September 28, 1963 |
Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
|Occupation||Actress, former model|
|Spouse(s)||Linden Ashby (m. 1986)|
|Children||Frances Grace (b. 1991)
Savannah Elizabeth ( b. 1992)
Susan Walters (born September 28, 1963) is an American actress and former model, best known for her roles as Lorna Forbes on the ABC daytime soap opera Loving from 1983 to late 1986 and as Diane Jenkins on the CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless from 2001 to 2004, and again briefly in 2010. Walters had recurring roles as a principal on The CW's One Tree Hill and the mayor of Mystic Falls on The CW's The Vampire Diaries. She currently recurs on the MTV series Teen Wolf as Natalie Martin.
Life and career
Aaron Spelling used Walters in several of his productions: in Hotel during its last season (as Ryan Thomas) 1987-1988; in the 1988 television miniseries Elvis and Me as Priscilla Presley; in Nightingales (as Bridget Loring) 1988-1989; in Melrose Place (as Tiffany Hart).
In 1993 she played Lee Gilrich in an episode of Murder, She Wrote.
Walters starred as Anne Osborne in the television version of The Big Easy on the USA Network in 1996. In 1999, she appeared in the Disney Channel movie Horse Sense, as well as its 2001 sequel, Jumping Ship. In 2000, she also portrayed the lead character opposite her husband Linden Ashby on the TV-series The War Next Door.
In 2009, Walters starred in the episode "Pilot" of the first season of Drop Dead Diva along side her husband, Linden Ashby, as a couple getting divorced and suing for what she feels she is worth.
In 2014, Walters made guest star or recurring appearances on three different series: she played Maia in the CW series Star-Crossed, Lindsay in the CBS series Reckless, and currently stars as Natalie Martin on the MTV series Teen Wolf, appearing in 18 episodes to date. In 2015, Walters starred in season 2 episode 7 of How To Get Away With Murder.
Walters is married to actor Linden Ashby. They met on the set of "Loving" where they portrayed cousins Lorna Forbes and Curtis Alden. They often share screen on the same TV series (Loving, Spy Games, Melrose Place, The War Next Door, The Young and the Restless, Teen Wolf).
They have two daughters, Frances Grace, born 1991, and Savannah Elizabeth, born 1992.
|1991||Defending Your Life||Daniel's Wife|
|1992||Galaxies Are Colliding||Beth|
|1996||Two Guys Talkin' About Girls||Cindy One||Direct-to-video|
|1997||'Til There Was You||Robin|
|2002||Gale Force||Susan Billings||Direct-to-video|
|2010||Blood Done Sign My Name||Martha Tyson|
|2010||Slow Moe||Mrs. Mobley|
|2011||Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son||Mall Mother|
|2014||Kill the Messenger||Los Angeles Times Editor|
|2017||A Winter Wedding||Deidre Reynolds||Filming|
|1983||Loving||Lorna Forbes||Episode: "Pilot"|
|1987||The Facts of Life||Cynthia Parks||Episode: "Younger Than Springtime"|
|1987||Who's the Boss||Kitty||Episode: "Mona"|
|1987-1988||Hotel||Ryan Thomas||11 episodes|
|1988||Elvis and Me||Priscilla Beaulieu Presley||Television film|
|1988||Nightingales||Bridget Loring||Television film|
|1988||Simon & Simon||Marian Fitzwalter||Episode: "The Merry Adventures of Robert Hood"|
|1989||Nightingales||Bridget Loring||Main role; 13 episodes|
|1989||Hardball||Madeline Warwick||Episode: "The Silver Scream"|
|1990||Grand Slam||Ann||Television film|
|1990||In the Line of Duty: A Cop for the Killing||Julie Tobias||Television film|
|1990-1992||Dear John||Mary Beth Sutton||Recurring role; 55 episodes|
|1993||Murder, She Wrote||Lee Gillrich||Episode: "For Whom the Ball Tolls"|
|1993||Matlock||Melanie Kerns||Episode: "The Haunted"|
|1993-1996||Seinfeld||Dolores/Mystery Woman||Episodes: "The Junior Mint" & "The Foundation"|
|1994||The Counterfeit Conressa||Palmer Hewitt||Television film|
|1994||XXX's & OOO's||Reed Barrett||Television film|
|1995||Texas Justice||Karen Masters||Television film|
|1995||Strange Luck||Rosemary||Episode: "Walk Away"|
|1996-1997||The Big Easy||Anne Osborne||22 episodes|
|1997||Spy Game||Margo DeSalle||Episode: "Dead and Gone, Honey"|
|1997||Nash Bridges||Mary Tod Butler||Episode: "Lost and Found"|
|1997||Two Came Back||Allie||Television film|
|1998||Hotel del Sol||Episode: "Pilot"|
|1998||Caroline in the City||Laura Sterling||Episode: "Caroline and the Reluctant Father"|
|1998||Melrose Place||Christine Denton / Tiffany Hart||7 episodes|
|1998||I Married a Monster||Kelly Victoria Drummond||Television film|
|1998||Love Boat: The Next Wave||Amy||Episode: "Dust, Lust, Destiny"|
|1999||Where the Truth Lies||Penny Morgan||Television film|
|1999||Horse Sense||Jules Biggs||Television film|
|1999-2000||Family Law||Tina||Episodes: "Holt vs. Holt" & "Necessity"|
|2000||The War Next Door||Lili Smith||Main Role; 8 episodes|
|2000||Providence||Kerry King||Episode: "The Reunion"|
|2001||Jumping Ship||Jules Biggs||Television film|
|2001||Crossing Jordan||Gail Horton||Episode: "The Ties That Bind"|
|2001-2010||The Young and the Restless||Diane Jenkins||53 episodes|
|2002||The Ellen Show||Katie||Episode: "Shallow Gal"|
|2003||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Merrit||Episode: "Forever"|
|2003||Carnivale||Young Becca Donovan||Episode: "Tipton"|
|2004||JAG||Rachel Smithfield||Episode: "Coming Home"|
|2004||Summerland||Carol McFarlane||Episode: "To Thine Self Be True"|
|2004||Combustion||Allison Saunders||Television film|
|2005-2006||Point Pleasant||Meg Kramer||Main role; 13 episodes|
|2006||CSI: Miami||Mary Kinnan||Episode: "Speed Kills"|
|2006||Cold Case||Jane Robinson||Episode: "Joseph"|
|2006||Split Decision||Debris Radford||Television film|
|2007||Without a Trace||Jenny Darcy||Episode: "Without You"|
|2007||Framed for Murder||Claire||Television film|
|2009||One Tree Hill||Principal Rimkus||Recurring role; 3 episodes|
|2009||Drop Dead Diva||Vicki Wellner||Episode: "Pilot"|
|2009||Army Wives||Annette||Episode: "Shrapnel and Alibis"|
|2009-2012||The Vampire Diaries||Carol Lockwood||Recurring role; 33 episodes|
|2010||Marry Me||Stella Grafton||Television Mini-series|
|2011-present||Teen Wolf||Natalie Martin||Guest role (Season 1-2); Recurring role (Season 3-6); 23 episodes|
|2013||The Following||Prosecutor||Episode: "Pilot"|
|2013||Perception||Anne Wallace||Episode: "Toxic"|
|2014||Star-Crossed||Maia||Recurring role; 5 episodes|
|2014||Reckless||Lindsay Adams||4 episodes|
|2015||Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce||Karen||Episode: "Rule #3: Don't Stand in the Doorway"|
|2015||How to Get Away with Murder||Sharon Tidwell||Episode: "I Want You to Die"|
|2016||The Flash||Dr. Carla Tannhauser||Episode: "Monster"|
|2017||When the Street Lights Go On||Mrs. Munroe||Post-production|
|1995||X-Men: Clone Wars||Mystique (voice)|
- Cohn, Paulette (January 16, 2005). "Susan Walters moves to 'Point Pleasant'". The Free Lance-Star. p. 46. Retrieved 13 July 2012.
- Kroll, Dan J. (2011-09-30). "Diane returning, Donnelley isn't". Soap Central. Soapcentral. Retrieved May 26, 2012.
- Logan, Michael (2012-08-05). "Exclusive: Maura West Joins The Young and the Restless". TV Guide. TVGuide.com. Retrieved May 26, 2012.