Cristine Rose

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Cristine Rose
Cristine Rose 2009.jpg
Rose at Heroes for Autism event, Hollywood, California, April 19, 2009
Born Cristine Sue Rose
(1951-01-31) January 31, 1951 (age 65)
Lynwood, California, U.S.
Occupation Actress

Cristine Sue Rose (born January 31, 1951) is an American actress. She has also been credited as Christine Rose. She is best known for her role as Angela Petrelli on the hit NBC science fiction drama Heroes.

Early life[edit]

She was born in Lynwood, California, and is a graduate of Stanford University.


She was a regular on the short-lived television series Ferris Bueller which was a TV remake of the famous film Ferris Bueller's Day Off which she co-starred with a then unknown Jennifer Aniston. She also had major recurring roles on Picket Fences as Lydia Brock, as Barbara Norton on Grace Under Fire, and on Providence as Cynthia Blake. She also had recurring roles on Ellen as Susan, and on Charmed as Claire Pryce, in both shows' premiere seasons; both characters were the boss of the series lead's characters in their respective jobs.

She has had guest roles in various shows, including 7th Heaven, Life Goes On, Friends, Days of Our Lives, Passions, Party of Five, The Wonder Years, Matlock, Malcolm in the Middle, Ally McBeal, Murder, She Wrote, Boston Legal, Diagnosis: Murder, Nash Bridges, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles,[1] The Practice, L.A. Law, Chicago Hope, Crossing Jordan, ER, St. Elsewhere, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Gilmore Girls, Kate & Allie, Murphy Brown, Newhart, Growing Pains, How I Met Your Mother, Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, Clueless, Dharma and Greg, Life with Bonnie, The Nanny, The Jamie Foxx Show, The King of Queens, Two and a Half Men, Big Love, The Mentalist, Six Feet Under, and Charmed

From 2006 to 2010, she played Angela Petrelli on the NBC series Heroes. In 2008, her role went from recurring to series regular. She will reprise her role in 2015 as part of the miniseries Heroes Reborn. As for her roles in movies as of 2009, she had a small role in the movie He's Just Not That into You and was one of the main supporting characters on the Disney Channel television movie Go Figure.

Selected filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1990 Ferris Bueller (TV series) Barbara Bueller Series regular: 13 episodes
1993 The Nanny (TV series) Dr. Bort Episode: "Imaginary Friend"
1996 The Jamie Foxx Show Marsha Darden Episode 21: I've Fallen and I Won't Get up
1992–1996 Picket Fences Lydia Brock Recurring role: 5 episodes
1993–1996 Grace Under Fire Barbara Norton Recurring role: 4 episodes
1993 Star Trek: The Next Generation Gi'ral 2 episodes: "Birthright, Part I", "Birthright, Part II"
1994 Ellen Susan Recurring role: 4 episodes
1998 The King of Queens Helen Episode: "Supermarket Story"
1999 Charmed Claire Pryce Recurring role: 5 episodes
1999–2000 Providence Cynthia Blake Recurring role: 7 episodes
2001-2003 Gilmore Girls Francine Hayden Recurring role: 2 episodes
2002-2004 Friends Bitsy Hannigan Recurring role: 2 episodes
2003 Malcolm in the Middle Ronnie Demarco's Mother
2003 Two and a Half Men Lenore Episode: "Merry Thanksgiving"
2005 Go Figure Natasha Goberman
2006–2014 How I Met Your Mother Virginia Mosby Recurring role: 7 episodes
2006–2010 Heroes Angela Petrelli Recurring (Season 1–2)
Main Cast (Season 3–4): 53 episodes
2010 The Mentalist Pauline Fitz-Williams Episode "Pink Chanel Suit"
2011 Private Practice Cooper Freedman's mother Recurring role: 1 episode
2011 Take Me Home Lynnette Colvin
2012 Longmire Donna Craig Episode: "The Worst Kind of Hunter"
2015–2016 Heroes Reborn Angela Petrelli Recurring: 3 episodes
2016 How To Get Away With Murder Judge Wenona Sansbury Episode: What Happened to You, Annalise?


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