Actress. Born Susan Jane Lewis, she was best known for playing Dr. Jacqueline Wade on the 1980s NBC drama "St. Elsewhere". She attended the University of California at San Diego, where she received a masters of fine arts in acting. Her first acting role was in the 1982 film "A Little Sex". That same year, she started on the medical drama series "St. Elsewhere and would appear on the show for the next seven years as Dr. Jacqueline Wade. Her husband, Tom Fontana, was a producer and writer for the show. She later appeared on the series "Homicide: Life on the Street" in a recurring role as Judge Susan Aandahl. Her other television and film credits include "M*A*S*H", "Moonlighting", "Cocaine: One Man's Seduction", "Deadly Intentions" and "Full Ride". In 1993 she divorced her husband and moved first to Maui, Hawaii, and then to Sedona, Arizona, where she taught acting workshops at the Zaki Gordon Institute of Independent Film and served for seven years as program director at the Sedona International Film Festival. In 2015 she remarried her former husband Tom Fontana. She passed away after a six year battle with cancer.
Bio by: Mr. Badger Hawkeye