Dawson, Roxann 1964- (Roxana Biggs, Roxana Biggs-Dawson, Roxana Cabalero)

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Dawson, Roxann 1964- (Roxana Biggs, Roxana Biggs-Dawson, Roxana Cabalero)


Original name, Roxan Cabalero; born September 11, 1964, in Los Angeles, CA; married Eric Dawson (a casting director); children: Emma Rose, Mia Meicai. Education: University of California, Berkeley, B.A., theatre arts; trained for the stage at the American Conservatory Theatre with Uta Hagen.


Agent—Scott Harris, David A. Rose, Innovative Artists, 1999 Avenue of the Stars, Suite 2850, Los Angeles, CA 90067-6022.


Actress, director, and playwright.

Awards, Honors:

NCLR Bravo Award nomination, outstanding actress in a drama series, National Council of La Raza, 1996, ALMA Award nominations, outstanding actress in a drama series, American Latino Media Arts Awards, 1999 and 2000, both for Star Trek: Voyager; Image Award nomination, outstanding directing in a drama series, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, 2008, for Heroes.


Stage Appearances:

(Broadway debut; as Roxana Cabalero) Diana Morales, A Chorus Line, Shubert Theatre, 1982.

Cetta, Daughters, Philadelphia Drama Guild, Philadelphia, PA, 1984.

Miranda, The Tempest, City Stage Company, New York City, 1985.

George, The Early Girl, Circle Repertory Theatre, New York City, 1986.

Teresa, The Hostage, Coconut Grove Playhouse, Coconut Grove, FL, 1987.

Rosa DelleRose, The Rose Tattoo, GeVa Theatre, Rochester, NY, 1987.

Janey, V & V Only, Circle Repertory Theatre, 1988.

Also appeared in Tropicana, Six Characters in Search of an Author, and Accelerando.

Film Appearances:

(As Roxana Cabalero; uncredited) Dancer, A Chorus Line, 1985.

Felicia Barron, Guilty by Suspicion (also known as La liste noire), Warner Bros., 1991.

(Uncredited), Bound by Honor, 1993.

Trekkies, 1997.

Jesus the Driver, Rexomatic, 2004.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Shakti, Broken Angel (also known as Best Intentions), ABC, 1988.

(As Roxana Biggs) Yolanda ‘Yo’ Elena Puente, Nightingales, 1988.

Lieutenant Torres, N.Y.P.D. Mounted (also known as N.Y. Mounted), CBS, 1991.

Midnight's Child, Lifetime, 1992.

Dirty Work, 1992.

Maria Croce, Mortal Sins, USA Network, 1992.

(As Roxana Biggs-Dawson) Rosie Alvarez, Pointman, syndicated, 1994.

(As Roxana Biggs-Dawson) JoJo Golina, Greyhounds, CBS, 1994.

Angela Rooker, Darkman III: Die Darkman Die, HBO, 1996.

Dr. Teresa Puente, Foto Novelas: Seeing Through Walls, 1997.

Elizabeth Summerlee, The Lost World, 1998.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Louisa, The Fortunate Pilgrim (also known as Mamma Lucia and Mario Puzo's "The Fortunate Pilgrim"), NBC, 1987.

Television Appearances; Series:

Adrienne Morrow, Another World (also known as Another World: Bay City), NBC, 1985.

Ohara, ABC, 1987.

Yolanda Elena Puente, Nightingales, NBC, 1989.

Jennifer Clemente, The Round Table, NBC, 1992.

Ella Rednic, Jack's Place, ABC, 1992-1993.

(As Roxana Biggs-Dawson) Chief Engineer B'Elanna Torres, Star Trek: Voyager, UPN, 1995-2001.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Inside the New Adventure—Star Trek: Voyager, syndicated, 1995.

The 1996 NCLR Bravo Awards, Fox, 1996.

It's Hot in Here: UPN Fall Preview, UPN, 1996.

Dr. Teresa Puente, Seeing Through Walls, PBS, 1997.

Presenter, 2001 ALMA Awards, ABC, 2001.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

(As Roxana Biggs-Dawson) B'Elanna Torres, Star Trek: Voyager-Caretaker (also known as Caretaker), UPN, 1995.

Therapist, Coupling (also known as Coupling U.S.), NBC, 2003.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

(As Roxana Biggs) Ines, "We Need a Vacation," Baywatch, NBC, 1990.

Vicky, "The Informer: Parts 1 & 2," Matlock, NBC, 1990.

(As Roxana Biggs) Alice, "I Cover the Waterfront," Jake and the Fatman, CBS, 1991.

Ella, Jack's Place, ABC, 1992.

(As Roxana Biggs) Debbie Morton, "Stormy Weather: Parts 1 & 2," Jake and the Fatman, CBS, 1992.

The Untouchables, syndicated, 1993.

"The Liquidator," The Hat Squad, 1993.

Tina, "Don't Say Anything," Any Day Now, Lifetime, 1999.

Commander Helen Keagle, "The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea," Seven Days, UPN, 2000.

Lieutenant Tory, "Author, Author," Star Trek: Voyager, UPN, 2001.

"Star Trek Edition," Weakest Link (also known as The Weakest Link USA), NBC, 2001.

Voice of repair station computer, "Dead Stop," Enterprise (also known as Star Trek: Enterprise), UPN, 2002.

"Body Double," The Division (also known as Heart of the City), 2003.

Assistant District Attorney Linda Solis, "Trick or Treat," The Lyons Den, 2003.

Assistant District Attorney Linda Solis, "Blood," The Lyons Den, 2003.

Mrs. Erica Palmer, "Bait," Without a Trace (also known as W.A.T.), 2004.

Also appeared as Assistant District Attorney Linda Solis, "Duty to Serve," The Lyons Den and in High.

Television Director; Episodic:

"Riddles," Star Trek: Voyager, UPN, 1995.

"Workforce, Part II," Star Trek: Voyager, UPN, 1995.

The Heartbreak Cafe, 1997.

Enterprise, UPN, 2001.

"Let the Games Begin," Any Day Now, Lifetime, 2002.

"Lucky Charmed," Charmed, The WB, 2002.

"Diagnosis," The Division (also known as Heart of the City), NBC, 2003.

"Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep," The Division (also known as Heart of the City), NBC, 2004.

(Seven episodes) Crossing Jordan, NBC, 2004-2007.

"Half Life," Medical Investigation, NBC, 2005.

"A Perfect Day," Cold Case, CBS, 2005.

"Joseph," Cold Case, CBS, 2005.

"That Woman," Cold Case, CBS, 2005.

"World's End," Cold Case, CBS, 2005.

"Privilege," Close to Home, CBS, 2006.

"The Long Con," Lost, ABC, 2006.

"The Journey," The O.C., Fox, 2006.

"Run!," Heroes, NBC, 2007.

Television Producer; Episodic:

Crossing Jordan, NBC, 2006-2007.

Cold Case, CBS, 2007-2008.



(As Roxana Biggs-Dawson) Angela Rooker, Darkman III: Die Darkman Die, 1996.

Video Games:

Voice of Lieutenant B'Elanna Torres, Star Trek: Voyager-Elite Force, Raven Software, 1999.

Taped Readings:

The Lost World, 1998.

The Invisible Man, 1998.

The Time Machine, 1998.

Journey to the Centre of the Earth, 1998.



Desire to Fall, produced by Circle Repertory Company workshop, 1986.

A Passage Through the Heart, 1997.


(With Daniel Graham) Tenebrea Trilogy (including "Entering Tenebrea," "Tenebrea's Hope," and Tenebrea Rising,"), 2000-2001.



Hispanic, April, 1995.

Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, September, 1995.

People Weekly, January 30, 1995.

TV Guide, July 15, 1995, pp. 6-8, 10, 11.

Variety, January 16, 1995.

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