Dawson at the 2009 Las Vegas Star Trek Con
September 11, 1958
|Other names||Roxann Biggs|
|Alma mater||UC Berkeley (1980)|
|Occupation||Actor, director, producer, writer|
|Spouse(s)||Casey Biggs (divorced)|
Roxann Dawson (née Caballero), also credited as Roxann Biggs and Roxann Biggs-Dawson, is an American actress, producer, director, and writer best known for playing B'Elanna Torres on the television series Star Trek: Voyager.
Acting, directing and producing
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.
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.
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"). 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's first play Desire to Fall was produced by the Circle Repertory Company workshop in 1986. Dawson's second play, Passage Through the Heart debuted in 1997 at the University of Minnesota Duluth. 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).
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. According to an interview conducted by the website ChurchPOP, Dawson converted to Catholicism at the time of her marriage despite having been raised in "an atheist household", and was inspired by her faith to direct the film Breakthrough.
|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|
|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||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"|
|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 ||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|
|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)|
|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 nominations
|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|
- McDonagh, Maitland (January 2, 2003). "Question: Are Rosario Dawson ..." TV Guide. Archived September 26, 2013, at the Wayback Machine
- "Famous Berkeley Alumni". University of California, Berkeley. Archived from the original on May 27, 2010. Retrieved May 10, 2013.
Roxann Dawson, '80, actress
- "Biography". The Official Roxann Dawson Website. Retrieved January 19, 2013.
- Korbelik, Jeff (September 10, 2005). "Former Lincoln man gets Emmy nomination for casting Nip/Tuck'". Lincoln Journal-Star. Retrieved February 7, 2019.
- "Dead Stop". Star Trek: Enterprise. Season 2. October 9, 2002. UPN.
- "Chapter Six: Donkey's Years". Bosch. Season 1. February 12, 2015. Amazon Studios.
- "Roxann Dawson: Credits". TV Guide. Retrieved June 4, 2013.
- Smith, Maureen (January 8, 1997; Editor) Brief[permanent dead link]. University of Minnesota. Vol. XXVII No. 1, Retrieved June 4, 2013. (PDF file)
- "Star Trek Catching Up With Casey Biggs, Part 2". Startrek.com. April 7, 2012. Archived from the original on July 15, 2018. Retrieved May 10, 2019.
- Burkepile, Jacqueline. "Atheist-to-Catholic Hollywood Director Reveals How "Breakthrough" Strengthened Her Faith: "It Gives You Chills"". ChurchPOP. ChurchPOP. Retrieved July 21, 2019.
- Dawson, Roxann. "About". Roxann Dawson. Retrieved February 7, 2019.
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