Susan Walters plays Carol Lockwood, Tyler’s mom and the Mayor of Mystic falls in the CW’s, The Vampire Diaries. Susan was born in Atlanta, Georgia and grew up in the suburbs of Chamblee, Georgia. She attended Chamblee High School and was very involved in the extra curricular activities. Her acting career began in 1983 when she landed the role of Lorna Forbes Perelli on the soap opera, Loving. She has had many occurring roles in a variety of TV shows over the years such as Ryan Thomas in Hotel, Bridget Loring in Nightingales, Mary Beth Sutton in Dear John, Anne Osborne in The Big Easy, Christine Denton/Tiffany Hart in Melrose Place, Lili Smith in The War Next Door, Principal Rimkus in One Tree Hill, Diane Jenkins in The Young and the Restless and Mrs. Martin in Teen Wolf.