The Info List - Roxana Zal

Roxana Zal (born November 8, 1969, Malibu, California) is a retired American actress, whose career spanned from 1981–2006. Zal is the youngest actor (and individual) to win an Emmy Award to date.


Zal was born and raised in Malibu, California, the daughter of Maureen and Hossein Zal, an Iranian-born Los Angeles investor.[1]

She was on her high school tennis team. Her first acting role was a guest spot on Hart to Hart at age 12. She has had several other guest roles since then, the most recent being in the show NCIS.[2]

She won a Primetime Emmy Award for her role in the 1984 TV movie Something About Amelia. She co-produced and starred in the 1998 independent film Broken Vessels, and also played a main role of "Tara Matthews" in the 1999 film Primal Force.[2]


Year Title Role Notes
1981 Hart to Hart Riley Episode: "The Hartbreak Kid"
1982 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color Marilee Episode: "The Adventures of Pollyanna"
1983 Table for Five Tilde
1983 Testament Mary Liz Wetherly
1984 Something About Amelia Amelia Bennet Television movie
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie
Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television Film
1986 Shattered Spirits Lesley Mollencamp Television movie
1986 CBS Schoolbreak Special Allie Newton Episode: "God, the Universe & Hot Fudge Sundaes"
1986 River's Edge Maggie
1989 Under the Boardwalk Gitch
1989 Everybody's Baby: The Rescue of Jessica McClure Cissy McClure Television movie
1992 CBS Schoolbreak Special Michael's sister Episode: "Please, God, I'm Only Seventeen"
1992 Something to Live for: The Alison Gertz Story Tracy Television movie
1993 Deadly Relations Marty Television movie
1993 The Hidden Room Marion Episode: "Marion & Jean"
1995 Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman Lucy Lane Episode: "Metallo"
1995 Red Line Gem
1996 Kiss & Tell Sissy
1996 The First Man Unknown
1996 Daddy's Girl Karen Conners
1997 Firestorm Lara
1998 The Waterfront Cristina
1998 Fame L.A. Tina Episode: "Haunting Refrains"
1998 The Pretender Carla Parks Episode: "Silence"
1998 Broken Vessels Elizabeth
1998 Mixed Blessings Laura
1999 Primal Force Tara Matthews Television movie
2000 Her Married Lover Katie Griffin
2000 Ground Zero Victoria Heflin
2003 Crossing Jordan Mrs. Strahan Episode: "John Doe"
2004 NCIS Marie Foley Episode: "UnSEALED"
2004 Three Way Janice Brookbank
2006 Watch Over Me Natalie 5 episodes


  1. ^ Armstrong, Lois; Eric Estrin (1984-01-16). "In a Controversial TV Movie, Teen Actress Roxana Zal Tackles a Taboo Subject—Incest". People. Retrieved 2010-09-13. 
  2. ^ a b Roxana Zal on IMDb

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