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Susan Ruttan is a Actor American born on 16 september 1948 at Oregon City (USA)

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Birth name Susan Diane Dunsrud
Nationality USA
Birth 16 september 1948 (75 years) at Oregon City (USA)

Susan Diane Ruttan (née Dunsrud; born September 16, 1948, Oregon City, Oregon) is an American actress, best known for her role as Roxanne Melman on L.A. Law (1986–1993).


Ruttan has been married twice. Her first marriage, to Mel Ruttan in 1967, ended with his death in a motorcycle accident three years later. She kept his surname as her professional name. Her second marriage, to Joe Warbis, lasted from 1990 to 1993. She is the mother of Jackson Ruttan (born May 19, 1993), whom she adopted.

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Filmography of Susan Ruttan (25 films)

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Dead Air
Dead Air (2009)
, 1h30
Directed by Corbin Bernsen
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Horror
Themes Medical-themed films, Zombie films, Films about viral outbreaks, Disaster films
Actors Bill Moseley, Patricia Tallman, David Moscow, Anthony Ray Parker, Corbin Bernsen, Josh Feinman
Roles Maggie
Rating51% 2.5539352.5539352.5539352.5539352.553935
A plague in the form of a toxic viral gas is unleashed at major sporting events across the United States. The gas turns its victims instantly "into an immediate rage of insanity and violence". Controversial Los Angeles talk show radio host Logan Burnhardt and his production team are caught up in the middle of the chaos. Only blocks away from the explosion site, they begin to receive reports of rioters in the streets and listeners continue to call in reports of their first hand experiences. In addition to those infected by the virus, the terrorists, led by Abir, responsible for the attacks attempt to make their way to Logan's studio and kill anyone in the way.
Prayers for Bobby, 1h29
Directed by Russell Mulcahy
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Historical
Themes Films about religion, Films about sexuality, Films about suicide, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films about religion, LGBT-related film
Actors Sigourney Weaver, Henry Czerny, Ryan Kelley, Dan Butler, Austin Nichols, Carly Schroeder
Roles Betty Lambert
Rating80% 4.000084.000084.000084.000084.00008
Mary Griffith (Sigourney Weaver) is a devout Christian who raises her children according to the evangelical teachings of her local Presbyterian church in the late 1970s and early 1980s in Walnut Creek, California. Her son Bobby (Ryan Kelley) confides to his older brother that he may be gay. Life changes for the entire family after Mary learns about his secret. Bobby's father and siblings slowly come to terms with his homosexuality, but Mary believes that God can cure him. She takes him to a psychiatrist and persuades Bobby to pray harder and seek solace in Church activities in hopes of changing him. Desperate for his mother's approval, Bobby does what is asked of him, but through it all, the Church's disapproval of homosexuality and his mother's attempts to suppress his growing behaviors in public causes him to grow increasingly withdrawn and depressed.
Half-Life (2008)
, 1h46
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantasy
Actors Sanoe Lake, Leonardo Nam, Julia Nickson-Soul, Susan Ruttan, James Eckhouse, Alexander Agate
Roles Lorraine Parker
Rating53% 2.660212.660212.660212.660212.66021
Set in the near future amidst accelerating global cataclysms, the film follows a troubled young boy, Tim Wu (Agate), and his jaded older sister, Pam (Lake) as they use their imaginations (depicted as surreal animated sequences) to escape their broken lives after their airplane pilot father suddenly and unexpectedly abandons them. Their mother Saura (Nickson-Soul) struggles to make ends meet and move on with her life while involved with her manipulative boyfriend, Wendell (Redgrave). Pam, who works cleaning airplanes, seeks solace in her friend Scott (Nam), who struggles to be accepted as gay by his willfully ignorant and staunchly Christian, adoptive parents (Eckhouse and Ruttan). Meanwhile, Tim's schoolteacher and Scott's lover, Jonah (Marks), attempts to reach out to Tim.
Helter Skelter, 2h17
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Crime
Themes Assassinat, Serial killer films
Actors Jeremy Davies, Clea DuVall, Allison Smith, Eric Dane, Marguerite Moreau, Bruno Kirby
Roles Mrs. Kasabian
Rating63% 3.195333.195333.195333.195333.19533
Le déroulement de l'action se situe en 1969, à Los Angeles, et retrace le parcours macabre de la « famille Manson », secte dirigée par le gourou Charles Manson. Il relate notamment les évènements de la nuit du 9 août 1969, ou 4 membres de la famille Manson pénètre dans une villa de luxe près de Benedict Canyon et y assassinèrent toutes les personnes présentes, y compris Sharon Tate, actrice et femme de Roman Polanski.
The Sure Hand of God
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Gail O'Grady, Jennifer Morrison, Daniel Roebuck, Gregory Jbara, Bitty Schram, James Eckhouse
Roles Lucy Trotter
Rating53% 2.6604252.6604252.6604252.6604252.660425
Après le décès de son mari, Molly Browser, une mère de famille, emménage dans une petite ville de province. Molly n'a qu'une idée en tête : aider sa fille Lilly à rencontrer un mari bien sous tous rapports...
The Ultimate Christmas Present, 1h25
Directed by Greg Beeman
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Christmas films, Children's films
Actors Hallee Hirsh, Brenda Song, Spencer Breslin, Hallie Todd, Greg Kean, Susan Ruttan
Roles Mrs. Claus
Rating55% 2.7994452.7994452.7994452.7994452.799445
Two teen girls, Samantha Elizabeth "Sam" Kwan (age 13) (Brenda Song) and Allison Rachel "Allie" Thompson (age 13) (Hallee Hirsh) find a weather machine at a shack in the woods. After learning of its controls, they use it to make it snow in Los Angeles.
Love Kills
Love Kills (1999)
, 1h31
Directed by Mario Van Peebles
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Romance
Actors Mario Van Peebles, Lesley Ann Warren, Donovan Leitch, Loretta Devine, Louise Fletcher, Daniel Baldwin
Roles Lela
Rating38% 1.9397151.9397151.9397151.9397151.939715
A masseur gets mixed up in the family plots at the mansion of a recently deceased Beverly Hills millionaire.
Krippendorf's Tribe, 1h30
Directed by Todd Holland
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Richard Dreyfuss, Jenna Elfman, Natasha Lyonne, Zakes Mokae, Lily Tomlin, Siobhan Fallon Hogan
Roles Mrs. O'Brian
Rating50% 2.5485452.5485452.5485452.5485452.548545
Respected anthropologist James Krippendorf (Richard Dreyfuss) and his wife, Jennifer (Barbara Williams), bring their three children along during their much-enjoyed search in New Guinea for a lost tribe. The search fails, despite the family's best efforts. After Jennifer's death back in the U.S., James falls into academic stagnation, having spent all his foundation grant money raising the children as a single parent. Scheduled to lecture at a college and fearful of being charged with misuse of grant funds, James concocts an imaginary tribe, the Shelmikedmu, using the names of his children as a basis. He later fakes a 16 mm "documentary" film, casting his children as tribe members and superimposing footage of a legitimate New Guinean tribe so as to enhance the illusion.
Touched By Evil, 1h36
Directed by James A. Contner
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Paula Abdul, Adrian Pasdar, Susan Ruttan, Charlayne Woodard, Tracy Nelson, Gillian Barber
Roles Madge Jaynes
Rating50% 2.523252.523252.523252.523252.52325
Ellen Collier (Paula Abdul), a well-put-together businesswoman finds comfort and security in her relationship with her loving and supporting new boyfriend, car salesman Jerry Braskin (Adrian Pasdar), after being savagely attacked by a serial rapist. But other rapes occur just when Ellen thought it was safe for her slowly break free from her self-imposed shell, which eventually causes her to believe that Jerry is hiding a very dark secret. Eventually Ellen is confronted with rock-solid evidence that her boyfriend Jerry is the very same man who raped her, and she has to save herself before it's too late.
Justice for Annie, 1h30
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Peggy Lipton, Danica McKellar, Terry David Mulligan, Gwynyth Walsh, Teryl Rothery, Lochlyn Munro
Roles Helen Preston
Rating58% 2.903492.903492.903492.903492.90349
Carol Mills (Peggy Lipton) is a mother who has a troubling relationship with her 19-year-old daughter Annie (Danica McKellar). Unable to live with her any longer, Annie moves out and marries her boyfriend Ken Carman (Martin Cummins). It soon turns out their marriage is a failure, and she decides to move in with another family, the Prestons (Susan Ruttan, Terry David Mulligan). Not much later, Carol receives a message, informing her that her daughter accidentally died. Crushed, she learns at the funeral that Annie had a life insurance policy worth of $100,000, with Helen as beneficiary. She starts to suspect that Annie was actually murdered because of that and tries to collect evidence, with the help of a detective (Bruce Weitz).
Jack Reed: A Search for Justice
Directed by Brian Dennehy
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Crime
Actors Brian Dennehy, Charles Dutton, Susan Ruttan, Charles Hallahan, Joe Grifasi, Miguel Ferrer
Roles Arlene Reed
Rating60% 3.0440653.0440653.0440653.0440653.044065
Le sergent Reed se voit refuser une promotion par son chef. Il s'occupe néanmoins d'une sordide affaire d'assassinat : une stripteaseuse, Loreleï est retrouvée morte, enceinte ; l'enquête mène jusqu'à un homme d'affaires et père de famille respectable qui n'aurait pas accepté la paternité de l'enfant qu'elle portait, ou les complications professionnelles à assumer... Reed va se battre pour la justice, malgré le climat de corruption ambiant, et son partenaire peu expérimenté.
Jack Reed: Badge of Honor, 1h36
Directed by Kevin Connor
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Crime
Actors Brian Dennehy, Susan Ruttan, Alice Krige, Jo Anderson, Justin Burnette, Neal McDonough
Roles Arlene Reed
Rating59% 2.998282.998282.998282.998282.99828
Committed to find the killer, Sgt. Jack Reed (played by Brian Dennehy) finds a trail of lies, corruption and murder.
Funny About Love, 1h41
Directed by Leonard Nimoy
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Gene Wilder, Christine Lahti, Mary Stuart Masterson, Robert Prosky, Stephen Tobolowsky, David Margulies
Roles Claire
Rating49% 2.454272.454272.454272.454272.45427
New York cartoonist Duffy Bergman marries gourmet chef Meg Lloyd. Meg wants to have a baby. Duffy agrees, but after unsuccessful attempts, Duffy encourages her to focus on her career and come back to the child issue later. After his mother's death, however, Duffy becomes fixated on wanting to have a child. Meg no longer sees this as a priority, as she's trying to open her own restaurant. The two start to have marital problems, leading to a separation.