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Gail O'Grady is an American actress and a film producer. She is a mother of one.

Relationship Facts of Gail O’Grady

Gail O’Grady is not having an affair with anyone presently.
Her sexual orientation is straight.

What is the relationship of Gail O'Grady?

Gail O’Grady was previously married to John Stamatakis (2004 – 2008), Anthony J Pellegrino (1998 – 2000), Steve Fenton (1995 – 1996), Severin Wunderman (1991 – 1992), Jeffrey Byron (1990 – 1991), and Richard Dasko (1981 – 1983).

Before marrying her sixth husband, Gail dated Chris Byers and gave birth to their son Michael Colton O’Grady on 22 May 2004.

As of 2022, she has not revealed his relationship status.

Who is Gail O’Grady?

Gail O’Grady is an American actress and a film producer. She is well known for her portrayal of Donna Abandando in the mystery crime drama “NYPD Blue”, created by Steven Bochco and David Milch, and which starred Dennis Franz, Jimmy Smits, and Gordon Clapp.

Grady is also familiar with her lead roles in several television movies. She has been selected for a Primetime Emmy Award three times.

Gail O’Grady- Age, Parents, Ethnicity

On January 23, 1963, Gail was born in Detroit, Michigan, United States America. Her zodiac sign is Aquarius and holds American nationality.

Gail’s father name is Jim O’Grady, was a financial planner and her mother’s name is Jan O’Grady. She has a brother by the name of Michael Patrick O’Grady, who died unexpectedly in 2004.


Gail graduated from Wheaton North High School, at which she began dreaming about becoming a famous model, and after attending several auditions, she was invited to appear in a couple of commercials.

Gail O’Grady- Professional Life, Career

Grady started her career as a model for Montgomery Ward by making several commercials. She took part in the neighborhood for whom Michael J. Fox’s character chased down a Diet Pepsi.

In time, she began making guest appearances, often as a villain. She made her big-screen debut in the 1988 romantic comedy and later she was cast in a recurring role on the ABC drama China Beach, opposite Dana Delany.

She played her first major part as Donna Abandando on the ABC police drama NYPD Blue. From 1993 to 1996, Grady played the big-haired squad secretary, and for each year achieve an Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series.

Along with the cast, she won Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series in 1995. Gail left the series in 1996 and made a pilot for her sitcom, The Gail O’Grady Project, but the show was not picked up by any of the networks.

From 2002 to 2005, Gail acted as Helen Pryor in the NBC television series American Dreams, which depicted an all-American family living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, during the 1960s. The series was canceled after three seasons.

In fall 2005, Grady was the lead actress in the ABC comedy series Hot Properties. The series was canceled after 13 episodes.

In 2006 she starred in Two and a Half Men, and in 2007 had a recurring role on Boston Legal as Gloria Weldon, a judge in a personal relationship with attorney Alan Shore. Also in 2007, she perform in the Hallmark Channel movie All I Want for Christmas.

Grady had a series of regular characters on the short-lived CW series Hidden Palms as Karen Hardy in 2007, and on Hellcats, playing Wanda Perkins, the mother of the main character from 2010 to 2011.

In 2008 she had a recurring role in the ABC series Desperate Housewives as Anne Schilling, a woman who is having an affair with the character Porter Scavo. She also has made appearances on Monk, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, The Mentalist, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Drop Dead Diva, Hawaii Five-0, and Castle.

Also, she was assigned to a major recurring role as Conrad’s first wife on ABC primetime soap opera Revenge, opposite Madeleine Stowe.


  • 2010 After the Fall
  • 2011 ChromeSkull: Laid to Rest 2
  • 2013 The Mystery Cruise
  • 2014 Enough About Jack
  • 2014 Mothers of the Bride
  • 2015 Justice Served
  • 2019 Identity Theft of a Cheerleader

Television Show

  • 2009 CSI: NY
  • 2010–2011 Hellcats 18 episodes
  • 2013 The Crazy One’s Hannah Sharples Episode: “Pilot”
  • 2014–2015 Revenge  11 episodes
  • 2015 Code Black  Episode: “Pre-Existing Conditions”
  • 2016 Fresh Off the Boat Episode: “The Taming of the Dads”
  • 2018–2020 Criminal Minds 6 episodes

Awards and Nomination

  •  In 1995, she and her colleagues won a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series for “NYPD Blue”.
  • Awards she’s best nominated for include three Primetime Emmys for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series in 1994, 1995, and 1996.
  •  In a Drama Series, she has been awarded Two Screen Actors Guild for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble.
  • 1997 Golden Satellite Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television, all for her performance in the series “NYPD Blue”.

Hobbies and other interests

Gail is a collector of old-fashioned perfume bottles but hasn’t disclosed how many she has gathered.

She likes to read and has read numerous books since her high school days. Gail once worked as a librarian but was let go because of being messy.

Gail’s main hobby is traveling, and she’s been all around the US for both work and pleasure, and the popular actress has also been to many countries, such as England, France, Japan, India, and Egypt.

Gail O’Grady- Net Worth, Salary

Grady has an estimated net worth of 3 million dollars as of 2022. This includes her assets, money, and income. Her primary source of income is her career as an Actress and producer.

Rumors, Controversy

She has never been part of any rumors and controversy till now.

Body Features- Height, Weight

Gail has long blonde hair and blue eyes. She stands at a height of 5 feet 3 inches and has an average weight of around 60kg.

Social Media

Gail O’Grady is not active on social media.

She has no official Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter accounts at the moment. It seems that she is very private and hardly shares information with the public and the media.


  • She has been married and divorced a total of six times.
  • As of 2022, Gail is 58 years old.

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