Who Is Charlotte Ross?


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Charlotte Ross is an American television and film actress. She's most widely known for performances on the NBC soap opera "Days of Our Lives" and the ABC's "NYPD Blue."

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Charlotte Ross was born on Jan. 21, 1968 in Winnetka, Illinois, to Debbie and Peter Ross. After growing up in her home town and graduating from New Trier High School, she moved to Chicago, Illinois, to pursue a career in acting. While training at the Goodman Theater and Second City, she earned a living as a model and commercial actress.

She later relocated to Los Angeles in 1987 to seek bigger movie and television roles, landing her first big part on "Days of Our Lives" that year. She played Eve Donovan until 1991, earning a Daytime Emmy nomination.

After her stint with "Days of Our Lives," Ross performed in minor roles in television series such as "Murder One," "ER" and "Frasier," as well as films such as "Love and a .45" and "Looking for Lola." Her next big break came in 1999, when she landed the role of Lori Volpone in the Showtime series "Beggars and Choosers." In 2001, she was cast in the role of Detective McDowell on "NYPD Blue."

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