Galyn Görg

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Galyn Görg
Born
OccupationActress, Dancer
Years active1984–Present
WebsiteGalyn Görg

Galyn Görg, also credited as Galyn Gorg, Galan Gorg and Gaylyn Görg, is an American actress and dancer, best known for her role in the film, RoboCop 2 as Angie, the Nuke addicted bad girl; on M.A.N.T.I.S., television's first black superhero program, as Lt. Maxwell; on the television show Twin Peaks as Nancy O'Reilly;[1] and as a starring dancer on two separate Italian variety shows, Fantastico on the channel RAI and SandraRaimondo Show on the channel Canale 5.

Personal life[edit]

Galyn Görg was born in Los Angeles, California to an actress/model mother and a documentary filmmaker father. She was raised in the state of Hawaii and majored in liberal arts at Santa Monica City College.[2]

Career[edit]

Görg started in a career of dancing when she was awarded scholarships to the Dupree Dance Academy, the Alvin Ailey Summer Program, and The Professional Dancer's Society. Görg was trained in the dance styles of jazz, ballet, Haitian, Afro-Samba, Afro-Cuban, West African, hip-hop, hula, and funk, working with such choreographers as Debbie Allen, Otis Salid, Michael Peters, Jaime Rogers, Sarah Slgart, Marguerite Derricks, Vince Patterson, Franco Miseria and Bill Goodson.

Görg studied acting with Ivana Chubbuck, Improv for the People, Anthony Meindl, Actor's Workshop, The Groundlings, The Improv, Pacific Resident Theater, and The Susan Giosa technique.[3]

Görg's work in film, television, music video and live theatrical performances has spanned a multitude of countries, including, the Middle East, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand, Canada as well as other parts of the world. As both a dancer and actress, she has collaborated with Will Smith, Cuba Gooding Jr., Paula Abdul, Stevie Wonder, Debbie Allen, Donna Summer, Lionel Richie, The Jackson Family, Patrick Swayze, Keanu Reeves, Amy Poehler, Francis Ford Coppola, Kathryn Bigelow and Jason Robards. Görg starred as the live-interest dancer in the iconic ZZ Top music video Sharp Dressed Man and achieved fame in Italy as the dance star of two separate variety series on Italian television, including Fantastico (on channel RAI) and SandraRaimondo Show (on channel Canale 5).[3]

Görg's best-known role was Lt. Leora Maxwell in the 1994 TV series M.A.N.T.I.S., which had been adapted from a film of the same name. The character played by Galyn was not present in the film/pilot of the television show, but was added when the show was picked up by Fox Network. There was some controversy surrounding the show at the time, due to accusations that the producers removed African-American themes from the show to make the show more appealing for mainstream viewers.[4] Galyn is also a professional dancer who has lectured in different schools and performed all over the world.[5]

Philanthropy[edit]

Görg has provided her time and services to organizations such as UNICEF, Heal the Bay, Humanity Unites Brilliance, the Pachamama Alliance, The Herb Alpert Foundation, Yoga for Youth, The International House of Blues Foundation and the World Festival of Sacred Music.[3]

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Film Role Notes
1983 I Still Can't Get Over Loving You Love Interest Music Video - Ray Parker, Jr
1984 Strangers in Paradise Hooker
1985 Mirrors Role Unknown TV Movie
1986 America 3000 Lynka
The Malibu Bikini Shop Cindy Credited as Galyn Gorg
Living the Blues Role Unknown
1987 Down Twisted Blake Credited as Galyn Gorg
1988 The Wrong Guys Carla Credited as Galyn Gorg
The Wizard of Speed and Time C.C.'s Groupie Credited as Galyn Gorg
Dance Academy Jana
Nightingales Lorna Credited as Galyn Gorg
1989 When We Were Young Role Unknown
1990 Sporting Chance Grace McAllister
RoboCop 2 Angie
1991 Point Break Margarita Credited as Galyn Gorg
1992 Storyville Spice
ZZ Top: Greatest Hits Girl at Dance Club Video
1993 Firestorm: 72 Hours in Oakland Denise Kukuczka TV Movie
Judgment Night Clarissa Credited as Galyn Gorg
1994 Temptation Toonie Wells
Television
Year Title Role Notes
1984 Fame Fame Dancer One Episode: Secrets (credited as Galyn Gorg)
1985 Fantastico 6 Hostess All Episodes
It's Your Move Waitress One Episode: The Experts (credited as Galyn Gorg)
The A-Team Stu Chermack One Episode: Knights of the Road (credited as Galyn Gorg)
Cover Up Sonja One Episode: Passions
1986 Amazing Stories Ms. Eyeful One Episode: Miscalculation
1989 Jake and the Fatman Cynthia Davis One Episode: It All Depends on You Credited as Galyn Gorg
1989-1992 A Different World Melissa Swazey and Monica Gilbert Two Episodes: Great Expectations and Save the Best for Last: Part 2
1990 Twin Peaks Nancy O'Reilly Three Episodes: Episode #2.1 (credited as Gaylyn Görg), Episode #2.3 and Episode #2.5
1991 Disney Presents The 100 Lives of Black Jack Savage Luce One Episode: The Not-So-Great Dictator (Credited as Galan Gorg)
1992 Grapevine Jessica One Episode: The Jessica and Tony Story
Hangin' with Mr. Cooper Yvonne One Episode: Hangin' with Michelle
1994-1997 M.A.N.T.I.S. Lt. Leora Maxwell Twenty-two Episodes:
1995 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Korena One Episode: The Visitor
1996 The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Helena One Episode: Boxing Helena
Xena: Warrior Princess Helen of Troy One Episode: Beware Greeks Bearing Gifts
Living Single Michelle One Episode: Wake Up to the Break-Up
Hercules: The Legendary Journeys Anuket One Episode: Mummy Dearest
Star Trek: Voyager Nori One Episode: Warlord
1997 Hang Time Vice Principal Leslie Williams One Episode: First Game of the Season
Stargate SG-1 Kendra One Episode: Thor's Hammer
2001 Crossing Jordan Therapist One Episode: Pilot
2004 CSI: Miami Ms. Art House Manager One Episode: After the Fall
2008 Lost Nurse One Episode: Meet Kevin Johnson
2015 Parks and Recreation Josephina Academia Two Episodes: One Last Ride: Part 1 and One Last Ride: Part 2
2016 A Husband For Christmas Rebecca TV Movie

References[edit]

  1. ^ Horne, Jerry (27 August 1994). "Exclusive Galyn Görg Interview!". Twin Peaks Archive. Retrieved 29 November 2013.
  2. ^ "Galyn Gorg". Xenaville. Retrieved 29 November 2013.
  3. ^ a b c Görg, Galyn (10 January 2015). "Galyn Görg Biography". Galyn Görg Biography. Archived from the original on 10 March 2015. Retrieved 9 March 2015.
  4. ^ Braxton, Greg (27 August 1994). "'M.A.N.T.I.S.' producers dispute claims they've 'lightened' up the new Fox series". The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved 29 November 2013.
  5. ^ "Galyn Görg". Dream Shapers. Archived from the original on 3 December 2013. Retrieved 29 November 2013.

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