Gail O'Grady

Actress, Model
Pretty, blonde, full-figured actor of TV and several feature films who, after ending up on the editing room floor in her first feature, "Three Amigos" (1986), enjoyed the attention she received as the woman in a series ... Read more »
Born: 01/23/1963 in Detroit, Michigan, USA

Filmography

Actor (81)

Revenge 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Sins of the Preacher 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

The House that Jack Built 2014 (Movie)

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The Mystery Cruise 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Castle 2013 (Tv Show)

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Major Crimes 2013 (Tv Show)

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Rules of Engagement 2013 (Tv Show)

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Shadow on the Mesa 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

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The Crazy Ones 2013 (Tv Show)

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After the Fall 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

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Hawaii Five-O 2011 (Tv Show)

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Hellcats 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

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Memphis Beat 2011 (Tv Show)

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The Forgotten 2010 (Tv Show)

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CSI: New York 2009 (Tv Show)

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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2009 (Tv Show)

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Living Out Loud 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

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The Ghost Whisperer 2009 (Tv Show)

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All I Want for Christmas 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

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An American Carol 2008 (Movie)

Jane Wagstaffe (Actor)

CSI: Miami 2008 (Tv Show)

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Desperate Housewives 2008 (Tv Show)

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National Memorial Day Concert 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

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The Mentalist 2008 (Tv Show)

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While the Children Sleep 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

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Boston Legal 2007 (Tv Show)

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CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2007 (Tv Show)

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Cane 2007 (Tv Show)

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Hidden Palms 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

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Las Vegas 2007 (Tv Show)

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Monk 2002, 2007 (Tv Show)

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Hot Properties 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

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Two and a Half Men 2006 (Tv Show)

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American Dreams 2002 - 2005 (TV Show)

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My Coolest Years 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

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NYPD Blue: A Final Tribute 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

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Ally McBeal 1987 - 1988, 1992 - 1997, 2000 - 2001, 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

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Burke's Law 1987 - 1988, 1992 - 1997, 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

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Celebrity Poker Showdown 1995 - 1996, 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

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Designing Women 1987 - 1988, 1992 - 1993, 1995 - 1996, 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

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In the Heat of the Night 1987 - 1988, 1995 - 1996, 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

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NYPD Blue 1987 - 1988, 1992 - 2001, 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

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Promised Land 1987 - 1988, 1992 - 1993, 1995 - 1997, 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

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Sexiest Moments in Film 2004 (Tv Show)

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The 5th Annual Family Television Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

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Sleep Easy, Hutch Rimes 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

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Walking Across Egypt 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

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Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo 1999 (Movie)

Claire (Actor)

Every 9 Seconds 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

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That Old Feeling 1997 (Movie)

Rowena (Actor)

Celtic Pride 1996 (Movie)

Carol (Actor)

Sidney Sheldon's Nothing Lasts Forever 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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Space: Above and Beyond 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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Trial By Fire 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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Spellcaster 1991 (Movie)

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The Josephine Baker Story 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

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Cheers 1990 (Tv Show)

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Nobody's Perfect 1990 (Movie)

Shelly (Actor)

People Like Us 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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Blackout 1989 (Movie)

Caroline Boyle (Actor)

She's Having A Baby 1988 (Movie)

Laura (Actor)

Werewolf 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

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Another Woman's Husband (TV Show)

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Hope Ranch (TV Show)

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Hostage Negotiator (TV Show)

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Lucky 7 (TV Show)

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Mayday (TV Show)

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Medusa's Child (TV Show)

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More Sex and the Single Mom (TV Show)

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Out of Sync (TV Show)

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Parker Kane (TV Show)

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Sex and the Single Mom (TV Show)

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Sure Hand of God (TV Show)

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The Billionaire Boys Club (TV Show)

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The HitMan (TV Show)

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The Sitter (Movie)

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The Three Lives of Karen (TV Show)

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Two Voices (TV Show)

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Two of Hearts (TV Show)

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Biography

Pretty, blonde, full-figured actor of TV and several feature films who, after ending up on the editing room floor in her first feature, "Three Amigos" (1986), enjoyed the attention she received as the woman in a series of Diet Pepsi ads for whom Michael J. Fox almost literally goes through hell and high water. O'Grady kept busy in guest spots on a variety of TV shows including "Matlock", "Cheers" and "China Beach" (dueting on "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'" with fellow guest star Nancy Sinatra) and played Chad Lowe's leading lady in the cross-dressing teen comedy, "Nobody's Perfect" (1989). TV-movies such as "Parker Kane" (1990) and "The Hit Man" (1991) began to come her way, and O'Grady got a break when she joined the cast of the controversial police drama series, "NYPD Blue" (1993-96) during its first season. Her warm-hearted secretary Donna eventually began an affair with Det. Medavoy (Gordon Clapp) and managed to avoid being pigeonholed as a stereotypical dumb blonde.

Relationships

Jeffrey Byron Actor

Husband
Married 1990 Divorced 1991

Michael Colton

Son
Born May 22, 2004

Richard Dasko

Husband
High school sweethearts Married 1981 Divorced 1983

John Dye Actor

Companion
Briefly dated no longer together

Steve Fenton Actor

Husband
Married 1995 Divorced 1996

Jim O'Grady

Father

Jan O'Grady

Mother

Severin Wunderman Actor

Husband
Married 1987 Divorced 1987

EDUCATION

Wheaton North High School

Wheaton , Illinois 1981

Milestones

2008

Joined the fifth season of ABC's "Desperate Housewives" as a recurring character

2007

Had a recurring role on ABC's "Boston Legal" as Gloria Weldon, a judge in a personal relationship with attorney Alan Shore

2005

Cast in the short-lived ABC sitcom "Hot Properties"

2002

Played the mother, Helen Pryor, in the NBC television series "American Dreams"

2001

Starred opposite Michael Bowen in the USA Network movie "Hostage Negotiator"

2000

Played a singer with stage fright in the VH-1 movie "Out of Sync"

1999

Had supporting role in the comedy "Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo"

1997

Co-starred with Bette Midler and Dennis Farina in Carl Reiner's "That Old Feeling"

1996

Appeared in the comedy feature "Celtic Pride"; co-scripted by Judd Apatow and Colin Quinn

1996

Filmed a pilot for her own sitcom, "The Gail O'Grady Project"; show never picked up by any of the networks

1993

Played Donna Abandando, the big-haired squad secretary on the ABC series, "NYPD Blue"; received three consecutive Emmy nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actress

1991

First leading role in a TV-movie, "The Hit Man"

1991

Portrayed Grace Kelly in the HBO biopic, "The Josephine Baker Story" opposite Lynn Whitfield in the title role

1988

First actual feature film appearance, "She's Having a Baby"

1988

First feature lead, "Blackout"

1987

First TV miniseries, "The Billionaire Boys Club" (NBC)

1987

Appeared in series of widely-seen Diet Pepsi commercials starring Michael J. Fox

1986

Moved to Los Angeles

1986

First role in the "Three Amigos" was cut out of the film

1986

Earliest TV appearances, "Matlock" (NBC)

Raised near Chicago, Illinois

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