Susan Plaksin who is professionally known as Suzie Plakson is one of Hollywood’s veteran actresses that has graced both the small and big screen with her phenomenal acting qualities. She became quite famous as a result of her sensational portrayal of four characters in the Star Trek TV series which includes a Vulcan (Lt. Selar) and half-human Ambassador (K’Ehleyr) in Star Trek: The Next Generation, Lady Q in Star Trek: Voyager and an Andorian (Tarah) in Star Trek: Enterprise.
The elegant actress has also starred in many television shows like The Education of Max Bickford, Mad About You, Judging Amy, since her first appearance in an episode of CBS Summer Playhouse as Yolanda in 1988. She has also been cast in multiple motion pictures including playing the role of a senior flight attendant in the psychological thriller movie, Red Eye and equally lending her voice in the Puppetry TV series, Dinosaurs. Read on to find out more interesting facts that you need to know about the celebrated actress’ early life, career, and personal relationships.
Suzie Plakson Biography
The Star Trek actress was born as Susan Plaksin in Buffalo, New York, United States of America. She grew up in Kingston, Pennsylvania and has two siblings, a brother called Michael Plaksin and Barbara Berger, her sister. She obtained a degree from the Northwestern University situated in Evanston, Illinois.
Suzie Plakson commenced her career in 1987 when she was cast in an episode of an American anthology series, CBS Summer Playhouse. She further portrayed the character of Sheri Blankenship in Blast from the Past episode of Eisenhower and Lutz, a CBS TV series, in the following year.
She actually had a busy year in 1988, as she was also featured in an episode of another CBS TV series titled, Annie McGuire, playing the character of Mrs. Cipriani. In the same year, Plakson made her first appearance in a movie as she was cast as Tenley in the comic science fiction film, My Stepmother is an Alien starring Kim Basinger and Dan Aykroyd.
In the following year, the prominent actress played the role of Jackie in I Would Have Danced All Night episode of the television series, Murphy Brown. Suzie Plakson hit her big break when she starred in various Star Trek series where she depicted her phenomenal acting qualities in the portrayal of four characters which includes Lt. Selar and K’Ehleyr in Star Trek: The Next Generation, Lady Q in Star Trek: Voyager and Tarah in Star Trek: Enterprise.
She also became famous for appearing in 67 episodes of the TV series, Love & War, playing the role of a sportswriter, Mary Margaret ‘Meg’ Tynan. The highlights of her movie acting career include Bingo, On the Edge and Wag the Dog. Other television series she has appeared in are Beauty and the Beast, The Torkelsons, Double Rush, Johnny Bravo, Men in Black: The Series, Family Guy, How I Met Your Mother, among others.
5 Interesting Facts You Need To Know About Her
1. Suzie Plakson is a Stage Actress
Plakson first attained much popularity in 1987 when she was featured opposite Anthony Newley as she played four characters in the theatre production, Stop the World, I Want to Get Off, during the play’s national revival tour. She was also cast in another stage production titled, La Bete as Theresa Du Parc.
2. She Works as a Writer and Singer
In addition to her works as an actress, Suzie Plakson has also written her own songs which she compiled in an album titled, DidnWannaDoIt! that was produced by Jay Ferguson. She sang her songs in the country rock album as well as performed an allegorical solo show called An Evening with Eve which she wrote. Suzie Plakson further serves as the author of The Return of King Lilian, and The Return of King Lilian: AudioBook (AAC/MP4).
3. Her Video Game Appearance
The multi-talented actress has been featured in video games as she played the role of Chief of Staff, Nan Fleming in the video game titled, Code Blue in the year 2000. She followed it up by playing a recurring role in another video game, Emergency Room 3 in the following year.
4. Plakson’s Relationship Status
Surprisingly, Suzie Plakson has not been linked to any love interest, although she might have been in other relationships in the past, she has decided to withhold that information.
5. Her Height
Plakson has unique distinguishing features which clearly adds to her stunning looks and they include her lofty height of 6 feet (1.8 m) and her trademark red hair.