Gina L. Gershon (born June 10, 1962) is an American actress, singer, and author. She had roles in the films Cocktail (1988), Showgirls (1995), Bound (1996), Face/Off (1997), The Insider (1999), Demonlover (2002), P.S. I Love You (2007), Five Minarets in New York (2010), Killer Joe (2011) and House of Versace (2013). She has also had supporting roles in FX's Rescue Me and HBO's How to Make It in America. She currently portrays the role of Gladys Jones on The CW teen drama series Riverdale.
Gershon went to Collier Street Elementary School and Woodland Hills Academy (formerly known as Parkman Junior High). She attended Beverly Hills High School and started acting at the age of 14. After graduating from high school in 1980, Gershon moved to Boston to attend Emerson College. She transferred to New York University, and graduated with a BFA in drama and psychology/philosophy in 1983.
Gershon attended the Circle in the Square Professional Theater School in New York, working first with David Mamet and later with Harold Guskin and Sandra Seacat, whom she has described in interviews as "a huge influence." Gershon is one of the founding members of the New York-based theater group Naked Angels.
She has appeared on Broadway three times: as Sally Bowles in the revival of Cabaret; in the revival of the sex farce Boeing-Boeing; and as Rosie Alvarez in the 2010 revival of Bye Bye Birdie at the Roundabout Theatre Company.
Her first acting venues were stage appearances in Camille and The Substance of Fire.
Her break came with a bit part in Pretty in Pink (1986), which led to more substantial roles in Sweet Revenge with Nancy Allen and Cocktail with Tom Cruise and Elisabeth Shue and in John Sayles' urban drama City of Hope (1991). Gershon also worked in television, with a recurring role on Melrose Place playing a prostitute working for a Heidi Fleiss-esque Hollywood madam.
In 2017, Gershon co-starred alongside Nicolas Cage in Inconceivable, an American thriller film directed by Jonathan Baker, written by Chloe King and released by Lionsgate Premiere.
In June 2019, Variety magazine confirmed that the casting of Allen's new and currently Untitled film in San Sebastian, Spain would include "Gina Gershon as well as production company Gravier Productions."
TV and online work
She portrayed Nancy Sinatra in the made-for-TV biopic Sinatra, in 1992.
On television, she has recurring roles on HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm (as a Hasidic dry cleaner), Rescue Me, and the U.S. dramedy series Ugly Betty (as Italian cosmetics mogul Fabia, the rival of Wilhelmina Slater). She also has served as the voiceover for Major League Baseball's "I Live For This" promotional campaign. She has also voiced Catwoman in the 2007 animated series The Batman.
On December 19, 2014, it was announced that Gershon would guest star in Glee's sixth and final season as Pam, the mother of Blaine Anderson (Darren Criss).
In 2017, Gershon had a recurring role on Brooklyn Nine-Nine as the villainous Lt. Melanie Hawkins. On October 7, 2018, it was announced that Gershon would appear on the CW drama series Riverdale playing Jughead Jones' mother Gladys who is a shady businesswoman.
Gershon played Jew's harp on "I Can't Decide", a song on the Scissor Sisters 2006 release Ta-Dah. She also played Jew's harp on the song "I Do It For Your Love", Paul Simon's collaboration with Herbie Hancock on his album Possibilities, in a duo with bassist Christian McBride on the song "Chitlins and Gefiltefish", on McBride's 2011 album Conversations with Christian, and on "Maria" from her album In Search of Cleo.
In 2015, Gershon dated Bobby Dekeyser, a Belgian Football player turned furniture designer. According to a January 29, 2018, Page Six interview with Gershon, they were no longer in a relationship.
|1985||Girls Just Want to Have Fun||Dancer||Uncredited|
|1986||Pretty in Pink||Trombley, Girl Friend / Gym Class|
|1988||Red Heat||Catherine 'Cat' Manzetti|
|1991||Out for Justice||Patti Madano|
|1991||Jungle Fever||Angie's Neighbor||Scenes deleted|
|1991||City of Hope||Laurie Rinaldi|
|1993||Joey Breaker||Jenny Chaser|
|1994||Black and White|
|1995||Best of the Best 3: No Turning Back||Margo Preston|
|1995||Showgirls||Cristal Connors||Nominated – Razzie Award for Worst Supporting Actress|
|1996||Bound||Corky||Nominated – Saturn Award for Best Actress|
Nominated – MTV Movie Award for Best Kiss
|1997||This World, Then the Fireworks||Carol Lakewood Morton|
|1998||Lulu on the Bridge||Hannah|
|1998||One Tough Cop||Joey O'Hara|
|1998||I'm Losing You||Lidia|
|1998||Prague Duet||Dr. Lauren Graham|
|1999||Black and White||Nora 'Hugs' Hugosian|
|2001||Picture Claire||Lily Warden|
|2002||Slackers||Girl at Trendy Club||Uncredited|
|2002||Demonlover||Elaine Si Gibril|
|2002||Borderline||Dr. Lila Coletti|
|2003||Prey for Rock & Roll||Jacki|
|2004||Out of Season||Eileen Phillips|
|2004||Three Way||Florence DeCroix Hagen|
|2005||One Last Thing...||Arlene|
|2005||Category 7: The End of the World||Judith Carr|
|2006||Man About Town||Arlene Kreiner|
|2006||Kettle of Fish||Ginger|
|2007||What Love Is||Rachel|
|2007||P.S. I Love You||Sharon|
|2008||Just Business||Marty Jameson||Video|
|2008||Beer for My Horses||Cammie|
|2008||Gina Gershon Strips Down Sarah Palin||Sarah Palin||Video short|
|2010||Five Minarets in New York||Maria|
|2010||Across the Line: The Exodus of Charlie Wright||Mariel Garza||Video|
|2011||Sarah Palin Media Addict||Sarah Palin||Short film|
|2011||Killer Joe||Sharla Smith||Toronto Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress|
Nominated – Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress
|2012||The Unknown Son||Mrs. Prentice|
|2013||Dealin' with Idiots||Sophie|
|2014||The Lookalike||Lee Garner|
|2015||Staten Island Summer||Ms. Greeley|
|2017||Bad Kids of Crestview Academy||Senator Wilkes|
|2017||Lost Cat Corona||Connie|
|2019||Red Shoes and the Seven Dwarfs||Regina (voice)||Post-production|
|1986||Stark: Mirror Image||Alison Cromwell||Movie|
|1987||The Twilight Zone||Laura||Episode: "Time and Teresa Golowitz"|
|1989||The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd||Randy Lewis||3 episodes|
|1990||Cop Rock||Stacey Kane||Episode: "The Cocaine Mutiny"|
|1992||Miss Rose White||Angie||TV movie|
|1992||Sinatra||Nancy Barbato Sinatra||Miniseries|
|1993||Melrose Place||Ellen||3 episodes|
|1994||The Untouchables||Becky Petrov||Episode: "The Skin Trade"|
|1997||Ellen||Cashier (uncredited)||Episode: "The Puppy Episode: Part 2"|
|1999–2000||Snoops||Glenn Hall||13 episodes|
|2000||Saturday Night Live||Wilma Slotsin (uncredited)||Episode: "Jackie Chan/Kid Rock"|
|2002–2003||Just Shoot Me!||Rhonda Ferrara||2 episodes|
|2003||Spider-Man: The New Animated Series||Shikata (voice)||Episode: "Sword of Shikata"|
Episode: "Keeping Secrets"
|2004||The Practice||Glenn Hall||Episode: "The Firm"|
|2004||Tripping the Rift||Six||13 episodes|
|2004||Kevin Hill||Carly Austin||Episode: "The Good Life"|
|2004||Curb Your Enthusiasm||Anna||Episode: "The Survivor"|
|2004–2007||The Batman||Catwoman / Selina Kyle (voice)||5 episodes|
|2005||The Studio||Bebe Knight||Episode: "Pilot"|
|2005||Crossing Jordan||Charlie Davis||Episode: "Embraceable You"|
|2005||Family Guy||Policewoman (voice)||Episode: "Blind Ambition"|
|2005||Category 7: The End of the World||FEMA Director Judith Carr||TV movie|
|2005||American Dad!||Karen / Various (voice)||Episode: "Homeland Insecurity"|
Episode: "Stan of Arabia: Part 2"
|2006–2007||Ugly Betty||Fabia||3 episodes:|
"I'm Coming Out"
"East Side Story"
|2007||Psych||Emilina Saffron||Episode: "American Duos"|
|2007||Curb Your Enthusiasm||Anna||Episode: "The Anonymous Donor"|
|2007–2009||Rescue Me||Valerie||9 episodes|
|2009||Life on Mars||Rita||Episode: "Coffee, Tea, or Annie"|
|2009||Numb3rs||Danielle Hill||Episode: "12:01 AM"|
|2009||Eastbound & Down||Realtor||Episode: "Chapter 5"|
|2009||Everything She Ever Wanted||Pat Allanson||Miniseries|
|2010||Glory Daze||Lt. Lang||Episode: "What's Love Got to Nude with It"|
|2011||How to Make It in America||Nancy Frankenburg||7 episodes|
|2013||Maron||Alexa||Episode: "A Real Woman"|
|2013||House of Versace||Donatella Versace||Movie|
|2013||Hunt For the Labyrinth Killer||Karen Donovan||Movie|
|2013||Anger Management||Mandy||Episode: "Charlie Loses His Virginity Again"|
|2013–2014||Cleaners||Mother||Main role (18 episodes)|
|2014||Elementary||Elana March||2 episodes|
|2014||Community||Devon's wife||Episode: "VCR Maintenance and Educational Publishing"|
|2015||Glee||Pam Anderson||Episode: "A Wedding"|
|2015–2016||Red Oaks||Fay Getty||12 episodes|
|2015||Z Nation||La Reina de la Muerte||Episode: "Party With the Zeros"|
Episode: "Adiós, Muchachos"
Episode: "All Good Things Must Come to an End"
|2016||Empire||Heleen Von Wyatt||Episode: "The Unkindest Cut"|
|2017||Crashing||Susie||Episode: "The Road"|
|2017||Brooklyn Nine-Nine||Lt. Melanie Hawkins||Recurring role|
|2018||Younger||Chrissie Hart||Episode: "Sex, Liza and Rock & Roll"|
|2018–present||Riverdale||Gladys Jones||Recurring role|
|2019||The Good Fight||"Melania Trump"||Episode: "The One with the Celebrity Divorce"|
|2007||In Search of Cleo|