Tracy Scoggins

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Not to be confused with the American football player Tracy Scroggins.
Tracy Scoggins
Tracy Scoggins April 2008.jpg
Tracy Scoggins in April 2008.
Born Tracy Dawn Scoggins
(1953-11-13) November 13, 1953 (age 60)
Galveston, Texas, United States
Occupation Actress
Years active 1979–present[1]
Website
Official website

Tracy Dawn Scoggins (born November 13, 1953) is an American actress known for her roles as Cat Grant in the television series Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, Monica Colby in the 1980s prime time soap opera Dynasty, and its spin-off series The Colbys. In the Babylon 5 television series she portrayed Captain Elizabeth Lochley, the station's commander during the final season.

Early life[edit]

The youngest child of two attorneys, Scoggins was a high school athlete, excelling in sports including gymnastics and diving. She graduated from Dickinson High School at sixteen (1970) and enrolled in Southwest Texas State University, where she studied physical education. While at SWTSU, Scoggins nearly qualified for a spot on the 1980 Olympic diving team.[2]

After graduation, Scoggins briefly taught physical education before being recruited by John Casablancas of the Elite modeling agency. Elite sent Scoggins to New York, where she worked for a year before a European modeling circuit that included Italy, Germany, and France.

Scoggins returned to the United States and studied with the Herbert Berghof Studio and the Wynn Hanmann Studio in hopes of launching an acting career.

Career[edit]

Scoggins at the 2013 Phoenix Comicon in Phoenix, Arizona.

Scoggins' first role was as a fake deputy sheriff in a 1979 episode of The Dukes of Hazzard, she then appeared in the TV movie Twirl. She was cast as a regular in the short-lived 1983 TV series Renegades. The following year, she was cast as a regular on the 1984 ABC Television series Hawaiian Heat, which lasted 11 episodes.

After guest roles in TV series such as Remington Steele, T. J. Hooker, Blue Thunder and The A-Team, Scoggins had a role on the Dynasty spin-off series The Colbys, playing Monica Colby, the daughter of Charlton Heston's character. Following the cancellation of The Colbys after two seasons, Scoggins reprised the role in the final season of Dynasty.

Scoggins landed recurring or short-term roles on TV series in the 1980s and 1990s, including Cat Grant in Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, Amanda Carpenter on Lonesome Dove: The Outlaw Years, Elizabeth Lochley on Babylon 5 and its two spin-offs Crusade and Babylon 5: The Lost Tales, Cassandra on Highlander: The Series, Marie-Diane on The Secret Adventures of Jules Verne, and Anita Smithfield in two Dallas TV movies (Dallas: J.R. Returns and Dallas: War of the Ewings). This was not her first role in Dallas as she had played a small part as another character in a 1983 episode. Scoggins appeared on a 1996 episode of Wings and in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode Destiny.

Scoggins starred in the 1992 straight-to-video production Demonic Toys. Scoggins was in the 1995 3DO game Snow Job.[3]

Alan Spencer cast Scoggins in a not picked up pilot for CBS called Galaxy Beat.[4] The pilot did not sell. Spencer said that she is "one of the funniest people on Earth".[5]

In 2005, Scoggins landed a role as a main character, Grace Neville, on the gay supernatural series Dante's Cove. In 2006, she had a guest role in the fourth season premiere of the TV show Nip/Tuck, and returned to the role of Elizabeth Lochley in the direct-to-DVD production Babylon 5: The Lost Tales. Her recent television credits include NCIS and Castle.

Filmography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Official Website". Tracy Scoggins. Retrieved 2010-04-06. 
  2. ^ "Tracy Scoggins - Rotten Tomatoes Celebrity Profile". Uk.rottentomatoes.com. 1953-11-13. Retrieved 2010-04-06. 
  3. ^ "Snow Job - Digital Press Online". Digitpress.com. 2004-10-31. Retrieved 2010-04-06. 
  4. ^ "Mike Lynch Cartoons: Lost Sci Fi Comedy Pilot: Galaxy Beat (1994)". Mikelynchcartoons.blogspot.com. 2007-04-27. Retrieved 2010-04-06. 
  5. ^ "Tracy Scoggins - Rotten Tomatoes Celebrity Profile". Uk.rottentomatoes.com. 1953-11-13. Retrieved 2010-04-06. 

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