Gail O'Grady

Born Jan 23, 1963

Gail Ann O'Grady is an American television actress. She is best known for her roles as Donna Abandando on NYPD Blue and as Helen Pryor on American Dreams. She was a series regular on the The CW Comedy-drama series Hellcats, playing the mother of the Marti Perkins, called Wanda Perkins, before Hellcats was subsequently cancelled in May 2011.… Read More

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1963 Birth Born on January 23, 1963.


1981 18 Years Old O'Grady was born in Detroit, Michigan, the daughter of Jan and Jim O'Grady, a financial planner. She was raised in Wheaton, Illinois, and graduated from Wheaton North High School in 1981.


1986 23 Years Old She appeared in a few commercials before moving to Los Angeles in 1986. … Read More
1988 25 Years Old She made her big screen debut in the 1988 romantic comedy She's Having a Baby, and later was cast in a recurring role on the ABC drama China Beach," opposite Dana Delany. … Read More


1993 30 Years Old Her first major role was as Donna Abandando on the ABC police drama NYPD Blue. O'Grady played the big-haired squad secretary from 1993 to 1996, and for each year received an Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series.
1995 32 Years Old Along with cast, she won Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series in 1995.
1996 33 Years Old O'Grady left the series in 1996, and made a pilot for her own sitcom, The Gail O'Grady Project, but the show was not picked up by any of the networks. … Read More
2002 39 Years Old From 2002 to 2005, O'Grady starred as Helen Pryor, in the NBC television series American Dreams, which depicted an all-American family living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, during the 1960s. … Read More


2004 41 Years Old …  In 2004, before her sixth marriage to John Stamatkis, O'Grady gave birth to her first child with Chris Byers, son Michael Colton O'Grady, named after her late brother.
2005 42 Years Old In fall 2005, O'Grady was lead actress in the ABC comedy series Hot Properties. … Read More
2006 43 Years Old In 2006, she guest starred on Two and a Half Men, and in 2007 had a recurring role on Boston Legal as Gloria Weldon, a judge in a personal relationship with attorney Alan Shore.
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Also in 2007, she starred in the Hallmark Channel movie All I Want for Christmas.
2008 45 Years Old In 2008, she had a recurring role on ABC series Desperate Housewives as Anne Schilling, a woman who is having an affair with the character Porter Scavo (at that point a teenager).
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