Rose Abdoo

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Rose Abdoo
Born (1962-11-28) November 28, 1962 (age 54)
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Occupation Actress, comedian
Years active 1993–present

Rose Mary Abdoo (born November 28, 1962) is an American actress and comedian, known for her roles as Stars Hollow's local mechanic, Gypsy, on Gilmore Girls and as Spanish teacher Señorita Rodriguez on That's So Raven.

Life and career[edit]

Abdoo was born in Chicago, Illinois. She is of Lebanese and Dominican descent.[1]

Abdoo's career began in Chicago, where she performed at various improvisational theaters, including the Improv Institute and four years with The Second City; she went on to develop her own one-woman shows, Who Does She Think She Is? and Get to the Part About Me.[2] She also did a short-lived variety program with Bob Odenkirk and Conan O'Brien called Happy Happy Good Show.

Abdoo has a bachelor's degree in communications from Michigan State University,[3] where she was cast in several college theater roles and encouraged by a professor to study improvisation. She went on to move to Chicago, where she joined Second City, performing first in their national touring shows and moving on their E.T.C. troupe.[4] As a part of E.T.C., Abdoo won a Joseph Jefferson Award as "Best Actress in a Revue" in 1991 for her role in the production We Made a Mesopotamia, Now You Clean It Up, playing what the Chicago Tribune called "the show's meatiest part: an obnoxious, know-it-all tour bus rider."[5] She went on to co-host the awards ceremony in 1994.[6]

She was nominated alongside her castmates for a Best Ensemble Screen Actors Guild award for Good Night, and Good Luck.[7]

In March 2008, Abdoo co-starred in the web series The Writers Room on Crackle.[8]



Year Film Role Notes
1997 My Best Friend's Wedding Seamstress
1998 U.S. Marshals Donna
2002 Unconditional Love Contest Winner
2005 The 40 Year Old Virgin Mother at Restaurant
Good Night, and Good Luck Millie Lerner
2006 I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With Car Dealership Receptionist
Relative Strangers Frustrated Housewife
2009 I Hate Valentine's Day Attractive Woman
Legally Blondes Sylvia Video
2011 Bad Teacher School Secretary
2015 Cake Innocencia
2016 Other People Anne


Year Title Role Notes
1993 Johnny Bago Beverly Florio 1.07 "Big Top Bago"
1994 Missing Persons Marjorie Wren 1.15 "All They Had to Do Was Ask.."
1995 Pride & Joy Wendy 1.04 "Are You My Mother?"
2000 Strangers with Candy Senora Maria de los Angeles Poz Montez Garcia y Perez 2.06 "The Blank Page"
Curb Your Enthusiasm Interior Decorator 1.05 "Interior Decorator"
1999 Popular French Teacher 1.4 Windstruck
2001 Three Sisters Blue Jacket Lady 1.11 "Blame the Messenger"
2002–2007 Gilmore Girls Gypsy Recurring; 23 episodes
2002 Haunted Gladys Yates 1.06 "Nocturne"
2003–2006 That's So Raven Senorita Rodriguez Recurring; 9 episodes
2003 The Division 3.07 "Strangers"
2005 Dr. Vegas Dr. Navarro 1.09 "Babe in the Woods"
CSI: NY Blanca Vasquez 1.17 "The Fall"
Monk Mrs. Monk 4.08 "Mr. Monk and Little Monk"
Inconceivable Dawn 1.06 "Face Your Demon Semen"
Malcolm in the Middle Margie 6.09 "Malcolm's Car" 7.04 "Halloween"
2006 Grand Union Marybeth TV movie
2007 In Case of Emergency Gladys 1.04 "Stuck in Amber"
The War at Home Shirra 2.17 "Kenny Doesn't Live Here Anymore"
Nurses Dora TV movie
2008 Brothers & Sisters Miss Clara 3.07 "Do You Believe in Magic"
2009 Wizards of Waverly Place Mary Lou Fineman 2.18 "Hugh's Not Normous"
WordGirl Great Granny May 2.18 "Hugh's Not Normous"
Without a Trace Rachel Gomez 7.21 "Labyrinths"
2010 Good Luck Charlie Dr. Tish Tushy 1.12 "Kit and Kaboodle"
Pretty Little Liars Fortune Teller 1.06 "There's No Place Like Homecoming"
2011 2 Broke Girls Adin 1.12 "And the Pop-Up Sale"
2012–2013 Bunheads Sam Recurring Role
2012 Psych Mary Pasternak 7.8 "Right Turn or Left for Dead"
2012–2015 Parenthood Gwen Chambers Recurring Role
2013 The Mentalist Nurse 5.18 "Behind the Red Curtain"
2014 Pretty Little Liars Dentist 4.17 "Bite Your Tongue"
Garfunkel and Oates Magda 1.5 "Hair Swap"
Castle Dr. Cynthia Swann 7.1 "Driven"
Grey's Anatomy Therapist 11.5 "Bend and Break"
The Comeback Marianina 3 episodes
Major Crimes Jane Lewis 3.16 "Leap of Faith"
2015 The Odd Couple Helen 1.11 "Jealous Island"
The Grinder Judge Stephanie Rossmyre 2 episodes
Scandal Senator Linda Moskowitz 5.4 "Dog-Whistle Politics"
5.5 "You Got Served"
5.6 "Get Out of Jail, Free"
2016 Veep Judge 5.3 "The Eagle"
5.4 "Mother"
Mike & Molly Madame Vianne 6.12 "Curse of the Bambino"
Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life Gypsy / Berta 4 episodes


  1. ^ "Rose Abdoo Gets to The Part About Her, at NY's Meisner, Through Feb. 25". 1999-02-09. Retrieved 2014-06-18. 
  2. ^ Bill Zwecker. "Leading players set for 'Monologues' return," Chicago Tribune, November 22, 2000, section 2, page 53.
  3. ^ Fred Nuccio. "A Rose by any other name is just as funny," Chicago Sun-Times, July 10, 1994, "Show" section, page 2.
  4. ^ Barbara Revsine. "So you want to be in show biz: How to make that first step up the ladder," Chicago Tribune, September 13, 1991, "Friday" section, page 3.
  5. ^ Rick Kogan. "'Mesopotamia cradles laughs within its sketches," Chicago Tribune, May 30, 1991, "News: Overnight" section, page 30.
  6. ^ Hedy Weiss. "Jeffs honor theater: Goodman's 12 tops the list," Chicago Tribune, November 15, 1994, "Features" section, page 43.
  7. ^ Rose Abdoo information at
  8. ^ "Real-Life Writers from Smash Hit TV Series Such as 'Seinfeld,' 'Everybody Loves Raymond,' 'The Sopranos' and 'Curb Your Enthusiasm,' Star in New Multi-Platform Comedy Series 'The Writers Room'". PNR Newswire. 2008-04-01. Retrieved 2009-03-03. 

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