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Lois and Clark; Babylon 5; Highlander; Dynasty
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Tracy Scoggins is an American actress, perhaps best known for her role as Monica Colby in the popular 1980s prime time soap opera Dynasty, and its spin-off series The Colbys.
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, she would not have competed as United States boycotted the Olympics that year.
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 of the European modeling circuit, including assignments in Italy, Germany, and France.
Scoggins returned to the United States and studied with the Herbert Berghoff 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 then 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 Lonesome Dove: The Outlaw Years, Elizabeth Lochley on Babylon 5 and its two spin-offs Crusade and Babylon 5: The Lost Tales, Cassandra on Highlander: The Series, 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.
She was also one of several Babylon 5 actors to guest star in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Scoggins guest starred in the episode "Destiny" as Gilora Rejal, a Cardassian engineer who became infatuated with Miles O`Brien.
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."
In 2005, Scoggins landed a role as a main character on the horror series Dante`s Cove in which she plays Grace Neville. The show has currently ran 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
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Tracy Dawn Scoggins
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Tracy Dawn Scoggins (born November 13, 1953) is an American actress known for her roles as Cat Grant in the television series Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, Monica Colby in the 1980s prime time soap opera Dynasty, and its spin-off series The Colbys. In the Babylon 5 television series she portrayed Captain Elizabeth Lochley, the station's commander during the final season.
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