Multiple Emmy® nominee Gail O'Grady has starred in every genre of entertainment, including feature films, television movies, miniseries, and series television. Her most recent television credits include the CW series "Hellcats," as well as "Desperate Housewives" as a married woman having an affair with the teenaged son of Felicity Huffman's character. On "Boston Legal," her multi-episode arc as the sexy and beautiful Judge Gloria Weldon, James Spader's love interest and sometime nemesis, garnered much praise.
Starring series roles include the Kevin Williamson/CW drama series "Hidden Palms," which starred O'Grady as Karen Miller, a woman tormented by guilt over her first husband's suicide and her son's subsequent turn to alcohol. Prior to that, she starred as Helen Pryor in the critically acclaimed NBC series "American Dreams." But O'Grady will always be remembered as the warm-hearted secretary Donna Abandando on the series "NYPD Blue," for which she received three Emmy® Award nominations for Best Supporting Actress in a Dramatic Series.
O'Grady has made guest appearances on some of television's most acclaimed series, including "Cheers," "Designing Women," "Ally McBeal," and "China Beach." She has also appeared in numerous television movies and miniseries including Hallmark Channel's "All I Want for Christmas" and “After the Fall” and Lifetime's "While the Children Sleep" and "Sex and the Single Mom," which was so highly rated that it spawned a sequel in which she also starred. Other television credits include "Major Crimes," "Castle," "Hawaii Five-0," "Necessary Roughness," "Drop Dead Diva," "Ghost Whisperer," "Law & Order: SVU," "CSI: Miami," "The Mentalist," "Vegas," "CSI," "Two and a Half Men," "Monk," "Two of Hearts," "Nothing Lasts Forever," and "Billionaire Boys Club."
In the feature film arena, O'Grady has worked with some of the industry's most respected directors, including John Landis, John Hughes, and Carl Reiner and has starred with several acting legends. She appeared in "Walking Across Egypt" with Ellen Burstyn, "That Old Feeling" with Bette Midler, "She's Having a Baby" with Kevin Bacon and Elizabeth McGovern, and "Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo" opposite Rob Schneider.
Born in Detroit, O'Grady now resides in Los Angeles.