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Gina Gershon


Birth name:

Gina L. Gershon




Los Angeles, California, USA



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United States

Executive summary:

The Insider, Showgirls


5' 5¾" (1.67 m)

Gina Gershon



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Gina Gershon - Biography


Gina L. Gershon (born June 10, 1962) is an American film and television actress, known for her roles in the films Cocktail (1988), Showgirls (1995), Bound (1996), and Face/Off (1997).

Gershon was born in Los Angeles, California, the daughter of Mickey, an interior decorator, and Stan Gershon, who worked in the import/export business and sales. Gershon is Jewish, and has a brother, Dan, and a sister, Tracy. She attended Beverly Hills High School with Lenny Kravitz. After high school, Gershon moved to Boston, where she attended Emerson College.
A 2008 Vanity Fair article linked her romantically with former President Bill Clinton. Speaking on the U.S. television show Live with Regis and Kelly on June 9, she said, "It is such a crazy, outrageous lie… I met him three times at events. It disturbed me on so many levels."

Gershon moved to New York City from Boston to attend New York University, where she studied drama and child psychology. She also attended the Circle in the Square Professional Theater School in New York, working with David Mamet and Harold Guskin. She is one of the founding members of the New York-based theater group Naked Angels.
She has thrice appeared on Broadway, as Sally Bowles in the revival of Cabaret, in the revival of the sex farce Boeing-Boeing, and is currently playing Rosie Alvarez in the 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. She had a cameo role in The Cars 1984 video Hello Again along side Andy Warhol. Her break came with a bit part in 1986's Pretty in Pink, and then a bigger part in Cocktail, with Tom Cruise. Gershon also worked in TV, with a recurring role on Melrose Place. She won critical acclaim for her portrayal of Nancy Sinatra in the made-for-TV biopic Sinatra. In 1996, she played Corky, an ex-con who gets mixed up in a lesbian affair with Jennifer Tilly, in the mobster flick Bound. 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 (which is regarded as a camp classic). She was ranked #23 on the Maxim Hot 100 Women of 2004.
Gershon played Jew's harp on "I Can't Decide", a song on the Scissor Sisters 2006 release Ta-Dah. 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. 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.
Gershon also appears in Lenny Kravitz's Music Video entitled "Again." She and her brother Dann are the authors of the children's book Camp Creepy Time. 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".


Gina Gershon - Personal Quotes


[on Showgirls] "I decided to make my part campy because I initially thought that it was going to be really dark and really intense and then it just turned out to be completely different. So instead of going in that direction, I decided to make it so that drag queens would want to dress as my character on Halloween."

"All I wanted to do was play Conrad Birdie; I really wanted to be like the Elvis Presley guy, and they ended up giving me the lead, Rosie."

"All my roles are different parts of my personality. Hannah is the caretaker part of me, the psychologist in Prague Duet... is the part of me that's always analyzing, Guinevere's Billie is the artistic side."

"Being the control freak that I am, I want to know everything beforehand. At this point I'm just going along for the ride."

"A lot of my friends are struggling musicians. Being a struggling actor, it's just frustrating because you're not allowed to do what you want to do"

"Actresses are nightmares. I don't hang out with any of them. That's a problem with my profession. I try not to be like an actress."

"I kinda wish I could be a lesbian. So many girls come up to me all the time, I keep thinking, 'God, I should be a lesbian.' But unfortunately, I'm straight."


Gina Gershon - Filmography


Love Ranch (2010)
"Everything She Ever Wanted" .... Pat Allanson (2 episodes, 2009)
- Episode #1.2 (2009) TV episode .... Pat Allanson
- Episode #1.1 (2009) TV episode .... Pat Allanson
The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard (2009)
"Rescue Me" .... Valerie (9 episodes, 2007-2009)
- Wine (2009) TV episode .... Valerie
- French (2009) TV episode .... Valerie
- Baptism (2009) TV episode .... Valerie
- Yaz (2007) TV episode .... Valerie
- Keefe (2007) TV episode (credit only) .... Valerie
(4 more)
"Eastbound & Down" (1 episode, 2009)
- Chapter 5 (2009) TV episode
"Numb3rs" .... Danielle Hill (1 episode, 2009)
... aka Num3ers (USA: promotional title)
- 12:01 AM (2009) TV episode .... Danielle Hill
"Life on Mars" .... Rita (1 episode, 2009)
- Coffee, Tea, or Annie (2009) TV episode .... Rita
Gina Gershon Strips Down Sarah Palin (2008) (V) .... Sarah Palin
Beer for My Horses (2008) .... Cammie
Just Business (2008) (V) .... Marty Jameson
P.S., I Love You (2007) .... Sharon McCarthy
"Ugly Betty" .... Fabia (3 episodes, 2006-2007)
- East Side Story (2007) TV Episode .... Fabia
- I'm Coming Out (2007) TV Episode .... Fabia
- Pilot (2006) TV Episode .... Fabia
What Love Is (2007) .... Rachel
"The Batman" .... Catwoman / ... (5 episodes, 2004-2007)
- Rumors (2007) TV Episode (voice) .... Catwoman
- The Laughing Cats (2005) TV Episode (voice) .... Catwoman
- Ragdolls to Riches (2005) TV Episode (voice) .... Catwoman/Selina Kyle
- The Cat, the Bat and the Very Ugly (2005) TV Episode (voice) .... Catwoman
- The Cat and the Bat (2004) TV Episode (voice) .... Catwoman/Selina Kyle
Delirious (2006)
Kettle of Fish (2006) .... Ginger
I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With (2006) .... Mrs. Pilletti
Dreamland (2006) .... Mary
Man About Town (2006) .... Arlene Kreiner
"American Dad!" .... American Girl #1 / ... (2 episodes, 2005)
- Stan of Arabia: Part 2 (2005) TV Episode (voice) .... Woman/American Girl #1
- Homeland Insecurity (2005) TV Episode (voice) .... Karen
Category 7: The End of the World (2005) (TV) .... FEMA Director Judith Carr
One Last Thing... (2005) .... Arlene
"Family Guy" .... Policewoman (1 episode, 2005)
... aka Padre de familia (USA: Spanish title)
- Blind Ambition (2005) TV Episode (voice) .... Policewoman
"Crossing Jordan" .... Charlie Davis (1 episode, 2005)
- Embraceable You (2005) TV Episode .... Charlie Davis
"The Studio" (2005) TV Series .... Bebe Knight (unknown episodes)
"Kevin Hill" .... Carly Austin (1 episode, 2004)
- The Good Life (2004) TV Episode .... Carly Austin
Three Way (2004) .... Florence DeCroix Hagen
... aka 3-Way (USA: DVD box title)
... aka Three Way (Australia: DVD box title)
"Tripping the Rift" .... Six (13 episodes, 2004)
- Android Love (2004) TV Episode .... Six
- Love Conquers All... Almost (2004) TV Episode .... Six
- Emasculating Chode (2004) TV Episode .... Six
- Aliens, Guns & a Monkey (2004) TV Episode (voice) .... Six
- Nature Vs. Nurture (2004) TV Episode .... Six
(8 more)
Out of Season (2004) .... Eileen Phillips
"The Practice" .... Glenn (1 episode, 2004)
- The Firm (2004) TV Episode .... Glenn
"Curb Your Enthusiasm" .... Anna (1 episode, 2004)
- The Survivor (2004) TV Episode .... Anna
"Just Shoot Me!" .... Rhonda Ferrara (2 episodes, 2002-2003)
- My Fair Finchy (2003) TV Episode .... Rhonda Ferrara
- Da Sister Who Loved DiMauro (2002) TV Episode .... Rhonda Ferrara
"Spider-Man" .... Shikata (2 episodes, 2003)
... aka Spider-Man: The New Animated Series (Canada: English title: DVD box title) (USA: DVD box title)
- Keeping Secrets (2003) TV Episode (voice) .... Shikata
- Sword of Shikata (????) TV Episode (voice) .... Shikata
Prey for Rock & Roll (2003) .... Jacki
Borderline (2002) .... Dr. Lila Coletti
... aka Borderline - Unter Mordverdacht (Germany)
Demonlover (2002) .... Elaine Si Gibril
Slackers (2002) (uncredited) .... Girl at Trendy Club
... aka Complices, Les (Canada: French title)
Picture Claire (2001) .... Lily Warden
Driven (2001) .... Cathy Heguy
... aka À toute vitesse (Canada: French title)
"Saturday Night Live" .... Wilma Slotsin (1 episode, 2000)
... aka NBC's Saturday Night (USA: first season title)
... aka SNL (USA: informal title)
... aka SNL 25 (USA: alternative title)
... aka Saturday Night (USA: second season title)
... aka Saturday Night Live '80 (USA: sixth season title)
- Episode #25.20 (2000) TV Episode (uncredited) .... Wilma Slotsin
"Snoops" .... Glenn Hall (13 episodes, 1999-2000)
- Swan Chant (2000) TV Episode .... Glenn Hall
- The Stolen Diskette (2000) TV Episode .... Glenn Hall
- A Criminal Mind (1999) TV Episode .... Glenn Hall
- The Grinch (1999) TV Episode .... Glenn Hall
- True Believers (1999) TV Episode .... Glenn Hall
(8 more)
Black and White (1999/II) .... Nora 'Hugs' Hugosian
The Insider (1999) .... Helen Caperelli
Guinevere (1999) .... Billie
Prague Duet (1998) .... Dr. Lauren Graham
... aka Liebe in Prag, Eine (Germany)
... aka Lies and Whispers (USA: TV title)
One Tough Cop (1998) .... Joey O'Hara
Legalese (1998) (TV) .... Angela Beale
I'm Losing You (1998) .... Lidia
Lulu on the Bridge (1998) .... Hannah
Palmetto (1998) .... Nina
... aka Dumme sterben nicht aus
This World, Then the Fireworks (1997) .... Carol Lakewood Morton
Face/Off (1997) .... Sasha Hassler
... aka Face Off
"Ellen" .... The Cashier (2 episodes, 1997)
... aka These Friends of Mine (USA: first season title)
- The Puppy Episode: Part 1 (1997) TV Episode (uncredited) .... The Cashier
- The Puppy Episode: Part 2 (1997) TV Episode (uncredited) .... The Cashier
Touch (1997) .... Debra Lusanne
Bound (1996) .... Corky
Best of the Best 3: No Turning Back (1996) .... Margo Preston
Showgirls (1995) .... Cristal Connors
... aka Showgirls (France)
"The Untouchables" .... Becky Petrov (1 episode, 1994)
- The Skin Trade (1994) TV Episode .... Becky Petrov
Flinch (1994) .... Daphne James
"Melrose Place" .... Ellen (3 episodes, 1993)
- Cold Turkey (1993) TV Episode .... Ellen
- Collision Course (1993) TV Episode .... Ellen
- Married to It (1993) TV Episode .... Ellen
Love Matters (1993) (TV) .... Heat
Joey Breaker (1993) .... Jennie Chaser
... aka Agent Breaker (USA)
Sinatra (1992) (TV) .... Nancy Barbato Sinatra
Miss Rose White (1992) (TV) .... Angie
The Player (1992) .... Whitney Gersh
City of Hope (1991) .... Laurie Rinaldi
Jungle Fever (1991) (scenes deleted) .... Angie's Neighbor
Out for Justice (1991) .... Patti Madano
"Cop Rock" .... Stacey Kane (1 episode, 1990)
- The Cocaine Mutiny (1990) TV Episode .... Stacey Kane
Voodoo Dawn (1990) .... Tina
... aka Strange Turf (USA)
"Monsters" .... Ann (1 episode, 1989)
- Jar (1989) TV Episode .... Ann
"The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd" .... Randy (3 episodes, 1989)
- Here's a Leisurely Stroll Through the Park (1989) TV Episode .... Randy
- Here's a Clever Yet Practical Gift Idea (1989) TV Episode .... Randy
- Here's a Little Night Music (1989) TV Episode .... Randy
Suffering Bastards (1989) .... Sharnetta
... aka Liars Club
Cocktail (1988) .... Coral
Red Heat (1988) .... Catherine 'Cat' Manzetti
"The Twilight Zone" .... Laura Shupe (1 episode, 1987)
- Time and Teresa Golowitz (1987) TV Episode .... Laura Shupe
Sweet Revenge (1987) .... K.C.
Stark: Mirror Image (1986) (TV) .... Alison Cromwell
... aka Stark II
3:15 (1986) .... Cobrettes
... aka 3:15 a Time to Die (UK: video title)
... aka 3:15 the Moment of Truth
... aka Showdown at Lincoln High (USA)
Pretty in Pink (1986) .... Trombley, Girl Friend/Gym Class
Girls Just Want to Have Fun (1985) (uncredited) .... Dancer At Auditions For Dance TV
Beatlemania (1981) (uncredited) .... Dancer
... aka Beatlemania: The Movie


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