Cynthia Lowrie Gibb
December 14, 1963
Bennington, Vermont, U.S.
Short Circuit 2
|Spouse||Scott Kramer (divorced)|
Cynthia Gibb (born December 14, 1963) is an American actress and former model who has starred in film and on television. She began her career as a cast member on the musical television drama Fame, based on the movie of the same name. She also appeared in the films Youngblood (1986), Salvador (1986), Malone (1987), Short Circuit 2 (1988) and Death Warrant (1990). She received a Golden Globe nomination for her performance as Gypsy Rose Lee in the film Gypsy (1993).
Life and career
Gibb grew up in Westport, Connecticut, and graduated from Staples High School. At the age of 14, she began assignments with the Ford Modeling Agency in New York City. She was on the cover of Vogue and Young Miss magazines. She was cast for her first film role, a small part as a Young Fan in Woody Allen's 1980 film Stardust Memories.
Gibb appeared in Youngblood starring Rob Lowe. She also played the role of Susan Martin Wyatt Carter on the soap opera Search for Tomorrow, appearing from 1981 to 1983. Gibb was a regular for three of the six seasons of the television series Fame, which aired from 1982 to 1987. She appeared in the Diagnosis: Murder movies in 1992 as Dr. Amanda Bentley. In Salvador (1986), directed by Oliver Stone and starring James Woods, she portrayed an American lay missionary in El Salvador who was brutally raped and murdered. In the TV adaptation of Gypsy, for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television Film; she played the adult Gypsy Rose Lee opposite Bette Midler as Madame Rose. Gibb later starred in the NBC sitcom Madman of the People (1994–95), and UPN series Deadly Games (1995–97). She has also played in many TV movies, including the role of Karen Carpenter in The Karen Carpenter Story (1989). She played Mary Maloney opposite John Schneider in Mary Christmas.
|1980||Stardust Memories||Young Girl Fan|
|1988||Jack's Back||Chris Moscari|
|Short Circuit 2||Sandy Banatoni|
|1990||Death Warrant||Amanda Beckett|
|1997||Volcano: Fire on the Mountain||Kelly Adams|
|2002||Full Frontal||Pregnant Woman|
|2008||Beautiful Loser||Bonnie (adult)|
|Fall of Hyperion||Jenni Hansen|
|2010||A Nanny for Christmas||Samantha Ryland|
|The Funeral Planner||Cynthia Gibb|
|2013||Before I Sleep||Caroline|
|2016||Caged No More||Lottie|
|1981–1983||Search for Tomorrow||Suzi Wyatt||TV series|
|1983–1987||Fame||Holly Laird||25 episodes|
Nominated – Young Artist Award for Best Young Actress in a Drama Series (1984)
|1989||The Karen Carpenter Story||Karen Carpenter||TV movie|
|When We Were Young||Ellen Reese||TV movie|
|1990||Midnight Caller||Willi||Episode: "Three for the Money"|
|Tales from the Crypt||Lorelei Phelps||Episode: "Korman's Kalamity"|
|1992||Diagnosis: Murder||Dr. Amanda Bentley||TV movie|
|Drive Like Lightning||Ginger McDaniel||TV movie|
|The House on Sycamore Street||Dr. Amanda Bentley||TV movie|
|1993||A Twist of the Knife||Dr. Amanda Bentley||TV movie|
|The Woman Who Loved Elvis||Emily||TV movie|
|Gypsy||Louise / Gypsy Rose Lee||TV movie|
Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television Film
|1994||Sin & Redemption||Billie Simms||TV movie|
|Fatal Vows: The Alexandra O'Hara Story||Alexandra O'Hara||TV movie|
|1994–1995||Madman of the People||Meg Buckner||16 episodes|
|1995–1997||Deadly Games||Lauren Ashborne / The Girl||13 episodes|
|1996||Holiday Affair||Jodie Ennis||TV movie|
|1997||Volcano: Fire on the Mountain||Kelly Adams||TV movie|
|Love-Struck||Emily Vale||TV movie|
|High Stakes||Annie||TV movie|
|Superman: The Animated Series||Trish Mills (voice)||Episode: "Prototype"|
|1998||Earthquake in New York||Laura Rykker||TV movie|
|2000||This Is How the World Ends||Nicole Van Dyke||TV movie|
|2001||The Wandering Soul Murders||Jill Dempsey||TV movie|
|A Colder Kind of Death||Jill Dempsey||TV movie|
|Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows||Narrator (voice)||TV movie|
|Judging Amy||Irene Kroft||Episode: "The Unforgiven"|
|2002||The Division||Donna Packard||Episode: "Hide and Seek"|
|Mary Christmas||Mary Maloney||TV movie|
|2003||Mary Higgins Clark: A Crime of Passion||Frederica Dumay||TV movie|
|2004||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Karen Campbell||Episode: "Poison"|
|2005||Missing||Dr. Susan Reynolds||Episode: "Patient X"|
|2006||7th Heaven||Betsey||Episode: "You Don't Know What You've Got 'Til He's Gone"|
|2007||Demons from Her Past||Marilyn Baxter||TV movie|
|A Family Lost||Valerie Williamson||TV movie|
|Christie's Revenge||Miranda Colton||TV movie|
|An Accidental Christmas||Vicky||TV movie|
|2008||Without a Trace||Tracie Duncan||Episode: "True/False"|
|2009||Criminal Minds||Kathy Gray||Episode: "Bloodline"|
|2010||Accused at 17||Jacqui Miller||TV movie|
|2011||Cinnamon||Professor Madeline Walters||TV movie (aka "My Dog's Christmas Miracle")|
|2013||The Cheating Pact||Brenda Marshall||TV movie|
|2015||Christmas Land||Elaine Nickerson||TV movie|
|2016||Broadcasting Christmas||Patrice Montgomery||TV movie|
|2017||Stalker's Prey||Sandy Wilcox||TV movie (aka "Hunter's Cove)|
|Sharing Christmas||Helen||TV movie|
|2020||Ivy & Mistletoe||Mary Anderson||TV movie|
|Christmas on the Menu||Shannon Byrde||TV movie|
Awards and nominations
|Golden Globe Awards||1994||Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television||Gypsy||Nominated|
|Young Artist Awards||1984||Best Young Actress in a Drama Series||Fame||Nominated|
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