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Gilpin on the red carpet at an awards show
|Born||Peri Kay Oldham
May 27, 1961
Waco, Texas, U.S.
|Alma mater||University of Texas at Austin|
|Occupation||Actress, voice actress, producer|
|Spouse(s)||Christian Vincent (1999-present)|
Peri Gilpin (born Peri Kay Oldham; May 27, 1961) is an American actress known for portraying Roz Doyle in the U.S. television series Frasier and Kim Keeler in the ABC Family television drama Make It or Break It.
Peri was born in Waco, Texas as Peri Oldham, daughter of James Franklin Oldham and his wife Sandra Jo Hauck. Her parents divorced, and Sandra married secondly to Allen W Gilpin Jr in 1969. Peri then took her step-father's surname.
Peri Gilpin grew up in Dallas, where her family encouraged her acting abilities. After studying at the Dallas Theater Center, she pursued acting at the University of Texas at Austin and the British-American Academy in London. She began using the name "Peri Gilpin" (using her stepfather's surname) after becoming a professional actress.
Her father Jim became the Philadelphia weatherman and radio disc jockey under his stage name Jim O'Brien, who was a well known and respected radio and TV News weatherman/personality in Philadelphia in the '70s and early 80s. He died in a skydiving accident on September 25, 1983.
Gilpin appeared on the TV series Cheers, playing Holly Matheson in the 21st episode of the 11th season.
From 1993 until 2004, Gilpin played Roz Doyle in the television series Frasier, a spin-off of Cheers, starring Kelsey Grammer as Frasier Crane, the role he had played on Cheers since 1984. Along with the principal cast, Gilpin won a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series in 2000.
Gilpin and Frasier co-star Jane Leeves ran a production company, "Bristol Cities" (named from the cockney rhyming slang), whose projects included a Fox network pilot titled Minister of Divine, an American remake of the British sitcom The Vicar of Dibley, with Kirstie Alley (another Cheers regular) in a starring role. However, the pilot was not picked up by the network.
Gilpin is the voice artist for the character Jane Proudfoot in Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within. She also provided the voices of Desiree in the Nickelodeon animated television series Danny Phantom, Volcana in Superman: The Animated Series and Justice League, Hecate in Hercules: The Animated Series, and Kate Corrigan in the Hellboy animated films. Gilpin also did voice work for several Wells Fargo and Johnsonville Meats TV commercials.
Gilpin has appeared on the television series Medium and Desperate Housewives. She has a supporting role on the television series Make It or Break It, and appeared on Law & Order and Law and Order: Criminal Intent. She starred alongside Teri Polo in the Lifetime movie For the Love of a Child. In 2012, Gilpin guest-starred with another Cheers stalwart Ted Danson in CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. Currently she also has a small, recurring role in Men at Work on TBS as editor of Full Steam magazine. In the second season of Scorpion, she was introduced as Katherine Cooper, a superior in homeland security above the Scorpion team.
Since her mother's death from leiomyosarcoma, Gilpin has led efforts for cancer research through The Sarcoma Foundation of America (SFA). Her sister, Patti Oldham Wynne, diagnosed with leiomyosarcoma in 2009, participates in SFA by sharing case access and awareness advocacy. Patti and their half-siblings by her mother's second marriage, Marc and April Gilpin, also are actors with credits of their own. Some of them also have children: Sam, Spencer, Daisy and Presley, making Peri an aunt, too.
Gilpin married realist painter Christian Vincent on July 31, 1999. The couple have twins, Stella Mae and Ava Pearl, born by a surrogate mother on May 7, 2004. She is godmother to Frasier co-star Jane Leeves's daughter Isabella, and Leeves is godmother to Peri's daughter Stella. Gilpin and Leeves have also lived near the ocean, next door to each other, in the greater Los Angeles area.
|1998||Jungle Book: Mowgli's Story||Raksha the Wolf (voice)||Direct-to-video|
|2000||How to Kill Your Neighbor's Dog||Debra Salhany|
|2001||Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within||Officer Jane Proudfoot (voice)|
|2005||Thru the Moebius Strip||Caroline Weir (voice)|
|1988||21 Jump Street||Fitzgerald||Episode: "The Currency We Trade In"|
|Almost Grown||Kim||Episode: "Santa Claus Got Stuck in My Chimney"|
|1990||Matlock||Leslie Matthews||Episode: "The Pro"|
|1991||Flesh 'n' Blood||Irene|
|1992||Wings||Barbara #242||Episode: "Four Dates That Will Live in Infamy"|
|1993||Designing Women||Jade Herman||Episode: "Shovel Off to Buffalo"|
|Cheers||Holly Matheson||Episode: "Woody Gets an Election"|
|1995||Fight for Justice: The Nancy Conn Story||Charlotte Parks||TV Movie|
|Pride & Joy||Brenda||Episode: "Brenda's Secret"|
|1996||The Outer Limits||Dr. Rebecca Warfield||Episode: "Out of Body"|
|Early Edition||Lenore||Episode: "After Midnight"|
|1998||The Lionhearts||Lana Lionheart (voice)|
|Hercules: The Animated Series||Hecate (voice)||Episodes: "Hercules and the Underworld Takeover"
"Hercules and the Disappearing Heroes"
|1998-1999||Superman: The Animated Series||Volcana (voice)||"Where There's Smoke"
|2000||Baby Blues||Ms. Brennan||Episode: "Ugly Zoe"|
|2001||Laughter on the 23rd Floor||Carol Wyman||TV movie|
|2003||Justice League||Volcana (voice)||Episode: "Only a Dream"|
|2003-2009||King of the Hill||Additional voices|
|2005||Uncommon Sense||Tracy||TV movie|
|2004-2005||Danny Phantom||Desiree (voice)||Episodes: "What You Want"
|2005||Women of a Certain Age||Dianne||TV movie|
|2006||For the Love of a Child||Sara O'Meara||TV movie|
|Hellboy: Sword of Storms||Professor Kate Corrigan (voice)||TV movie|
|2007||Medium||Diane Benoit||Episode: "The Boy Next Door"|
|Hellboy: Blood and Iron||Professor Kate Corrigan (voice)||TV movie|
|Desperate Housewives||Maggie Gilroy||Episode: "God, That's Good"|
|Crossroads: A Story of Forgiveness||Erin Teller||TV movie|
|Side Order of Life||Celia Hutchinson||Episode: "Awakenings"|
|Law & Order: Criminal Intent||Grace Pardue||Episode: "Offense"|
|2009-2011||Make It or Break It||Kim Keeler|
|2011||Hot in Cleveland||Taylor||Episode: "I Love Lucci: Part One"|
|2012||Grey's Anatomy||Marcie||Episode: "Hope for the Hopeless"|
|2012-2013||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Barbara Russell||Episodes: "Homecoming"
"Karma to Burn"
"Pick and Roll"
|2013||Men at Work||Alex Turner||Episodes: "The New Boss"
"Long Distance Tyler"
|Modern Family||Jeannie||Episode: "The Help"|
|Drop Dead Diva||Miss Ortiz||Episode: "Jane's Secret Revealed"|
|2015||Mr. Robinson||Eileen Taylor||Series regular|
- "Behind The Voice Actors - Peri Gilpin". Retrieved 16 December 2013.
- aicommand.com; The Death of Jim O'Brien
- "Peri Gilpin Interview". Ability Magazine. August–September 2010.
- "Peri Gilpin broadcasts breast cancer awareness". USA Today. April 12, 2002. Retrieved August 27, 2009.
- at UTSW-NCI,
- Lynch, Jason (May 7, 2004). "Happy Mothers' Days: First-Time Parents Peri Gilpin and Heidi Klum Welcome Their New Arrivals". People.
- Mulkerrins, Jane (2011-02-13). "Jane Leeves in Hot in Cleaveland has struck sitcom gold again". Dailymail. Retrieved 2011-03-20.
- Peri Gilpin at the Internet Movie Database
- Peri Gilpin Interview with Ability Magazine
- Peri Gilpin at Allmovie