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Gail O’Grady Biography, Age, Height, Weight, Husband, Family, and Career

Gail Ann O’Grady otherwise better known as Gail O’Grady is an American actress and producer who is well-known for roles in the TV. Gail’s roles include Helen Pryor in the NBC drama series American Dreams and in the ABC police drama NYPD Blue as Donna Abandando. She is also known for her lead roles in a lot of television movies and she has also been nominated for a Primetime Emmy Awards three times.

Gail O'Grady BiographyPersonal Details

Full Name Gail Ann O’Grady
Nick Name Gail
Date of Birth January 23, 1963
Age 61 years as of May 2024
Birth Place Detroit, Michigan, United States
Residence Los Angeles, California, United States
Ethnicity White
Zodiac Sign Aquarius
Religion Christianity
Nationality American
Profession Actress and Producer
Education Graduate
Net Worth $ 3 Million as of 2024
Marital Status Divorced
  • TV (Film): Billionaire Boys Club (1987)
  • Tv (Series) : Matlock (1986)
  • Movie:  She’s Having a Baby (1988)

Physical Appearance

Eye Color Hazel
Hair Color Blonde
Figure 38-30-36
Height 5’3” Feet/ 1.60 m/ 160 cm
Weight 62 kg/ 137 lbs

Personal Life (Family, Friends, Boyfriends, Children)

Father Jim O’Grady
Mother Jan O’Grady
Sibling Michael Patrick O’Grady (Brother)
Boyfriend /Husband
  • Richard Dasko ​ ​(married in 1981-divorced in 1983)​
  • Jeffrey Byron ​ ​(married in 1990-divorced in 1991)​
  • Severin Wunderman ​ ​(married in 1991- divorced in 1992)​
  • Steve Fenton ​ ​(married in 1995- divorced in 1996)​
  • Anthony J. Pellegrino ​ ​( married in 1998- divorced in 2000)
  • ​ John Stamatakis ​ ​( married in 2004- divorced in 2008)
Children Michael Colton O’Grady (Son)

Early life, Family, and Relationship

Gail O’Grady was born on January 23, 1963, and was born in Detroit, Michigan, USA. Gail was born to her parents Jim O’Grady and Jan O’Grady. Her father Jim O’Grady was a financial planner.

She grew up in Wheaton, Illinois and she got graduated from Wheaton North High School in 1981. Gail was in a few commercials before leaving for Los Angeles in the year 1986 .

Boyfriend, Husband, Marriage

Gail was married and divorced six times. She after breaking up with an artist named Robert Claypool. Actress Gail sought a restraining order against him in the year of 1995 and claimed he was stalking her though she didn’t get it.

Later he responded by suing her for defamation, libel, and slander. In the year 2004 before her sixth marriage to John Stamatakis, O’Grady gave birth to her first child with her ex-boyfriend Chris Byers.

Gail with her son

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Career, Struggle, Turning Point, and Success

Gail O’Grady started her career as a model for Montgomery Ward being an actor for a lot of Commercials. She was playing the neighbor of Michael J. Fox in one where he chases down a Diet Pepsi. As time went on, she started having guest appearances frequently as a villain.

She had her very big debut in the year 1988 in She’s Having a Baby, a 1988 romantic comedy, and she also was cast for two episodes on China Beach an ABC drama. She has guest starred for several other shows and was in tv shows and independent movies too.

Her very first major role was in the ABC police drama NYPD Blue as Donna Abandando. She also played the big-haired squad secretary starting from 1993 to 1996 and every year she received an Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series.

She also won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series in the year of 1995.

Movies and Television Shows List:


Year Film Title Worked As
2022 Deadly Draw Melody Anne Stutz
2021 The Baby Pact Robin Pyle
2019 Deviant Love Marlene
2019 Manipulated D.A. Diane Conrad
2017 Lycan Ms. Fields
2015 Justice Served Dr. Helen Florentine
2014 Mothers of the Bride Debra Wolf
2011 ChromeSkull: Laid to Rest 2 Nancy
2010 Circle Dr. Green
2009 The House That Jack Built Hannah
2008 An American Carol Jane Wagstaffe
2004 The Sure Hand of God Molly Bowser
2004 Tricks Jane
2004 Sleep Easy, Hutch Rimes Olivia Wise
1999 Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo Claire
1999 Walking Across Egypt Elaine Rigsbee
1997 That Old Feeling Rowena
1996 Celtic Pride Carol O’Hara
1990 Nobody’s Perfect Shelly
1988 She’s Having a Baby Laura
1988 Blackout Caroline Boyle
1988 Spellcaster Jackie

Television Movies:

Year TV Movies Worked as
2022 Heart of the Matter Gladys
2019 Identity Theft of a Cheerleader Angie Patterson
2017 Love on Ice Mia Lee
2015 The Right Girl Martha Howard
2013 Shadow on the Mesa Mona Eastman
2013 The Minister’s Wife (a.k.a. Sins of the Preacher) Susan Parker
2013 The Mystery Cruise Alvirah Meehan
2010 After the Fall Dr. Susan Miles
2009 Living Out Loud Emily Marshall
2007 While the Children Sleep Meghan Eastman
2007 All I Want for Christmas Sara Armstrong
2005 More Sex & the Single Mom Jess Gradwell
2005 Mayday Anne Metz
2003 Lucky 7 Rachel Myer
2003 Sex and the Single Mom Jess Gradwell
2002 Hope Ranch June Andersen
2001 Hostage Negotiator Theresa Foley
2000 Another Woman’s Husband Susan Miller
2000 Out of Sync Maggie Stanley
1999 Two of Hearts Molly Saunders
1997 The Three Lives of Karen Karen Winthrop / Emily Riggs / Cindy Last
1997 Two Voices Kathleen Anneken
1997 Every 9 Seconds Janet
1997 Medusa’s Child Vivian Henry
1995 She Stood Alone: The Tailhook Scandal Lt. Paula Coughlin
1995 Trial by Fire Paulette Gill
1995 Nothing Lasts Forever Dr. Page Taylor
1991 The Hit Man Sara
1990 People Like Us Rebecca Bailey
1990 Parker Kane Cindy Ellis
1987 Billionaire Boys Club Judy

Television Series:

Year TV Series Worked as
TBA Duster Charlotte Dean-Ellis
2018–2023 Criminal Minds Krystall Richards
2017 Training Day Claire Millstone
2017 His Wives and Daughters Donna Banks
2016 Fresh Off the Boat Herself
2015 Code Black Margaret O’Brien
2014–2015 Revenge Stevie Grayson
2013 Castle Margo Gower
2013 Rules of Engagement Joan
2013 Major Crimes Anne Brand
2013 The Crazy Ones Hannah Sharples
2011 Memphis Beat Chloe Archer
2011 Necessary Roughness Anne Marie
2011 Hawaii Five-0 Sharon Archer
2010–2011 Hellcats Wanda Perkins
2010 The Forgotten Kerry Denver
2010 Drop Dead Diva Mrs. Thomas
2010 The Deep End Susan Oppenheim
2009 Empire State Laurel Cochrane
2009 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Ruth Walker
2009 Ghost Whisperer Karen Westen
2009 True Jackson, VP Sophie Girard
2009 CSI: NY Millie Taylor
2008 The Mentalist Juniper Tolliver
2008 CSI: Miami Dr. Rachel Marsh
2008 Desperate Housewives Anne Schilling
2007 Hidden Palms Karen Hardy
2007 Monk Lovely Rita
2007 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Mrs. Towne
2007 Las Vegas Erin Hudson
2007 Boston Legal Judge Gloria Weldon
2007 Cane Senator Finch
2006 Two and a Half Men Mandi
2005 Hot Properties Ava Summerlin
2002–2005 American Dreams Helen Pryor
2002 Monk Miranda St. Claire
2001 Ally McBeal Helena Fisher
1996 Promised Land Pam Riley
1996 Space: Above and Beyond Colonel Klingman (uncredited cameo)
1996 The Gail O’Grady Show Gail
1994 Burke’s Law Patricia Stone
1993–1996,1999 NYPD Blue Donna Abandando
1993 Time Trax Kristen
1993 Designing Women Kiki Kearney
1993 Silk Stalkings Betty Whitburn-Marks
1992 Murder, She Wrote Robin Dishman
1990 Cheers Laura Walton
1990 Anything But Love
1990 Hardball
1989 Superboy Victoria Letour
1988 In the Heat of the Night Pauline Slade
1988 China Beach Georgia Lee
1987 Werewolf Victim in VW
1986–1990 Matlock Julia McCullough

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