Sally Pressman

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Sally Pressman
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Pressman at the Women's Image Network Awards in 2007.
Sally Pressman Bernstein

(1981-08-01) August 1, 1981 (age 37)
OccupationActress and Dancer

Sally Pressman (born August 1, 1981) is an American actress and dancer. She is perhaps best known for her role as Roxy LeBlanc on the Lifetime television series Army Wives (2007–2013).

Early life[edit]

Pressman was born Sally Pressman Bernstein[1] in New York City. She is the daughter of Penny Ann Pressman and Jonathan Bernstein. Pressman's mother studied fine arts and theater at Brandeis University and works for Christie's Auction House. Pressman's father is a lawyer and investor. She no longer uses her childhood name of Sally Bernstein professionally, preferring her mother's maiden name. Pressman has a brother, Benjamin Rhodes Bernstein. Her maternal grandparents were Rhoda and William Manny Pressman. William Pressman, as Executive Vice President of Hasbro Toys, is credited for creating the G.I. Joe action figure, an armed forces doll. Her maternal great-uncle was Jack Pressman, the founder of Pressman Toy Corporation.[1]

As a child, she attended Spence School for girls in New York. She was classically trained in ballet and was a member of the Manhattan Ballet Company. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in theater studies from Yale University, where she also participated in such productions as The Merchant of Venice, The Dining Room, Freedomland and Sylvia. In London, she played in the West End premiere of Burleigh Grime$ in the role of Mrs. Grimes (2004).[2][3]


Pressman in September 2010

Apart from a minor role in the film Swordswallowers and Thin Men, shot at Yale while she was still a student, her film career effectively began in 2006 with the independent horror film, Last Rites of the Dead. She also appeared in another independent horror film, The Dread, released in 2007. In 2006, she appeared on the pilot episode of CBS series Shark, and later guest-starred in Criminal Minds.

Pressman is best known for her role as Roxy LeBlanc on the Lifetime Television drama series Army Wives. She was regular cast member in the first six seasons (2007 to 2012).[4] In 2013 she appeared in two episodes of season 7. With other members of the Army Wives cast, she joined the picket line on November 13, 2007 in support of striking writers.[5] She also played the lead role in Lifetime movie Love Sick: Secrets of a Sex Addict, and guest-starred on CBS sitcom The New Adventures of Old Christine in 2008. In 2013, she landed a lead role in an NBC comedy pilot Joe, Joe and Jane.[6]

In 2013, Pressman was cast in recurring role as Candace Marcus, a daughter of Lisa Kudrow's character, in the third season of Shonda Rhimes drama series Scandal.[7] In 2014 she guest-starred in the episode of CBS series Person of Interest. She also co-starred alongside Brandon Routh and Dane Cook in the sci-fi thriller film, 400 Days.[8] In September, 2014 she was cast of the fourth season in the ABC series, Once Upon a Time,[9] and appeared in Shonda Rhimes' Grey's Anatomy as Young Ellis Grey in flashbacks. This role previously played Sarah Paulson in Season 6.[10][11] In 2016, she guest starred in two episodes of The Catch, another Rhimes' drama.[12] Later that year, she was cast in a recurring role as Debi Mazar"s character's love interest on Younger.

Personal life[edit]

On October 19, 2010, Pressman became engaged to her longtime boyfriend David Clayton Rogers.[13] The couple met at Lesley Kahn's Acting Studio.[13] The couple married on September 17, 2011.[14] Pressman gave birth to a boy on April 10, 2013.[15] Her baby girl was born September 8, 2018.



Year Title Role Notes
2003 Swordswallowers and Thin Men Monica
2006 Last Rites of the Dead Angela's Boss
2007 Life Unkind Amelia Short film
2007 The Dread Teri
2008 Love Sick: Secrets of a Sex Addict Sue Silverman Television film
2008 My Best Friend's Girl Courtney
2013 The Barter System Jenna Short film
2013 Speed Queen Jenna Short film
2014 Ladies on Top Cassie Bieber Also writer and producer
2015 400 Days Darla


Year Title Role Notes
2006 Shark Deena Brock Episode: "Pilot"
2007 Criminal Minds Chrissy Wilkinson Episode: "Birthright"
2007-2012, 2013 Army Wives Roxy LeBlanc Series regular (season 1-6), Special Guest Star (season 7), 105 episodes
2008 The New Adventures of Old Christine Melanie Episode: "Between a Rock and a Hard Place"
2011 Man Up Kelly Episode: "Camping"
2013 Joe, Joe & Jane Jane Waxman TV pilot
2013 Scandal Candace Marcus Recurring role, 3 episodes
2014 Person of Interest Holly Episode: "4C"
2014 Grey's Anatomy Young Ellis Grey Episodes: "I Must Have Lost It on the Wind" and "Only Mama Knows"
2014 Once Upon a Time Helga Episode: "The Snow Queen"
2015 Major Crimes Gretchen Tucker Episode: "Wish You Were Here"
2016 Girls Coco Episode: "Queen for Two Days"
2016 The Catch Stephanie Duncan Episodes: "The Happy Couple" and "The Wedding"
2016 Younger Malkie Recurring role
2016 Pure Genius Suzie Episode: "You Must Remember This"
2017 9JKL Christina Episode: "Pilot"
2018 Reverie Holly Maxwell Episode: “Pas De Deux”


  1. ^ a b "Paid Notice: Deaths PRESSMAN, WILLIAM M." The New York Times. May 22, 2008. Retrieved July 10, 2011.
  2. ^ Cast Bios: Sally Pressman, Lifetime television Archived June 8, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ Playwrights database: Roger Kirby
  4. ^ Ausiello, Michael (November 17, 2012). "Army Wives Exclusive: Major Character Getting Killed Off Amid Season 7 Shake-Up". TVLine. Retrieved April 20, 2013.
  5. ^ Aboud, John (November 13, 2007). "Picket with the Stars: Tuesday, 12-2 at Universal". Retrieved November 10, 2016.
  6. ^ Ausiello, Michael (January 22, 2013). "Exclusive: Army Wives' Sally Pressman Snags Female Lead in NBC Pilot Joe, Joe and Jane". TVLine. Retrieved April 20, 2013.
  7. ^ Michael Ausiello. "'Scandal' Season 2: Sally Pressman Joins Cast". TVLine. Retrieved 2013-09-24.
  8. ^ "400 Days ends production". Retrieved November 10, 2016.
  9. ^ Michael Ausiello (September 20, 2014). "Once Upon a Time Drafts Army Wives' Sally Pressman in Season 4". TVLine. Retrieved 20 September 2014.
  10. ^ Michael Ausiello (September 25, 2014). "Grey's Anatomy Twist: [Spoiler] Recast!". TVLine. Retrieved 26 September 2014.
  11. ^ "Major Grey's Anatomy Role Recast! Find Out Who's In and Who's Out This Season". E! Online. September 25, 2014. Retrieved 26 September 2014.
  12. ^ "'The Catch' lands 'Happy Endings,' 'Army Wives' stars". Retrieved November 10, 2016.
  13. ^ a b Jordan, Julie (October 25, 2010). "Army Wives's Sally Pressman Engaged to Cougar Town Actor". People. Retrieved July 5, 2011.
  14. ^ Radomsky, Rosalie R. (September 18, 2011). "Sally Pressman, David Rogers". The New York Times. Retrieved April 20, 2013.
  15. ^ Takeda, Allison (April 12, 2013). "Exclusive: Sally Pressman Welcomes Baby Boy!". Retrieved April 20, 2013.

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