An American actress & former model Susan Walters is famous for portraying Diane Jenkins in The Young and the Restless (2001- 2010) and as Carol Lockwood in The Vampire Diaries (2009- 2013). The 1981 Miss Teen All American started her career as a model & then saw the transition to acting, thanks to her acting prominence that got her fame & fortune.
Professional in the acting industry since 1983, Walters records 84 acting credits. She did work in a bunch of films, but it was the TV screen which lifted up to career height. The mother of 2 has appeared in notable roles in TV series such as Hotel, Nightangles, Dear John, Point Pleasant, Reckless, Teen Wolf, and The Flash.
Early Life & Early Career
Susan Walters was born on September 28, 1963, in Atlanta, Georgia, the USA, in an American family. She is low-key about detail on her family members. The attendant of Chamblee High School, Walters was competed in and was crowned Miss Teen All American in 1981, representing Georgia.
The fame from the beauty pageant attracted her offers from modeling agencies; she then moved to New York & modeled for Elite. In addition to that, she earned works in many commercials while attending acting classes.
What Is Susan Walters' Age and Height In 2020?
The 5 feet 6.5 inches tall American actress & former model is 57 years old in November 2020.
Acting Debut With 'Loving'
Walters, at the age of 20, made her acting debut through the TV series Loving (1983), and subsequently appeared in the 1987 film Russkies. She came as a TV attraction through her role as Ryan Thomas in the TV series Hotel (1987-1988).
Following appearances in 13 episodes of Nightingales (1989), Susan landed in the recurring role of Mary Beth Sutton in Dear John (1990- 1992, 56 episodes) starring Judd Hirsch & Isabella Hofmann that earned her wide acclaim.
After that, her notable TV appearances came through The Big Easy (1996- 1997, 22 episodes), Melrose Place (1998, 7 episodes), and The War Next Door (2000, 13 episodes).
Throughout the 90s, she also made guest appearances in admired TV series: Seinfeld, Nash Bridges, Family Law, and Spy Game, along with TV movies: Nightingales (1988), Grand Slam (1990), Texas Justice (1995), I Married a Monster (1998) and Where the Truth Lies (1999).
Appearance In 'The Young and the Restless' and 'The Vampire Diaries'
In 2001, Susan Walters got the role of Diane Jenkins in the TV soap opera The Young and the Restless which proved to be her major career breakthrough. There she worked in 82 episodes until 2010 alongside Peter Bergman, Eric Braeden, Joshua Morrow, Sharon Case, Amelia Heinle & many others.
After brief appearances in CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2003), JAG (2004), CSI: Miami (2004), One Tree Hill (2009), and Army Wives (2009), she was cast in the recurring role of Carol Lockwood in The Vampire Diaries (2009- 13). There, Susan starred in 34 episodes along with main casts Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, and Ian Somerhalder.
From 2011 to 2017, Walters appeared as Natalie Martin in Teen Wolf (24 episodes); throughout that period, she also starred in Star-Crossed (2014), Reckless (2014), and How to Get Away with Murder (2015).
Then, having guest-starred in The Fosters (2018), Good Trouble (2019), and Tell Me Your Secrets (2019), the Georgia native, most recently worked in When The Streetlights Go On (2020, TV short) and The Flash (2020, 4 episodes).
Interesting Fact: Throughout her career journey of more than 3 decades, Walters has made 14 film appearances, the most notable being Defending Your Life (1991) and 'Til There Was You (1997). In 2020, she appeared in 'Honesty Weekend'.
What Is Susan Walters' Net Worth In 2020?
Ever since the former model Susan Walters transited to acting in the early 80s, the on-screen career has become her major income source. Needless to say, it is all thanks to the American actress' stints in many famous TV series like The Young and the Restless, The Vampire Diaries, and Teen Wolf.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Walters has a net worth of $4 million in November 2020. Although no actual report on her payroll from TV works or annual earnings came up, she indeed grabs hundreds of thousand dollars per year.
Susan is an avid user of Twitter (@swaltersashby) with over 39.6 K followers at the moment but has no official Instagram account. These days, sponsored Instagram post on celebrities' account has become quite popular aid to income.
Reportedly, her husband Linden Ashby, an actor & martial artist owns $3 million net worth in late 2020.
Mother Of 2 Children- Married Life and Husband
It's been common in the celebrity world that ones with the same profession set up the chemistry of romantic relationships, so comes the call for The Vampire Diaries actress Susan Walters. Her husband Linden Ashby is an American actor famous for playing Johnny Cage in the film adaptation of Mortal Kombat.
Susan and Linden met at the set of Loving in the early 80s that became a base of their relationship beginning. After some years of dating, the couple married on April 19, 1986, and is together ever since.
Together, the duo is parents to 2 children, both daughters: Grace Ashby (b. June 1991) and Savannah (b. November 1992). Currently, she resides in Los Angeles with her husband Linden.
As for a fact, Walters and Ashby have an on-screen love interest in Drop Dead Diva (2009). Over, the years, they have shared many TV screens in The War Next Door, The Young and the Restless, and Teen Wolf.