Dawson, Roxann (Biggs) 1964-
DAWSON, Roxann (Biggs) 1964-
PERSONAL: Born Roxann Caballero, September 11, 1964, in Los Angeles, CA; daughter of Richard and Rosalie Caballero; married Casey Biggs (divorced); married Eric Dawson (a casting director); children: Emma Rose, Mia Meicai. Education: Graduated from University of California—Berkeley.
ADDRESSES: Agent—Scott Harris, David A. Rose, Innovative Artists, 1999 Avenue of the Stars, Suite 2850, Los Angeles, CA 90067-6022.
CAREER: Actress, director, and writer. Actress in stage productions, including (as Diana Morales) A Chorus Line, Shubert Theatre, New York, NY, 1982; (as Cetta) Daughters, Philadelphia Drama Guild, Philadelphia, PA, 1984; (as Miranda) The Tempest, City Stage Company, New York, NY, 1985; (as George) The Early Girl, Circle Repertory Company, New York, NY, 1986; (as Teresa) The Hostage, Coconut Grove Playhouse, Coconut Grove, FL, 1987; (as Rosa Delle Rose) The Rose Tattoo, GeVa Theatre, Rochester, NY, 1987; (as Janey) V & V Only, Circle Repertory Theatre, New York, NY, 1988; also appeared in Tropicana, Six Characters in Search of an Author, and Accelerando.
Actress in films, including (uncredited dancer) A Chorus Line, 1985; (as Felicia Barron) Guilty by Suspicion, Warner Bros., 1991; Bound by Honor, 1993; (as Angela Rooker, Rooker's wife) Darkman III: Die Darkman Die, Home Box Office (HBO), 1996; and Trekkies, 1997. Actress in television movies, including (as Shakti) Broken Angel (also known as Best Intentions), American Broadcasting Companies (ABC), 1988; (as Lieutenant Torres) N.Y.P.D. Mounted (also known as N.Y. Mounted), Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS), 1991; Midnight's Child, Lifetime, 1992; Dirty Work, 1992; (as Maria Croce) Mortal Sins, USA Network, 1992; (as Rosie Alvarez) Pointman, syndicated, 1994; (as Jo Jo Golina) Greyhounds, CBS, 1994; (as Dr. Teresa Puente) Foto Novelas: Seeing through Walls, 1997; and Jesus the Driver, in production. Played Louisa in the miniseries The Fortunate Pilgrim (also known as Mamma Lucia and Mario Puzo's "The Fortunate Pilgrim"), National Broadcasting Company (NBC), 1987.
Actress in television series, including (as Adrienne Morrow) Another World (also known as Another World: Bay City), NBC, 1985; Ohara, ABC, 1987; (as Yolanda Elena Puente) Nightingales, NBC, 1989; (as Jennifer Clemente) The Round Table, NBC, 1992; and (as Chief Engineer B'Elanna Torres) Star Trek: Voyager, UPN, 1995-2001. Appeared in the television special Inside the New Adventure—Star Trek: Voyager, syndicated, 1995. Actress in television pilots, including (as B'Elanna Torres) Star Trek: Voyager—Caretaker (also known as Caretaker), UPN, 1995. Guest star on numerous television programs, including Baywatch, Matlock, Jake and the Fatman, and Any Day Now.
Director of episodes of television programs, including "Riddles," and "Workforce, Part II," Star Trek: Voyager, UPN; "Let the Games Begin," Any Day Now, Lifetime; "Lucky Charmed," Charmed, The WB; "Body Double," The Division, Lifetime; and The Andorian Incident, "Vox Sola," "Dead Stop," "Dawn," and "Bounty," Enterprise, UPN. Voice of Lieutenant B'Elanna Torres for the video game Star Trek: Voyager-Elite Force, Raven Software, 1999. Reader of books on tape, including (with Michael Dorn) The Klingon Way: A Warrior's Guide, S&S Audio, 1996; and The Lost World, The Invisible Man, The Time Machine, and Journey to the Centre of the Earth, all 1998.
Desire to Fall (play), produced by Circle Repertory Company workshop, 1986.
A Passage through the Heart (screenplay), 1997.
"TENEBREA" TRILOGY; WITH DANIEL GRAHAM
Entering Tenebrea, Pocket Books (New York, NY), 2001.
Tenebrea's Hope, Pocket Books (New York, NY), 2001.
Tenebrea Rising, Pocket Books (New York, NY), 2002.
SIDELIGHTS: Although she is best known for playing B'Elanna Torres, a half-human, half-Klingon character on the popular television series Star Trek: Voyager, actress and sometimes director Roxann Dawson is also a writer. Her "Tenebrea" trilogy, written with Daniel Graham, is unusual in the world of science fiction for placing a strong female character in the middle of a military tale. Andrea Flores, the protagonist of the trilogy, is an Earthling whose life is forever changed by a terrorist attack that leaves her husband and infant daughter dead. To get revenge on those who killed her family, Flores leaves Earth and goes to Jod (a planet where humans are discriminated against) and joins their elite military unit, the Tenebrea. In the course of the trilogy, Flores becomes embroiled in a war over a race of clones on the planet Cor as she continues to seek answers about the killing of her family. The first book of the trilogy, Entering Tenebrea, is a "superior military sf saga," Rodney Powell wrote for Science Fiction and Fantasy World online, and Flores "immediately gets our sympathy in her struggles to find justice for her murdered family."
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:
Back Stage West, January 30, 1997, Jamie Painter, interview with Dawson and Ethan Phillips, p. 4.
Denver Post, March 14, 1997, Ian Spelling, "Torres Actress Warm to Paris Matchup," p. F-19.
Entertainment Weekly, January 27, 1995, Ken Tucker, review of Star Trek: Voyager, pp. 36-37.
Hispanic, April, 1995, Ian Spelling, "Voyage to a New Frontier," pp. 14-16.
Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, September, 1995, Kathi Maio, review of Star Trek: Voyager, pp. 77-79.
New York, October 6, 1997, John Leonard, review of Foto-Novelas, p. 72.
People, January 30, 1995, David Hiltbrand, review of Star Trek: Voyager, p. 15.
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, July 6, 1996, interview with the cast of Star Trek: Voyager, p. B6.
Sun (London, England), February 17, 2001, review of Star Trek: Voyager, p. 4.
Variety, January 16, 1995, Kinsey Lowe, review of Star Trek: Voyager, p. 42.
Washington Times, June 30, 1996, Ian Spelling, interview with the cast of Star Trek: Voyager (part one), p. 7; July 7, 1996, Ian Spelling, interview with the cast of Star Trek: Voyager (part two),
Internet Movie Database,http://www.imdb.com/ (May 23, 2003), "Roxann Dawson."
Roxann Dawson Home Page,http://www.roxanndawson.net/ (May 30, 2003).
Science Fiction and Fantasy World,http://www.sffworld.com/ (June 12, 2003), Rodney Powell, review of Entering Tenebrea.*