Sue Ellen Ewing is a survivor. The former wife of JR Ewing, Sue Ellen has seen it all and grown all the wiser for it. She is a powerful woman in Dallas, leading successful fundraising campaigns, taking on causes and making connections with influential Texans. Her success has led her to a possible run for governor, with campaign backers already lining up to support her. But despite this success, Sue Ellen harbors deep regret for her mistakes as a mother raising John Ross and will do anything to make things right for him.
She resents JR for neglecting their son, but she also blames herself for giving John Ross such a tumultuous childhood. She knows that her drinking and feuding with JR left deep wounds in John Ross that she will never be able to heal. With her newfound power and influence, Sue Ellen offers herself as an ally to her son in his quest to find oil, making one last effort to try to right the wrongs of her past.
Linda Gray is an award winning actress, an accomplished director, a former United Nations Ambassador and one of the world's most recognized and admired stars.
Her award winning portrayal of 'Sue Ellen', in the TV series "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 eleven 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.
Linda has completed filming the pilot episode of the new TV series, "Dallas- The New Generation", and continues filming the series which will air summer 2012 on TNT, revising her role as "Sue Ellen" She recently filmed an independent movie in Greece, "The Flight of the Swan", and stars in the family film "A Very Mary Christmas" which will air on TV November 2011. She has just filmed in Mexico, a drama, "Hidden Moon", for release next year.
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 theater 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 has her own production company and is in pre-production on an original film story and will make her motion picture directorial debut on this project.