Suzie Plakson


Suzie Plakson (born June 3, 1958) is an American actress, artist, coach, poet, mime artist, singer and writer.

Suzie Plakson
Plakson in 2005
Susan Plaksin

(1958-06-03) June 3, 1958 (age 64)
OccupationActress, artist, coach, poet, singer, writer
Years active1987–present

Early life and educationEdit

Born Susan Plaksin[1] in Buffalo, New York, she was raised in Kingston, Pennsylvania. She attended Northwestern University.


Plakson began her career on the stage, and played four characters opposite Anthony Newley in the national revival tour of Stop the World, I Want to Get Off. She also played Marquise Theresa Du Parc in the Broadway production of La Bête.

Plakson was a regular in the sitcom Love & War, playing sportswriter Mary Margaret "Meg" Tynan.[2] She played four characters on various Star Trek series: a Vulcan, Doctor Selar, in "The Schizoid Man" (Star Trek: The Next Generation); the half-Klingon–half-human Ambassador K'Ehleyr in "The Emissary" (Star Trek: The Next Generation) and "Reunion" (Star Trek: The Next Generation); the Lady Q in "The Q and the Grey" (Star Trek: Voyager); and an Andorian, Tarah, in "Cease Fire" (Star Trek: Enterprise).[3][4]

Plakson played the blue brontosaurus real estate agent Monica de Vertebrae on Dinosaurs, as well as many other guest voices. Plakson has had various recurring roles in sitcoms such as Mad About You, Everybody Loves Raymond, and How I Met Your Mother. She has acted in movies such as Disclosure, Red Eye, and Wag the Dog.[5]

Plakson wrote and performed an allegorical solo show, An Evening with Eve. Plakson penned and performed the alternative country rock album DidnWannaDoIt! produced by Jay Ferguson,[6] and released the video of the title song on YouTube. She wrote and recorded the audiobook/e-book, The Return of King Lillian, a mythic allegory.[5]



Year Title Role Notes
1988 My Stepmother Is an Alien Tenley
1991 Bingo Ginger
1994 Disclosure Mary Anne Hunter
1997 Wag the Dog Grace
2001 On Edge Janet Bellamy
2005 Red Eye Senior Flight Attendant


Year Title Role Notes
1987 CBS Summer Playhouse Yolanda 1 Episode: Reno and Yolanda
Family Ties Doris 1 Episode, Super Mom
1988 Eisenhower and Lutz Sheri Blankenship 1 Episode: Blast from the Past
Annie McGuire Mrs. Cipriani 1 Episode, The Fried Shoe
1989 Murphy Brown Jackie 1 Episode, I Would Have Danced All Night
Married to the Mob Connie Russo TV Movie
White Lies Phyllis Television film
1989–1990 Star Trek: The Next Generation K'Ehleyr / Lt. Selar, M.D. 3 episodes
1990 Beauty and the Beast Susan 1 Episode: In the Forests of the Night
1991 The Torkelsons Verna 1 Episode: Poetry in Motion
1991–94 Dinosaurs Monica Devertebrae / Elder #3 / Sally (voices) 14 Episodes
1992–95 Love & War Mary Margaret 'Meg' Tynan 67 Episodes
1995 Double Rush Meg Tynan 1 Episode: Comings and Goings
1996 Star Trek: Voyager Female Q 1 Episode: The Q and the Grey
1996–99 Mad About You Dr. Joan Golfinos 18 Episodes
1997 Johnny Bravo Vivian Vixen (voice) 1 Episode: Under the Big Flop
1998 Men in Black: The Series Edie 1 Episode: The Sonic Boom Syndrome
1999 Family Guy Ann Romano Character / Various (voices) 2 Episodes: A Hero Sits Next Door, The Son Also Draws
2000 Everybody Loves Raymond Joanne "Cinnamon" Glotz 2 Episodes: Robert's Divorce, Meant to Be
Bette Dr. Bauer 1 Episode: Silent But Deadly
Judging Amy Jane Holcombe 1 Episode: Dog Days
2001 Futurama Amazonian (voice) 1 Episode: Amazon Women in the Mood
2002 The Education of Max Bickford Dr. Ingrid Chekhov 1 Episode: The Egg and I
2003 Star Trek: Enterprise Tarah 1 Episode: Cease Fire
2005–14 How I Met Your Mother Judy Eriksen 15 Episodes
2009 Eli Stone Jesse Bates 2 Episodes: Mortal Combat, Sonoma
2011 Bones Rosalind Bassa 1 Episode: The Finder

Video gamesEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2000 Code Blue Chief of Staff Nan Fleming
2001 Emergency Room 3 Chief of Staff Nan Fleming


  1. ^ "Suzie Plakson Biography (1958-)".
  2. ^ "".
  3. ^ Suzie Plakson (August 7, 2013). "INTERVIEW: Trek's K'Ehleyr & More, Suzie Plakson, Part 1". (Interview).
  4. ^ "Production News: The Blueskins are Back!". 2002-12-06. Archived from the original on 2003-02-01. You no doubt remember her in Star Trek: The Next Generation
  5. ^ a b Suzie Plakson (August 8, 2013). "INTERVIEW: Trek's K'Ehleyr & More, Suzie Plakson, Part 2". (Interview).
  6. ^ "Suzie Plakson". Archived from the original on 25 January 2013.

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