Gabrielle Carteris

Gabrielle Carteris

Birth name: Gabrielle Anne Carteris
Born: January 2, 1961
Age: 62
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Gabrielle Anne Carteris (born January 2, 1961) is an American actress and trade union leader. Her best known acting role was as Andrea Zuckerman during the early seasons of the 1990s television series Beverly Hills, 90210.

In 2012, Carteris was elected as executive vice president of SAG-AFTRA, a trade union representing over 100,000 actors and other professionals mainly in the United States. She assumed the position of acting president of the union following the death of the previous president, Ken Howard, on March 23, 2016.[1] On April 9, 2016, Carteris was elected SAG-AFTRA president.[2]

Carteris was born in Scottsdale, Arizona,[3] to Marlene, a realtor, and Ernest J. Carteris, a restaurant owner. She has a twin brother, James.[4][5] Her father was of Greek ancestry[6] and her mother is Jewish.[7] Her parents separated six months after her birth. Carteris's mother moved with her children to San Francisco, California, where she set up a children's clothing store. While attending Redwood High School in Larkspur, California,[5] she took an interest in the arts, studying ballet and performing as a mime on a European tour, at 16 years old. She graduated from Sarah Lawrence College, in 1983, with a bachelor's degree in liberal arts.



After graduating from Sarah Lawrence College, Carteris' early television career found her typically cast as a teenager in such fare as ABC Afterschool Specials, CBS Schoolbreak Special, and the long-running soap opera Another World. This trend of playing significantly younger would continue when, in 1990, Carteris was cast in her best known role as studious school newspaper editor Andrea Zuckerman on Beverly Hills, 90210. At age 29, she was the oldest cast member to portray a 15-year-old.

Carteris left the series in 1995 and became the host of her own television talk show, entitled Gabrielle, which lasted only one season. She worked regularly as an actor and voiceover artist, amassing a considerable amount of post-90210 credits in television, film, and video games. She has gone on to become a mainstay on the made-for-television movie circuit, starring in nearly a dozen such films. Her first, Seduced and Betrayed, was released in 1995. She later became a regular presence on network television, appearing in episodes of such television series as Touched by an Angel, King of the Hill, NYPD Blue, JAG, Criminal Minds, and N.C.I.S. among others. She has appeared in several feature films. Carteris provided the voice for the Motorola intelligent assistant, "Mya",[8][9]


Carteris became the executive vice president of SAG-AFTRA,[10] following the Screen Actors' Guild (SAG) and American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) merger, in 2012. She became acting president of the union, following the death of president Ken Howard, on March 23, 2016,[11][12] and was elected president on April 9, 2016.[2] She also serves as vice president of the California Labor Federation.[13][14]

Personal life

She married Charles Isaacs, a stockbroker, in 1992, and has two daughters with him named Kelsey Rose (born May 11, 1994) and Mollie Elizabeth (born 1999). In the March 17, 2008 issue of People magazine, Carteris described an injury suffered while filming a TV movie in Vancouver, British Columbia, in 2006, which partially paralyzed her face and affected her speech for more than six months.[15]


Year Title Role Notes
1989 Jacknife College Girl in Bar
1992 Raising Cain Nan
1997 Meet Wally Sparks Herself
2001 Full Circle Alice
2001 Malpractice Ellen Robertson
2005 The Toy Warrior (voice)
2007 Plot 7 Amy McCarthy
2008 Dimples Sharon
2009 Print Kathy
Year Title Role Notes
1987 CBS Schoolbreak Special Nancy Episode: "What If I'm Gay?"
1987 ABC Afterschool Special Leslie Episode: "Seasonal Differences"
1988 ABC Afterschool Special Cecile Episode: "Date Rape"
1988 Another World Tracy Julian TV series
1998, 2000
Beverly Hills, 90210 Andrea Zuckerman Main Role; 145 episodes
1994 Gargoyles Amy Schummer (voice) Episode: "And Justice for All"
1995 Seduced and Betrayed Cheryl Hiller TV movie
1995 Mixed Blessings Diana Goode Douglas TV movie
1996 To Face Her Past Megan Hollander TV movie
1996 Touched by an Angel April Campbell Episode: "The Portrait of Mrs. Campbell"
1997 Johnny Bravo Various (voice) 2 episodes
1998 Touched by an Angel Linda Craig Episode: "The Trigger"
1998 The Love Boat: The Next Wave Brenda Episode: "All Aboard"
1999 King of the Hill Julie / Rita Bevacqua (voice) Episode: "Take Me Out of the Ball Game"
1999 The Big Guy and Rusty the Boy Robot Dr. Erika Slate TV series
2000 Batman Beyond Sable Thorpe (voice) Episode: "King's Ransom"
2001 Strong Medicine Freddie Gosling Episode: "Mortality"
2001 JAG Michelle Stoechler Episode: "Mixed Messages"
2002 Trapped: Buried Alive Emily Cooper TV movie
2002 NYPD Blue Miss Griffin Episode: "Low Blow"
2002 For the People Tracy Smith Episode: "Textbook Perfect"
2003 The Agency Mrs. Akil Episode: "An Isolated Incident"
2003 The Mummy: The Animated Series Jane Sherman (voice) Episode: "Old Friends"
2003 Nip/Tuck Ellie Collins Episode: "Kurt Dempsey"
2004 Combustion Lourie Harper TV movie
2005 Palmetto Pointe Mrs. Jones Episode: "Hello, Goodbye"
2005 A Lover's Revenge Det. Sparks TV movie
2005 Crossing Jordan Dawn McGuire Episode: "Enlightment"
2005 Deck the Halls Holly Hall TV movie
2006 Drake & Josh Dr. Phyllis Tupper Episode: "Dr. Phyllis Show"
2006 Avatar: The Last Airbender Poppy Beifong (voice) Episode: "The Blind Bandit"
2006 The Wives He Forgot Actress on TV (uncredited) TV movie
2008 Dan's Detour of Life Cindy Ford TV movie
2008 My Alibi Principal Tuckerman 14 episodes
2010 Criminal Minds Nancy Campbell Episode: "Solitary Man"
2011 The Event Diane Geller Episode: "Turnabout"
Episode: "A Message Back"
2011 Make It or Break It Doctor Episode: "Requiem for a Dream"
2011 Batman: The Brave and the Bold Vicky Vale (voice)
Laethwen (voice)
Episode: "Battle of the Superheroes!"
Episode: "Sword of the Atom!"
2011 12 Wishes of Christmas Sandra TV movie
2013 The Middle Colleen Episode: "The Friend"
2013 Longmire Barbara Bollman Episode: "Party's Over"
2015 Code Black Nurse Amy Wolfowitz Recurring role (season 1)
2016 The Suicide Note TV movie
2018 N.C.I.S. Julie Bell Episode: Family Ties
Video games
Year Title Role Notes
2002 La Pucelle: Tactics Angelique [16]
2002 Forgotten Realms: Icewind Dale II
2002 Minority Report: Everybody Runs Agatha Lively
2003 Arc the Lad: Twilight of the Spirits Nafia
2004 Shout About Movies Voice-over
2006 Marvel: Ultimate Alliance Electra Natchios / Enchantress
2007 Spider-Man 3 Additional Voices
2009 Bionic Commando Jayne 'Mag' Magdalene / Radio Operator

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