Born on January 31, 1951 in Lynwood, California, Cristine Sue Rose has risen to fame in the entertainment industry. She graduated from Stanford University, and has been known for her wide range of performances on both film and television. Her career began in the 1980s, as she appeared on series like Kate & Allie, Spenser: For Hire, My Sister Sam and Matlock. Her first feature film was the 1984 drama Fatherland, and continued to appear on movies like Ishtar, and many other made-for-TV films. Some of these are Terrorist on Trial: The United States vs. Salim Ajami, and The Trial of Lee Harvey Oswald, where she portrayed Jackie Kennedy.
Cristine Rose has gotten guest roles in Moonlighting, Just the Ten of Us, St. Elsewhere, Murder She Wrote, Dear John and Murphy Brown. In 1990, she landed the role of Barbara Bueller in the series Ferris Bueller. She has also been seen in The Wonder Years, Growing Pain, Anything But Love, and Night Court. Her movies during the time were mostly on television, like Just My Imagination, Passion and For the Very First Time. She also worked on The Elvira Show as Lindsay, and was cast in Flying Blind as Ellen Barash. In 1993, Rose was given a role in Star Trek: The Next Generation as Gi’ral. That year, she also guest-starred on The Nanny, and Almost Home. She continued her string or appearances, making herself known in Ellen, Empty Nest, Picket Fences, Grace Under Fire, Chicago Hope and The Jeff Foxworthy Show. After a performance in The Last Time I Committed Suicide, she was seen on Party of Five, Ally McBeal and Sabrina the Teenage Witch. Rose was also in the series Clueless, ER, Dharma & Greg, The King of Queens and Beverly Hills, 90210. She also had a memorable appearance on Charmed, as the character Claire Pryce.
In 2000, Cristine Rose was seen on Diagnosis Murder and the soap opera Days of Our Lives. She continued to portray Cynthia Blake on Providence, and had a role in the film What Women Want with Mel Gibson and Helen Hunt. The next year, Rose was seen on HBO’s Six Feet Under, on The Agency and the FOX series Malcolm in the Middle. Her other appearances were in The Practice, Life with Bonnie, Gilmore Girls, Friends, 7th Heaven, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Boston Legal, and How I Met Your Mother. Despite all this, Cristine Rose is best known for her role as Angela Petrelli on the NBC hit action series Heroes. She was promoted to series regular during the show’s third season.Exclusive Video Interview with 'Heroes' Star Cristine Rose