Gina Gershon
Actress
Gina Gershon
Gina L. Gershon is an American film, television and stage actress, singer and author, known for her roles in the films Cocktail (1988), Showgirls (1995), Bound (1996), Best of the Best 3: No Turning Back (1996), Face/Off (1997), The Insider (1999), Demonlover (2002), Category 7: The End of the World (2005), P.S. I Love You (2007), and Five Minarets in New York (2010). She has also had supporting roles in FX's Rescue Me and HBO's How to Make It in America.
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Nicole Kidman, Dev Patel and Sunny Pawar: Celebrating Lion at The Monkey Bar
Huffington Post - about 2 months
Sunny Pawar, in case you have not yet seen this movie, is "Lion"'s secret weapon. Pint-sized and precocious, Pawar, now eight, was six when he inhabited the role of Saroo as a young boy separated from his mother in a remote area of India. When he began his acting career starring in this movie, he did not know English, but this week at a special screening of the film and dinner at The Monkey Bar, he was happy to talk about "Lion," how director Garth Davis cast him, selecting from 2000 boys, and his next movie, "Love, Sonia" co-starring Demi Moore. In short, and no pun intended, he's a natural with a big career ahead of him. I can still hear his whiskey voice. Dev Patel plays Saroo Brierley all grown up in Australia. It's a stretch because the boy is so tiny, you have to believe he becomes the tall-drink-of-water, lanky Patel, who told the story of how he worked to get this part, to overcome the opinion: "Yeah, he's the Slumdog dude. We don't want him. I get offers to play the best fri ...
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ArtsBeat: Gina Gershon Withdraws From ‘Ironbound’
NYTimes - about 1 year
“Creative differences” are cited as Gina Gershon leaves the play.
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I Hope My Mother Doesn't Read This
Huffington Post - over 1 year
Back in 2008, I started writing a collection of humorous essays about growing up gay in NYC and working in the entertainment industry called I Hope My Mother Doesn't Read This. Two years later, it was finished and I started the arduous process of submitting the manuscript to agents and publishers across the country. Four years and countless rejection letters later, I decided to give up hope on ever seeing it in print. But a year later, I was amazed when an email to an old friend led to a publishing deal in a matter of days. A month after that, I had signed a contract and found out the book would be published this Fall. After spending the summer editing and updating the collection, it finally arrived a few weeks ago, ripe with tales of sordid hookups, narcotic mishaps and a few stories culled from years of working at Saturday Night Live. My takeaway from this entire process is that sometimes, the only thing necessary to get something accomplished in this world is resilience. Lots of ...
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<i>Dallas Buyers Club</i>: Priceless!
Huffington Post - about 3 years
No actor has done more interesting work in the last few years than Matthew McConaughey. His acting in the just released "Dallas Buyers Club" stands as the very best by an American actor this year. He displays the extraordinary range that makes him a sure Oscar contender if not winner and the most sure handed, evocative worker in American film today. McConaughey is Ron Woodroof, the hard living electrician/rodeo cowboy who rides the range and the raunch to contract HIV. It's the 1980s, so Woodroof, the actual Buyers Club founder, is handed a death sentence. With his T-Cell level at 9, the hospital doctors give him 30 days to live. But Woodruff is tough and resilient, a throwback to the American frontiersman who uses his native intelligence, creativity and street smarts to survive. Using whatever resources he can from the library and research studies to the experiences of other patients, he finds the limits and dangers of hospital prescribed AZT. Instead, largely through trial an ...
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'House of Versace': Let's size it up
Entertainment Weekly - over 3 years
Leah Greenblatt on Gina Gershon in Lifetime movie: Fashion! Despair! Redemption!
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Lifetime’s Gina Gershon ‘House of Versace’ movie: Let’s talk about it
Entertainment Weekly - over 3 years
Did you watch House of Versace tonight on Lifetime? Do you feel like you spent the last two hours huffing
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How Gina Gershon Became Donatella Versace
Huffington Post - over 3 years
This Saturday marks the premiere of Lifetime’s latest film, "House of Versace." Based on Deborah Ball’s book, House of Versace: The Untold Story of Genius, Murder, and Survival, the film gives an in-depth look at Donatella Versace’s life in the years after her brother and renowned designer Gianni Versace was shot and killed at the height of the brand’s success. It follows Donatella, played by Gina Gershon, as she falls into a world of drugs, disorder, and chaos. And even though Versace recently told WWD, “Since Versace did not authorize the book on which it is based, the movie should only be seen as a work of fiction,” actress Gina Gershon still had a very large task in front of her when she took on the part: Playing a well-known public figure with a very distinct look.
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Versace Movie On Lifetime Is A 'Work Of Fiction,' Says Versace Company Rep
Huffington Post - over 3 years
If you've got plans this Saturday night, cancel them -- you're watching "House of Versace" on Lifetime. You may have heard that Lifetime was turning the life of the late Gianni Versace and his sister, Donatella, into a movie, and you might have seen the photos of Gina Gershon transformed in her blonde Donatella wig. But if that wasn't incentive enough to turn your TV to Lifetime this Saturday night, here's a new tidbit: The Versace family is not happy about the movie. The company said in a statement to Women's Wear Daily: "Versace has neither authorized nor had any involvement whatsoever in the forthcoming TV movie about Mrs. Versace... Since Versace did not authorize the book on which it is based, the movie should only be seen as a work of fiction." Which, of course, only makes us want to watch it more. The movie's plot is based on a book, "House of Versace: The Untold Story of Genius, Murder, and Survival" by Deborah Ball, rather than original interviews with Donatella or he ...
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TV on the Web exclusive: Gina Gershon cleans up
USA Today - over 3 years
Check out the trailer for Crackle's original 6-episode action series, 'Cleaners.'
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Photos: Wow! Gina Gershon Transformed Into Donatella Versace
ABC News - over 3 years
The actress will play the fashion designer in a Lifetime movie.     
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Gina Gershon As Donatella Versace In 'House Of Versace' (PHOTO)
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Gina Gershon is taking on the role of Donatella Versace for Lifetime's "House of Versace." In the new picture below, Gershon looks completely transformed in her role as the fashion maven. Gershon will star opposite Enrico Colantoni as Gianni Versace, Colm Feore as Santo Versace and Raquel Welch as their Aunt Lucia. The TV movie was written by Rama Stagner and directed by Sara Sugarman and is based on Deborah Hall's book "House of Versace: The Untold Story of Genius, Murder and Survival." Look for the film to follow Donatella as she struggles at her brother's company following his death. "House of Versace" premieres Saturday, Oct. 5 at 8 p.m. ET on Lifetime.
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Regina Weinreich: Writers Guild of America Remembers Nora Ephron: Words Matter
Huffington Post - about 4 years
At B. B. King's on Sunday night, at the Writers Guild of America Award ceremony, amidst a lot of foul-mouthed laughs and sober-minded speeches, writer/director Nora Ephron was remembered. As a young novelist, Meg Wolitzer attested, she received a most important recognition when Nora Ephron called to say she wanted to adapt her book, This is Your Life (1988), for film. Ephron, who died last summer of cancer, was a champion of young talent. When Lena Dunham got up to receive her prize for new series, she too spoke about Ephron seeking her out. The Girls originator and star also told a story when at 15 her mom took her to Caroline's Comedy Club to hear Lisa Lampanelli. Lampanelli, a Catholic school graduate, had just presented awards for radio news writers: who gives a fuck?, she proclaimed and then pummeled the audience with the most effusive, debasing references to various attendees' body parts, so it was not clear where Dunham's story would go. Her mom told Lampanelli, my d ...
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Jeryl Brunner: Urban Arts Partnership and Montblanc Makes A Young Writer's Dream Come True
Huffington Post - over 4 years
On November 12th, America Ferrara, Brooklyn Decker, Justin Long, Rachel Dratch, Seth Green, Rosie Perez, Vanessa Hudgens, Zosia Mamet, Billy Crudup, Gabourey Sidibe, Gina Gershon and Sam Rockwell and others will perform in the 12th annual 24 Hour Plays on Broadway. The journey to get there is as exciting as the performances themselves. Famous playwrights, (Theresa Rebeck, Adam Bock, Jonathan Marc Sherman and Rachel Axler), gather with the actors the day before. They come bearing costumes, props and share special talents and skills. Ever inspired, each writer composes a 10-minute play by 7 a.m. the following morning. The directors select the pieces and cast the plays. The actors rehearse all day and the shows are performed at 8 pm in front of a live, paying audience on a Broadway stage at the American Airlines Theater. This marathon of theater and music has helped Urban Arts Partnership raise millions for their programs to bring arts programs (like photography, musi ...
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Life is Too Short for Cloud Atlas’s Self-Indulgence
The New Republic - over 4 years
There will be times during the film of Cloud Atlas—somewhere in the dense second hour—when you will recall that the dog needs to be walked and that you may have left the coffee on, and, whatever your age, even if life is an ocean made up of many drops, you may resolve that life is too short for this errant nonsense. I stuck it out, TNR, only for you, and because I wanted to delay as long as possible the desperate plight of actually writing about the film. In the third hour, I have to admit, the disparate parts of this self-indulgent venture do make gestures of coming together. Still, I suspect many will agree that the only emotional payoff comes in the credits. That’s when you realize that a strange cast of players take six or seven roles each over the centuries (and this film stretches from the 1840s to the twenty-second century, unless I missed something). One pastime to take you through the ordeal is to count the appearances—all routine and sub-par—of such actors as Tom Hanks, Hal ...
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Trish Bendix: The Best Lesbian Moments Of The Week
Huffington Post - over 4 years
AfterEllen.com is Logo's site for lesbians and bisexual women in entertainment and media, which means we pride ourselves on knowing all kinds of Sapphic pop-culture facts. Each week we share some of the best tidbits on The Huffington Post in our series "Best Lesbian Week Ever." Here's who and what was on our raging gay radar this week. We have Spirit, yes we do!: Sara Gilbert donned a purple tie and discussed Spirit Day on The Talk. var _khp = false; mw.setConfig('EmbedPlayer.EnableIpadHTMLControls', false ); mw.setConfig('Kaltura.ForceFlashOnDesktop', true ); function jsCallbackReady(objectId) { window.cbskdp = document.getElementById(objectId); window.cbskdp.addJsListener('doPlay', 'cbsHandleKalturaPlayEvent'); } function cbsHandleKalturaPlayEvent() { if ( !_khp ) { var t = 'GLAAD Spirit Day'; _khp = true; if (typeof _gat != 'undefined') { var pt = _gat._createTracker("UA-4160467-1"); pt._trackPageview('/track-video-embed/'+t); } } } (function() { var ga = document ...
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Mark Cuban, Gina Gershon and RuPaul Highlight The Jeff Probst Show, Oct. 15-19
Monsters and Critics - over 4 years
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Magic Matthew: McConaughey's Journey From Slacker to Darkness
The New Republic - over 4 years
We are in the ragged fringe of Dallas, where Killer Joe is a cop in his spare time, when he’s not killing people. We discover a white trash family out of Sam Shepard or Jim Thompson, but so cutesy-awful they might be ready for Hee Haw. There’s the father, Ansel (Thomas Haden Church), his second wife, Sharla (Gina Gershon), his son, Chris (Emile Hirsch), and his daughter Dottie (Juno Temple). In a listless way, they wonder about killing the first wife and mother to the kids—for the insurance money, which is coming to Dottie. I can’t see why they don’t do this deed themselves, for they seem casual and callous enough. Instead they call for Killer Joe—after all, his name is in the title. Joe wears laundered black and a crisp Stetson. He has a gun, and a badge, but never seems obliged to do police work. He kills people by contract, and reckons he can off Mom for $25,000. He drawls, but he is soft-spoken and polite, and the cooler he becomes the more frightening he is. For all the trailer- ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Gina Gershon
    FIFTIES
  • 2014
    Age 51
    In a 2014 interview with Larry King, Gershon said that she was in a relationship with DEDON outdoor furniture founder Robert "Bobby" Dekeyser.
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    On December 19, 2014, it was announced that Gershon would guest star in Glees sixth and final season as Pam, the mother of Blaine Anderson (Darren Criss).
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  • FORTIES
  • 2012
    Age 49
    Gershon's first book written for adults, In Search of Cleo: How I Found My Pussy and Lost My Mind, is the true story of the hunt for her runaway cat and was released on October 11, 2012.
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  • 2011
    Age 48
    She also played Jew's harp on the song "I Do It For Your Love", Paul Simon's collaboration with Herbie Hancock on his album Possibilities, in a duo with bassist Christian McBride on the song "Chitlins and Gefiltefish", on McBride's 2011 album Conversations with Christian, and on "Maria" from her album In Search of Cleo.
    More Details Hide Details She had a cameo role in The Cars 1984 video "Hello Again" alongside Andy Warhol. She appeared in Lenny Kravitz's music video entitled "Again". She and her brother Dan are the authors of the children's book Camp Creepy Time.
    In 2011, she appeared as a recurring character in the HBO series How to Make It in America.
    More Details Hide Details Her portrayal of Donatella Versace in Lifetime's House of Versace earned her praise from fashion critic Cathy Horyn.
  • 2008
    Age 45
    A 2008 Vanity Fair article linked her romantically with former President Bill Clinton.
    More Details Hide Details She denied the connection, saying on the June 9 episode of the TV show Live with Regis and Kelly "It is such a crazy, outrageous lie... I met him three times at events. rumors disturbed me on so many levels."
    On September 10, 2008, Gershon appeared in a video on funnyordie.com, parodying former Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin, titled "Gina Gershon Strips Down Sarah Palin" which she followed with "Gina Gershon Does Sarah Palin 2".
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  • 2007
    Age 44
    She has also played the voice of Catwoman in the 2007 animated series The Batman.
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  • 2004
    Age 41
    She was ranked #23 on the Maxim Hot 100 Women of 2004.
    More Details Hide Details On television, she has recurring roles on HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm (as a Hasidic dry cleaner), Rescue Me, and the U.S. dramedy series Ugly Betty (as Italian cosmetics mogul Fabia, the rival of Wilhelmina Slater). She also has served as the voiceover for Major League Baseball's "I Live For This" promotional campaign.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1996
    Age 33
    In 1996, she played Corky, an ex-con who gets mixed up in an affair with Violet (played by Jennifer Tilly), in the mobster flick Bound.
    More Details Hide Details The following year, she costarred with John Travolta and Nicolas Cage in Face/Off. Gershon is regarded as a gay icon because of her roles in movies such as Bound (in which she played a butch lesbian), Prey for Rock & Roll, and Showgirls (in which she played a bisexual, and which is regarded as a camp classic).
  • TWENTIES
  • 1986
    Age 23
    Her break came with a bit part in 1986's Pretty in Pink which led to more substantial roles in Sweet Revenge with Nancy Allen and Cocktail, with Tom Cruise and Elisabeth Shue and in John Sayles' urban drama City of Hope (1991).
    More Details Hide Details Gershon also worked in television, with a recurring role on Melrose Place playing a prostitute working for a Heidi Fleiss-esque Hollywood madam. She won critical acclaim for her portrayal of Nancy Sinatra in the made-for-TV biopic Sinatra.
  • 1984
    Age 21
    She had a cameo role in The Cars 1984 video "Hello Again" alongside Andy Warhol.
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  • 1983
    Age 20
    She transferred to New York University, and graduated with a BFA in drama and psychology/philosophy in 1983.
    More Details Hide Details Gershon said she always wanted to be an actor, but her career began in music and dance. Gershon attended the Circle in the Square Professional Theater School in New York, working first with David Mamet and later with Harold Guskin and Sandra Seacat, whom she has described in interviews as "a huge influence." Gershon is one of the founding members of the New York-based theater group Naked Angels. She has appeared on Broadway three times, as Sally Bowles in the revival of Cabaret, in the revival of the sex farce Boeing-Boeing, and played Rosie Alvarez in the 2010 Broadway revival of Bye Bye Birdie at the Roundabout Theatre Company. Her first acting venues were stage appearances in Camille and The Substance of Fire.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1980
    Age 17
    After graduating from high school in 1980, Gershon moved to Boston to attend Emerson College.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1962
    Born
    Born on June 10, 1962.
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