Cristine Rose

Cristine Sue Rose (born January 31, 1951) is an American actress. She has also been credited as Christine Rose. She is best known for her role as Angela Petrelli on the hit NBC science fiction drama Heroes.

Cristine Rose
Rose at Heroes for Autism event, Hollywood, California, April 19, 2009
Cristine Sue Rose

(1951-01-31) January 31, 1951
Alma materStanford University
Years active1977-present

Early life

She was born in Lynwood, California, and is a graduate of Stanford University.


She was a regular on the short-lived television series Ferris Bueller which was a TV remake of the famous film Ferris Bueller's Day Off which she co-starred with a then unknown Jennifer Aniston. She also had major recurring roles on Picket Fences as Lydia Brock, as Barbara Norton on Grace Under Fire, and on Providence as Cynthia Blake. She also had recurring roles on Ellen as Susan, and on Charmed as Claire Pryce, in both shows' premiere seasons; both characters were the boss of the series lead's characters in their respective jobs.

She has had guest roles in various shows, including 7th Heaven, Life Goes On, Friends, Days of Our Lives, Passions, Party of Five, The Wonder Years, Matlock, Malcolm in the Middle, Ally McBeal, Murder, She Wrote, Boston Legal, Diagnosis: Murder, Nash Bridges, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles,[1] The Practice, L.A. Law, Chicago Hope, Crossing Jordan, ER, St. Elsewhere, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Gilmore Girls, Kate & Allie, Murphy Brown, Newhart, Growing Pains, How I Met Your Mother, Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, Clueless, Dharma and Greg, Life with Bonnie, The Nanny, The Jamie Foxx Show, The King of Queens, Two and a Half Men, Big Love, The Mentalist, Six Feet Under, and Charmed.

From 2006 to 2010, she played Angela Petrelli on the NBC series Heroes. In 2008, her role went from recurring to series regular. She reprised her role in 2015 as part of the miniseries Heroes Reborn. As for her roles in movies as of 2009, she had a small role in the movie He's Just Not That into You and was one of the main supporting characters on the Disney Channel television movie Go Figure.



Year Title Role Notes
1977 The Trial of Lee Harvey Oswald Jackie Kennedy Television Movie
1986 Singing the Blues in Red Lucy Bernstein film debut
1987 Ishtar Siri Darma credited as Christine Rose
1988 Judgement in Berlin Marsha Stern
1985 Love, Long Distance Sybil Sylver Television Movie
1988 Terrorist on Trial: The United States vs. Salim Ajami Justice Department Woman Television Movie
1990 Burning Bridges Gloria Television Movie
1990 Extreme Close-Up Ms. Garfield Television Movie
1991 For the Very First Time Mrs. Allen Television Movie
1991 Passion Veronica Andrews Television Movie
1992 Just My Imagination Brenda Sands Television Movie
1996 For the Future: The Irvine Fertility Scandal Rina Manelli Television Movie
1997 The Last Time I Committed Suicide Mrs. Greenway credited as Christine Rose
1999 The Big Split unknown role
2000 The Lost Child Elaine Television Movie
2000 What Women Want Sloane/Curtis Attorney
2005 Go Figure Natasha Goberman Television Movie
2005 Mrs. Harris Suzanne Television Movie
2005 Enough About Me Ruth Television Movie
2007 Cook Off! Victoria Dougherty
2008 Shades of Ray Mrs. Khaliq
2008 Float Pamela Fulton
2009 He's Just Not That Into You Wealthy Divorcee uncredited
2010 Jeffie Was Here Mrs. Mangold
2011 Take Me Home Lynnette
2014 Any Other Friday Connie Short film
2014 Muffin Top: A Love Story Deborah
2015 The Better Half Gwen


Year Title Role Notes
1984 Kate & Allie Rosie television debut
Episode: "Candidate"
1985 Spenser: For Hire unknown role Episode: "Children of a Tempest Storm"
1987 Matlock Lacey St. John Episode: "The Nurse"
1987 Growing Pains Roseanne Flagg Episode: "A Reason to Live"
1988 Mr. President Agent Bell Episode: "Insecurity"
1988 Moonlighting Lauren Baxter Episode: "Eek! A Spouse!"
1988 Just the Ten of Us Kate Dibie Episode: "Close Encounters"
1988 St. Elsewhere unknown role Episode: "The Abby Singer Show"
credited as Christine Rose
1988 Dear John Gloria Episode: "Pilot"
1988 My Sister Sam Phyllis Episode: "The Good, the Bad and the Auditor"
1988 L.A. Law Gay Halloran Episode: "Hand Roll Express"
1988-1989 TV 101 Mary Alice Peevey recurring role; 4 episodes
1989 Murder, She Wrote Miss Hayes Episode: "From Russia...with Blood"
1989 Valerie Rita Traeger 2 episodes
1989 Newhart Debbie Episode: "Cupcake in a Cage"
1990 Murphy Brown Beth Episode: "Subpoena Envy"
1990 Life Goes On Ms. Dougherty Episode: "Corky's Crush"
1990 The Famous Teddy Z unknown role Episode: "Pitching the Net"
1990-1991 Ferris Bueller Barbara Bueller series regular; 13 episodes
1991 The Wonder Years Dr. Ferleger Episode: "Buster"
1991 CBS Schoolbreak Special Marilyn Millers Episode: "Dedicated to the One I Love"
1991 Growing Pains Lucy Snyder Episode: "The Big Fix"
1991 Civil Wars Doris Stipes Episode: "Daveja-Vu All Over Again"
1991 Anything But Love unknown role Episode: "Salmonella Is Coming to Town"
1991 Davis Rules unknown role Episode: "They're Writing Songs of Love, But Nun for Me"
1991 Uncle Buck Gwen Episode: "The Music Man"
1991 Palace Guard unknown role Episode: "House Arrest"
1992 Night Court Dr. Weeks 2 episodes
1992 Down the Shore Wilma Episode: "Schwing Time"
1992-1993 Flying Blind Ellen Barash series regular; 12 episodes
1992-1996 Picket Fences Lydia Brock recurring role; 5 episodes
1993 Star Trek: The Next Generation Gi'ral 2 episodes
1993 Almost Home The Director Episode: "You Ought to Be in Pictures"
credited as Christine Rose
1993 The Nanny Dr. Bort Episode: "Imaginary Friend"
credited as Christine Rose
1993 L.A. Law Attorney for Nat's Son Episode: "Rhyme and Punishment"
1993 The Elvira Show Lindsay unknown episode
1993-1996 Grace Under Fire Barbara Norton recurring role; 4 episodes
1994 Models Inc. Dr. Townsend 2 episodes
1994 Empty Nest Nan Episode: "The Courtship of Carol's Father"
1994 The Boys Are Back Dina Episode: "Fred Runs Away"
1994 Ellen Susan recurring role; 3 episodes
1996 Chicago Hope Judy Beckman Episode: "Liar, Liar"
1996 The Jeff Foxworthy Show Katherine Blosier Episode: "Puppy Love Triangle"
1996 Nash Bridges Desk Sergeant Episode: "25 Hours of Christmas"
1997 Ellen Emily Episode: "Alone Again...Naturally"
1997 Moloney Andrea Yates Episode: "Ball & Chain"
1997 The Jamie Foxx Show Marsha Darden Episode: "I've Fallen and I Won't Get Up"
1997 Men Behaving Badly Dorothy Halverson Episode: "The Box"
1997 Party of Five Jenny Selby 2 episodes
1997 Cracker: Mind Over Murder Mrs. Lang Episode: "Lemmings Will Fly"
1997 George & Leo Ronnie Episode: "The Review"
1997 Ally McBeal Marci Hatfield Episode: "Drawing the Lines"
1997 413 Hope St. Mrs. Jefferson Episode: "Quentin Goes Home"
1997-1998 Clueless Mrs. Mumford recurring role; 3 episodes
1998 Sabrina, the Teenage Witch Mrs. Chessler Episode: "Five Easy Pieces of Libby"
1998 ER Mrs. Martinez Episode: "Shades of Gray"
1998 C-16: FBI Leslie Dreyfuss Episode: "Green Card"
1998 Prey Sandra Cook Episode: "Collaboration"
1998 Buddy Faro unknown role Episode: "Touched by an Amnesiac"
1998 Dharma & Greg Autumn Episode: "Unarmed and Dangerous"
1998 The King of Queens Helen Episode: "Supermarket Story"
1999 Beverly Hills, 90210 Judge Mary Addison Episode: "Trials and Tribulations"
199 Zoe, Duncan Jack & Jane Lilian Gottlieb/Johnny's Mother Episode: "When Zoe Met Johnny"
1999 It's Like, You Know... Zoe Episode: "Welcome to L.A., Part 1"
1999 Charmed Claire Pryce recurring role; 5 episodes
credited as Christine Rose
1999 Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show Madame Curie Episode: "Honey, It's a Blunderful Life"
1999-2000 Providence Cynthia Blake recurring role; 7 episodes
2000 Diagnosis Murder Sarah Prince Episode: "Jake's Women"
2000 Days of Our Lives Dawn Larson Episode: "#1.8849"
2000 Bull Mrs. Spencer Episode: "Love's Labors Lost"
2001 Six Feet Under Hannah Episode: "An Open Book"
2001 The Agency Margaret Callan Episode: "Closure"
2001 Malcolm in the Middle Mrs. Demarco Episode: "Malcolm's Girlfriend"
2001 Philly Dr. Ellen Kovell Episode: "Loving Sons"
2001-2003 Gilmore Girls Francine Hayden 2 episodes
2002 Any Day Now Barbara Hoffman Episode: "In Too Deep"
2002 Life with Bonnie Shelly Episode: "Pilot"
2002 The Practice Bernice White 2 episodes
2002 Presidio Med unknown role Episode: "When Approaching A Let-Go"
2002-2004 Friends Bitsy Hannigan 2 episodes
2003 7th Heaven Mrs. Iglitz Episode: "Dick"
2003 The Lyon's Den Ms. Conningham Episode: "Beach House"
2003 Two and a Half Men Lenore Episode: "Merry Thanksgiving"
2004 NCIS Pat Stone Episode: "Dead Man Talking"
2004 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Grandma Giles Episode: "Down the Drain"
2004 Without a Trace Irene Shaw Episode: "American Goddess"
2005 Boston Legal Meredith Waters Episode: "Men to Boys"
2006 Crossing Jordan Dr. Wasserman Episode: "Dreamland"
credited as Christine Rose
2006 Commander in Chief Alice Marlow Episode: "The Elephant in the Room"
2006 Lovespring International Alice Episode: "Lydia's Perfect Man"
2006 Saved Amanda Alden Episode: "Secrets and Lies"
2006-2010 Heroes Angela Petrelli recurring role; 53 episodes
2006-2011 Big Love Evelyn Linton 2 episodes
2006-2014 How I Met Your Mother Virginia Mosby recurring role; 7 episodes
2007 State of Mind Rosalind Warren, MD 2 episodes
2008 Heroes: Going Postal Angela Petrelli Television Miniseries; Episode: "Let's Talk"
2008-2009 Heroes: The Recruit Television Miniseries
series regular; 6 episodes
2010 The Mentalist Pauline Episode: "Pink Chanel Suite"
2010-2011 Brothers & Sisters Dean Danielle Whitley 2 episodes
2011 Private Practice Mrs. Freedman Episode: "Something Old, Something New"
2011 Mad Love Penny Episode: "After the Fireworks"
2011 NCIS: Los Angeles Alexa Comescu 2 episodes
2012 Longmire Donna Craig Episode: "The Worst Kind of Hunter"
2014 NCIS: New Orleans Hannah Tarlow Episode: "Chasing Ghosts"
2015 Aquarius Grace's Mother Episode: "A Whiter Shade of Pale"
2015-2016 Heroes Reborn Angela Petrellie Television Miniseries; 3 episodes
2016-2017 How to Get Away with Murder Judge Wenona Sansbury 2 episodes
2017 Trial & Error Josie Davis recurring role; 8 episodes
2018 Sharp Objects Nurse Beverly Television Miniseries; Episode: "Falling"


Year Title Role Notes
1979 The Rainmaker unknown role Cape Playhouse
1981 My Sister in This House Christine Humana Festival
1981 Swop Ruth Anne Humana Festival
1981 Cul-De-Sac unknown role Tyrone Guthrie Theater
1987 Reno and Yolanda Raylene
1989-1990 Uncle Vanya unknown role Tyrone Guthrie Theater


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