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Roxann Dawson
Born Roxann Caballero
September 11, 1958 (1958-09-11) (age 51)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Other name(s) Roxann Biggs, Roxann Biggs-Dawson
Spouse(s) Eric Dawson[1]
Official website

Roxann Dawson (born September 11, 1958)[2] is an American actress, producer and director, best known as B'Elanna Torres on the television series Star Trek: Voyager.




A 1980 graduate of the University of California, Berkeley[3] Dawson's first professional acting job was in a Broadway production of A Chorus Line.[1] 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 for all seven seasons of the show. For her work on that show, she received ALMA Award nominations three years running (1998-2000),[4] and in 2001 was given an ALMA Special Achievement Award.[5]

Her other television credits include appearances on Nightingales, Baywatch, Matlock, Jake and the Fat Man, 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 also provided voicework for an episode of Star Trek: Enterprise.

Directing and producing

While working on Voyager, Dawson made her directorial debut on the episode "Riddles", which aired in September 1999. Dawson later directed another episode of Voyager and directed several episodes of Star Trek: Enterprise.

She has also directed episodes of Charmed, The O.C., Close to Home (where she directed fellow Star Trek alum Connor Trinneer), Lost, Heroes, The Closer, and Cold Case.

Dawson served as a producer on Crossing Jordan and Cold Case.


Dawson has pursued a writing career; her first play, Passage Through the Heart, debuted in 1997 at the University of Minnesota Duluth. She has also written, 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).


  1. ^ a b Biography from her official website
  2. ^ Her birthdate is given as 1964 or 1958. According to the California Birth Index compiled by Center for Health Statistics and California Department of Health Services, the only Roxann Caballero born in California was on 11 September 1958. Dawson's university graduation year of 1980 suggests she was born in 1958. The IMDb also lists this year for her birth.
  3. ^ Famous Berkeley Alumni from the University of California, Berkeley website
  4. ^ Awards for Roxann Dawson from the Internet Movie Database
  5. ^ Features from her official website

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