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Gabrielle Carteris

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Gabrielle Anne Carteris (born January 2, 1961) is an American actress known for her role as Andrea Zuckerman on the early seasons of the 1990s television series Beverly Hills, 90210.

Personal life

Carteris was born in Scottsdale, Arizona, the daughter of Marlene, a realtor, and Ernest J. Carteris, a restaurant owner. Her father was of Greek ancestry. She has a twin brother, James. Her parents separated six months after her birth. Carteris's mother moved with her children to San Francisco, California, where she set up a children's clothing store. While attending high school in Marin County, California, Carteris took an interest in the arts, studying ballet and performing as a mime on a European tour at 16 years old. She graduated from Sarah Lawrence College in 1983 with a bachelor's degree in Liberal Arts.

She married Charles Isaacs, a stockbroker, in 1992, and has two daughters with him named Kelsey Rose (born May 11, 1994) and Mollie Elizabeth (born 1999).

In the March 17, 2008 issue of People magazine, Carteris described an injury suffered while filming a TV movie in Vancouver, Canada, in 2006 that partially paralyzed her face and affected her speech for over six months.


After graduating from Sarah Lawrence College, Carteris's early television career found her typically cast as a teenager in such fare as "ABC Afterschool Specials", "CBS Schoolbreak Special", and the long-running soap opera "Another World". This trend of playing significantly younger would continue when, in 1990, Carteris was cast in her best known role as studious school newspaper editor Andrea Zuckerman on Beverly Hills, 90210. At age 29, she was the oldest cast member to portray a 16-year-old.

Carteris left the series in 1995 and became the host of her own television talk show, entitled Gabrielle (TV series), which lasted only one season.

However she has seen greater success in other ventures. Since exiting the series that put her on the map, Carteris has worked regularly as an actor and voice over artist, amassing a considerable amount of post-90210 credits in television, film, and video games. She's gone on to become a mainstay on the made-for-television movie circuit, starring in nearly a dozen such films. Her first, "Seduced and Betrayed", a suspense yarn opposite Baywatch's David Charvet, and Erica Kane herself, Susan Lucci, was released in 1995 while she still a contract player on 90210. She has also become a regular presence on network television, guest starring in such television mainstays as "Touched by an Angel", "King of the Hill", "NYPD Blue", "JAG", "Batman", "Criminal Minds", and "The Event". She was a part of the premier cast of VH1's celebrity reality show, "The Surreal Life". She also returned as a special guest star on "Beverly Hills 90210" as Andrea Zuckerman in seasons 6, 8, and 10.

Carteris's major motion picture work includes a very small role in "Jacknife", starring Robert De Niro, Charles S. Dutton, and Ed Harris, and a slightly larger role opposite John Lithgow in 1992's "Raising Cain".

Today Carteris continues to work regularly as an actor, but in a bit of life-imitating-art twist, she has also taken up Labor leadership and advocacy. She was elected president of AFTRA LA in 2011. Under the recent SAG (Screen Actors' Guild) and AFTRA (American Federation of Television and Radio Artists) merger, Carteris became the national vice president of SAG-AFTRA, Los Angeles in 2012. She also serves as a vice president of the California Labor Federation.


Year Title Role Notes
1989 Jacknife College Girl in Bar
1992 Raising Cain Nan
2001 Full Circle Alice
2001 Malpractice Ellen Robertson
2005 ' (voice)
2007 Plot 7 Amy McCarthy
2008 Dimples Sharon
2009 Print Kathy
Year Title Role Notes
1987 CBS Schoolbreak Special Nancy Episode: "What If I'm Gay?"
1987 ABC Afterschool Special Leslie Episode: "Seasonal Differences"
1988 ABC Afterschool Special Cecile Episode: "Date Rape"
1988 Another World Tracy Julian TV series
1990-1995 Beverly Hills, 90210 Andrea Zuckerman 141 episodes
1994 Gargoyles Amy Schummer (voice) Episode: "And Justice for All"
1995 Seduced and Betrayed Cheryl Hiller TV movie
1995 Mixed Blessings Diana Goode Douglas TV movie
1996 To Face Her Past Megan Hollander TV movie
1996 Touched by an Angel April Campbell Episode: "The Portrait of Mrs. Campbell"
1996 Beverly Hills, 90210 Andrea Zuckerman Episode: "You Say It's Your Birthday: Part 1"
Episode: "You Say It's Birthday: Part 2"
1997 Johnny Bravo Various (voice) 2 episodes
1998 Touched by an Angel Linda Craig Episode: "The Trigger"
1998 Beverly Hills, 90210 Andrea Zuckerman Episode: "Reunion"
1998 ' Brenda Episode: "All Aboard"
1999 King of the Hill Julie / Rita Bevacqua (voice) Episode: "Take Me Out of the Ball Game"
1999 The Big Guy and Rusty the Boy Robot (TV series) Dr. Erika Slate TV series
2000 Beverly Hills, 90210 Andrea Zuckerman Episode: "Ode to Joy"
2000 Batman Beyond Sable Thorpe (voice) Episode: "King's Ransom"
2001 Strong Medicine Freddie Gosling Episode: "Mortality"
2001 JAG Michelle Stoechler Episode: "Mixed Messages"
2002 Trapped: Buried Alive Emily Cooper TV movie
2002 NYPD Blue Miss Griffin (rape victim) Episode: "Low Blow"
2002 For the People Tracy Smith Episode: "Textbook Perfect"
2003 ' Jamar Akil's Wife Episode: "An Isolated Incident"
2003 ' Jane Sherman (voice) Episode: "Old Friends"
2003 Nip/Tuck Ellie Collins Episode: "Kurt Dempsey"
2004 Combustion Lourie Harper TV movie
2005 Palmetto Point Logan's Mom Episode: "Hello, Goodbye"
2005 ' Det. Sparks TV movie
2005 Crossing Jordan Dawn McGuire Episode: "Enlightment"
2005 Deck the Halls Holly Hall TV movie
2006 Drake & Josh Dr. Phyllis Episode: "Dr. Phyllis Show"
2006 Avatar: The Last Airbender (voice) Episode: "The Blind Bandit"
2006 ' Actress on TV (uncredited) TV movie
2008 Dan's Detour of Life Cindy Ford TV movie
2008 My Alibi Principal Tuckerman 14 episodes
2010 Criminal Minds Nancy Campbell Episode: "Solitary Man"
2011 ' Diane Geller Episode: "Turnabout"
Episode: "A Message Back"
2011 Make It or Break It Episode: "Requiem for a Dream"
2011 Batman: The Brave and the Bold Vicky Vale (voice)
Laethwen (voice)
Episode: "Battle of the Superheroes!"
Episode: "Sword of the Atom!"
2011 12 Wishes of Christmas Sandra TV movie
2013 The Middle Colleen Episode: "The Friend"
2013 Longmire Barbara Bollman Episode: "Party's Over"
Video games
Year Title Role Notes
2002 La Pucelle: Tactics Angelique English version
2002 Forgotten Realms: Icewind Dale II
2002 Minority Report: Everybody Runs Agatha
2003 Arc the Lad: Twilight of the Spirits Nafia
2004 Shout About Movies Voice-over
2006 Marvel: Ultimate Alliance Elektra / Enchantress
2007 Spider-Man 3 Additional Voices
2009 Bionic Commando Jayne 'Mag' Magdalene / Radio Operator

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