Dawson at the 2009 Las Vegas Star Trek Con
September 11, 1958
|Other names||Roxann Biggs|
|Education||University of California, Berkeley (BA)|
|Occupation||Actor, director, producer, writer|
Roxann Dawson (née Caballero, born September 11, 1958), also credited as Roxann Biggs and Roxann Biggs-Dawson, is an American actress and director who played 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.
Dawson 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. Dawson converted to Catholicism at the time of her second marriage in 1994 despite having been raised in "an atheist household", and was eventually inspired by her faith to direct the 2019 Christian 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|
|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 Roxann Biggs)||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|
|1997||Foto Novelas: Seeing Through Walls||Dr. Teresa Puente||TV short|
|1999||Any Day Now||Tina||Episode: "Don't Say Anything"|
|2000||Seven Days||Commander Helen Keagle||Episode: "The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea"|
|2001||2001 Alma Awards||Herself||Awards show (presenter)|
|2001||Weakest Link||Herself||Episode: "Star Trek Edition"|
|2002||Star Trek: Enterprise||Repair Station Computer voice||Episode: "Dead Stop"|
|2003||The Division||Unknown||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"|
|2000||Star Trek: Voyager – Elite Force||Lt. B'Elanna Torres|
|2016||Star Trek Timelines||Uncredited|
As film director
As TV director
|1999–2001||Star Trek: Voyager||2 episodes|
|2001||The Heartbreak Cafe||Episode: "Places, the Curtain Is About to Fall"|
|2001–2004||Star Trek: Enterprise||10 episodes|
|2002||Any Day Now||Episode: "Let the Games Begin"|
|2003||Charmed||Episode: "Lucky Charmed"|
|2003–2004||The Division||2 episodes|
|2004–2007||Crossing Jordan||12 episodes|
|2005||Medical Investigation||Episode: "Half Life"|
|2005–2009||Cold Case||8 episodes|
|2006||Lost||Episode: "The Long Con"|
|2006||The O.C.||Episode: "The Journey"|
|2006||Close to Home||Episode: "Privilege"|
|2008–2011||The Closer||4 episodes|
|2009||Hawthorne||Episode: "Night Moves"|
|2009||Melrose Place||Episode: "Shoreline"|
|2010||Caprica||Episode: "End of Line"|
|2010||Lie to Me||Episode: "Teacher and Pupils"|
|2010||Rizzoli & Isles||Episode: "Sympathy for the Devil"|
|2010–2012||The Mentalist||3 episodes|
|2010–2012||The Good Wife||3 episodes|
|2011||The Cape||Episode: "The Lich: Part 2"|
|2012||Prime Suspect||Episode: "Ain't No Sunshine"|
|2013||Under the Dome||Episode: "The Fourth Hand"|
|2013–2014||Major Crimes||2 episodes|
|2013–2015||Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.||3 episodes|
|2014||Rake||Episode: "Remembrance of Taxis Past"|
|2014||Matador||Episode: "Night of the Whale"|
|2014||Hell on Wheels||Episode: "Thirteen Steps"|
|2014–2015||Bates Motel||2 episodes|
|2015||Bosch||Episode: "Chapter Six: Donkey's Years"|
|2015||Aquarius||Episode: "Your Mother Should Know"|
|2016||Shooter||Episode: "Musa Qala"|
|2016||Rosewood||Episode: "Silkworms y Silencio"|
|2016||Good Girls Revolt||Episode: "Exposé"|
|2016||The Path||2 episodes|
|2016||Mercy Street||3 episodes|
|2017||House of Cards||2 episodes|
|2017–2018||The Americans||2 episodes|
|2017–2019||The Deuce||3 episodes|
|2018||The Chi||Episode: "Penetrate a Fraud"|
|2019–2020||This Is Us||2 episodes|
|2019||The Morning Show||Episode: "Open Waters"|
|2020||Penny Dreadful: City of Angels||2 episodes|
|1995||Inside the New Adventure: Star Trek - Voyager|
|1996||It's Hot in Here: UPN Fall Preview|
|2013||The Captains Close Up||Four-part documentary mini-series (Episode 4: "Kate Mulgrew")|
|2016||50 Years of Star Trek|
|1996||Star Trek: The Klingon Way, A Warrior's Guide|
|1997||Alien Voices: The Time Machine|
|1999||Alien Voices: The Lost World|
|2011||Alien Voices: Journey to the Center of the Earth|
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|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|
|1985||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|
|1987||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)|
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|
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- "Famous Berkeley Alumni". University of California, Berkeley. Archived from the original on May 27, 2010. Retrieved May 10, 2013.
Roxann Dawson, '80, actress
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- Korbelik, Jeff (September 10, 2005). "Former Lincoln man gets Emmy nomination for casting 'Nip/Tuck'". Lincoln Journal-Star. Retrieved February 7, 2019.
- Sussman, Michael; Strong, Phyllis (October 9, 2002). "Dead Stop". Star Trek: Enterprise. Season 2. Episode 4. UPN.
- Connelly, Michael; Overmyer, Eric (February 12, 2015). "Chapter Six: Donkey's Years". Bosch (TV series). Season 1. Episode 6. 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.
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