Who is Susan Walters?

Susan Walters is an American actress, perhaps still best known to the world as Lorna Forbes in the daytime soap opera “Loving” (1983-1986), and also as Diane Jenkins in another soap opera “The Young and the Restless” (2001-2004). Furthermore, she more recently played Natalie Martin in the TV fantasy-drama series “Teen Wolf” (2011-2017).

Early Life, Parents, and Education

Susan Walters was born on 28 September 1963 under the Libra zodiac sign, in Atlanta, Georgia USA; she hasn’t spoken of her parents, or siblings if she has any. She went to Chamblee High School, then before her acting career, Susan was a model and won the Miss Teen All American in 1981.

After her high school matriculation, Susan moved to New York and began attending acting classes, but also worked as a model for Elite.

Career Beginnings

Her stunning looks earned her a couple of appearances in commercials, but then in 1983 she was selected for the part of Lorna Forbes in the soap opera “Loving”, and over three years she appeared in nine episodes of the award-winning series. Afterwards, she played Cynthia Parks in the TV series “The Facts of Life”, and continued with minor roles until she was selected for the part of Ryan Thomas in the TV romantic drama series “Hotel”, starring James Brolin, Connie Sellecca and Nathan Cook.

She appeared in 11 episodes which was enough for her to get the role of Diane in the drama film “Russkies” (1987), while the next year she portrayed Priscilla Beaulieu Presley in the television movie “Elvis and Me”. The same year, she was chosen for the part of Bridget Loring in the television movie “Nightingales”, which then became a TV series of the same name, airing for 13 episodes in 1989.

She started the ’90s with the part of Mary Beth Sutton in the Primetime Emmy Award-winning comedy series “Dear John”, starring Judd Hirsch, Jere Burns, and Jane Carr, appearing in 56 episodes from 1990 until 1992, after which she starred in the comedy film “Galaxies Are Colliding”, alongside Dwier Brown and Karen Medak.

Susan Walters

She was making her way up in Hollywood, appearing in such TV series as “Matlock” (1993), “Murder, She Wrote” (1993), and “Seinfeld” (1993-1996) before she was selected for the part of Anne Osborne in the TV crime-drama series “The Big Easy” (1996-1997), while in 1998 she appeared in seven episodes of the popular award-winning romantic-drama series “Melrose Place”.

The same year she starred in the sci-fi horror television movie “I Married a Monster”, with Richard Burgi and Tim Ryan, and before the decade ended, she was Penny Morgan in the television movie “Where the Truth Lies” and Jules Biggs in the television movie “Horse Sense”.

Rise to Prominence

Susan started the new millennium with the part of Lili Smith in the TV comedy series “The War Next Door” (2000), while in 2001 she was selected for one of the most popular roles of her career, that of Diane Jenkins in the soap opera “The Young and the Restless” (2001-2004), appearing in more than 100 episodes of the popular series, returning in 2010 for two more episodes. She was Meg Kramer for 13 episodes in the TV series “Point Pleasant” (2005-2006), while in 2007 she played Claire in the television movie “Framed for Murder”.

Then in 2009, she was selected for another prominent role, as Carol Lockwood in the fantasy-horror drama series “The Vampire Diaries” through 2013, while concurrently in 2011 Susan was selected to portray Natalie Martin in the TV fantasy-drama series “Teen Wolf” through 2017.

Susan didn’t pursue many other acting chances during that period, but nevertheless in 2014 she played Maia in the short-lived sci-fi romantic drama series “Star-Crossed”, then Lindsay in the crime-drama series “Reckless”.

Recent Projects

Following the end of her stint on “Teen Wolf”, Susan starred in the romantic drama film “A Wedding Wonderland” in 2017 and then played Suzette in the comedy-drama film “Virginia Minnesota” (2018), which starred Aurora Perrineau, Rachel Hendrix, and Jessica Miesel. The same year she starred in the television movie “Murdered at 17”, with Christine Prosperi and Blake Burt, while most recently she portrayed Diane Hunter in the TV romantic comedy-drama series “Good Trouble” (2019-2021), and in mid2021 is working on the horror-thriller film “Aftermath”, starring Ashley Greene, Shawn Ashmore, and Sharif Atkins.

The film is currently in post-production, and awaiting its release date.

Personal Life, Dating, Husband, Children

Susan met her future husband, Linden Ashby on the set of her debut appearance. They were cousins in the series, as he played Curtis Alden and she was Lorna Forbes. The two started a romance while working together, and married on 19 April 1986. Since then, they have welcomed two daughters, Grace and Savannah Ashby.

Net Worth

As of mid- 2021, Susan Walters’ net worth has been estimated at over $4 million, earned through her successful career as an actress, during which she has appeared in 85 film and TV titles.

Appearance and Vital Statistics

This prominent actress has dark brown hair and brown eyes. She stands at a height of 5ft 6ins (1.69m), weighs approximately 119lbs (54kgs), while her vital statistics are 32-26-32, bra size 33C, and dress size 6.

Linden Ashby’s Short Bio

Born Clarence Linden Garnett Ashby III on 23 May 1960, in Atlantic Beach, Florida USA, he is the son of Clarence Linden Ashby Jr, a pharmaceuticals manufacturer, and his wife Eleanor, a civic organizer. He went to the private Bolles School in Jacksonville, Florida, then Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado, but dropped out in his junior year. He was subsequently tutored in acting at the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York City.

He made his acting debut in 1985 as Curtis Allen in the soap opera “Loving”, the second actor to play the character. Since then, Linden has gone on to appear in more than 90 films and TV series.

He was quite successful in the ‘90s, in such roles as Officer Honeycutt in the TV series “The New Adam-12”, then as Morgan Earp in the film “Wyatt Earp” in 1994, followed by the role of Johnny Cage in the action-fantasy film “Mortal Kombat”, while from 1993 to 1998 he starred in the TV series “Melrose Place”.

To speak further of his accomplishments, he was Chase in the film “Resident Evil: Extinction” in 2007, while in 2008 he portrayed Paul Hollingsworth in the soap opera “Days of Our Lives”. From 2011 to 2017 he played Sheriff Noah Stilinski in the TV series “Teen Wolf”, and most recently portrayed Whit Foster in the TV series “Trinkets” (2019-2020), while he’s currently working on the drama film “Trust”.

Linden is trained in mixed martial arts, having studied Karate, Tae Kwon Do, and Kung Fu.

Linden Ashby’s net worth has been estimated to be over $3 million, as of mid- 2021.

Author

Robbie is currently a reporter for TheBiography based in Santa Monica, CA. Prior to joining TheBiography in December 2020, he was an entertainment reporter in People.

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