Zal, Roxana 1969– (Roxanne Zal)

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Zal, Roxana 1969- (Roxanne Zal)


Full name, Roxana M. Zal; born November 8, 1969, in Los Angeles, CA; daughter of Hossein and Maureen Zal. Education: Attended Santa Monica High School. Avocational Interests: Playing tennis, snow and water skiing, and reading comic books.


Agent—House of Representatives, 400 South Beverly Dr., Suite 101, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.


Actress and producer.


Screen Actors Guild, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists.

Awards, Honors:

Young Artist Award, best young guest actress in a series, 1983, for Hart to Hart; Young Artist Award, best young actress in a feature film, 1984, for Table for Five; Emmy Award, best supporting actress in a limited series or special, 1984, Golden Globe Award nomination, best supporting actress in a television series, miniseries, or movie, 1985, and Golden Apple Award, best supporting actress, Hollywood Women's Press Association, all for Something About Amelia; Young Artist Award nomination, best young actress in a motion picture musical, comedy, adventure, or drama, 1985, for Testament; Young Artist Award, exceptional young actress starring in a television special or movie of the week, 1987, for "God, the Universe, and Hot Fudge Sundaes," CBS Schoolbreak Special; Audience Award (with Scott Ziehl), best feature film, Los Angeles Independent Film Festival, 1998, for Broken Vessels.


Film Appearances:

Tilde, Table for Five, Warner Bros., 1983.

Maggie, River's Edge, New Yorker/Island/Hemdale Releasing, 1986.

Gitch, Under the Boardwalk, 1989.

Niki Birsh, God's Lonely Man, Cinequanon, 1996.

Gem, Red Line (also known as Squanderers), Triboro Entertainment, 1996.

Rachel Riselli, Land of Milk and Honey, 1996.

Karen Conners, Daddy's Girl, Live Entertainment, 1996.

Sissy, Kiss & Tell, 1996.

Elizabeth, Broken Vessels, A-Pix Entertainment, 1998.

Cristina, The Waterfront (also known as Maximum Justice), Allied Entertainment, 1998.

June, The Thief & the Stripper (also known as Strip 'n Run), Bruder Releasing, 1998.

Laura, Mixed Blessings, Dreamfactory, 1998.

Chrissie, Big City Blues, Avalanche Home Entertainment, 1999.

Juliet, The Stranger, 1999.

Victoria Heflin, Ground Zero (also known as California Quake), 2000.

Janice Brookbank, Three Way (also known as 3-Way), Columbia TriStar Home Video, 2004.

Baby, Skinwalker, HowardSound + Vision/Tricycle Logic, 2004.

Film Work:

Producer, Broken Vessels, A-Pix Entertainment, 1998.

Coproducer, Angryman, Blue Mutt Productions, 2001.

Coproducer, Skinwalker, HowardSound + Vision/Tricycle Logic, 2004.

Television Appearances; Series:

Natalie, Watch Over Me, MY Network, 2006.

Television Appearances; Movies:

(As Roxanne Zal) Merilee, "The Adventures of Pollyanna, " Disneyland (also known as Disney's Wonderful World, The Disney Sunday Movie, The Magical World of Disney, Walt Disney, Walt Disney Presents, Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color, and The Wonderful World of Disney), 1982.

Mary Liz Wetherly, Testament, PBS, 1983.

Amelia Bennett (title role), Something About Amelia, ABC, 1984.

Lesley Mollencamp, Shattered Spirits, ABC, 1985.

Niki Janus, Goodbye, Miss 4th of July (also known as Farewell, Miss Freedom), Disney Channel, 1988.

Cissy McClure, Everybody's Baby: The Rescue of Jessica McClure, ABC, 1989.

Charley, Daughter of the Streets, ABC, 1990.

Tracy, Something to Live for: The Alison Gertz Story (also known as Fatal Love), ABC, 1992.

Marty, Deadly Relations, ABC, 1993.

Lara, Firestorm (also known as Markus 4), Cinemax, 1997.

Tara Matthews, Primal Force, UPN, 1999.

Katie Griffin, Her Married Lover (also known as A Clean Kill), Lifetime, 2000.

Bedelia Rose, Blind Obsession (also known as Blindside), Lifetime, 2001.

Caroline, Jane Doe: The Wrong Face, Hallmark Channel, 2006.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Allie Newton, "God, the Universe, and Hot Fudge Sundaes," CBS Schoolbreak Special, CBS, 1986.

Michael's sister, "Please God, I'm Only 17," CBS Schoolbreak Special, CBS, 1992.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Natalie, Watch Over Me, MY Network, 2006.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Riley, "The Hartbreak Kid," Hart to Hart, ABC, 1981.

Marion, "Marion & Jean," The Hidden Room, 1993.

Lucy Lane, "Metallo," Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (also known as Lois & Clark and The New Adventures of Superman), ABC, 1995.

Tina, "Haunting Refrains," Fame L.A., 1998.

Carla Parks, "Silence," The Pretender, NBC, 1998.

Mrs. Strahan, "John Doe," Crossing Jordan, NBC, 2003.

Marie Foley, "UnSEALed," Navy NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service (also known as NCIS and NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service), CBS, 2004.



Herself, Testament at 20, Paramount, 2003.



Celebrity Sleuth, Volume 14, issue 9, 2002, pp. 58-59.