Born Name: Roxann Caballero
Date of Birth: September 11, 1958
Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States
Other names: Roxann Biggs, Roxann Biggs-Dawson
Alma mater: UC Berkeley (1980)
Height: 1.65 m
Occupation: Actor, director, producer, writer
Spouse(s): Casey Biggs (divorced), Eric Dawson(m. 1994)
Children: Emma Rose Dawson, Mia Meicai Dawson
Roxann Dawson (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.
Roxann Dawson was born in Los Angeles, California. She graduated from University of California, Berkeley in 1980.
Acting, directing and producing
Dawson's first professional acting job was in a Broadway production of A Chorus Line.
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 has served as a producer on Scandal, Crossing Jordan and Cold Case.
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).
Dawson was married to actor Casey Biggs, but they eventually divorced. He later became a recurring cast member on Deep Space Nine, playing the Cardassian Damar.
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.
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