Peri Gilpin

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Peri Gilpin
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Peri Kay Oldham

(1961-05-27) May 27, 1961 (age 60)
Alma mater University of Texas at Austin
Years active1988–present
Notable credit(s)
Christian Vincent
(m. 1999)

Peri Gilpin (born Peri Kay Oldham; May 27, 1961) [1] is an American actress. She portrayed Roz Doyle in the television series Frasier and Kim Keeler in the ABC Family television drama Make It or Break It .


Early life

Gilpin was born in Waco, Texas, as Peri Kay Oldham, daughter of James Franklin Oldham, a broadcaster who became known as Jim O'Brien, and his wife Sandra Jo Hauck. After her parents divorced, her mother married Wes Gilpin in 1969. Gilpin then took her stepfather's surname.

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 Drama Academy in London.


Gilpin appeared on the TV series Cheers , playing Holly Matheson in the 21st episode of the 11th season, which aired in April 1993.

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 1999.

In 2009, Gilpin appeared in the ABC Family drama Make It or Break It, [2] for which she received a Gracie Award in the category of "Outstanding Female Actor in a Supporting Role in a Drama Series".

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. [3]

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 has appeared on 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 . She also had a 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 team superior in homeland security.

Personal life

On July 31, 1999, Gilpin married painter Christian Vincent. The couple have twins born by a surrogate mother on May 7, 2004. [4]

Since her mother's death from leiomyosarcoma [5] in 1997, Gilpin has led efforts for cancer research. [6]



1998 The Jungle Book: Mowgli's Story Raksha the Wolf (voice)Direct-to-video
2000 Spring Forward Georgia
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)
2016 Flock of Dudes Adam's Mom
2018How to Train Your HusbandMona
2018 Benjamin MarleyDistributed by Redbox
2018Only HumansNancy/mother
2021 We Broke Up Adelaide


1988 21 Jump Street FitzgeraldEpisode: "The Currency We Trade In"
1988 Almost Grown KimEpisode: "Santa Claus Got Stuck in My Chimney"
1990 Matlock Leslie MatthewsEpisode: "The Pro"
1991 Flesh 'n' Blood Irene12 episodes
1992 Wings Barbara #242Episode: "Four Dates That Will Live in Infamy"
1993 Designing Women Jade HermanEpisode: "Shovel Off to Buffalo"
1993 Cheers Holly MathesonEpisode: "Woody Gets an Election"
1993–2004 Frasier Roz Doyle 260 episodes
1993 Pride & Joy BrendaEpisode: "Brenda's Secret"
1995Fight for Justice: The Nancy Conn StoryCharlotte ParksTelevision movie
1996 The Outer Limits Dr. Rebecca WarfieldEpisode: "Out of Body"
1996 Early Edition LenoreEpisode: "After Midnight"
1998 The Lionhearts Lana Lionheart (voice)13 episodes
1998 Hercules: The Animated Series Hecate (voice)2 episodes
1998–1999 Superman: The Animated Series Volcana (voice)2 episodes
2000 Baby Blues Ms. BrennanEpisode: "Ugly Zoe"
2001 Laughter on the 23rd Floor Carol WymanTelevision movie
2003 Justice League Volcana (voice)Episode: "Only a Dream"
2003–2009 King of the Hill Additional voices4 episodes
2004–2005 Danny Phantom Desiree (voice)2 episodes
2005Uncommon SenseTracyTelevision movie
2005Women of a Certain AgeDianneTelevision movie
2006For the Love of a ChildSara O'MearaTelevision movie
2006 Hellboy: Sword of Storms Professor Kate Corrigan (voice)Television movie
2007 Hellboy: Blood and Iron Professor Kate Corrigan (voice)Television movie
2007Crossroads: A Story of ForgivenessErin TellerTelevision movie
2007 Medium Diane BenoitEpisode: "The Boy Next Door"
2007 Desperate Housewives Maggie GilroyEpisode: "God, That's Good"
2007 Side Order of Life Celia HutchinsonEpisode: "Awakenings"
2007 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Grace PardueEpisode: "Offense"
2009–2011 Make It or Break It Kim Keeler40 episodes
2011 Hot in Cleveland TaylorEpisode: "I Love Lucci: Part One"
2012 Grey's Anatomy MarcyEpisode: "Hope for the Hopeless"
2012–2013 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Barbara Russell3 episodes
2013 Men at Work Alex Turner4 episodes
2013 Modern Family JeannieEpisode: "The Help"
2013 Drop Dead Diva Miss OrtizEpisode: "Jane's Secret Revealed"
2014The Choking GameHeidiTelevision movie
2014 Masters of Sex Florence DuncanEpisode: "Mirror, Mirror"
2015 Mr. Robinson Eileen Taylor6 episodes
2015–2016 Scorpion Katherine Cooper5 episodes
2016 Adam Ruins Everything Miss PearlEpisode: "Adam Ruins the Wild West"
2017 Broad City JoanneEpisode: "Abbi's Mom"
2017 A Dash of Love Holly HansonTelevision movie
2018 Station 19 SueEpisode: "Reignited"
2019 Why Women Kill Vivian BurkeEpisode: "You Had Me at Homicide"
2020 Family Reunion Grandma DaphneEpisode: "Remember Our Parents' Wedding?"

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