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)|
|Spouse(s)||Gralin Jerald (1982-present) (1 child)|
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.
|1984||Hills Have Eyes Part II, TheThe Hills Have Eyes Part II||Sue|
|1991||Goin' to Chicago||Darlene|
|1993||Fear of a Black Hat||Re-Re|
|1993||What's Love Got to Do with It||Lorraine Taylor|
|1994||Molly & Gina||Maria|
|1997||Absolute Power||Laura Simon|
|2015||Justice League: Gods and Monsters||President Amanda Waller||Direct-to-video|
|1983||American Playhouse||Jill Hatch||Episode: "The Files on Jill Hatch: Part 1"|
|1984||Impostor, TheThe Impostor||Michelle||TV film|
|1984||T. J. Hooker||Lisa Cody||Episode: "Anatomy of a Killing"|
|1984||Hill Street Blues||Jackie DeWitt||Episode: "Blues for Mr. Green"|
|1984-1986||Paper Chase, TheThe Paper Chase||Vivian Conway||Regular role (17 episodes)|
|1985||Jeffersons, TheThe Jeffersons||Donelle||Episode: "Last Dance"|
|1985||Grand Baby, TheThe Grand Baby||Betty||TV film|
|1985||Simon & Simon||Hanna McKenzie||Episode: "Out-of-Town Brown"|
|1986||General Hospital||Debbie||TV series|
|1987||1st & Ten: The Championship||Phyllis||Episodes: "The Comeback Trail", "Illegal Use of Love", "The Bulls Change Hands"|
|1987||Women in Prison||Patty||Episode: "Walk This Way"|
|1988||Simon & Simon||Evelyn Jacobson / Doris Beeman||Episode: "Zen and the Art of the Split-Finger Fastball"|
|1989||Homeroom||Virginia Harper||Main role (13 episodes)|
|1989||Tour of Duty||Jan Hudson||Episode: "For What It's Worth"|
|1989||She's the Sheriff||Dorothy||Episode: "Divorce, Wiggins Style"|
|1990||Freddy's Nightmares||Elaine Alamo||Episode: "Life Sentence"|
|1990||Coach||Susan||Episode: "The Day That Moses Came to Town"|
|1990||Night Visions||Luanne||TV film|
|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||Larry Sanders Show, TheThe Larry Sanders Show||Beverly Barnes||Main role (82 episodes)|
|1993||Class of '61||Lavinia||TV film|
|1993||Empty Cradle||Gail Huddle||TV film|
|1994||Star Trek: The Next Generation||Dobara||Episode: "Homeward|
|1995-1999||Star Trek: Deep Space Nine||Kasidy Yates||Recurring role (15 episodes)|
|1996||Road to Galveston, TheThe Road to Galveston||Laney Roosevelt||TV film|
|1996||Grace Under Fire||Bailey Alford||Episodes: "Love Thy Neighbor", "Pregnant Pause"|
|1996||Death Benefit||Sylvia Guzman||TV film|
|1996||Writing on the Wall, TheThe Writing on the Wall||Geraldine||TV film|
|1997||Cosby||Penny||Episode: "Brave New Hilton"|
|1997||Gregory Hines Show, TheThe Gregory Hines Show||Elizabeth||Episode: "Pilot"|
|1998-1999||ER||Nurse Practitioner Lynette Evans||Recurring role (9 episodes)|
|1999||Secret Life, AA Secret Life||Hope||TV film|
|2000||Color of Friendship, TheThe Color of Friendship||Roscoe Dellums||TV film|
|2000||Deliberate Intent||Laura Harmon||TV film|
|2000||Family Law||Christine Webber||Episode: "Family Values"|
|2001||X-Files, TheThe X-Files||Dr. Hellura Lyle||Episode: "Medusa"|
|2001||Practice, TheThe Practice||Atty. Laura Garrett||Episode: "Awakenings"|
|2001||Citizen Baines||Denise Willis||Episode: "A Day Like No Other"|
|2001-2004||24||Sherry Palmer||Regular role (45 episodes)|
|2003||DC 9/11: A Time of Crisis||Condoleezza Rice||TV film|
|2003||Frasier||Carol||Episode: "Maris Returns"|
|2005-2006||Eve||Beverly Williams||Recurring role (4 episodes)|
|2006||Law & Order||Ms. Booker||Episode: "Choice of Evils"|
|2006||Path to 9/11, TheThe Path to 9/11||Condoleezza Rice||TV miniseries|
|2007||4400, TheThe 4400||Rebecca Parrish||Episodes: "One of Us", "Tiny Machines", "The Great Leap Forward"|
|2007-2008||October Road||Dean Leslie Etwood||Recurring role (10 episodes)|
|2009-2010||NCIS||Joanne Torrence||Episodes: "Endgame" ad "Flesh and Blood"|
|2010||Bones||Rachel Adams||Episode: "The X in the File"|
|2011-2015||Castle||Capt. Victoria Gates||Regular role (76 episodes)|
|2015||Justice League: Gods and Monsters Chronicles||President Amanda Waller||Web series|
- 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.
- Stone, Natalie; Goldberg, Lesley. "Penny Johnson Jerald Leaves 'Castle' "Surprised and Saddened"". The Hollywood Reporter. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 15 June 2015.
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