Pamela Gidley in 2012
|Born||Pamela Catherine Gidley
June 11, 1965
Methuen, Massachusetts, USA
|Spouse(s)||James Lew (2005–2008) (divorced)|
Pamela Catherine Gidley (born June 11, 1965) is an American actress and model.
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.
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 1980s including Dudes, Permanent Record, The Blue Iguana, and the cult sci-fi classic Cherry 2000. Gidley has starred in many films throughout the '90s, 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. 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.  She played another recurring character, Teri Miller on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. She appeared in the show's first and third seasons. 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, and 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.
She was married to martial arts actor James Lew from 2005 to 2008 when they divorced.
|1987||Cherry 2000||Cherry 2000|
|1988||Blue Iguana, TheThe Blue Iguana||Dakota|
|1990||Last of the Finest, TheThe Last of the Finest||Haley|
|1991||Highway to Hell||Clara|
|1992||Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me||Teresa Banks|
|1992||Love Is Like That||Eloise|
|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||Scratch The Surface (Documentary)||Herself|
|1998||Treat, TheThe Treat||Dolly|
|2000||Little Vampire, TheThe Little Vampire||Dottie Thompson|
|2014||Moving Through Time: Fire Walk with Me Memories (Video documentary short)||Herself|
|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"|