Pamela Gidley

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Pamela Gidley
Born Pamela Catherine Gidley
(1965-06-11) June 11, 1965 (age 49)
Methuen, Massachusetts, USA
Occupation Actress, model
Years active 1986–2006
Spouse(s) James Lew (2005–2008) (divorced)
Partner(s) Jimmy Iovine (?–?)

Pamela Catherine Gidley (born June 11, 1965) is an American actress and model.

Early life[edit]

Gidley was born in Methuen, Massachusetts, but was raised in Salem, New Hampshire, the youngest of the family with two older brothers. After she graduated high school, she moved to New York and, while walking down a street in Manhattan, she was discovered by a modeling agent. She won the Wilhemina Modeling Agency's "Most Beautiful Girl in the World" contest on March 12, 1985, in Sydney, Australia. As her modeling career had taken off, Gidley studied acting at the New York Academy of Dramatic Art under actress and acting teacher Stella Adler, who ran the Stella Adler Studio of Acting. She eventually moved to Los Angeles to pursue her career in acting.[1]

Career[edit]

Gidley has appeared in film and television. She has acted alongside several Hollywood stars including Keanu Reeves, Josh Brolin, Melanie Griffith and Jon Cryer. She made her acting debut in the 1986 film Thrashin'. She has appeared in several films of the eighties including Dudes, Permanent Record, The Blue Iguana, and the cult sci-fi classic Cherry 2000. Gidley has starred in many films throughout the nineties including Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me, a prequel to the short-lived television series, Disturbed, alongside Malcolm McDowell, Highway to Hell, alongside Patrick Bergin and an early role for Ben Stiller, the comedy Jane Austen's Mafia!, the comedy horror Aberration, a film in which she starred in the lead role and Kiss & Tell, a film in which Gidley also served as producer.[1] In 2000, she appeared in the family comedy The Little Vampire. She has not starred in a film since 2005. Her most recent film to date is the direct-to-video comedy Cake Boy.

Gidley is perhaps best known for her roles in television series. Her first appearance in television was in an episode of the action adventure series MacGyver. She had the recurring role of "Brigitte Parker" in The Pretender. Her character was the first to be introduced on the show's official website before any of the episodes had aired. [2] She played another recurring character, Teri Miller on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. She appeared in the show's first, and third seasons.[3] She starred as "Audrey Westin" in the short-lived mystery series Strange Luck which only lasted one season. Her other television credits include Crime Story, Tour of Duty, the serial drama Skin which was cancelled after just eight episodes, and she guest starred in an episode of The Closer which is her final appearance as an actress at present.

She directed and wrote the 2004 short film I Just Forgot.

Personal life[edit]

She was married to martial arts actor James Lew from 2005 to 2008 when they divorced. She has recently started her own line of jewellery and owns a store called "Gidley's Glitter".[4]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1986 Thrashin' Chrissy
1987 Dudes Elyse
1987 Cherry 2000 Cherry 2000
1988 Blue Iguana, TheThe Blue Iguana Dakota
1988 Permanent Record Kim
1990 Last of the Finest, TheThe Last of the Finest Haley
1990 Disturbed Sandy Ramirez
1991 Liebestraum Jane Kessler
1991 Highway to Hell Clara
1992 Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me Teresa Banks
1992 Love Is Like That Eloise
1993 Paper Hearts Samantha
1994 Freefall Katy Mazur
1994 S.F.W. Janet Streeter
1994 Crew, TheThe Crew Jennifer Pierce
1996 Little Death, TheThe Little Death Kelly Hannon
1996 Kiss & Tell Beta Carotene
1997 Maze, TheThe Maze Bertha
1997 Aberration Amy Harding / Alex Langdon
1997 Bombshell Melinda Clark
1998 Mafia! Pepper Gianini
1998 Treat, TheThe Treat Dolly
1999 Liar's Poker Linda
2000 Goodbye Casanova Hilly
2000 Little Vampire, TheThe Little Vampire Dottie Thompson
2001 Puzzled Susan
2001 True Blue Beck
2002 Luster Alyssa
2002 Landspeed Linda Fincher
2005 Cake Boy Becky Video

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1986 MacGyver Gina Episode: "Final Approach"
1987 Crime Story Teddi Butler Episode: "Love Hurts"
1987 Tour of Duty Lt. Nikki Raines Episode: "Nowhere to Run"
1988 Tour of Duty Lt. Nikki Raines Episodes: "Angel of Mercy", "The Hill"
1988 Glory Days Diane TV film
1990 Blue Bayou Deanie Fortenot Serulla TV film
1992 Angel Street Det. Dorothy Paretsky TV film
1992 Angel Street Det. Dorothy Paretsky TV series
1995-1996 Strange Luck Audrey Westin (17 episodes)
1997-2000 Pretender, TheThe Pretender Brigitte Recurring role (17 episodes)
1998 Man Made Kitty TV film
2000 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Teri Miller Episode: "Who Are You?"
2001 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Teri Miller Episodes: "To Halve and to Hold", "Face Lift", "Evaluation Day"
2002 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Teri Miller Episode: "Snuff"
2003-2004 Skin Barbara Goldman Recurring role (6 episodes)
2006 Closer, TheThe Closer Annalisa Mundy Episode: "Head Over Heels"

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Pamela Gidley Biography". hollywoodpoker.com. Retrieved 3 April 2011. 
  2. ^ "Biography for Pamela Gidley". imdb.com. Retrieved 3 April 2011. 
  3. ^ "Pamela Gidley as Teri Miller". csiguide.com. Retrieved 3 April 2011. 
  4. ^ "Pamela Gidley". yuddy.com. Retrieved 3 April 2011. 

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