Gates McFadden

Actor, Dancer, Choreographer
Tall, red-haired character actor and dancer who, after studying in Paris, acted in New York in plays including "Emerald City," "Cloud 9" and "The Matchmaker. " She also played a small role as a secretary in the feature ... Read more »
Born: 03/02/1949 in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, USA

Filmography

Actor (19)

Franklin & Bash 2011, 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Make the Yuletide Gay 2009 (Movie)

Martha Stanford (Actor)

Dirty 2006 (Movie)

Wife (Actor)

America Loves... Star Trek 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Star Trek: Nemesis 2002 (Movie)

Dr Beverly Crusher (Actor)

The Practice 1994 - 1996, 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Mary Jane Colter: House Made of Dawn 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Narrator

Star Trek: Insurrection 1998 (Movie)

Dr Beverly Crusher (Actor)

Mad About You 1995 - 1996 (Tv Show)

Actor

Party of Five 1994 - 1996 (Tv Show)

Actor

Star Trek: First Contact 1996 (Movie)

Beverly (Actor)

Mystery Dance 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Star Trek: Generations 1994 (Movie)

Dr Beverly Crusher (Actor)

Star Trek: The Next Generation 1987 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Taking Care of Business 1990 (Movie)

Diane (Actor)

The Hunt for Red October 1990 (Movie)

Caroline Ryan (Actor)

The Wizard 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Crowned and Dangerous (TV Show)

Actor

Marker (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Tall, red-haired character actor and dancer who, after studying in Paris, acted in New York in plays including "Emerald City," "Cloud 9" and "The Matchmaker. " She also played a small role as a secretary in the feature "The Muppets Take Manhattan" (1984), and later worked with Jim Henson again when she served as director of choreography and puppet movement for the elaborate fantasy film, "Labyrinth" (1986). After acting in a not-dissimilar CBS TV series, "The Wizard" (1986-87), McFadden enjoyed considerable success in another venture into fantasy and adventure with the popular syndicated series, "Star Trek: The Next Generation." With her placid alto voice and mature, wide-eyed good looks, she brought a quiet authority to the role of Dr. Beverly Crusher, and even got to dance on occasion. McFadden has also acted in a handful of features including "The Hunt for Red October" -- orginiating the role of Dr. Caroline Ryan -- and "Taking Care of Business" (both 1990). She continued to make guest appearences on TV series including "Mad About You," "The Practice" and "The Division," but her highest profile role continued to be Dr. Crusher, a part she reprised in the big-screen adventures "Star Trek: Generations" (1994), "Star Trek: First Contact" (1996), "Star Trek: Insurrection" (1998) and "Star Trek: Nemesis" (2002).

Relationships

John Cleveland Talbot

Husband

James McFadden-Talbot

Son
born June 10, 1991

EDUCATION

Brandeis University

Waltham, Massachusetts

studied in Paris with Jacques LeCoq at the L'Ecole Mimet Theatre

Milestones

2002

Again played Dr. Crusher in "Star Trek: Nemesis"

1998

Reprised Dr. Crusher for "Star Trek: Insurrection"

1998

Had lead in East Coast premiere of "Voices in the Dark" at the George Street Playhouse

1997

Appeared in the movie-of-the-week "Crowned and Dangerous"

1996

Returned as Dr. Crusher for "Star Trek: First Contact"

1995

Co-starred in the UPN startup series, "Marker"

1994

Recreated the role of Dr. Crusher for the feature, "Star Trek: Generations"

1990

Appeared as Dr. Caroline Ryan, the wife of CIA analyst Jack Ryan (Alec Baldwin) in "The Hunt for Red October"

1986

Served as director of choreography and puppet movement for the feature film, "Labyrinth"

1984

First notable feature film work, a small role in "The Muppets Take Manhattan"

Took off one season from "Star Trek: The Next Generation"

Moved to New York; played in several leading roles in a number of stage productions

Had recurring role as Paul Resier's boss Allison Roukre on "Mad About You"

Played Dr. Beverly Crusher on the syndicated science-fiction series, "Star Trek: The Next Generation"

Lived in Paris after finishing undergraduate degree to continue theater studies

Raised in Ohio

Played Darcy Stafford on the CBS fantasy-adventure series, "The Wizard"

Bonus Trivia

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Has taught theater at institutions including Brandeis, NYU and the University of Pittsburgh

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