Roxann Dawson

Roxann Dawson

Dawson in 2003
Born Roxann Caballero
(1958-09-11) September 11, 1958[1]
Los Angeles, California, U.S.[2][3]
Other names Roxann Biggs
Roxann Biggs-Dawson
Alma mater UC Berkeley (1980)
Occupation Actor, director
Years active 1985–present
Spouse(s) Casey Biggs (divorced)
Eric Dawson (m. 1994)[4]
Children 2

Roxann Dawson (née Caballero, also credited as Roxann Biggs and Roxann Biggs-Dawson) is an American actress, producer, and director, best known as B'Elanna Torres on the television series Star Trek: Voyager.

Early life

Dawson was born in Los Angeles, California, to parents Richard and Rosalie Caballero.[2][3] She graduated in 1980 from University of California, Berkeley.[5]


Acting, directing and producing

Dawson's first professional acting job was in a Broadway production of A Chorus Line.[4] She continued a stage career through the 1980s and 1990s, while occasionally landing minor film and television roles.

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 "Dead Stop", one of the Star Trek: Enterprise episodes she directed.[6]

Her other television credits include appearances on Nightingales, Baywatch, The Closer, Matlock, Jake and the Fatman, 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 (where she directed fellow Star Trek alum Connor Trinneer), Lost, Heroes, Hawthorne, The Closer, Cold Case, Caprica (produced by Star Trek veteran Ronald D. Moore), The Mentalist and Treme. In 2010, she directed "Teacher and Pupils", a second-season episode of Lie to Me and "On Tap", a second-season episode of The Good Wife. In 2013, she directed "Reunions", the March 22 episode of Touch, and "Eye-Spy", the October 15 episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.. In 2014 she directed "Dreamcatcher", the March 5 episode of Revolution and "Phobia", the October 22 episode of Stalker. For the 2015 season of the Amazon Original Series Bosch, she directed episode 6, “Chapter Six: Donkey's Years”.[7] She directed early episodes of "Mercy Street" a series released on PBS in January 2016.

Dawson has served as a producer on Scandal, Crossing Jordan and Cold Case.[8]


Dawson's first play, Desire to Fall, was produced by the Circle Repertory Company workshop in 1986.[9]

Dawson's second play, Passage Through the Heart, debuted in 1997 at the University of Minnesota Duluth.[9][10]

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).[9]

Personal life

Roxann married casting director Eric Dawson in May 1994, after her divorce from actor Casey Biggs, who himself later became a fellow Star Trek cast member (in Deep Space Nine, in his case). They had first met in 1989 when she was in the cast of the NBC television drama Nightingales. They have two daughters: Emma (age 18) and Mia (age 17).[1]


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  2. 1 2 McDonagh, Maitland (January 2, 2003). "Question: Are Rosario Dawson ..." TV Guide.
  3. 1 2 "Roxann Dawson- Biography". Yahoo! Movies. Retrieved August 23, 2013.
  4. 1 2 "Biography". The Official Roxann Dawson Website. Retrieved January 19, 2013.
  5. "Famous Berkeley Alumni". University of California, Berkeley. Retrieved January 19, 2013. Roxann Dawson, '80, actress
  6. "Dead Stop". Star Trek: Enterprise. Season 2. October 9, 2002. UPN.
  7. "Chapter Six: Donkey's Years". Bosch. Season 1. 2015-02-13. Amazon Studios.
  8. "Roxann Dawson: Credits". TV Guide. Retrieved June 4, 2013.
  9. 1 2 3 "Roxann Dawson Biography". Film Reference. Retrieved June 4, 2013.
  10. Smith, Maureen (January 8, 1997; Editor) Brief. University of Minnesota. Vol. XXVII No. 1, Retrieved June 4, 2013. (PDF file)
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