Linda Gray is an American actress best known for her Emmy-nominated role as Sue Ellen Ewing, the long-suffering wife of oil tycoon J.R. Ewing, on the television soap opera Dallas, first as a recurring character in the show's first season in the spring of 1978 and then as cast member until 1989.
She reprised her role in the modern reboot of Dallas, from 2012-2014.
Gray is also an accomplished director, a former United Nations Ambassador and one of the world's most recognized stars.
Her award winning portrayal of Sue Ellen in Dallas brought her international fame and critical acclaim earning her an Emmy nomination for Best Actress and numerous international awards including Germany's Bambi Award, Italy's Il Gato for Best Actress on Television and she was voted Woman of the Year by the Hollywood Radio & Television Society.
After 11 years on American television, Dallas is still in syndication around the world. It was during this time that Linda made her directorial debut on Dallas, gaining experience working as a director on the show.
She filmed an independent movie in Greece, The Flight of the Swan, and stars in the family film A Very Mary Christmas which aired on TV in November 2011.
She appeared on stage in England in the original stage production of Terms of Endearment, based on the screenplay of the Oscar winning motion picture, and also starred in the West End production of The Graduate playing to sell-out audiences, and replaced Kathleen Turner on Broadway for a limited engagement.
Linda made her theatre directing debut with Murder in the First, and other acting stage work includes The Vagina Monologues, Agnes of God, Love Letters and Bette Davis Speaks, which she also co-produced.
She has numerous TV credits including the successful series Melrose Place and Models Inc. and has starred in many movies of the week.
Linda also has her own production company.