Connie Sellecca

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Connie Sellecca
Connie Sellecca 2008.jpg
Sellecca in 2008
BornConcetta Sellecchia
(1955-05-25) May 25, 1955 (age 58)
The Bronx, New York, U.S.
OccupationActress, spokesperson, activist
Years active1976–present
Spouse(s)Gil Gerard (1979–1987; divorced)
John Tesh (1992–present)
Children2
 
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Connie Sellecca
Connie Sellecca 2008.jpg
Sellecca in 2008
BornConcetta Sellecchia
(1955-05-25) May 25, 1955 (age 58)
The Bronx, New York, U.S.
OccupationActress, spokesperson, activist
Years active1976–present
Spouse(s)Gil Gerard (1979–1987; divorced)
John Tesh (1992–present)
Children2

Connie Sellecca (born May 25, 1955) is an American actress and former model, best known for her roles on the television series The Greatest American Hero and Hotel, for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Drama in 1987.[1]

Early life[edit]

She was born Concetta Sellecchia in The Bronx, New York, New York to Italian parents.[2][3][4] At age twelve, she moved to Pomona, New York and attended Pomona Junior High School. While attending Ramapo High School in Spring Valley, she first became interested in the performing arts. Although she matriculated at Boston College, she withdrew to pursue a career in acting.[5]

Career[edit]

Sellecca first worked as a fashion model before her acting debut in the film The Bermuda Depths in 1978,[6] followed by Captain America II: Death Too Soon, a TV movie starring Christopher Lee and Lana Wood. She then starred in a CBS comedy "Flying High", about an airline then as lawyer Pam Davidson on The Greatest American Hero, the girlfriend and foil to the main character. After Hero ended, she was released from her contract in time to audition for the part of promotions manager Christine Francis on the television drama Hotel, opposite James Brolin. She played this role from 1983 to 1988.[7]

Sellecca plays lead roles in several made for television films.[5] More recent work includes a role in the 2009 film The Wild Stallion.

Personal life[edit]

Sellecca was married to actor Gil Gerard throughout much of the 1980s.[3] They have a son together, Gib Gerard.

Since April 4, 1992, she has been married to infotainer/pianist and former Entertainment Tonight host John Tesh. They have a daughter Prima (1994),[8] named after Connie's father Primo.[6] Like Tesh, Sellecca is a born again Christian believer.[9]

Filmography[edit]

YearTitleRoleOther notes
1978The Bermuda DepthsJennie Haniver
1978-1979Flying HighLisa Benton19 episodes
1979Captain America II: Death Too SoonDr. Wendy Day
She's Dressed to KillAlix Goldman
1980Beyond WestworldPamela Williams4 episodes
1984Finder of Lost LovesSara Hawthorne Nevins1 episode
1985International AirportDana Fredricks
1981-1986The Greatest American HeroPam Davidson41 episodes
1987The Last FlingGloria Franklin
Downpayment on MurderKaren Cardell
1983-1988HotelChristine Francis115 episodes
Nominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Drama (1987)
1989Brotherhood of the RoseErika Bernstein
Turn Back the ClockStephanie Powers
1990Miracle LandingMimi Tompkins
People Like UsRuby Nolte Renthall
Mulberry StreetConnie Savoia
1991-1992P.S.I. Luv UDani Powell13 episodes
1992A House of Secrets and LiesSusan
Eye of the StormPatricia 'Pete' Peterson
1993Passport to MurderHelen Hollander
1994She Led Two LivesRebecca Madison
1993-1994Second ChancesDianne Benedict6 episodes
1995A Dangerous AffairSharon Blake
The SurrogateJoan Quinn
A Holiday to RememberCarolyn Giblin
1997While My Pretty One SleepsNeeve Kearny
Something Borrowed, Something BlueMonique D'Arcy
Doomsday RockKatherine
1999Dangerous WatersSarah
2002Anna's DreamLeslie Morgan
2002I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa ClausStephanie Carver
2009The Wild StallionMatty
2012All About Christmas EveElizabeth Cole

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