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Sharon Marguerite Gless (born May 31, 1943) is an American character actress of stage, film and television, who is best known for her roles as Maggie Philbin on Switch (1975–1978), as Sgt. Christine Cagney in the police procedural drama series Cagney & Lacey (1982–1988) and as Debbie Novotny in the Showtime cable television series Queer as Folk (2000–2005). She is an Emmy Award winner currently playing Madeline Westen on Burn Notice. She played Jane Juska in A Round-Heeled Woman, a stage adaptation by Jane Prowse, the first production of which ran in San Francisco in early 2010.
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Sharon Marguerite Gless
Sharon Marguerite Gless (born May 31, 1943) is an American character actress of stage, film and television, who is best known for her roles as Maggie Philbin on Switch (1975–1978), as Sgt. Christine Cagney in the police procedural drama series Cagney & Lacey (1982–1988), as Debbie Novotny in the Showtime cable television series Queer as Folk (2000–2005), and as Madeline Westen on Burn Notice (2007–2013). Gless has won two Emmy Awards and has received 10 Emmy nominations. She has won two Golden Globe Awards (in 1986 and 1991) and has received seven Golden Globe nominations. Gless received her own Star on the Walk of Fame in 1995.
Dennis J. Gless (Father) Sportware Executive
Marjorie McCarthy (Mother)
Barney Rosenzeig (Husband) Executive Producer, Neil McCarthy (Grandfather) Entertainment Attorney, Bridget Gless (Niece) Actress, Elizabeth Baur (Cousin) Actress
Robert Young (Her Mentor) Actor, Eddie Albert (Her Mentor) Actor, Tyne Daly (friend & Co-star of Cagney & Lacey) Actress, Micheal Douglas (Friend) Actor, Tom Conti (Friend) Actor
Character Actress Of Stage,Film and Television
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