Gabrielle Carteris

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Gabrielle Carteris
BornGabrielle Anne Carteris
(1961-01-02) January 2, 1961 (age 53)
Scottsdale, Arizona, U.S.
Years active1987–present
Spouse(s)Charles Isaacs (m. 1992)
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Gabrielle Carteris
BornGabrielle Anne Carteris
(1961-01-02) January 2, 1961 (age 53)
Scottsdale, Arizona, U.S.
Years active1987–present
Spouse(s)Charles Isaacs (m. 1992)

Gabrielle Anne Carteris (born January 2, 1961) is an American actress known for her role as Andrea Zuckerman on the early seasons of the 1990s television series Beverly Hills, 90210.

Early years[edit]

Carteris was born in Scottsdale, Arizona,[1] to Marlene, a realtor, and Ernest J. Carteris, a restaurant owner. Gabrielle has a twin brother, James.[2][3] Her father was of Greek ancestry.[4] Her parents separated six months after her birth. Carteris's mother moved with her children to San Francisco, California, where she set up a children's clothing store. While attending high school in Marin County, California, she took an interest in the arts, studying ballet and performing as a mime on a European tour at 16 years old. She graduated from Sarah Lawrence College in 1983 with a bachelor's degree in Liberal Arts.


She married Charles Isaacs, a stockbroker, in 1992, and has two daughters with him named Kelsey Rose (born May 11, 1994) and Mollie Elizabeth (born 1999). In the March 17, 2008 issue of People magazine, Carteris described an injury suffered while filming a TV movie in Vancouver, British Columbia in 2006, which partially paralyzed her face and affected her speech for more than six months.[5]


After graduating from Sarah Lawrence College, Carteris's early television career found her typically cast as a teenager in such fare as "ABC Afterschool Specials", "CBS Schoolbreak Special", and the long-running soap opera "Another World". This trend of playing significantly younger would continue when, in 1990, Carteris was cast in her best known role as studious school newspaper editor Andrea Zuckerman on Beverly Hills, 90210. At age 29, she was the oldest cast member to portray a 16-year-old.

Carteris left the series in 1995 and became the host of her own television talk show, entitled Gabrielle (TV series), which lasted only one season. She worked regularly as an actor and voice over artist, amassing a considerable amount of post-90210 credits in television, film, and video games. She's gone on to become a mainstay on the made-for-television movie circuit, starring in nearly a dozen such films. Her first, "Seduced and Betrayed", was released in 1995. She later became a regular presence on network television, appearing in episodes of such television series as Touched by an Angel, King of the Hill, NYPD Blue, JAG, and Criminal Minds, among others. She has appeared in several feature films. Cateris provided the voice for the Motorola intelligent assistant, Mya.[6][7]


Carteris became Executive Vice President of SAG-AFTRA,[8] following the SAG (Screen Actors' Guild) and AFTRA (American Federation of Television and Radio Artists) merger. She also serves as vice president of the California Labor Federation.[9][10]


1989JacknifeCollege Girl in Bar
1992Raising CainNan
2001Full CircleAlice
2001MalpracticeEllen Robertson
2005Toy Warrior, TheThe Toy Warrior(voice)
2007Plot 7Amy McCarthy
1987CBS Schoolbreak SpecialNancyEpisode: "What If I'm Gay?"
1987ABC Afterschool SpecialLeslieEpisode: "Seasonal Differences"
1988ABC Afterschool SpecialCecileEpisode: "Date Rape"
1988Another WorldTracy JulianTV series
1998, 2000
Beverly Hills, 90210Andrea ZuckermanMain Role; 145 episodes
1994GargoylesAmy Schummer (voice)Episode: "And Justice for All"
1995Seduced and BetrayedCheryl HillerTV movie
1995Mixed BlessingsDiana Goode DouglasTV movie
1996To Face Her PastMegan HollanderTV movie
1996Touched by an AngelApril CampbellEpisode: "The Portrait of Mrs. Campbell"
1997Johnny BravoVarious (voice)2 episodes
1998Touched by an AngelLinda CraigEpisode: "The Trigger"
1998Love Boat: The Next Wave, TheThe Love Boat: The Next WaveBrendaEpisode: "All Aboard"
1999King of the HillJulie / Rita Bevacqua (voice)Episode: "Take Me Out of the Ball Game"
1999The Big Guy and Rusty the Boy Robot (TV series)Dr. Erika SlateTV series
2000Batman BeyondSable Thorpe (voice)Episode: "King's Ransom"
2001Strong MedicineFreddie GoslingEpisode: "Mortality"
2001JAGMichelle StoechlerEpisode: "Mixed Messages"
2002Trapped: Buried AliveEmily CooperTV movie
2002NYPD BlueMiss Griffin (rape victim)Episode: "Low Blow"
2002For the PeopleTracy SmithEpisode: "Textbook Perfect"
2003Agency, TheThe AgencyJamar Akil's WifeEpisode: "An Isolated Incident"
2003Mummy: The Animated Series, TheThe Mummy: The Animated SeriesJane Sherman (voice)Episode: "Old Friends"
2003Nip/TuckEllie CollinsEpisode: "Kurt Dempsey"
2004CombustionLourie HarperTV movie
2005Palmetto PointLogan's MomEpisode: "Hello, Goodbye"
2005Lover's Revenge, AA Lover's RevengeDet. SparksTV movie
2005Crossing JordanDawn McGuireEpisode: "Enlightment"
2005Deck the HallsHolly HallTV movie
2006Drake & JoshDr. PhyllisEpisode: "Dr. Phyllis Show"
2006Avatar: The Last Airbender(voice)Episode: "The Blind Bandit"
2006Wives He Forgot, TheThe Wives He ForgotActress on TV (uncredited)TV movie
2008Dan's Detour of LifeCindy FordTV movie
2008My AlibiPrincipal Tuckerman14 episodes
2010Criminal MindsNancy CampbellEpisode: "Solitary Man"
2011Event, TheThe EventDiane GellerEpisode: "Turnabout"
Episode: "A Message Back"
2011Make It or Break ItEpisode: "Requiem for a Dream"
2011Batman: The Brave and the BoldVicky Vale (voice)
Laethwen (voice)
Episode: "Battle of the Superheroes!"
Episode: "Sword of the Atom!"
201112 Wishes of ChristmasSandraTV movie
2013The MiddleColleenEpisode: "The Friend"
2013LongmireBarbara BollmanEpisode: "Party's Over"
Video games
2002La Pucelle: TacticsAngeliqueEnglish version
2002Forgotten Realms: Icewind Dale II
2002Minority Report: Everybody RunsAgatha
2003Arc the Lad: Twilight of the SpiritsNafia
2004Shout About MoviesVoice-over
2006Marvel: Ultimate AllianceElektra / Enchantress
2007Spider-Man 3Additional Voices
2009Bionic CommandoJayne 'Mag' Magdalene / Radio Operator


  1. ^ Southern, Nathan. Gabrielle Carteris profile; retrieved June 3, 2007.
  2. ^ "Gabrielle Carteris". The New York Times. 
  3. ^ Lipton, Michael A. "Gaby's 9021 Ode to Joy". Retrieved 2012-11-03. 
  4. ^ "Gabrielle Carteris Video: Celebrity Interview and Paparazzi". Retrieved 2012-11-03. 
  5. ^ Michael A. Lipton (July 4, 1994). "Gaby's 9021 Ode to Joy". Retrieved 2009-06-12. 
  6. ^ Callaway, Libby (June 4, 2000). "A Wave of Cyber Babes: Digital Models Spin the Web With Their Style Savvy". New York Post. Retrieved June 23, 2014. 
  7. ^ Bizony, Piers (2001). Digital Domain: The Leading Edge of Visual Effects. Aurum Press. p. 137. ISBN 978-0823079285. 
  8. ^ Handel, Jonathan (June 3, 2011). "Gabrielle Carteris Elected AFTRA Los Angeles President". The Hollywood Reporter. 
  9. ^ "Interview With SAG-AFTRA's Gabrielle Carteris". 
  10. ^ SAG-AFTRA website (see Carteris message on page 11)

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