Annabeth Gish as Monica Reyes in The X-Files
|Born||Anne Elizabeth Gish
March 13, 1971
Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Annabeth Gish (born March 13, 1971) is an American actress. She has played roles in films Shag, Hiding Out, Mystic Pizza, The Last Supper and Double Jeopardy. On television, she played Special Agent Monica Reyes on The X-Files, Elizabeth Bartlet Westin on The West Wing and as Eileen Caffee on the Showtime drama Brotherhood.
Gish was born Anne Elizabeth Gish in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the daughter of Judy and Robert Gish. Gish has said that she is "from different branches of the same family tree" as early silent film actress sisters Lillian Gish and Dorothy Gish. When she was two, her family moved to Cedar Falls, Iowa, where she grew up with her brother Tim and sister Robin. Her father was an English professor at the University of Northern Iowa; her mother was an elementary school teacher.
Gish is married to former The X-Files stunt man Wade Allen and they are the parents of two sons: Cash Alexander Allen (born January 12, 2007) and Enzo Edward Allen (born October 25, 2008).
Gish is a supporter of CARE International, and more recently, of Students Rebuild and One Million Bones. On behalf of these organizations she filmed a short Public service announcement video in April, 2012.
Her first starring role was in the 1986 teen film Desert Bloom. Gish went to Northern University High School in Cedar Falls, Iowa where she graduated in 1989. She attended Duke University where she was a member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority and focused her energies on the drama program, film studies and women's studies. She received a BA in English in July 1993.
In 1987, she starred in the film Hiding Out with Jon Cryer. She played the sister of Julia Roberts' character in 1988's Mystic Pizza. In 1989, Gish got her first major TV film role in When He's Not a Stranger as rape victim Lyn McKenna. Gish portrayed Anne Hampton, the doomed second wife of Rhett Butler in 1994 in the TV mini series Scarlett.
Gish also had a major part in the 1989 comedy, Shag, starring Bridget Fonda, Phoebe Cates, Page Hannah, Jeff Yagher and Scott Coffey. The film's title refers to 1960s Carolina shag dancing and Beach life in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
In 1994's Wyatt Earp starring Kevin Costner, she played Urilla Sutherland, Wyatt's childhood sweetheart and eventual wife. The next year, she appeared in Oliver Stone's Nixon as Julie Nixon. In 1996, Gish played the girlfriend Tracey in Beautiful Girls. In 1997, Gish received her first starring role in a movie, portraying Susan Sparks opposite Shaquille O'Neal in the movie adaptation of DC Comics superhero Steel. In 1997, she starred in the TV movie True Women as Euphemia Ashby alongside Dana Delany and Angelina Jolie. In 1998, Gish starred in SLC Punk!, released September 24, 1998, as a head shop owner named Trish.
In 2001, Gish joined the cast of The X-Files as Special Agent Monica Reyes after series star David Duchovny announced his intention to leave the show. During the eighth and ninth seasons, Gish and fellow newcomer Robert Patrick became the show's principal characters and it was presumed that the two could carry on the show even after Gillian Anderson left. While it is generally agreed their performances were good, ratings continued to drop with the departure of Duchovny and his dynamic partnership with Gillian Anderson; the ninth season of The X-Files became the show's last.
Also in 2006, Gish began a major role in the Showtime drama Brotherhood, as Eileen Caffee. She appeared in 29 of the 33 episodes in the series's three-season run.
Gish is currently part of the main cast in the FX series The Bridge, in which she plays Charlotte Millwright, a widow who discovers that her recently deceased husband had secrets on both sides of the US-Mexican border.
|1986||Hero in the Family||Jessie|
|Desert Bloom||Rose Chismore|
|1987||Hiding Out||Ryan Campbell|
|1988||Mystic Pizza||Kat Arujo||Nominated - Young Artist Award for Best Young Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama|
|When He's Not a Stranger||Lyn McKenna||Nominated - Young Artist Award for Best Young Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama|
|1990||Coupe de Ville||Tammy|
|1991||The Last to Go||Lydia|
|1992||Lady Against the Odds||Sylvia Raffray|
|1993||Silent Cries||Hazel Hampton|
|1994||Wyatt Earp||Urilla Sutherland|
|1995||The Last Supper||Paulie|
|Nixon||Julie Nixon Eisenhower||Nominated - Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture|
|1996||Beautiful Girls||Tracy Stover|
|Don't Look Back||Michelle|
|What Love Sees||Jean Treadway Holly|
|1997||True Women||Euphemia Ashby|
|Mayday - Flug in den Tod||Maria Philips|
|To Live Again||Karen Holmes|
|God's New Plan||Claire Hutton|
|Sealed with a Kiss||Robbie|
|2000||No Higher Love||Claire Hutton/Young|
|2001||The Way She Moves||Amie|
|Pursuit of Happiness||Marissa||Slamdunk Film Festival for Best Actress|
|Race to Space||Dr. Donni McGuinness|
|2002||Buying the Cow||Nicole|
|A Death in the Family||Mary Follet|
|Life on Liberty Street||Denise Di Fiori|
|2006||Gillery's Little Secret||Gillery|
|The Celestine Prophecy||Julia|
|Mojave Phone Booth||Beth|
|Candles on Bay Street||Lydia|
|2008||Of Murder and Memory||Sally Linden|
|2009||An American Girl Chrissa Stands Strong||Meg Maxwell|
|2010||At Risk||Det. Delma Sykes|
|Texas Killing Fields||Gwen Heigh|
|Home Run Showdown||Michelle|
|1994||Scarlett||Anne Hampton||TV miniseries|
|1995||Courthouse||Lenore Laderman||11 episodes|
|1996||Chicago Hope||Amy Peletier||Episode: Three Men and a Lady|
|2001–2002||The X-Files||Monica Reyes||23 episodes
Nominated - Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress on Television
|2004||CSI: Miami||Wendy Decker||Episode: Not Landing|
|2003–2006||The West Wing||Elizabeth Bartlet Westin||6 episodes|
|2008||The Cleaner||Barbara Hoffler||Episode: Meet the Joneses|
|2006–2008||Brotherhood||Eileen Caffee||29 episodes
Nominated - Prism Award for Best Performance in a Drama Series
|2010||Criminal Minds||Rebecca Hodges||Episode: Parasite|
|2011||Lie to Me||Ilene||Episode: Saved|
|Against the Wall||Chief Julie Carmen||Episode: A Good Cop|
|Bag of Bones||Jo Noonan||TV miniseries|
|2011–2012||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Laura Gabriel||3 episodes|
|2012||Americana||Rachel Clarke||Unsold TV pilot|
|2012||Once Upon a Time||Anita||Episode: Child of the Moon|
|2011–present||Pretty Little Liars||Dr. Anne Sullivan||Recurring role; 8 episodes|
|2013||The Bridge||Charlotte Millwright||Main cast|
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- "Annabeth Gish joins 'Pretty Little Liars'" April 8, 2011, Digital Spy
- "CASTING: Annabeth Gish Guest Stars" October 18, 2011, CSI blog
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- Goldberg, Lesley (October 8, 2012). "Demian Bichir, Annabeth Gish, Ted Levine Join FX Drama Pilot 'The Bridge'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved July 12, 2013.