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Annabeth Gish (born March 13, 1971) is an American actress. She has played roles in films Shag, Hiding Out, Mystic Pizza, SLC Punk!, The Last Supper and Double Jeopardy. On television, she played Special Agent Monica Reyes on The X-Files, Elizabeth Bartlet Westin on The West Wing, Eileen Caffee on Brotherhood, Charlotte Millwright on The Bridge and Sheriff Althea Jarry on the final season of Sons of Anarchy.
Full Name at Birth
Anne Elizabeth Gish
Profile Bio Text
A versatile actress, Annabeth Gish weathered the transition from child actor to adult with a variety of dramatic and comedic roles on film and television.
Anne Elizabeth Gish was born on March 13, 1971 in Albuquerque, New Mexico and moved with her family to Cedar Falls at the age of two. Her parents were both teachers; her father Robert was an English professor at the University of Northern Iowa, her mother Judy taught at Malcolm Price Laboratory School. Performing in community theater productions throughout her childhood, Gish began her professional acting career at the age of eight by appearing in a number of commercials. She made her screen debut at the age of 13 in the teen film "Desert Bloom" (1986) opposite Jon Voight, and in following years has found success in film and television. Gish starred in the films "Hiding Out" (1987) with Jon Cryer, "Mystic Pizza" (1988), with Julia Roberts and on "Shag" (1989) opposite Phoebe Cates and Bridget Fonda. She also plays lead role a rape victim Lyn McKenna in the TV movie "When He's Not a Stranger" (1989) Gish went on to graduate from Cedar Falls' Northern University High School in 1989. In addition to acting, Gish took time to focus on her academic career and attended Duke University. Studying English as well as theater, she graduated with honors in 1993 with a BA in English.
Gish returned to screens in the mid-1990s with appearances in supporting roles on films "Wyatt Earp" (1994), "The Last Supper" (1995) and critical praise biopic "Nixon" (1995). The next year, Gish appeared on the ensemble cast movie "Beautiful Girls" (1996). On television, Gish played the younger sister Dana Delany's character in the "True Women" (1997), a epic miniseries, based on best seller novel by Janice Woods Windle. Her other credits include miniseries "Scarlett" (1994), short-lived Patricia Wettig's drama series "Courthouse" (1995), box office bomb superhero film "Steel" (1997), supporting role on Ashley Judd's success thriller "Double Jeopardy" (1999) and several another independent films.
Most recently, Gish played Special Agent Monica Reyes of cult series "The X-Files" (2001-2002), for which she was nominated for a Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress on Television. She also starred in Showtime drama "Brotherhood" (2006-2008) and appear in a recurring roles on "The West Wing" (2003-2006), "FlashForward" (2010), "Pretty Little Liars" (2011-2012) and "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (2011-2012). In 2012 she starred on the ABC drama series "Americana" as Ashley Greene's character mother.
Couple Profile Source
Northern University High School in 1989
Duke University. Studying English as well as theater, she graduated with honors in 1993 with a BA in English
Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Talent Agency (e.g. Modelling)
Innovative Artists N.Y.
TV commercial for Winsor Pilates.
Claim to Fame
"The West Wing" (2003-2006)