American actress Tracy Scoggins is perhaps best known for her work on television. She portrayed Monica Colby in the popular soap opera “Dynasty” (1985, 1989) and its spin-off series “The Colbys” (1985-1987), Catherine Grant on the first season of “Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman”(1993-1994) and Captain Elizabeth Lochley on the last season of “Babylon 5” (1998) and its spin-of show “Crusade” (1999). She also had regular roles on “Renegades” (1983), “Hawaiian Heat” (1984), “Lonesome Dove: The Outlaw Years” (1995) and “Dante's Cove” (2005-2007) and a recurring role on “Highlander” (1996-1997). The former model has also guest starred in “Silk Stalkings,” “Doogie Howser, M.D.,” “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine,” “High Tide,” “Felicity,” “NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service” and “Nip/Tuck,” among other TV series. Scoggins' movie credits include “In Dangerous Company” (1988), “The Gumshoe Kid” (1990), “Dead On” (1994), “Hellborn” (2003), “Popstar” (2005), “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” (2006) and “Otis” (2008).
Scoggins lives in Los Angeles, California. In her free time, she enjoys riding bicycles, swimming and jogging.
Childhood and Family:
Tracy Dawn Scoggins was born on November 13, 1953, in Dickinson, Texas, to two attorneys who were also athletes. Her father was a Golden Glove boxer, distance swimmer and runner, while her mother was a top ranked tennis player in Texas. Growing up, Tracy excelled in gymnastics and diving and almost qualified for the U.S. Olympic diving team while at college. She also excelled academically. At age 3, she could read and write and finished high school at Dickinson High School when she was 16 years old. She then attended South West Texas State, where she majored in speech communications and physical education. She was working as a Phys Ed teacher when she was offered a career in modeling, which led to acting. She later enrolled at the Wynn Handman Studio and Herbert Berghof Studio acting schools.
Tracy married John Connelly on July 8, 1982. The couple later divorced.
The New Adventures of Superman
After a brief career as a physical education teacher, Tracy Scoggins entered the world of modeling and enjoyed significant success as an Elite model. She worked for a year in New York before being sent to Europe, where she soon emerged as one of the most sought after models in France, Italy and Germany. She eventually decided to return to the United States and began to study in New York. After completing her training, she went to Hollywood to pursue an acting career.
Scoggins made her television acting debut in 1981 when she landed a guest spot in an episode of “The Dukes of Hazzard” called “New Deputy in Town.” It was followed by an appearance with Charles Haid and Heather Locklear in the television film “Twirl” (1981), in which she portrayed Cindy Ryan. She continued to guest star in various television shows, such as “The Devlin Connection” (1982), “The Fall Guy” (1982), “Remington Steele” (1983), “The Optimist” (1983), “The New Odd Couple” (1983), “Dallas” (1983), “Manima” (1983), “The A-Team” (1983), “Hardcastle and McCormick” (1983), “The New Mike Hammer” (1984), “T.J. Hooker” (1984) and “Blue Thunder” (1984). She was also cast as a regular on the short lived television series “Renegades” (1983), opposite Patrick Swayze, before joining Robert Ginty and Jeff McCracken to star in the ABC series “Hawaiian Heat,” where she played Irene Gorley. Premiering on September 14, 1984, the show, however, only lasted 11 episodes. Also that year, Scoggins made her feature film debut in “Toy Soldiers,” which starred Jason Miller, Cleavon Little and Rodolfo de Anda.
In 1985, Scoggins was cast as Monica Scott Colby, the daughter of Charlton Heston's character, on the prime time soap opera “The Colbys,” a spin-off series of “Dynasty.” She stayed with the show from its debut on November 20, 1985, until it ended on March 26, 1987. She then reprised her role in the final season of “Dynasty” in 1989.
Back to the big screen, Scoggins starred with Cliff De Young in the independent film “In Dangerous Company” (1988), appeared in “The Gumshoe Kid” (1990), opposite Jay Underwood and Vince Edwards, and supported Russell Todd, Ashley Laurence and Craig Branham in the adventure film “Face the Edge” (1990). She also starred in “Play Murder for Me” (1990, with Jack Wagner), “Watchers II” (1990, with Timothy Marlowe and Marc Singer), “Timebomb” (1991, opposite Michael Biehn and Patsy Kensit) and “Ultimate Desires” (1992, reunited with Marc Singer). In the direct to video film “Demonic Toys” (1992), she was cast as a police officer named Judith Gray, a role she reprised for the 1993 video sequel “Dollman vs. Demonic Toys.”
Following guest appearances in “Raven,” “Renegade,” “The Heights” (all 1992), “Doogie Howser, M.D.” and “Danger Theatre” (both 1992), Scoggins was cast as a gossip columnist in “Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman” (ABC, 1993-1997), which starred Dean Cain and Teri Hatcher. She was a regular cast member from 1993 until 1994 but the character was dropped for the remainder of the series. While working on the show, she guest starred in “Burke's Law” (1994), played Sheila Fleckstein in the TV film “Galaxy Beat” (1994) and had a supporting role in the thriller “Dead On” (1994), starring Matt McCoy, Shari Shattuck and David Ackroyd.
In 1995, Scoggins joined the cast of “Lonesome Dove: The Outlaw Years” as Amanda Carpenter, a role she played until the series ended in 1996. She then portrayed Melanie Corrigan in the NBC television film “Jake Lassiter: Justice on the Bayou,” and appeared in episodes of “The Commish” and “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.” During 1996-1997, she portrayed the recurring role of Cassandra in “Highlander” (3 episodes) and appeared in episodes of “Cybill,” “Unhappily Ever After,” “Wings,” “High Tide,” “Silk Stalkings” and “Mike Hammer, Private Eye.” She also played Anita Smithfield in the two “Dallas” television reunion movies, “Dallas: J.R. Returns” (1996) and “Dallas: War of the Ewings” (1998).
In 1998, Scoggins was cast as Captain Elizabeth Lochley on the last season of the science fiction television series “Babylon 5.” She also reprised the role for the television films “Babylon 5: The River of Souls” (1998) and “Babylon 5: A Call to Arms” (1999) as well as the spin-off show “Crusade,” which ran on TNT from June until September 1999.
In the new millennium, Scoggins could be seen making guest appearances in “The Secret Adventures of Jules Verne” (2000) and “Felicity” (2001). She also appeared in the 2001 horror film “A Crack in the Floor,” starring Mario López, Gary Busey and Bo Hopkins, costarred with Bruce Payne and Matt Stasi in the film “Hellborn” (2003), and had a small role in the television film “Homeland Security” (2004), starring Scott Glenn, Tom Skerritt and Grant Show.
In 2005, Scoggins landed the role of Grace Neville on the series “Dante's Cove,” opposite William Gregory Lee, Charlie David, Gregory Michael and Nadine Heimanna. Created by Michael Costanza, the show premiered on October 7, 2005, and ended on December 21, 2007. 2005 also saw her in the films “Popstar” (as Judy McQueen) and “The Cutter” (as Alena). The next year, Scoggins played Simtra in the TV film “Saurian,” worked with Larry Cashion, David Carren and Tina Cohen in the horror film “Mr. Hell,” directed by Rob McKinnon, and was cast as a detective in “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde,” which starred Tony Todd. In addition, she appeared as Jill White in “Cindy Plumb” (2006), an episode of “Nip/Tuck.”
Scoggins returned to television to portray Captain Elizabeth Lochley on “Babylon 5: The Lost Tales” (2007). She then appeared in “Otis,” a comedy directed by Tony Krantz, and guest starred as Tabitha Summers in an episode of “NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service” (both 2008).