Suzie Plakson (born June 3, 1958) is an American actress, singer, writer, poet, and artist, perhaps best known for her role as Meg Tynan in the sitcom Love & War.
Born Susan Plaksin in Buffalo, New York, she grew up in Kingston, Pennsylvania and went to college at Northwestern University. She began her career on the stage, and played four characters opposite Anthony Newley in a revival tour of Stop the World, I Want to Get Off. She also played Marquise Theresa Du Parc in the Broadway incarnation of the play La B te.
Plakson has played a range of characters throughout her career. Her first regular role in a television series was in the sitcom Love & War; she did several voices (principally Fran's Apatosaurus neighbor and friend Monica) on Dinosaurs and ultimately played four characters on various Star Trek series.
Star Trek characters
In addition, Plakson served as master of ceremonies for the closing of Star Trek: The Experience in 2008.
Plakson has many other guest and recurring roles in sitcoms such as Mad About You and Everybody Loves Raymond, while she was also acting in movies such as Disclosure, Red Eye, and Wag the Dog. She wrote and performed an allegorical solo show, An Evening with Eve.
In 2008, Plakson released the alternative country rock album Good Luck Charm produced by Jay Ferguson. She also sculpts and writes; writing samples and photos of her sculptures can be found on her website.
In a recurring role that started in 2005, she plays Marshall Eriksen's mother in the sitcom How I Met Your Mother.
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