Sue Ellen Ewing (as played by Linda Gray on Dallas)

Useful information about Sue Ellen Ewing

* Met JR during Miss Texas pageant in 1967. She won, he was a judge.
* Married JR in 1971.
* Recovering alcoholic. Binge drank during her pregnancy with John Ross, which caused his premature birth.
* Arrested for shooting JR, but it was really her sister Kristin.
* Has deep regrets about how she was a mother to John Ross.
* Considering a run for governor.

Who's played Sue Ellen Ewing over the years?

Linda Gray - (June 13, 2012 - present)

Current and Past Occupation

Current: Dallas power player considering run for governor
Past:CEO of Ewing Oil
Past: Anonymous film producer
Past: Owner of Valentine Lingerie
Past: Miss Texas 1967

Past History

Sue Ellen Shepard was born in Dallas. Her father was an alcoholic, and soon after Sue Ellen’s sister was born, he deserted the family and died. Her mother Patricia never remarried.

She went to the University of Texas at Austin, then won the Miss Texas Pageant in July 1967, where she met JR. He was unfaithful to her throughout their marriage, and she ended up having a one-night stand with ranch hand Ray Krebbs, then an ongoing affair with Ewing enemy Cliff Barnes.

A drinking binge during her pregnancy with John Ross led to a premature delivery and stint in rehab.

Now she is a powerful woman in Dallas, leading successful fundraising campaigns, taking on causes and making connections. She is considering a run for governor, with campaign backers already lining up to support her.

She regrets the kind of mother she was to John Ross and will do anything to make things right for him. She knows that her drinking and feuding with JR left deep wounds in John Ross that she will never be able to heal. She offers herself as an ally in his quest to find oils as she tries to right the wrongs of her past.

Past Marriages

JR Ewing (1971 and 1982, divorced twice)
Don Lockwood (1990, divorced)

Flings and Relationships

Clint Ogden
Ray Krebbs
Cliff Barnes
Dusty Farlow
Peter Richards
Nicholas Pearce


Patricia Shepherd (mother - deceased)
Kristin Shepherd (sister - deceased)


John Ross Ewing III (son)