Penny Johnson Jerald
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|Penny Johnson Jerald|
Jerald at Paleyfest 2012
March 14, 1961
Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
|Education||Juilliard School (1982)|
Penny Johnson Jerald (born March 14, 1961) is an American actress. She played Beverly Barnes on the HBO comedy series The Larry Sanders Show, Kasidy Yates on the syndicated science fiction series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Sherry Palmer on the Fox action/drama series 24 and Captain Victoria "Iron" Gates on the ABC comedy-drama series Castle.
Early life and education
Jerald began her career with small guest roles, and appeared in Do The Right Thing in 1989, The Paper Chase from 1984 to 1986 and General Hospital in 1986, before she played the title character's unflappable personal assistant, Beverly Barnes, on The Larry Sanders Show. Throughout the 1990s, Jerald guest starred in many television series such as Parker Lewis Can't Lose, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Grace Under Fire, Cosby and Family Law.
Following Larry Sanders, Jerald appeared in the 1997 film Absolute Power and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine playing freighter captain Kasidy Yates, the love interest for the series' main character Benjamin Sisko, a recurring role which she played from 1995 to the show's end in 1999. She also had a recurring guest role on ER as Lynette Evans from 1998 to 1999. She then appeared as Roscoe Dellums in the Emmy Award winning TV movie The Color of Friendship. Jerald also guest starred on Frasier, The Practice, Touched by an Angel and The X-Files.
Jerald's most-recognized role came in 2001 when she appeared in the pilot episode of the Kiefer Sutherland-led Fox series, 24, playing Sherry Palmer, the wife of Senator David Palmer. She appeared in all but two of the first season episodes and multiple episodes of the second and third seasons.
In 2003, Jerald played Condoleezza Rice in DC 9/11: Time of Crisis, a TV movie about the September 11 attacks in 2001. She reprised the role in the miniseries The Path to 9/11, which aired September 10–11, 2006.
Jerald also guest-starred on the sitcom Eve, playing Shelly's mother Beverly in four episodes. She guest starred in three episodes of sci-fi series The 4400 in 2007. Penny had a recurring role on ABC midseason drama October Road for the 2007-08 season.
Jerald also teaches acting workshops and produces and directs for Outreach Christian Theater Company, which she and her musician husband Gralin Jerald founded in 1994.
She also had guest appearances on episodes of Tyler Perry's House of Payne.
Jerald joined the cast of ABC's Castle in its fourth season as the new captain of the 12th Precinct, Victoria "Iron" Gates, replacing Ruben Santiago-Hudson's deceased character Roy Montgomery as captain of the precinct.
|1983||American Playhouse||Jill Hatch||Episode: "The Files on Jill Hatch: Part I"|
|1984||The Hills Have Eyes Part II||Sue|
|1984||T.J. Hooker||Lisa Cody||Episode: "Anatomy of a Killing"|
|1984||Hill Street Blues||Jackie DeWitt||Episode: "Blues for Mr. Green"|
|1984-1986||The Paper Chase||Vivian Conway||17 episodes|
|1985||The Jeffersons||Donelle||Episode: "Last Dance"|
|1985||Simon & Simon||Hanna McKenzie||Episode: "Out-of-Town Brown"|
|1987||Women in Prison||Patty||Episode: "Walk This Way"|
|1988||The Cosby Show||Nurse||Episode: "The Visit"|
|1988||Simon & Simon||Evelyn Jacobson||Episode: "Zen and the Art of the Split-Finger Fastball"|
|1989||Tour of Duty||Jan Hudson||Episode: "For What It's Worth"|
|1989||She's the Sheriff||Dorothy||Episode: "Divorce, Wiggins Style"|
|1989||Homeroom||Virginia Harper||13 episodes|
|1990||Freddy's Nightmares||Elaine Alamo||Episode: "Life Sentence"|
|1990||Coach||Susan||Episode: "The Day That Moses Came to Town"|
|1990||Parker Lewis Can't Lose||Ms. Miriam Donnelly||Episode: "Teacher, Teacher"|
|1991||Columbo||Maxine Jarrett||Episode: "Caution: Murder Can Be Hazardous to Your Health"|
|1992-1998||The Larry Sanders Show||Beverly Barnes||82 episodes
Nominated—Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
|1993||Fear of a Black Hat||Re-Re|
|1993||Class of '61||Lavinia||Television movie|
|1993||What's Love Got to Do with It||Lorraine Taylor|
|1993||Empty Cradle||Gail Huddle||Television movie|
|1994||Star Trek: The Next Generation||Dobara||Episode: "Homeward"|
|1994||Molly & Gina||Maria|
|1995-1999||Star Trek: Deep Space Nine||Kasidy Yates||15 episodes|
|1996||Grace Under Fire||Bailey Alford||2 episodes|
|1997||Cosby||Penny||Episode: "Brave New Hilton"|
|1997||Absolute Power||Laura Simon|
|1997||The Gregory Hines Show||Elizabeth||Episode: "Pilot"|
|1998-1999||ER||Nurse Practitioner Lynette Evans||9 episodes|
|1999||A Secret Life||Hope||Television movie|
|2000||The Color of Friendship||Roscoe Dellums||Television movie|
|2000||Family Law||Christine Webber||Episode: "Family Values"|
|2001||The X-Files||Dr. Hellura Lyle||Episode: "Medusa"|
|2001||The Practice||Attorney Laura Garrett||Episode: "Awakenings"|
|2001||Citizen Baines||Denise Willis||Episode: "A Day Like No Other"|
|2001-2004||24||Sherry Palmer||45 episodes
Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
|2002||Touched by an Angel||Eleanor||Episode: "The Impossible Dream"|
|2003||DC 9/11: Time of Crisis||Condoleezza Rice||Television movie|
|2003||Frasier||Carol||Episode: "Maris Returns"|
|2005-2006||Eve||Beverly Williams||4 episodes|
|2006||Law & Order||Ms. Booker||Episode: "Choice of Evils"|
|2006||The Path to 9/11||Condoleezza Rice||Television movie|
|2007||The 4400||Rebecca Parish||3 episodes|
|2007-2008||October Road||Dean Etwood||10 episodes|
|2009-2010||NCIS||Joanne Torence||2 episodes|
|2010||Bones||Rachel Adams||Episode: "The X in the File"|
|2011-present||Castle||Captain Victoria "Iron" Gates||47 episodes|
- Gussow, Mel (April 29, 1982). "Juilliard Theater Students Put On 'Love's Labor's Lost'". The New York Times. Retrieved April 17, 2012.
- Bryant, Adam (July 13, 2011). "Castle Exclusive: Meet Castle and Beckett's New Captain!". TVGuide.com. Retrieved July 13, 2011.