"Falcon Crest's" Susan Sullivan today

Robert Foxworth as "Chase Gioberti" and Susan Sullivan "Maggie Gioberti-Channing" in Falcon Crest.

Falcon Crest star Susan Sullivan is an in-demand actress. She had her big breakthrough in 1981 playing Maggie Gioberti Channing in the popular soap Falcon Crest.

Susan Sullivan (75) appeared in the US television series Falcon Crest from 1981 to 1989. The series, which ran from 1981 to 1990, was one of THE sopas of the 1980s, alongside Dallas and Dynasty.

"Falcon Crest" stars Lorenzo Lamas and Susan Sullivan

Lorenzo Lamas and Susan Sullivan during a scene of Falcon Crest.

Susan Sullivan's role in Falcon Crest

The American drama series followed the lives of the "Channing" family, who live and work in the Victorian Falcon Crest mansion. The lovely "Maggie Gioberti Channing", played by Susan Sullivan is "Chase Gioberti's" wife and works as a freelance journalist. After Chase's death, she falls in love with "Richard Channing" and they get married. Sadly, the marriage does not last and Susan Sullivan left the show after her character Maggie drowned in a swimming pool.

David Selby and Susan Sullivan in "Falcon Crest"

David Selby and Susan Sullivan in Falcon Crest.

Susan Sullivan's career

Before playing "Maggie Gioberti Channing", Susan had already been working as an actress for nearly two decades! She had her first television role in 1964 and signed a contract with Universal Studios in 1969 and appeared in several TV shows produced by the company. She appeared in her first soap opera role in 1970 in The Best of Everything. Before taking TV screens by storm in Falcon Crest, she also played supporting roles in KojakAnother World and Rich Man, Poor Man.

Susan Sullivan today

Susan Sullivan at a Meet & Greet with the cast of Steel Magnolias.

Sullivan also appeared in numerous film productions such as Midway or The Incredible Hulk. After Falcon Crest, Susan starred in the George Carlin Show and in the 1997 film The Wedding of My Best Friend.

In the following years, she appeared in numerous productions such as Dharma & Greg or Two and a Half Men and starred as Martha Rodgers in the crime series Castle from 2009 to 2016. Since 2018, she has played Eileen in the comedy series The Kominsky Method.

Susan has two sons from former marriages and has been happily married to psychologist Connell Cowan since 1989.