Erica Gimpel

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Erica Gimpel
BornErica Fawn Gimpel
(1964-06-25) June 25, 1964 (age 50)[1]
Manhattan, New York, U.S.
Years active1982–present
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Erica Gimpel
BornErica Fawn Gimpel
(1964-06-25) June 25, 1964 (age 50)[1]
Manhattan, New York, U.S.
Years active1982–present

Erica Fawn Gimpel (born June 25, 1964) is an American actress. She is best known for her roles on television shows Fame as Coco Hernandez[2] and on Profiler as Angel Brown. She is also known for her major recurring roles on the television shows ER as Adele Newman and on Veronica Mars as Alicia Fennel. Gimpel was most recently on the HBO series True Blood, Season 5 Episode 11, as the Fairy Elder.

Gimpel was a judge on RTE One's Fame: The Musical, an Irish TV talent show seeking a boy and a girl to play Nick and Serena respectively in the Irish touring production of Fame.[3]

In January 2010, Gimpel released her first CD, Spread your Wings and Fly.

Personal life[edit]

Gimpel was born in Manhattan, New York. In 1982, she graduated from New York's High School of Performing Arts.[3] She had toured the United States and Europe with her mother, singer Phyllis Bash, in the play "Porgy and Bess." Her father is Joseph Gimpel, a short story writer.



1990King of New YorkDr. Shute
1990Penny Ante: The Motion PictureDale Martinez
1994Fence, TheThe FenceJackie
1995SmokeDoreen Cole
1996Sticks & StonesMiss William
1997Touch MeKareen
2001No Such ThingJudy
2003Freaky FridayHarry's Teacher
2004In Your EyesYolie
2004Betty's TreatsMrs. WilsonShort film
2007List, TheThe ListGail
2009Veronika Decides to DieNurse White
2009Blue EyesSandra
2010Machete JoeErica
2013Tio PapiDet. Johnson
2014Romeo and Juliet in HarlemNurseCompleted
2015Sex, Death and BowlingShantiPost-production


1982-1984FameCoco Hernandez(60 episodes)
1985Spenser: For HireShelleyEpisode: "Original Sin"
1985FameCoco HernandezEpisode: "Coco Returns"
1985North and SouthSemiramisTV miniseries
1986North and South, Book IISemiramisTV miniseries
1987FameCoco HernandezEpisode: "Baby, Remember My Name"
1988Cosby Show, TheThe Cosby ShowJenniferEpisode: "Waterworks"
1988Case ClosedKathyTV film
1990American PlayhouseWendyEpisode: "Women & Wallace"
1994Law & OrderTempletonEpisode: "Breeder"
1994Touched by an AngelSydney JessupEpisode: "Tough Love"
1995New York UndercoverMelindaEpisode: "The Smoking Section"
1995Price of Love, TheThe Price of LoveOfficer HudsonTV film
1996-1999ProfilerAngel BrownRegular role (45 episodes)
1997Big Easy, TheThe Big EasyFelice CarlyleEpisode: "Driving Ms. Money"
1997-2003ERAdele NewmanRecurring role (19 episodes)
1999Santa and PeteCassie MooreTV film
1999Intimate BetrayalToniTV film
2000District, TheThe DistrictElla's LawyerEpisodes: "The Real Terrorist", "How They Lived"
2001RoswellFBI Agent Suzanne DuffEpisodes: "We Are Family", "Disturbing Behavior", "How the Other Half Live"
2002Touched by an AngelSydney JessupEpisode: "The Last Chapter"
2002MDsAllison GreelyEpisode: "Cruel and Unusual"
2003JAGVarese ChestnutEpisode: "A Merry Little Christmas"
2004JAGVarese ChestnutEpisode: "What If"
2004Beck and CallLeahTV short
2004Division, TheThe DivisionAimee BreckridgeEpisode: "Bite Me"
2004Boyfriend for Christmas, AA Boyfriend for ChristmasBethTV film
2004-2005Veronica MarsAlicia FennelRecurring role (8 episodes)
2005EverwoodDr. GansEpisode: "Surprise"
2006HouseElizabeth StoneEpisode: "Failure to Communicate"
2006Jane Doe: The Harder They FallMargaret MonroeTV film
2006Veronica MarsAlicia FennelEpisode: "Not Pictured"
2006Numb3rsPrincipal Riva BellEpisode: "Waste Not"
2006Criminal MindsSarahEpisode: "Profiler, Profiled"
2006-2007Boston LegalAttorney Samantha FriedEpisodes: "The Cancer Man Can", "Helping Hands", "Breast in Show", "Selling Sickness"
2007Close to HomeDr. UdellEpisode: "Protégé"
2007Murder 101: If Wishes Were HorsesPolice Sgt. Joanne MattersonTV film
2008Eleventh HourLizzie SummersEpisode: "Cardiac"
2009Grey's AnatomyBethany AndersonEpisode: "Invest in Love"
2011Prime SuspectPrincipalEpisode: "Wednesday's Child"
2011Young and the Restless, TheThe Young and the RestlessDet. Harriet MauroRecurring role (10 episodes)
2011Rizzoli & IslesER DoctorEpisode: "Burning Down the House"
2012Rizzoli & IslesER DoctorEpisode: "What Doesn't Kill You"
2012NikitaCarla BennettEpisodes: "Rogue", "Origins", "Doublecross"
2012Criminal MindsSarahEpisode: "The Company"
2012True BloodFaerie ElderEpisode: "Sunset"
2013CultGinny YarrowEpisodes: "The Good Fight", "The Devil You Know"
2014Switched at BirthSharee's MotherEpisodes: "Have You Really the Courage?", "Memory Is Your Image of Perfection"

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "This day in history". 25 June 2011. Retrieved 20 December 2011. 
  2. ^ Rothenberg, Fred (7 January 1982). "'Fame' Series Pilot 'Sparkling'". The Sumter Daily Item. Retrieved 20 December 2011. 
  3. ^ a b Sweeney, Ken (23 January 2010). "'Fame' beckons as 1980s star Coco seeks new talent". Irish Independent. Retrieved 20 December 2011. 

Babylon 5 episode Walkabout features songs performed by Erica Gimpel

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