Roxann Biggs
1992 Jake and the Fatman Debbie Morton Episodes: "Stormy Weather: Parts 1 & 2"; credited as Roxann Biggs
1992 The Round Table Jennifer Clemente 7 episodes; credited as Roxann Biggs
1993 The Hat Squad Rosie Episode: "The Liquidator?"; credited as Roxann Biggs
1994 The Untouchables Gina Perino Episode: "The Fever"; credited as Roxann Biggs
1995-2001 Star Trek: Voyager B’Elanna Torres Main role; 170 episodes
1999 Any Day Now Tina Episode: "Don't Say Anything"
2000 Seven Days Commander Helen Keagle Episode: "The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea"
2003 Coupling Therapist Episode: Pilot
2003 The Division Unknown Season 3, Episode: "Body Double"
2003 The Lyon's Den Asst. District Attorney Linda Solis 3 episodes
2004 Without A Trace Mrs. Erica Palmer Episode: "Bait"
2011 The Closer Detective Ortega Episode: "A Family Affair"

TheatreEdit

Year Title Role Director Notes
unknown Accelerando unknown unknown
1982 A Chorus Line Diana Morales (as Roxann Caballero) Michael Bennett Shubert Theatre, New York City.
1984 Daughters Cetta (as Roxann Caballero) unknown Philadelphia Drama Guild, Philadelphia
1985 Tropicana Ana Sanchez (as Roxann Caballero) unknown Musical Theater Works, New York City
The Tempest Miranda (as Roxann Caballero) Julie Taymor [12] City Stage Company, New York City.
1986 The Early Girl George (as Roxann Caballero) Munson Hicks Circle Repertory Company, New York City
1987 The Hostage Teresa (as Roxann Caballero) unknown Coconut Grove Playhouse, Coconut Grove, Florida
The Rose Tattoo Rosa Delle Rose (as Roxann Biggs). unknown Geva Theatre Center, Rochester, New York
1988 V & V Only Janey (as Roxann Biggs) Marshall Mason Circle Repertory Theatre, New York City

DirectingEdit

FilmEdit

Year Title Producer Screenwriter Notes
2019 Breakthrough DeVon Franklin Grant Nieporte

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Episode Notes
1999-2001 Star Trek: Voyager Series 6, Episode 6: "Riddles" (1999)
Season 7, Episode 17: "Workforce: Part 2" (2001)
2001 The Heartbreak Cafe Episode 28: "Places, the Curtain Is About to Fall"
2002 Any Day Now Series 4, Episode 20: "Let the Games Begin"
2003 Charmed Series 5, Episode 17: "Lucky Charmed"
1999-2001 The Division Series 3, Episode 19: "Diagnosis" (1999)
Season 4, Episode 14: "Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep" (2001)
2001-2004 Star Trek: Enterprise Series 1, Episode 7: "The Andorian Incident" (2001)
Season 1, Episode 22: "Vox Sola" (2002)
Season 2, Episode 4: "Dead Stop" (2002)
Season 2, Episode 13: "Dawn" (2003)
Season 2, Episode 25: "Bounty" (2003)
Season 3, Episode 6: "Exile" (2003)
Season 3, Episode 12: "Chosen Realm" (2004)
Season 3, Episode 16: "Doctor's Orders" (2004)
Season 3, Episode 21: "E²" (2004)
Season 4, Episode 8: "Awakening" (2004)
2005 Medical Investigation Series 1, Episode 17: "Half Life"
2006 The O.C. Series 3, Episode 17: "The Journey"
Lost Series 1, Episode 13: "The Long Con"
Close to Home Series 1, Episode 12: "Privilege"
2004-2007 Crossing Jordan Series 4, Episode 2: "Out of Sight" (2004)
Series 4, Episode 2: "Murder in the Rue Morgue" (2004)
Series 4, Episode 14: "Gray Murders" (2005)
Series 4, Episode 20: "Forget Me Not" (2005)
Series 5, Episode 1: "There's No Place Like Home II" (2005)
Series 5, Episode 3: "Under the Weather" (2005)
Series 5, Episode 7: "Road Kill" (2005)
Series 5, Episode 9: "Death Goes On" (2005)
Series 6, Episode 1: "Retribution" (2007)
Series 6, Episode 4: "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" (2007)
Series 6, Episode 7: "Hubris" (2007)
Series 6, Episode 17: "Crash" (2007)
2005-2009 Cold Case Series 3, Episode 9: "A Perfect Day" (2005)
Series 3, Episode 23: "Joseph" (2006)
Series 5, Episode 2: "That Woman" (2007)
Series 5, Episode 7: "World's End" (2007)
Series 5, Episode 18: "Ghost of My Child" (2008)
Series 6, Episode 1: "Glory Days" (2008)
Series 6, Episode 14: "The Brush Man" (2009)
Series 6, Episode 22: "The Long Blue Line" (2009)
2008-2011 The Closer Series 4, Episode 8: "Split Ends" (2008)
Series 5, Episode 5: "Half Load" (2009)
Series 6, Episode 5: "Heart Attack" (2010)
Series 7, Episode 5: "Forgive Us Our Trespasses" (2011)
2009 Hawthorne Series 1, Episode 7: "Night Moves"
Melrose Place Series 1, Episode 6: "Shoreline" (2006)
2007-2010 Heroes Series 1, Episode 15: "Chapter Fifteen 'Run!'" (2007)
Series 4, Episode 3: "Chapter Two 'Ink'" (2009)
Series 4, Episode 15: "Chapter Fourteen 'Close to You'" (2010)
2010 Rizzoli & Isles Series 1, Episode 3: "Sympathy for the Devil"
Lie to Me Series 2, Episode 15: "Teacher and Pupils"
Caprica Series 1, Episode 9: "End of Line"
2011 The Cape Series 1, Episode 8: "The Lich: Part 2"
2012 Prime Suspect Series 1, Episode 12: "Ain't No Sunshine"
2010-2012 The Mentalist Series 2, Episode 20: "Red All Over" (2010)
Series 3, Episode 11: "Bloodsport" (2011)
Series 4, Episode 14: "At First Blush" (2012)
The Good Wife Series 2, Episode 8: "On Tap" (2010)
Series 2, Episode 22: "Getting Off" (2011)
Series 3, Episode 20: "Pants on Fire" (2012)
2011-2012 Treme Series 2, Episode 6: "Feels Like Rain" (2011)
Series 3, Episode 9: "Poor Man's Paradise" (2012)
2012 Scandal Series 2, Episode 6: "Dirty Little Secrets"
Series 2, Episode 7: "Grant: For The People"
2013 Touch Series 2, Episode 8: "Reunions"
2012-2013 Smash Series 1, Episode 13: "Tech" (2012)
Series 2, Episode 14: "The Phenomenon" (2013)
Vegas Series 1, Episode 5: "Solid Citizens" (2012)
Series 1, Episode 19: "Past Lives" (2013)
2013 Under the Dome Series 1, Episode 9: "The Fourth Hand"
2013-2014 Major Crimes Series 2, Episode 1: "Final Cut" (2013)
Series 3, Episode 8: "Cutting Lose" (2014)
2013-2015 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Series 1, Episode 4: "Eye Spy" (2013)
Series 1, Episode 21: "Ragtag" (2014)
Series 2, Episode 12: "Who You Really Are" (2015)
2014 Believe Series 1, Episode 6: "Sinking"
Rake Series 1, Episode 11: "Remembrance Of Taxis Past"
Revolution Series 2, Episode 15: "Dreamcatcher"
Hell On Wheels Series 4, Episode 12: "Thirteen Steps"
Stalker Series 1, Episode 4: "Phobia"
Matador Series 1, Episode 10: "Night Of The Whale"
2014-2015 Bates Motel Series 2, Episode 7: "Presumed Innocent" (2014)
Series 1, Episode 21: "The Pit" (2014)
2015 Bosch Series 1, Episode 6: "Chapter Six: Donkey's Years"
Aquarius Series 1, Episode 11: "Your Mother Should Know"
2016 Mercy Street Series 1, Episode 1: "The New Nurse"
Series 1, Episode 2: "The Haversack"
Series 1, Episode 3: "The Uniform"
Colony Series 1, Episode 7: "Broussard"
Series 1, Episode 9: "Zero Day"
Rosewood Series 1, Episode 17: "Silkworms y Silencio"
The Path Series 1, Episode 7: "Refugees"
Series 1, Episode 8: "The Shore"
Good Girls Revolt Series 1, Episode 8: "Exposé"
Chance Series 1, Episode 5: "A Still Point in the Turning World"
Shooter Series 1, Episode 3: "Musa Qala"
2016-2017 Chance Series 1, Episode 5: "A Still Point in the Turning World" (2016)
Series 2, Episode 2 "A Very Special Onion" (2017)
2017 The Deuce Series 1, Episode 6: "Why Me?"
Series 1, Episode 2: "The Haversack"
Series 1, Episode 3: "The Uniform"
Colony Series 1, Episode 7: "Broussard"
Series 1, Episode 9: "Zero Day"
House of Cards Series 5, Episode 8: "Chapter 60"
Series 5, Episode 9: "Chapter 61"
The Runaways Series 1, Episode 2: "Rewind"
The Americans Series 5, Episode 6: "Crossbreed"
Wisdom of the Crowd Series 1, Episode 9: "Proof of Concept"
2018 The Americans Series 6, Episode 4: "Episode #6.4"
Chi Series 1, Episode 8: "Episode #1.8"
2019 This is Us Season 3, Episode 8: "The Last Seven Weeks"

Producing (television)Edit

Year Title Episode Notes
2007 Crossing Jordan Season 6, Episode 1: "Retribution" Producer
Season 6, Episode 2: "Shattered" Producer
Season 6, Episode 3: "33 Bullets" Producer
Season 6, Episode 4: "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" Producer
Season 6, Episode 5: "Mr. Little and Mr. Big" Producer
Season 6, Episode 6: "Night of the Living Dead" Producer
Season 6, Episode 7: "Hubris" Producer
Season 6, Episode 8: "Isolation" Producer
Season 6, Episode 9: "Seven Feet Under" Producer
Season 6, Episode 10: "Fall from Grace" Producer
Season 6, Episode 11: "Faith" Producer
Season 6, Episode 12: "Sleeping Beauty" Producer
Season 6, Episode 13: "Post Hoc..." Producer
Season 6, Episode 14: "In Sickness & in Health" Producer
Season 6, Episode 15: "Dead Again" Producer
Season 6, Episode 16: "D.O.A." Producer
Season 6, Episode 17: "Crash" Producer
2007-2009 Cold Case Season 5, Episode 1: "Thrill Kill" (2007) Producer
Season 5, Episode 2: "That Woman" (2007) Producer
Season 5, Episode 3: "Running Around" (2007) Producer
Season 5, Episode 4: "Devil Music" (2007) Producer
Season 5, Episode 5: "Thick as Thieves" (2007) Producer
Season 5, Episode 6: "Wunderkind" (2007) Producer
Season 5, Episode 7: "World's End" (2007) Producer
Season 5, Episode 8: "It Takes a Village" (2007) Producer
Season 5, Episode 9: "Boy Crazy" (2007) Producer
Season 5, Episode 10: "Justice" (2007) Producer
Season 5, Episode 11: "Family" (2007) Producer
Season 5, Episode 12: "Sabotage" (2008) Producer
Season 5, Episode 13: "Spiders" (2008) Producer
Season 5, Episode 14: "Andy in C Minor" (2008) Producer
Season 5, Episode 15: "The Road" (2008) Producer
Season 5, Episode 16: "Bad Reputation." (2008) Producer
Season 5, Episode 17: "Slipping" (2008) Producer
Season 5, Episode 18: "Ghost of My Child" (2008) Producer
Season 6, Episode 1: "Glory Days" (2008) Producer
Season 6, Episode 2: "True Calling" (2008) Producer
Season 6, Episode 3: "Wednesday’s Woman" (2008) Producer
Season 6, Episode 4: "Roller Girl" (2008) Producer
Season 6, Episode 5: "Shore Leave" (2008) Producer
Season 6, Episode 6: "The Dealer" (2008) Producer
Season 6, Episode 7: "One Small Step" (2008) Producer
Season 6, Episode 8: "Triple Threat" (2008) Producer
Season 6, Episode 9: "Pin Up Girl" (2008) Producer
Season 6, Episode 10: "Wings" (2008) Producer
Season 6, Episode 11: "Street Money" (2008) Producer
Season 6, Episode 12: "Lotto Fever" (2009) Producer
Season 6, Episode 13: "Breaking News" (2009) Producer
Season 6, Episode 14: "The Brush Man" (2009) Producer
Season 6, Episode 15: "Witness Protection" (2009) Producer
Season 6, Episode 16: "Jackals" (2009) Producer
Season 6, Episode 17: "Officer Down" (2009) Producer
Season 6, Episode 18: "Mind Games" (2009) Producer
Season 6, Episode 19: "Libertyville" (2009) Producer
Season 6, Episode 20: "Stealing Home" (2009) Producer
Season 6, Episode 21: "November 22" (2009) Producer
Season 6, Episode 22: "The Long Blue Line" (2009) Producer
Season 6, Episode 23: "Into the Blue" (2009) Producer
2012 Scandal Season 1, Episode 2: "Dirty Little Secrets" Supervising producer
Season 1, Episode 3: "Hell Hath No Fury" Supervising producer
Season 1, Episode 4: "Enemy of the State" Supervising producer
Season 1, Episode 5: "Crash and Burn" Supervising producer
Season 1, Episode 6: "The Trail" Supervising producer
Season 1, Episode 7: "Grant" Supervising producer

WritingEdit

Year Title Notes
1986 Desire to Fall Stage play
1997 A Passage Through The Heart Stage play
2000 Entering Tenebrea Vol. 1 of Tenebrea Trilogy (with Daniel Graham)
2001 Tenebrea's Hope Vol. 2 of Tenebrea Trilogy (with Daniel Graham)
2001 Tenebrea Rising Vol. 3 of Tenebrea Trilogy (with Daniel Graham)

Other creditsEdit

Year Title Notes
1995 Inside the New Adventure: Star Trek - Voyager Documentary. As herself.
1996 It's Hot in Here: UPN Fall Preview Documentary. As herself.
1996 Star Trek: The Klingon Way, A Warrior's Guide Audio book (audio drama).
1997 Alien Voices: The Time Machine Audio book (audio drama).
Trekkies Documentary. As herself.
Foto Novelas: Seeing Through Walls TV short. Played Dr. Teresa Puente.
1999 Alien Voices: The Lost World Audio book (audio drama).
2000 Star Trek: Voyager – Elite Force Video game
2001 2001 Alma Awards Awards show (presenter)
2001 Weakest Link Season 2 Episode 13: Star Trek Edition. As herself.
2002 Star Trek: Enterprise Season 2 Episode 4: Dead Stop. Repair Station Computer voice, uncredited.
2011 Alien Voices: Journey To The Center Of The Earth Audio book (audio drama).
2013 The Captains Close Up Four part documentary mini-series (Episode 4: Kate Mulgrew). As herself.
2016 Star Trek Timelines Video game. Uncredited.
2016 50 Years of Star Trek Documentary. As herself.

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Association Category Nominated work Result
1996 NCLR Bravo Award Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series Star Trek Voyager Nominated
1998 Online Film & Television Association Award Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series Star Trek Voyager Nominated
ALMA Award Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series Star Trek Voyager Nominated
ALMA Award Outstanding Latino Cast in a Made-for-Television Movie or Mini-Series Foto Novelas: Seeing Through Walls Won
ALMA Award Outstanding Latino Cast in a Made-for-Television Movie or Mini-Series Foto Novelas: In the Mirror Won
1999 ALMA Award Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series Star Trek Voyager Nominated
2000 ALMA Award Distinguished Performance Star Trek Voyager Nominated
2001 ALMA Award Outstanding Achievement in a Television Series Award Star Trek Voyager Won
2008 ALMA Award Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series Heroes Nominated
Hugo Award Best Dramatic Presentation - Long Form Heroes Nominated
NAACP Image Award Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series Heroes (S1/E15: "Run!"). Nominated

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ McDonagh, Maitland (2 January 2003). "Question: Are Rosario Dawson ..." TV Guide. Archived 26 September 2013 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Roxann Dawson- Biography". Yahoo! Movies. Retrieved 2013-08-23. Archived 25 November 2015 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Famous Berkeley Alumni". University of California, Berkeley. Archived from the original on 27 May 2010. Retrieved 2013-01-19. Roxann Dawson, '80, actress
  4. ^ "Biography". The Official Roxann Dawson Website. Retrieved 2013-01-19.
  5. ^ a b Korbelik, Jeff (September 10, 2005). "Former Lincoln man gets Emmy nomination for casting ‘Nip/Tuck'". Lincoln Journal-Star. Retrieved February 7, 2019.
  6. ^ "Dead Stop". Star Trek: Enterprise. Season 2. 9 October 2002. UPN.
  7. ^ "Chapter Six: Donkey's Years". Bosch. Season 1. 12 February 2015. Amazon Studios.
  8. ^ "Roxann Dawson: Credits". TV Guide. Retrieved 2013-06-04.
  9. ^ a b c "Roxann Dawson Biography". Film Reference. Retrieved 2013-06-04.
  10. ^ Smith, Maureen (8 January 1997; Editor) Brief[permanent dead link]. University of Minnesota. Vol. XXVII No. 1, Retrieved 2013-06-04. (PDF file)
  11. ^ "Star Trek Catching Up With Casey Biggs, Part 2". Startrek.com. April 7, 2012. Retrieved February 7, 2019.
  12. ^ Dawson, Roxann. "About". Roxann Dawson. Retrieved February 7, 2019.

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