A native of Los Angeles, Roxann is a graduate of University of California at Berkeley as a theatre major.  Roxann landed her first professional job as Diana Morales in the Broadway production of A Chorus Line by attending  an open call in San Francisco.   She suddenly found herself in New York rehearsing with Michael Bennett at the Shubert Theatre. While in New York she performed in off Broadway and regional  productions, including the role of Miranda in Julie Taymor's production of The Tempest. Roxann was also a member of Circle Repertory Company and studied acting with Uta Hagen.

A series regular role in Aaron Spellings'  "Nightingales" brought her her back to Los Angeles where she continued to act in series and films. She was terribly honored to be asked to return to New York to play Morales again in A Chorus Line, closing the longest running Broadway show at that time.

Back in Los Angeles, she was cast as B'Elanna Torres in Star Trek Voyager and during the series 7 year run, she started a family ...and her directing career.  She first directed on Voyager and continued on to direct 10 episodes of the next Star Trek series, "Enterprise". She went on to direct many episodes of television shows like "The Handmaid's Tale" on Hulu, "The Americans" on FX, and "House of Cards" on Netflix. Roxann has also been producer/director on "Crossing Jordan" on NBC, "Cold Case" on CBS, and "Scandal" on ABC.

As a writer, Roxann has developed her plays at Circle Repertory Company.  Her first full length play "Passage Through The Heart" debuted at The University of Minnesota at Duluth.  She has also co written with Daniel Graham, a trilogy of science fiction novels- "Entering Tenebrea", "Tenebrea's Hope" and "Tenebrea Rising", published by Pocket Books, a division of Simon and Schuster.

Roxann resides in Los Angeles with her husband, casting director Eric Dawson and their two children.


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