Erica Gimpel

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Erica Gimpel
Born Erica Fawn Gimpel
(1964-06-25) June 25, 1964 (age 50)[1]
Manhattan, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1982–present

Erica Fawn Gimpel (born June 25, 1964) is an American actress. She is best known for her roles on television shows Fame as Coco Hernandez[2] and on Profiler as Angel Brown. She is also known for her major recurring roles on the television shows ER as Adele Newman and on Veronica Mars as Alicia Fennel. Gimpel was most recently on the HBO series True Blood, Season 5 Episode 11, as the Fairy Elder.

Gimpel was a judge on RTE One's Fame: The Musical, an Irish TV talent show seeking a boy and a girl to play Nick and Serena respectively in the Irish touring production of Fame.[3]

In January 2010, Gimpel released her first CD, Spread your Wings and Fly.

Personal life[edit]

Gimpel was born in Manhattan, New York. In 1982, she graduated from New York's High School of Performing Arts.[3] She had toured the United States and Europe with her mother, singer Phyllis Bash, in the play "Porgy and Bess." Her father is Joseph Gimpel, a short story writer.

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  1. ^ "This day in history". 25 June 2011. Retrieved 20 December 2011. 
  2. ^ Rothenberg, Fred (7 January 1982). "'Fame' Series Pilot 'Sparkling'". The Sumter Daily Item. Retrieved 20 December 2011. 
  3. ^ a b Sweeney, Ken (23 January 2010). "'Fame' beckons as 1980s star Coco seeks new talent". Irish Independent. Retrieved 20 December 2011. 

Babylon 5 episode Walkabout features songs performed by Erica Gimpel

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