Tracy Scoggins


Tracy Scoggins

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Tracy Scoggins (b. November 13 1953 in Dickinson, Texas) is an American actress. She is perhaps best known for her roles as Cat Grant in the television series "" and Monica Colby in the popular 1980s prime time soap opera "Dynasty", and its spin-off series "The Colbys".

Childhood and education

The youngest child of two attorneys, Scoggins was a prodigious athlete during her high school years, excelling in numerous sports including gymnastics and diving. She graduated from Dickinson High School at the age of sixteen and enrolled in Southwest Texas State University, where she studied physical education. While at SWTSU, Scoggins nearly qualified for a spot on the 1980 Olympic diving team; however, if she had done so, then she would not have competed because the United States boycotted the Olympics that year.

Modelling

Following graduation, Scoggins briefly taught physical education before being recruited by John Casablancas of the Elite modeling agency. Elite sent Scoggins to New York, where she worked for a year before taking off for the European modeling circuit, including assignments in Italy, Germany, and France.

Acting

Scoggins returned to the United States and studied with the Herbert Berghof Studio and the Wynn Hanmann Studio in hopes of launching an acting career. Her first role was in "The Dukes of Hazzard" (in a memorable role as a fake deputy sheriff) and then the TV movie "Twirl", which also starred Heather Locklear. She was soon cast as a regular in the short-lived 1983 television series "Renegades". The following year, she was again cast as a regular, this time on the 1984 ABC Television series "Hawaiian Heat", which lasted for only 11 episodes.

After more guest roles in episodic television series such as "Remington Steele", "T. J. Hooker", and "The A-Team", Scoggins landed her most prominent role on the much publicised "Dynasty" spin-off series "The Colbys", playing Monica Colby, the daughter of Charlton Heston's character. Following the cancellation of "The Colbys" after two seasons, Scoggins reprised the role of Monica Colby in the final season of "Dynasty" along with her screen-mother Sable played by Stephanie Beacham.

Scoggins landed a number of recurring or short-term roles on television series in the 1980s and 1990s, including Catherine 'Cat' Grant in "Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman", Amanda Carpenter on ', Elizabeth Lochley on " Babylon 5" and its two spin-offs "Crusade" and ', Cassandra on "", Marie-Diane on "The Secret Adventures of Jules Verne", and Anita Smithfield in two "Dallas" TV movies ("Dallas: JR Returns" and "Dallas: War of the Ewings"). This was not actually her first role in "Dallas" as she had previously played a small part (as another character) in a 1983 episode of the series. Scoggins appeared on a 1996 episode of "Wings".

She was also one of several "Babylon 5" actors to guest star in "." Scoggins guest starred in the episode "Destiny" as Gilora Rejal, a Cardassian engineer who became infatuated with Miles O'Brien.

Scoggins was also cast in the 1995 3DO game "Snow Job".

Alan Spencer, cult figure and creator of the TV show "Sledge Hammer!", cast Scoggins in a pilot produced for CBS called "Galaxy Beat". The pilot didn't sell, but Spencer and Scoggins remain close friends. Spencer says she's "one of the funniest people on earth and also one of the best." Fact|date=February 2007

In 2005, Scoggins landed a role as a main character on the horror series "Dante's Cove" in which she plays Grace Neville. To date, the show has run for three seasons. In 2006, she also had a guest role in the fourth season premiere of hit TV show "Nip/Tuck", and has more recently returned to the role of Elizabeth Lochley in a new direct-to-DVD "Babylon 5" production, "The Lost Tales".

External links

* [http://www.tracyscoggins.com]
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