Gail O'Grady Biography (1963-)

Born January 23, 1963, in Detroit, MI (some sources say Chicago, IL); raisedin Wheaton, IL; daughter of Jim (a financial planner) and Jan O'Grady; married Richard Dasko, 1981 (divorced, 1983); married Severin Wunderman (in business), 1987 (divorced, 1987); married Jeffrey Byron (an actor; divorced); married Steve Fenton (a producer and manager), August 12, 1995 (divorced, July, 1996); children: Michael Colton. Addresses: Agent: Agency for the Performing Arts, 9200 Sunset Blvd., Suite 900, Los Angeles, CA 90069.; Manager: N2NEntertainment, 9348 Civic Center Dr., Suite 200, Beverly Hills, CA 90210; Shelter Entertainment, 9255 Sunset Blvd., Suite 500, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

Nationality
American
Gender
Female
Occupation
Actress
Birth Details
January 23, 1963
Detroit, Michigan, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Donna Abandando, NYPD Blue, ABC, 1993-96
  • Helen Pryor, American Dreams (also known as Bandstand, Miss American Pie, and Our Generation), NBC, 2002-2005
  • Ava Moore, Hot Properties, ABC, beginning 2005
  • Miniseries
  • Judy, The Billionaire Boys Club, NBC, 1987
  • Rebecca Bailey, People Like Us, NBC, 1990
  • Dr. Paige Taylor, Sidney Sheldon's "Nothing Lasts Forever" (also known as Nothing Lasts Forever), CBS, 1995
  • Vivian Henry, Medusa's Child, ABC, 1997
  • Movies
  • Cindy Kane, Parker Kane, NBC, 1990
  • Grace Kelly, The Josephine Baker Story, HBO, 1991
  • Sara, The HitMan (also known as The Hitman and The Hit Man), ABC, 1991
  • Lieutenant Paula Coughlin, She Stood Alone: The Tailhook Scandal (also known as Tailhook), ABC, 1995
  • Paulette Gill, Trial by Fire, ABC, 1995
  • Cindy/Emily Riggs/Karen Winthrop, The Three Lives of Karen, USA Network, 1997
  • Janet, Every 9 Seconds (also known as A Call for Help), NBC, 1997
  • Kathleen Anneken, Two Voices (also known as Two Small Voices), Lifetime, 1997
  • Molly Saunders, Two of Hearts (also known as Le mariage de monex), Fox Family Channel, 1999
  • Maggie Stanley, Out of Sync (also known as Lip Service), VH1, 2000
  • Susan Miller, Another Woman's Husband, Lifetime, 2000
  • Elaine Rigsbee, Walking across Egypt, The Hallmark Channel, 2001
  • Olivia Wise, Sleep Easy, Hutch Rimes, Showtime, 2001
  • Theresa Foley, The Hostage Negotiator, USA Network, 2001
  • Jess Gradwell, Sex & the Single Mom, Lifetime, 2003
  • Rachel Myer, Lucky 7 (also known as Lucky Seven), ABC Family Channel, 2003
  • June Anderson, Hope Ranch, Animal Planet, 2004
  • Molly Bowser, The Sure Hand of God (also known as Sinners NeedCompany), Lifetime, 2004
  • Anne Metz, Mayday, CBS, 2005
  • Jess Gradwell, More Sex & the Single Mom, Lifetime, 2005
  • Specials
  • Host, Lifetime Applauds: The Fight against Breast Cancer, Lifetime, 1995
  • (Uncredited) Herself, Inside "NYPD Blue": A Decade on the Job (documentary), ABC, 2002
  • Sexiest Moments in Film, Bravo, 2004
  • Herself, NYPD Blue: A Final Tribute, ABC, 2005
  • Awards Presentations
  • The Fifth Annual Family Television Awards, The WB, 2003
  • Episodic
  • Julia McCullough, "The Sisters," Matlock, NBC, 1986
  • Victim in Volkswagen, Werewolf, Fox, 1987
  • Georgia Lee, "Chao Ong," China Beach, ABC, 1988
  • Pauline Slade, "Road Kill," In the Heat of the Night, NBC, 1988
  • Victoria Letour, "Hollywood," Superboy, syndicated, 1989
  • Julia McCullough, "The Kidnappers," Matlock, NBC, 1990
  • "Finally: Parts 1 & 2," Cheers, NBC, 1990
  • "Prescription for Murder," Hardball, Fox, 1990
  • "Three Men on a Match," Anything but Love, ABC, 1990
  • Robin Dishman, "Badge of Honor," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1992
  • Betty Whitburn-Marks, "Crime of Love," Silk Stalkings, CBS and USANetwork, 1993
  • Kristen, "Fire and Ice," Time Trax, syndicated, 1993
  • "Gone with a Whim: Parts 1 & 2," Designing Women, CBS, 1993
  • Patricia Stone, "Who Killed the Anchorman?," Burke's Law, CBS, 1994
  • Colonel Klingman, "Stardust," Space: Above and Beyond, Fox, 1996
  • Pam Riley, "The Prodigy," Promised Land (also known as Home ofthe Brave), CBS, 1996
  • Herself, Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher (also known as Politically Incorrect), ABC, 1997
  • Herself, The Rosie O'Donnell Show, syndicated, 1997
  • Donna Abandando, "Mister Roberts," NYPD Blue, ABC, 1999
  • Helena Fisher, "Home Again," Ally McBeal, Fox, 2001
  • Herself, The Wayne Brady Show, syndicated, 2003
  • Herself, "Tournament 3, Game 5," Celebrity Poker Showdown, Bravo,2004
  • My Coolest Years, VH1, 2004
  • Pilots
  • Georgia Lee, China Beach, ABC, 1988
  • Gail O'Grady Pilot, Fox, 1996
  • Faith, Better Days, CBS, 1998
  • Helen Pryor, American Dreams (also known as Bandstand, Miss American Pie, and Our Generation), NBC, 2002
  • Miranda St. Claire, "Mr. Monk and the Candidate: Parts 1 & 2," Monk, USA Network, 2002
  • Ava Moore, Hot Properties, ABC, 2005
  • Television Work
  • Pilots
  • (With others) Executive producer, Gail O'Grady Pilot, Fox, 1996
  • Film Appearances
  • (Scenes deleted) Three Amigos, Orion, 1986
  • Caroline Boyle, Blackout (also known as The Attic and Dark Secrets), Ambient Light, 1988
  • Laura, She's Having a Baby, Paramount, 1988
  • Shelly, Nobody's Perfect, Moviestore Entertainment, 1989
  • Jackie, Spellcaster, Empire Pictures/Taryn Productions, 1992
  • Carol O'Hara, Celtic Pride, Buena Vista, 1996
  • Rowena, That Old Feeling, Universal, 1997
  • Claire, Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo, Buena Vista, 1999
  • Jane, Tricks, Dog & Pony Productions/Museum Bank Pictures, 2003
  • Herself, Special Thanks to Roy London (documentary), Traction Media, 2005
  • Film Producer
  • Tricks, Dog & Pony Productions/Museum Bank Pictures, 2003

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Periodicals
    • Entertainment Weekly, October 7, 1994, p. 62
    • People Weekly, April 17, 1995, pp. 132-34; May 6, 1996, p. 137; May 13, 1996, p. 146; April 21, 1997, pp. 72-73; May 26, 1997, pp. 15-16
    • Woman's Day, September 1, 2004, p. 91

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