Roxann Dawson is one of the many American multi-talents who have made a name for themselves in Hollywood and beyond. She has distinguished herself in her efforts as an actress, writer, producer, and director. The actress has embarked on several commercially successful projects, and her work speaks for her competence. As an actress, Roxann has appeared in a variety of films, television shows, and Broadway productions. Her most notable films include Star Trek: Voyager, The Lost World, Nightingale, and The Round Table.
As a writer, Dawson has also written a number of works, including Desire to Fall, Passage Through The Heart and the Tenebrae Trilogy. She has also received several awards for her outstanding achievements. Roxann Dawson is also married and a devoted mother of two children. Learn more about her biography, background and other interesting facts below.
Roxann Dawson Bio
Roxann Caballero, born on September 11, 1958, was born in Los Angeles, California, in the United States of America. She was born of American parents – Rosalie and Richard Caballero. She has American citizenship and belongs to the white ethnic group.
Roxann grew up in her hometown Los Angeles and completed her high school education there. Soon after graduating, she enrolled at the University of California at Berkeley, where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1980. There Roxann participated in various theater productions organized by the school.
Movies and TV Shows
Soon after graduating in 1980, Roxann Dawson found her way into the American film industry. Roxann began her first acting activity when she appeared in the Broadway musical A Chorus Line in 1982 in the role of Diane Morales. She then appeared in other Broadway productions such as Daughters (1984), Tropicana and The Tempest (1985), The Early Girl (1986), The Hostage and The Rose Tattoo (1987) and V & V Only (1988).
She made her screen debut in 1985 in the role of Maria Croce in Mortal Sins. Later that year, the actress appeared in the role of Adrienne Morrow in an episode of the NBC soap opera, Another World. Later she played the lead role in several other films such as Blood In, Blood Out (1993), Pointman (1994) and Greyhounds (1994). Others are Darkman III: The Darkman Die (1996), The Lost World (1998) and Jesus The Driver (2004).
On television, Roxann Dawson has appeared in a handful of television shows since the beginning of her career. Her popular programs include The Fortunate Pilgrim (1988), Nightingales (1989), Equal Justice (1991), The Round Table (1992) and The Untouchables (1994). From 1995 to 2001 she portrayed the character of B’Elanna Torres in the American science fiction series Star Trek: Voyager. In the following years, she appeared in Coupling (2003) and Without a Trace (2004).
After playing the role of detective Ortega in the police trial drama The Closer (2011), the actress tried her hand as director and producer. Her directorial work includes The Americans (2017-2018), Mercy Street (2016), Bates Motel (2014-2015), Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013-2015) and The Mentalist (2010-2012).
The iconic actress is considered one of the most successful in Hollywood. With a career spanning 3 decades, Roxann has received many awards and recognition for her work. In particular, she won an ALMA Award for Outstanding Achievement in Theatre Series in 2001 for her performance in Star Trek: Voyager.
Before that, she also took home two ALMA Awards for Outstanding Latino Cast in a TV movie or miniseries for her role in photo novels: Seeing Through Walls in 1998 and was nominated for the NAACP Image Award and HUGO Awards for her role in the Heroes series.
Besides acting, Roxann Dawson is happily married to casting director Eric Dawson. Their union has produced two daughters – Emma (organic) and Mia (adopted).
Roxann Dawson’s Net Worth
The multi-faceted actress has been incredibly successful since the beginning of her career. She has earned a fortune with her various activities – as an actress, director, producer, and author. She has appeared in and directed many commercially successful films and television shows. Nevertheless, Roxann is currently living her best life with an incredible net worth of $6 million.