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Susan Ruttan

Roxanne Melman in L. A. Law

Photos Susan Ruttan Birth name: Susan Dunsrud
Birth date: 1950/09/16 (72 years old)
Birth place : Oregon City Oregon
Height: 1.68 m

French Traduire

Biography for Susan Ruttan


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Title Role
Half-Life (2006) (post-production) Lorraine Parker
You Did What? (2006) (completed) Mom
Helter Skelter (2004) (TV) Mrs. Kasabian
The Sure Hand of God (2004) Lucy Trotter
The Legend of Butch & Sundance (2004) (TV) Mrs. Place
L.A. Law: The Movie (2002) (TV) Roxanne Melman
The Ultimate Christmas Present (2000) (TV) Mrs. Claus
Code Blue (2000/I) (VG) Carolyn Drake
Life of the Party: The Pamela Harriman Story (1998) (TV) Janet
Krippendorf's Tribe (1998) Mrs. O'Brien
Love Kills (1998) Lela
Jack Reed: Death and Vengeance (1997) (TV) Arlene Reed
Touched by Evil (1997) (TV) Madge Jaynes
Justice for Annie: A Moment of Truth Movie (1996) (TV) Helen Preston
Jack Reed: A Killer Among Us (1996) (TV) Arlene
Family Values (1995) (TV) Melody Huck
Jack Reed: One of Our Own (1995) (TV) Arlene Reed
Jack Reed: A Search for Justice (1994) (TV) Arlene Reed
Jack Reed: Badge of Honor (1993) (TV) Arlene Reed
Without Warning: Terror in the Towers (1993) (TV) Anne Marie Tesoriero
Deadly Matrimony (1992) (TV) Arlene Reed
Deadly Medicine (1991) (TV) Genene Jones
A Triumph of the Heart: The Ricky Bell Story (1991) (TV) Carol
A Quiet Little Neighborhood, a Perfect Little Murder (1990) (TV) Judy Hecker
Funny About Love (1990) Claire
Sweet 15 (1990) (TV) Mrs. Zavala
Fire and Rain (1989) (TV) Sandra Thompson
Chances Are (1989) Woman in the bookstore
Take My Daughters, Please (1988) (TV) Courtney
Bad Dreams (1988) Miriam
Bay Coven (1987) (TV) Debbi McGwin
L.A. Law (1986) TV Series Roxanne Melman (1986-1993)
Under the Influence (1986) (TV) Ms. Morgan
L.A. Law (1986) (TV) Roxanne Melman
Do You Remember Love (1985) (TV) Julie Myers
Kicks (1985) (TV) Rosemary
Murder: By Reason of Insanity (1985) (TV) Judge M. Tyson
Growing Pains (1984/I) Biker
Scorned and Swindled (1984) (TV) Margie
Second Sight: A Love Story (1984) (TV) Robin
The Fighter (1983/I) (TV) Hostess
Thursday's Child (1983) (TV) Portsmouth Nurse
Independence Day (1983) Nurse #2
After George (1983) (TV) Marge
Packin' It In (1983) (TV) Mrs. Joan Estep


Started an interior design business in 2000.

Quirky, auburn-haired, vulnerable-looking American character actress best known for her long-suffering secretary Roxanne on TV's "L.A. Law" for which she received several Emmy and Golden Globe nominations.

Member of the Staircase Repertory Company from 1974 to 1978 in Santa Cruz, California.


Spouse : Randy McDonald (1986 - 1992) (divorced)

Adopted son Jackson at birth in 1992.

Her father was a logger and she lived in various logging camps during her early life until her paternal grandmother adopted her at the age of 12 after her parents' divorce.

Married twice - her first husband died young in the early 1970s. Divorced from her second.

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  • Creation date: 01/07/2003 by abdest

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