Dixie Carter

Dixie Carter

Highest Rated: 82% That Evening Sun (2009)

Lowest Rated: 63% The Life & Adventures of Santa Claus (2000)

Birthday: May 25, 1939

Birthplace: McLemoresville, Tennessee, USA

Actress Dixie Carter belied the stereotypical image of a Southern belle with her smart choices in roles that often showcased strong-willed and steely characters. Audiences loved her as the classy-yet-brassy Julia Sugarbaker on "Designing Women" (CBS, 1986-1993), a Southern-flavored sitcom centered on four women who worked together at an interior design firm. On "Designing Women," Carter imbued her character with the perfect combination of wit, charm and beauty, and helped make the series one of the network's most watched shows during its seven-year run. The theater-trained actress' career peaked with the CBS series, but she remained a vibrant figure on television and was highly sought out to play tough characters such as a lawyer on "Family Law" (CBS, 1999-2002) or an overbearing matriarch on "Ladies Man" (CBS, 1999-2001). In 2007, Carter revived her career with a critically acclaimed performance on the comedy "Desperate Housewives" (ABC, 2004-12), playing a Machiavellian mother obsessed with her son. Whether playing the strong women she became known for or belting out a song on Broadway, Carter's long acting career was a testament to her undeniable talent and versatility and her happy marriage to fellow actor Hal Holbrook was an inspiration in an industry sometimes brutal on interpersonal relationships.

Highest rated movies

That Evening Sun



82% 76% That Evening Sun Ellen Meecham (Character) $280.3K 2009
No Score Yet 58% Our First Christmas Evie Baer (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 45% Comfort and Joy Frederica (Character) - 2003
63% 58% The Life & Adventures of Santa Claus Necile (Voice) - 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet We Met on the Vineyard Carol (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 100% Dazzle Lydie Kilkullen (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet 20% A Perry Mason Mystery: The Case of the Lethal Lifestyle Louise Archer (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet 31% Going Berserk Angela (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet 57% The Killing of Randy Webster Billie Webster (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet OHMS Nora Wing (Character) - 1980


No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bonnie Hunt Show Guest 2008
72% 87% Desperate Housewives Gloria Hodge (Guest Star) 2006-2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hope & Faith Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
78% 89% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Denise Brockmorton (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Family Law Randi King (Character) 1999-2002
8% No Score Yet Ladies Man Unknown (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
17% No Score Yet Fired Up Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Diagnosis Murder Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Designing Women Julia Sugarbaker (Character) 1986-1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Diff'rent Strokes Unknown (Guest Star) 1984-1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Filthy Rich Carlotta Beck (Character) 1982-1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Devlin Connection Unknown (Guest Star) 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Best of the West Unknown (Guest Star) 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet On Our Own April Baxter (Character) 1977-1978