Roxana Zal

Roxana Zal (born November 8, 1969) is an American actress. In 1984, at the age of 14, she became youngest Primetime Emmy Award winner for her title role in the television film Something About Amelia.[1]

Roxana Zal
Born (1968-11-08) November 8, 1968
Years active1981–2006

Life and career

Zal was born and raised in Malibu, California, the daughter of Maureen and Hossein Zal, an Iranian-born Los Angeles investor.[2] Her first acting role was a guest spot on Hart to Hart at age 12.

In 1983, Zal appeared in films Table for Five starring Jon Voight and Testament opposite Jane Alexander. In 1984 she won a Primetime Emmy Award for her role in the television film Something About Amelia. She also received Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television Film nomination for her performance.[3] Zal later was female lead in the 1986 independent crime film River's Edge and in 1989 starred in the teen romantic drama film Under the Boardwalk.[4]

In 1990, Zal appeared in a number of made-for-television and independent films playing supporting roles. She also guest starred in a number of television series, including Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, The Pretender and NCIS. In 2006, she was a regular cast member on the MyNetworkTV telenovela Watch Over Me. Zal left acting and became a fashion designer in the 2000s.[5]



Year Title Role Notes
1983 Table for Five Tilde Young Artist Award for Best Leading Young Actress in a Feature Film
1983 Testament Mary Liz Wetherly Nominated — Young Artist Award for Best Young Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical, Comedy, Adventure or Drama
1986 River's Edge Maggie
1989 Under the Boardwalk Gitch
1995 Red Line Gem
1996 Kiss & Tell Sissy
1996 The First Man Nan
1996 Daddy's Girl Karen Conners
1997 Firestorm Lara
1998 The Waterfront Cristina
1998 Broken Vessels Elizabeth Also producer
Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Award for Best Feature Film
2000 Her Married Lover (alternative Title: A Clean Cut) Katie Griffin
2000 Ground Zero Victoria Heflin
2004 Three Way Janice Brookbank


Year Title Role Notes
1981 Hart to Hart Riley Episode: "The Hartbreak Kid"
Young Artist Award for Best Young Actress, Guest on a Series
1982 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color Marilee Episode: "The Adventures of Pollyanna"
1984 Something About Amelia Amelia Bennet Television movie
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie
Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television Film
1986 Shattered Spirits Lesley Mollencamp Television movie
1986 CBS Schoolbreak Special Allie Newton Episode: "God, the Universe & Hot Fudge Sundaes"
Young Artist Award for Exceptional Young Actress Starring in a Television Special or Movie of the Week
1989 Everybody's Baby: The Rescue of Jessica McClure Cissy McClure Television movie
1990 Daughter of the Streets Charley Television movie
1992 CBS Schoolbreak Special Michael's sister Episode: "Please, God, I'm Only Seventeen"
1992 Something to Live for: The Alison Gertz Story Tracy Television movie
1993 Deadly Relations Marty Television movie
1993 The Hidden Room Marion Episode: "Marion & Jean"
1995 Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman Lucy Lane Episode: "Metallo"
1998 Fame L.A. Tina Episode: "Haunting Refrains"
1998 The Pretender Carla Parks Episode: "Silence"
1998 Mixed Blessings Laura
1999 Primal Force Tara Matthews Television movie
2003 Crossing Jordan Mrs. Strahan Episode: "John Doe"
2004 NCIS Marie Foley Episode: "UnSEALED"
2006 Watch Over Me Natalie Weller 64 episodes


This article is issued from Wikipedia. The text is licensed under Creative Commons - Attribution - Sharealike. Additional terms may apply for the media files.