Jessica Lundy

Actor, Comedian, Singer
Although she gained the spotlight as the brassy, cynical hairdresser Gloria in the NBC series "Hope & Gloria," Jessica Lundy, in real life, was more like the Hope character, optimistic and a bit shy--although without ... Read more »
Born: 03/20/1966 in San Diego, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (41)

Major Crimes 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Two and a Half Men 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Castle 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Criminal Minds 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

90210 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Men of a Certain Age 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

3 Days Gone 2007 (Movie)

Detective Kelsey (Actor)

Medium 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Pushing Daisies 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Saving Grace 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Game 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Missing 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Without A Trace 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Boomtown 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

What I Like About You 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Some of My Best Friends 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The Good Bad Guy 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Wasteland 1999 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Dharma & Greg 1994 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Doogie Howser, M.D. 1991 - 1992, 1994 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

It's Like, You Know... 1994 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Cupid 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Denial 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Just A Little Harmless Sex 1999 (Movie)

Terrianne (Actor)

Party of Five 1994 - 1998 (Tv Show)

Actor

Rocketman 1997 (Movie)

Julie Ford (Actor)

Hope & Gloria 1994 - 1996 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Stupids 1996 (Movie)

Joan Stupid (Actor)

I Love Trouble 1994 (Movie)

1st Flight Attendant (Actor)

The Last Shot 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

The Second Half 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Baby Talk 1990 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Single White Female 1992 (Movie)

Talkative Applicant (Actor)

The Carol Burnett Show 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

CBS All-American Thanksgiving Day Parade 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Over My Dead Body 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Blind Chess 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Madhouse 1990 (Movie)

Bernice (Actor)

Vampire's Kiss 1989 (Movie)

Sharon (Actor)

Bright Lights, Big City 1988 (Movie)

Theresa (Actor)

Caddyshack II 1988 (Movie)

Kate Hartounian (Actor)

Biography

Although she gained the spotlight as the brassy, cynical hairdresser Gloria in the NBC series "Hope & Gloria," Jessica Lundy, in real life, was more like the Hope character, optimistic and a bit shy--although without the perkiness. Entertaining classmates in elementary school and her grandmother at home from the time she was eight, Lundy knew she wanted a career as a performer when she entered New York University. She teamed with classmate Alec Mapa to form a cabaret duo, and both were cast in small roles in the film "Bright Light, Big City" as a result. Lundy experienced her first on-screen kiss: with actress Kelly Preston in a bathroom as star Michael J Fox watched. Lundy's bigger film break came in 1988, when she was cast as Jackie Mason's nouveau riche daughter, Kate Hartounian, in the low comedy "Caddyshack II." She was also able to kiss a man on screen for the first time; Jonathan Silverman was the guy who won her heart.

Relationships

Jean Lundy

Mother

Joel Lundy

Father

Judy Lundy

Sister
born in 1972

Julie Lundy

Sister
born in August 1958

EDUCATION

Circle in the Square Professional Theatre School

New York, New York

Tisch Shcool for the Arts, New York University

New York, New York 1987

Milestones

1999

Appeared in the ensemble of "Just a Little Harmless Sex"

1997

Acted opposite Harland Williams in "Rocket Man"

1996

Played Tome Arnold's spouse in the feature comedy "The Stupids"

1994

Co-starred in the Off-Broadway revival of "Uncommon Women and Others"

1993

Appeared in the short-lived sitcom "The Second Half" (NBC)

1992

Cast by Barbet Shroeder in "Single White Female"

1991

Cast as ensemble member of the short-lived CBS variety show "The Carol Burnett Show"

1991

Appeared in ABC sitcom "Baby Talk"

1990

TV series debut opposite Edward Woodward in short-lived CBS' mystery "Over My Dead Body"

1988

Made feature film debut in "Bright Lights, Big City"

Starred as Gloria in the NBC sitcom "Hope & Gloria"

Born in San Diego, California

Raised in Avon, Connecticut

Bonus Trivia

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Alec Mapa, Lundy's cabaret partner while both were attending NYU in 1986-87, went on to star in several major productions of "M. Butterfly"

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