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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

Susan Ruttan, née Susan Dunsrud was adopted by her paternal grandmother at the age of 12, after the divorce of her parents.

Her first husband died at the very beginning of the 1970s and her divorced second.

Susan Ruttan is known worldwide for interpreting the role of Roxanne Melman in the TV series "The Los Angeles law". Role for which she received several nominations at the Emmy Awards and the Golden Globe.

Susan Ruttan is an American actress known for her role as Roxanne Melman in the television series "L.A. Law", broadcast in the 1980s and 1990s. She also played in other popular television series, such as "Moonlighting" and "Murder, She wrote ", as well as in films such as" The Four Seasons "and" See No Evil, Hear No Evil ".

Ruttan was born on September 24, 1948 in Yakima, in the state of Washington. She began her acting career in the 1970s, playing in plays and television productions. Her role in "L.A. Law" earned her an appointment to the Emmy Awards in 1989, and she was also nominated for a Golden Globe in 1991.

In addition to her acting career, Ruttan has also worked as a producer and director. She produced and produced several episodes of "L.A. Law" and also produced and produced a short film entitled "The Last Best Sunday".

Apart from her acting career, Ruttan is an activist committed to animal rights and has worked with several animal protection organizations. It is also involved in environmental and social causes, and is a member of the Environmental Media Association.

In summary, Susan Ruttan is a talented and accomplished American actress, known for her work in popular television series in the 1980s and 1990s. She is also an activist committed for important causes.


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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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