Known for movies

Short Info

Date Of BirthJanuary 21, 1968
SpouseMichael Goldman
FactGave birth to her first child, son Maxwell Ross Goldman, on 23 March 2004 (just two months after Charlotte's own 36th birthday).


Charlotte Ross is an American actress. She is known for her roles as Eve Donovan on the soap opera Days of Our Lives, Detective Connie McDowell on the police procedural drama NYPD Blue, and as Gail O’Grady’s character’s mother, Donna Hayward, on the television series American Dreams.

Ross was born in Winnetka, Illinois, the daughter of Debbie (née Thiele), a former model, and Gary Ross, a businessman. She has two older sisters, Heidi and Daphne. Ross was raised in a Jewish household. She graduated from New Trier High School in 1984.

Ross began her career as a dancer, appearing in the music videos for Bob Seger’s “Shakedown” and George Michael’s “Freedom ’90”. She made her television debut in an episode of the NBC crime drama Miami Vice. She also appeared in episodes of the television series Beauty and the Beast, L.A. Law, Doogie Howser, M.D., and Empty Nest.

In 1992, Ross was cast as Eve Donovan on the NBC soap opera Days of Our Lives. She left the show in 1995 to star in the short-lived ABC police drama Brooklyn South. Ross returned to Days of Our Lives in 1999 and remained on the show until 2002.

In 2001, Ross began starring as Detective Connie McDowell on the ABC police procedural drama NYPD Blue. She appeared in a total of 46 episodes of the series over three seasons.

In 2004, Ross was cast as Donna Hayward, the mother of Gail O’Grady’s character, Helen Pryor, on the NBC television series American Dreams. She appeared in a total of 22 episodes of the series over two seasons.

In 2006, Ross had a recurring role as Dr. Olivia Harper on the ABC medical drama Grey’s Anatomy. She also guest-starred on an episode of the CBS procedural drama CSI: Miami.

In 2007, Ross starred in the Lifetime television movie A Mother’s Rage. The following year, she guest-starred on an episode of the ABC drama Private Practice.

In 2009, Ross starred in the Lifetime television movie The Pregnancy Pact. The following year, she guest-starred on an episode of the CBS procedural drama NCIS.

In 2011, Ross starred in the Lifetime television movie A Wife’s Nightmare. The following year, she guest-starred on an episode of the ABC Family drama Pretty Little Liars.

In 2013, Ross starred in the Lifetime television movie Fatal Desire. The following year, she guest-starred on an episode of the CBS procedural drama Hawaii Five-0.

In 2015, Ross starred in the Lifetime television movie A Mother’s Secret. The following year, she guest-starred on an episode of the NBC procedural drama Chicago P.D..

Ross has been married twice. Her first marriage was to Michael Goldman, with whom she has a son, Oscar Goldman-Ross. The couple divorced in 2000. Her second marriage is to Steve Moses, with whom she has a daughter, Lily Moses. The couple married in 2002 and divorced in 2009.

General Info

Full NameCharlotte Ross
Date Of BirthJanuary 21, 1968
Height1.6 m
ProfessionActor, Singer
EducationNew Trier High School
NationalityAmerican

Family

SpouseMichael Goldman
ChildrenMaxwell Ross Goldman
ParentsPeter Ross, Debbie Maxwell-Ross
SiblingsGeorge Ross

Accomplishments

NominationsDaytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series
MoviesDrive Angry, A Kiss So Deadly, Montana Sky, Street Kings: Motor City, Christmas in Paradise, Foreign Student, Ring of Death, Rita Mahtoubian Is Not A Terrorist, Savage Land, Moola, Pink Collar
TV ShowsNYPD Blue, Beggars and Choosers, Trinity, The 5 Mrs. Buchanans, The Heights, Pauly

Social profile links

Quotes

#Quote
1I've never played a character where I've had so much fun on the physical end. I don't want to say I like it too much but it's fun having a gun on you and getting to manhandle men.
2This is my sixth series, and I'm burned out wondering if a show is going to change my life. Don't get me wrong, I love when people recognize my work. But I've given up worrying about whether it'll be seen by two people or two million or 22 million.
3The thought of playing a New York detective scared the hell out of me. I didn't know if people would believe me in the role just because of my physicality, which made me want to do it even more.
4I would assume most people hate my character. But I'm hoping that I'm the character you love to hate.
5What woman wants a camera following around her naked butt?
6This show has shown me how to throw a punch. But watching my future sister-in-law go through breast cancer has also shown me how to take one.
7Mammograms are really sort of a gift. You can either catch something early or count your lucky stars because nothing was discovered. Either way, you're ahead of the game.
8I've been doing TV for fourteen years, and I've always had a fascination with the political business side. It's ruled my life. Ratings or no ratings have decided where I live, who I work with, and how long I'll be doing that particular job.

Facts

#Fact
1Charlotte tested against Christina Applegate for Married With Children when FOX was just starting.
2Co-host, with Billy Blanks, of an infomercial for Billy's "Boot Camp Elite" exercises. [2006]
3In 1989 she recorded, with Giorgio Moroder, the song "Talk To Me".
4Is only 13 years younger than Charles Shaughnessy, who portrayed her father on Days of Our Lives (1965); he also starred as her lover in A Kiss So Deadly (1996).
5Ranked #68 in Stuff magazine's "102 Sexiest Women In The World" (2002)
6Is a licensed Tae-Bo instructor.
7Has one younger brother, George, a triathlete and hedge fund analyst in New York City.
8Gave birth to her first child, son Maxwell Ross Goldman, on 23 March 2004 (just two months after Charlotte's own 36th birthday).
9Illinois Dream Girl in 1987
10Charlotte was raised in Winnetka, Illinois. Her father, Peter passed away in 2009. He was a retired financial adviser. Her mother, Debbie, is a ski instructor.

Pictures

Movies

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Days of Our Lives1987-1991TV SeriesEve Baron Donovan
Touch and Go1986Courtney's Girlfriend
Arrow2014-2016TV SeriesDonna Smoak
Rita Mahtoubian Is Not A Terrorist2015ShortLana
Nashville2014TV SeriesRuth Bennett
Hit the Floor2013TV SeriesOlivia Vincent
Glee2009-2012TV SeriesJudy Fabray
The Umpire2011ShortBillie Satriano
Street Kings 2: Motor City2011VideoBeth Kingston
Drive Angry2011Candy
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation2009TV SeriesSabrina Owen
Ring of Death2008TV MovieMary Wyatt
Christmas in Paradise2007TV MovieDana Marino
Live!2007Jennifer
Moola2007Nora
Montana Sky2007TV MovieTess Mercy
Law & Order2007TV SeriesJudith Barlow
Jake in Progress2006TV SeriesAnnie
NYPD Blue1998-2004TV SeriesDet. Connie McDowell / Laurie Richardson
Frasier2001TV SeriesMonica
Beggars and Choosers1999-2001TV SeriesLori Volpone
Kidnapped in Paradise1999TV MovieMegan Emerson
Trinity1998TV SeriesFiona McCallister
A Will of Their Own1998TV Mini-SeriesSusan Peterson
Looking for Lola1997Debbie
Pauly1997TV SeriesDawn Delaney
Fall Into Darkness1996TV MovieAnn Price
A Kiss So Deadly1996TV MovieAmanda Blake
Murder One1995-1996TV SeriesStephanie Lambert
Minor Adjustments1996TV SeriesAmy
ER1996TV SeriesAngel
The 5 Mrs. Buchanans1994-1995TV SeriesBree Buchanan
Savage Land1994Mandy
Love and a .451994Mary Ann
Foreign Student1994Elizabeth 'Sue Ann' Baldridge
Birdland1994TV SeriesRonnie
Married with Children1992TV SeriesDarlene
Drexell's Class1992TV SeriesJanet
Empty Nest1992TV SeriesAntoinette
The Heights1992TV SeriesHope Linden
Reasonable Doubts1991TV SeriesMeredith Little
She Says She's Innocent1991TV MovieJustine Essex

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Heights1992TV Series performer: "Common Ground"

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
'NYPD Blue': A Final Tribute2005TV Movie documentary special thanks
Inside 'NYPD Blue': A Decade on the Job2002TV Short documentary special thanks

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
2015 Hero Dog Awards2015TV MovieHerself
The Heller Awards2015TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
2014 Hero Dog Awards2014TV SpecialHerself
Give Me Shelter2014DocumentaryAnimal Advocate
The Wendy Williams Show2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Better2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Hit the Floor AfterBuzz TV2013TV SeriesHerself - Panelist
Fashion News Live2010-2013TV SeriesHerself
25th Annual Genesis Awards2011TV SpecialHerself
24th Annual Genesis Awards2010TV SpecialHerself
23rd Annual Genesis Awards2009TV SpecialHerself
'NYPD Blue': A Final Tribute2005TV Movie documentaryHerself / Det. Connie McDowell
Young Hollywood Awards2003TV Special documentaryHerself
Inside 'NYPD Blue': A Decade on the Job2002TV Short documentaryHerself (uncredited)
Late Night with Conan O'Brien2002TV SeriesHerself
Last Call with Carson Daly2002TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Late Show with David Letterman2002TV SeriesHerself
8th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2002TV SpecialHerself
Hollywood Squares2001TV SeriesHerself
The Suzanne Somers Show1994TV SeriesHerself - Guest

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Glee Encore2011VideoJudy Fabray

Awards

Nominated Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
2000OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Actress in a New Comedy SeriesBeggars and Choosers (1999)
1991Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Younger Actress in a Drama SeriesDays of Our Lives (1965)
1990Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Juvenile Female in a Drama SeriesDays of Our Lives (1965)
1989Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Young Actress in a Daytime Drama SeriesDays of Our Lives (1965)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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