Megan Gallagher

Actor
The red-haired Megan Gallagher first won attention as undercover cop Tina Russo in the waning days of "Hill Street Blues" (NBC, 1986-87). She had previously made her TV debut in the 1984 CBS miniseries "George ... Read more »
Born: 02/05/1960 in Reading, Pennsylvania, USA

Filmography

Actor (57)

Grey's Anatomy 2014 (Tv Show)

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Alyce Kills 2013 (Movie)

Ginny (Actor)

Monday Mornings 2013 (Tv Show)

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Suits 2013 (Tv Show)

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Scandal 2012 (Tv Show)

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CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2002, 2011 (Tv Show)

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The Mentalist 2010 (Tv Show)

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24 2007 (Tv Show)

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August Rush 2007 (Movie)

Megan (Actor)

Crossing Jordan 2007 (Tv Show)

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Numb3rs 2007 (Tv Show)

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7th Heaven 2006 (Tv Show)

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Best Friends 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

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Boston Legal 2006 (Tv Show)

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American Dreams 2005 (Tv Show)

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Mr. & Mrs. Smith 2005 (Movie)

40's Woman (Actor)

life as we know it 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

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A Time to Remember 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

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James Patterson's First to Die 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

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Southlander 2003 (Movie)

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The District 2003 (Tv Show)

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National Lampoon's Van Wilder 2002 (Movie)

Holyoke Hottie (Actor)

Without A Trace 2002 (Tv Show)

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Family Law 2001 (Tv Show)

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L.A. Law 1986 - 1987, 1990 - 1991, 1993 - 1998, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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Law & Order 1986 - 1987, 1990 - 1991, 1993 - 1998, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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Millennium 1986 - 1987, 1990 - 1991, 1993 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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Star Trek: Voyager 1990 - 1991, 1993 - 1998, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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Star Trek: Deep Space Nine 1992 - 1999 (TV Show)

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Blossom 1990 - 1991, 1995 - 1998 (Tv Show)

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Empty Nest 1990 - 1991, 1993 - 1998 (Tv Show)

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Picket Fences 1990 - 1991, 1993 - 1998 (Tv Show)

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American Gothic 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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ER 1996 (Tv Show)

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Nowhere Man 1995 - 1996 (Tv Show)

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Crosscut 1995 (Movie)

Anna Hennesey (Actor)

Trade-Off 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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The Birds II: Land's End 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

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Pacific Station 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

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China Beach 1987 - 1991 (TV Show)

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Dallas 1977 - 1991 (TV Show)

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The Ambulance 1990 (Movie)

Sandy Malloy (Actor)

The "Slap" Maxwell Story 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

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Hill Street Blues 1980 - 1987 (TV Show)

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At Your Service 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

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George Washington 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

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... And Then She Was Gone (TV Show)

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Abducted: A Father's Love (TV Show)

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Blind Obsession (TV Show)

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Breaking Free (TV Show)

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Champagne Charlie (TV Show)

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Ghost Stories (TV Show)

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Homeland Security (TV Show)

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Justice in a Small Town (TV Show)

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Lethal Vows (TV Show)

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Like Father, Like Santa (TV Show)

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Sins of the Past (TV Show)

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Biography

The red-haired Megan Gallagher first won attention as undercover cop Tina Russo in the waning days of "Hill Street Blues" (NBC, 1986-87). She had previously made her TV debut in the 1984 CBS miniseries "George Washington", playing a woman enchanted by the title character (Barry Bostwick). Gallagher had received her training at Juilliard under the tutelage of John Houseman, and later joined his Acting Company, touring the USA in classical repertory theater. She later appeared in plays at the Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven, CT, and appeared as Roxanne in a touring company production of "Cyrano de Bergerac". It was not until 1989 that she made her Broadway debut, playing the female lead in then-fiance Aaron Sorkin's "A Few Good Men".

In addition to "Hill Street", Gallagher's series credits include a stint as Dabney Coleman's on-again, off-again girlfriend on "The Slap Maxwell Story" (ABC, 1987-88) and Wayloo Marie, the broadcasting queen of "China Beach" (ABC, 1988-89). She had a recurring role as the wife of Bruce Greenwood's "Nowhere Man" (UPN, 1995-96) before landing the female lead in Chris Carter's "Millennium" (Fox, 1996- ). In longforms, Gallagher was a woman who runs a mobile camp for the blind and helps save Jeremy London from delinquency in "Breaking Free" (Disney Channel, 1995) and co-starred in "Abducted: A Father's Love" (NBC, 1996). Gallagher's feature film work has been limited. She co-starred opposite Eric Roberts in "The Ambulance" (1990), although the film went straight to video and was Costas Mandylor's girlfriend in "Crosscut" (1995).

Relationships

John Dukakis

Companion
adopted son of Michael Dukakis, former governor of Massachusetts and democratic candidate for president in 1988 Gallagher had two year relationship with John Dukakis

Aileen Gallagher

Mother
deceased

Melissa Gallagher

Sister

Aaron Sorkin Writer

Companion
Wrote the play "A Few Good Men" (1989), which Gallagher starred in Briefly engaged in 1989 No longer together

EDUCATION

The Juilliard School

New York , New York
studied with John Houseman

Milestones

1998

Returned to features with a supporting role in "THe Faculty"

1997

Role as Catherine Black on "Millennium" reduced to recurring status at start of second season (1997-1998); character killed at end of second season

1996

Cast as a regular on "Millennium" (Fox)

1990

Appeared in feature film "Ambulance"

1989

Broadway debut, "A Few Good Men"

1986

Played cop Tina Russo on "Hill Street Blues" (NBC)

1984

Made acting debut in CBS miniseries "George Washington"

Played on-air personality Wayloo Marie on "China Beach" (ABC)

Was Dabney Coleman's girlfriend on "The Slap Maxwell Story" (ABC)

Raised in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania

Had recurring role on "Nowhere Man" (UPN)

Bonus Trivia

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Megan Gallagher is often confused with Meg Gallagher, an actress who appeared on the TV series "Dallas" from 1979-81. By coincidence, a friend of Megan's mother is Meg's godmother.

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"She's capable of giving and taking. And her comments are always valid whether I agree or not." --Dabney Coleman to TV GUIDE, June 25, 1988

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"My career is very important and I'm pretty ambitious. Marriage is not a priority, not the focus of my existence. Of course, you don't plan something like that, do you? It always catches you by surprise." --Megan Gallagher in TV GUIDE, June 25, 1988

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