Gillian Alexy

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Gillian Alexy
Born (1986-03-13) 13 March 1986 (age 28)
Perth, Western Australia
Nationality Australian
Occupation Actress
Years active 1996–present

Gillian Alexy (born 13 March 1986) is an Australian actress. She is best known for her roles as Tayler Geddes on McLeod's Daughters and Gitta Novak on Damages.

Early life and education[edit]

She graduated from the John Curtin College of the Arts in 2000, after doing specialist dance and theatre courses. Afterwards, she went to The Actors College in London, Le Centre des Arts Vivants and The Peter Goss Dance Studio in Paris, and earned a six-month theatre degree at the University of Colorado at Boulder (United States).[1]

Career[edit]

Alexy began her acting career at the age of ten, making her debut in television series Bush Patrol. The following year she appeared in her first leading television role, the children's series The Gift, for which she played the part for the complete first and only season. Her second leading role was in the animated series Parallax, another television series which was cancelled after just one season. She gained notability for her role as Tayler Geddes on Logie Award-winning television series McLeod's Daughters; she first appeared at the end of season 6, in which her character came to Drovers Run to get revenge on Regan McLeod, whom she held responsible for the death of her father.[1]

Alexy's other television credits include Fast Tracks, All Saints, The Strip, Packed to the Rafters and Home and Away. In 2011, she began appearing on American television, in the series' Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and Blue Bloods. She starred in the Australian film West in 2007, playing a supporting role opposite Khan Chittenden and Nathan Phillips.[2]

Alexy took part in a back door pilot for the proposed TV series NCIS:Red in early 2013,[3] the cast of which appeared in the spin-off debut double-episode NCIS:Los Angeles plots "Red, Part 1" and "Red, Part 2" in March that year.[4] However, the series was eventually not picked up by the network.[5]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1996 Bush Patrol Eloise
1997 The Gift Sharon 26 episodes
1998 Fast Tracks Alana Burroughs
2004 Parallax Katherine Raddic 26 episodes
2005 The Umberella Condition Holly Short film
2005–2006 All Saints Nicole Higgins Episodes: "Immortal", "No Way Out"
2007 West Cheryl
2007 Highly Toxic
2008 Mockingbird Emily Short film
2008 Cane Cutter Pearl Short film
2008 The Strip Cherry Cunningham Episode: season 1, episode 6
2008 Packed to the Rafters Lauren Valco Episode: "Taking the Lead"
2006–2009 McLeod's Daughters Tayler Geddes 55 episodes
2009 Home and Away Tarney
2011 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Danielle 'Dani' Hynes Episode: "Double Strands"
2011 Blue Bloods Ellen Sloan Episode: "Innocence"
2011 Unforgettable Laura Episode "Lost Things"
2012 Nurse Jackie Hip-replacement patient Episode: "Chaud & Froid"
2012 Damages Gitta Novak 10 Episodes
2012 Castle Candice Mayfield Episode: "Death Gone Crazy"
2013–2014 The Americans Anneliese Episodes: "The Clock", "Yousaf"
2013 NCIS: Los Angeles Claire Keats 2 episodes
2014 Royal Pains Charlotte Episodes: "I Did Not See That Coming", "Oh, M.G."

Theatre[edit]

  • Popcorn (1999)
  • Return to the Forbidden Planet (2000)
  • Mice (2001)
  • Resident Alien (2002)
  • Six Characters Looking for an Author (2003)
  • Ghost Train (2004)
  • The Chatroom (2004)
  • Codes of Practice (2005)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Tayler Geddes (Gillian Alexy)". ninemsn.com.au. Retrieved 8 November 2011. 
  2. ^ "West". screenaustralia.gov.au. Retrieved 11 November 2011. 
  3. ^ "Jonathan Groff Cast In Michael Lannan HBO Pilot, Gillian Alexy Joins ‘NCIS: LA’ Spinoff". Deadline.com. 8 February 2013. Retrieved 8 February 2013. 
  4. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (5 November 2012). "CBS Prepping ‘NCIS: LA’ Spinoff Created By Shane Brennan As Planted Two-Part Episode". Deadline. Retrieved 6 November 2012. 
  5. ^ "'NCIS: Red' not going forward as series at CBS". digitalspy.co.uk. 15 May 2013. Retrieved 4 July 2013. 

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