Charlotte Ross

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Charlotte Ross
Charlotte Ross.jpg
Ross in 2009
Born(1968-01-21) January 21, 1968 (age 45)
Winnetka, Illinois, U.S.
OccupationActress; singer
Years active1986-present
Spouse(s)Michael Goldman (2003-2010)
ChildrenMaxwell Ross Goldman (b. 2004)
Website
www.charlotteross.com
 
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Charlotte Ross
Charlotte Ross.jpg
Ross in 2009
Born(1968-01-21) January 21, 1968 (age 45)
Winnetka, Illinois, U.S.
OccupationActress; singer
Years active1986-present
Spouse(s)Michael Goldman (2003-2010)
ChildrenMaxwell Ross Goldman (b. 2004)
Website
www.charlotteross.com

Charlotte Ross (born January 21, 1968) is an American actress, who is perhaps most widely known as a cast member of NYPD Blue from 2001 to 2004.

Early Years[edit]

Ross was born and raised in Winnetka, Illinois. Her parents are Debbie Ross Kullby, who is retired and living in Colorado; and Peter Ross (d. 2009), a financial advisor.[1] Charlotte has one younger brother, George, a hedge fund-analyst. "When we were little I used to beat him up," she recalls with a laugh, "but now we're close."

Ross's first on-screen performance was in My First Mouthpiece; she was 8 years old. She moved on to performing in various hometown theater productions. After graduating from New Trier High School, Charlotte moved to Los Angeles, which her father opposed. She tried out for the role of Kelly Bundy on Married... with Children, but was the producers' second choice behind Christina Applegate. Her efforts caught the attention of the Days of Our Lives producers, who cast her as Eve Baron-Donovan.

Four years later, Ross co-starred with Katey Sagal ("Peg Bundy") in the movie Violation of Trust (aka She Says She's Innocent). The year after that, she guested on Married... as one of Bud Bundy's sexier classmates.

Career[edit]

Ross's run on Days of our Lives lasted from 1987 to 1991, earning her two Emmy nominations. Her other television credits include The Heights, The 5 Mrs. Buchanans, Drexell's Class, Pauly, Law & Order, Trinity, Beggars and Choosers, Frasier, Savage Land, Jake in Progress, NYPD Blue, Fall Into Darkness and A Kiss So Deadly (which reunited her with Days co-star Charles Shaughnessy). She also co-starred in the 2007 Lifetime Television films Montana Sky and Christmas in Paradise.[2]

She earned a Gold record in 1992 for her work on the soundtrack album to the The Heights, famous for the song "How Do You Talk To An Angel".

On February 25, 2003, Ross appeared in an NYPD Blue episode entitled "Nude Awakening", which featured shots of her buttocks as she prepared to step into the shower. As a result, the FCC fined each of the 52 ABC stations with a $27,500 fine for broadcasting "indecent material" between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. However, on January 4, 2011, the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously revoked the fine, stating that the FCC's enforcement of its indecency rules was "unconstitutionally vague and chilling." ABC, Inc., et al. v. Federal Communications Commission, No. 08-0841-ag(L) (2nd Cir.).

In 2006, Ross joined Billy Blanks to co-host a series of Tae-Bo infomercials (Charlotte is a licensed instructor).

Ross appeared as Candy in Summit’s 3D film Drive Angry, alongside Nicolas Cage and Amber Heard.[3]

In Autumn 2009, Ross enjoyed a recurring role on the US TV series Glee as Judy Fabray, the mother of Quinn Fabray (Dianna Agron). Charlotte's most recent appearance on the series was in the season three finale, "Goodbye". She appears in 4 episodes.

Ross will co-star as the first female umpire in professional baseball in the upcoming short film, The Umpire, and co-stars in Street Kings: Motor City opposite Ray Liotta.

Ross started a role on VH1 series Hit the Floor in May 2013.

Personal life[edit]

In 2002, Ross supported PETA's anti-fur campaign by appearing naked in advertisements captioned "I'd Rather Show My Buns Than Wear Fur".[4] On October 18, 2003, Ross married Michael Goldman and gave birth to one child: son Maxwell Ross Goldman (whose name combines Charlotte's and her mother's maiden names). She and Michael Goldman separated in 2008 but "remain best of friends in raising our son." She resides in Los Angeles.[5]

Filmography[edit]

Film
YearTitleRoleNotes
1986Touch and GoCourtney's Girlfriend
1994Foreign StudentElizabeth 'Sue Ann' Baldridge
1994Love and a .45Mary Ann
1994Savage LandMandy
1998Looking for LolaDebbie
2007MoolaNora
2007Live!Jennifer
2011Drive AngryCandy
2011Street Kings 2: Motor CityBeth KingstonVideo
2011Umpire, TheThe UmpireBillie SatrianoShort film
Television
YearTitleRoleNotes
1987-1991Days of our LivesEve Baron DonovanRole from: July 16, 1987 to July 12, 1991
1991She Says She's InnocentJustine EssexTV movie
1991Reasonable DoubtsMeredith LittleEpisode: "Dicky's Got the Blues"
1992Empty NestAntoinetteEpisode: "Sayonara"
1992Drexell's ClassJanetEpisode: "The Resentments"
1992Married with ChildrenDarleneEpisode: "Teacher Pets"
1992Heights, TheThe HeightsHope Linden12 episodes
1994BirdlandRonnieEpisode: "Crazy for You"
1994-19955 Mrs. Buchanans, TheThe 5 Mrs. BuchanansBree Buchanan17 episodes
1995Murder OneStephanie LambertEpisode: "Chapter 8"
1996Murder OneStephanie LambertEpisode: "Chapter Seventeen"
1996ERAngelEpisode: "The Right Thing"
1996Minor AdjustmentsAmyEpisode: "Baba-Doo-Wang"
1996Kiss So Deadly, AA Kiss So DeadlyAmanda BlakeTV movie
1996Fall Into DarknessAnn PriceTV movie
1997PaulyDawn Delaney7 episodes
1998Will of their Own, AA Will of their OwnSusan PetersonTV miniseries
1998TrinityFiona McCallister3 episodes
1998NYPD BlueLaurie RichardsonEpisode: "The One That Got Away"
Episode: "I Don't Wanna Dye"
1999Kidnapped in ParadiseMegan EmersonTV movie
1999Beggars and ChoosersLori VolponeEpisode: "The Mountainmen: Part 1"
Episode: "The Mountainmen: Part 2"
2000Beggars and ChoosersLori VolponeEpisode: "Hello, Dalai!"
2001FrasierMonicaEpisode: "Sliding Frasiers"
2001-2004NYPD BlueDet. Connie McDowell65 episodes
2006Jake in ProgressAnnie3 episodes
2007Law & OrderJudith BarlowEpisode: "Talking Points"
2007Montana SkyTess MercyTV movie
2007Christmas in ParadiseDana MarinoTV movie
2008Ring of DeathMary WyattTV movie
2009CSI: Crime Scene InvestigationSabrina OwenEpisode: "If I Had a Hammer..."
2009-12GleeJudy FabrayEpisode: "Ballad"
Episode:"Journey to Regionals
Episode:"Prom Queen
Episode: "Goodbye"
2013Hit the FloorOliviaRecurring role

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