Sally Pressman

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Sally Pressman
Sally Pressman.jpg
Pressman at the Women’s Image Network Awards in 2007.
BornSally Pressman Bernstein
(1981-08-01) August 1, 1981 (age 33)
New York City, New York, US
OccupationActress, dancer
Spouse(s)David Clayton Rogers (m. 2011)
Children1
 
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Sally Pressman
Sally Pressman.jpg
Pressman at the Women’s Image Network Awards in 2007.
BornSally Pressman Bernstein
(1981-08-01) August 1, 1981 (age 33)
New York City, New York, US
OccupationActress, dancer
Spouse(s)David Clayton Rogers (m. 2011)
Children1

Sally Pressman (born August 1, 1981) is an American actress and dancer, best known for her role as Roxy LeBlanc on the Lifetime Television drama series Army Wives.

Early life[edit]

Pressman was born Sally Pressman Bernstein[1] in New York City. She is the daughter of Penny Ann Pressman and Jonathan Bernstein. Pressman's mother studied fine arts and theater at Brandeis University and works for Christie's Auction House. Pressman's father is a lawyer and investor. She no longer uses her childhood name of Sally Bernstein professionally, preferring her mother's maiden name. Pressman has a brother, Benjamin Rhodes Bernstein. Her maternal grandparents were Rhoda and William Manny Pressman. William Pressman, as Executive Vice President of Hasbro Toys, is credited for creating the G.I. Joe action figure, an armed forces doll. Her maternal great-uncle was Jack Pressman, the founder of Pressman Toy Corporation.[1]

As a child, she attended Spence School for girls in New York. She was classically trained in ballet and was a member of the Manhattan Ballet Company. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in theater studies from Yale University, where she also participated in such productions as The Merchant of Venice, The Dining Room, Freedomland and Sylvia. In London, she played in the West End premiere of Burleigh Grime$ in the role of Mrs. Grimes (2004).[2][3]

Career[edit]

Pressman on September, 2010

Apart from a minor role in the film Swordswallowers and Thin Men, shot at Yale while she was still a student, her film career effectively began in 2006 with the independent horror film, Last Rites of the Dead. She also appeared in another independent horror film, The Dread, released in 2007. In 2006, she appeared on the pilot episode of CBS series Shark, and later guest-starred in Criminal Minds.

Pressman is best known for her role as Roxy LeBlanc on the Lifetime Television drama series Army Wives. She was regular cast member from 2007 to 2012, in the first six seasons.[4] In 2013 she appeared in two episodes of season 7 of series. With other members of the Army Wives cast, she joined the picket line on November 13, 2007 in support of striking writers.[5] She also played the lead role in Lifetime movie Love Sick: Secrets of a Sex Addict, and guest-starred on CBS sitcom The New Adventures of Old Christine in 2008. In 2013, she landed a lead role in an NBC comedy pilot Joe, Joe and Jane.[6]

In September, 2013 Pressman was cast in recurring role as Candace Marcus, a daughter of Lisa Kudrow's character, in the third season of Shonda Rhimes drama series Scandal.[7] In 2014 she guest-starred in the episode of CBS series Person of Interest. She also co-starred alongside Brandon Routh and Dane Cook in the sci-fi thriller film, 400 Days.[8]

Personal life[edit]

On October 19, 2010, Pressman accepted the marriage proposal of her longtime boyfriend David Clayton Rogers.[9] The couple met at Lesley Kahn's Acting Studio.[9] The couple married on September 17, 2011.[10]Pressman gave birth to a boy on April 10, 2013.[11]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
2003Swordswallowers and Thin MenMonica
2006Last Rites of the DeadAngela's Boss
2007Life UnkindAmeliaShort film
2007The DreadTeri
2008Love Sick: Secrets of a Sex AddictSue SilvermanTelevision film
Nominated - Prism Award for Best Performance in a TV Movie or Miniseries
2008My Best Friend's GirlCourtney
2013The Barter SystemJennaShort film
2013Speed QueenJennaShort film
2015400 DaysDarla

Television[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
2006SharkDeena BrockEpisode: "Pilot"
2007Criminal MindsChrissy WilkinsonEpisode: "Birthright"
2007-2012, 2013Army WivesRoxy LeBlancSeries regular (season 1-6), Special Guest Star (season 7), 105 episodes
2008The New Adventures of Old ChristineMelanieEpisode: "Between a Rock and a Hard Place"
2011Man UpKellyEpisode: "Camping"
2013Joe, Joe & JaneJane WaxmanTV pilot
2013ScandalCandace MarcusRecurring role, 3 episodes
2014Person of InterestHollyEpisode: "4C"

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Paid Notice: Deaths PRESSMAN, WILLIAM M.". The New York Times. May 22, 2008. Retrieved July 10, 2011. 
  2. ^ Cast Bios: Sally Pressman, Lifetime television
  3. ^ Playwrights database: Roger Kirby Doolee.com
  4. ^ Ausiello, Michael (November 17, 2012). "Army Wives Exclusive: Major Character Getting Killed Off Amid Season 7 Shake-Up". TVLine. Retrieved April 20, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Picket with the Stars: Tuesday, 12-2 at Universal". United Hollywood. 2007-11-13.]
  6. ^ Ausiello, Michael (January 22, 2013). "Exclusive: Army Wives' Sally Pressman Snags Female Lead in NBC Pilot Joe, Joe and Jane". TVLine. Retrieved April 20, 2013. 
  7. ^ Michael Ausiello. "‘Scandal’ Season 2: Sally Pressman Joins Cast". TVLine. Retrieved 2013-09-24. 
  8. ^ http://www.screendaily.com/news/production/400-days-ends-production/5073483.article?referrer=RSS
  9. ^ a b Jordan, Julie (October 25, 2010). "Army Wives's Sally Pressman Engaged to Cougar Town Actor". People. Retrieved July 5, 2011. 
  10. ^ Radomsky, Rosalie R. (September 18, 2011). "Sally Pressman, David Rogers". The New York Times. Retrieved April 20, 2013. 
  11. ^ Takeda, Allison (April 12, 2013). "Exclusive: Sally Pressman Welcomes Baby Boy!". UsMagazine.com. Retrieved April 20, 2013. 

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