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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 13 March 1971Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
Birth NameAnne Elizabeth Gish
Height 5' 8" (1.73 m)

Mini Bio (1)

A versatile actress, Annabeth Gish weathered the transition from child actor to adult, with a variety of dramatic and comedic roles on film and television.

Anne Elizabeth Gish was born on March 13, 1971 in Albuquerque, New Mexico and moved with her family to Cedar Falls, at the age of two. Her parents were both teachers; her father, Robert Gish, was an English professor at the University of Northern Iowa, her mother, Judy, taught at Malcolm Price Laboratory School. Performing in community theater productions throughout her childhood, Gish began her professional acting career, at the age of eight, by appearing in a number of commercials. She made her screen debut, at the age of 13, in the teen film, Desert Bloom (1986), opposite Jon Voight, and, in following years, has found success in film and television. Gish starred in the films, Hiding Out (1987), with Jon Cryer, Mystic Pizza (1988), with Julia Roberts, and on Shag (1989), opposite Phoebe Cates and Bridget Fonda. She also played the lead role, as rape victim "Lyn McKenna", in the TV movie, When He's Not a Stranger (1989). Gish went on to graduate from Cedar Falls' Northern University High School in 1989. In addition to acting, Gish took time to focus on her academic career and attended Duke University. Studying English as well as theater, she graduated with honors, in 1993, with a BA in English.

Gish returned to screens in the mid-1990s, with appearances in supporting roles, in films Wyatt Earp (1994), The Last Supper (1995) and critical praise biopic, Nixon (1995). The next year, Gish appeared in the ensemble cast movie, Beautiful Girls (1996). On television, Gish played the younger sister of Dana Delany's character in True Women (1997), a epic miniseries, based on the best seller novel by Janice Woods Windle. Her other credits include the miniseries, Scarlett (1994), the short-lived Patricia Wettig's drama series Courthouse (1995), the box office bomb superhero film, Steel (1997), a supporting role on Ashley Judd's success thriller, Double Jeopardy (1999), and several other independent films.

Most recently, Gish played "Special Agent Monica Reyes" on the cult series, The X-Files (1993) (2001-2002), for which she was nominated for a Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress on Television. She also starred in the Showtime drama, Brotherhood (2006) (2006-2008) and appeared in recurring roles on The West Wing (1999) (2003-2006), FlashForward (2009) (2010), Pretty Little Liars (2010) (2011-2012) and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000) (2011-2012). In 2012, she starred on the ABC drama series, Americana (2012), as Ashley Greene's character's mother.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Alrofficial

Spouse (1)

Wade Allen (11 October 2003 - present) (2 children)

Trivia (8)

Grew up in Cedar Falls, Iowa.
Attended Northern University High School and graduated in 1989. Went to Duke University and took a break from acting and earned a BA in English in July 1993.
Her father was an English Professor.
Her birth surname is Gish. While her grandmother's name is Lillian, she is not the famous silent film actress Lillian Gish, nor is she related to Dorothy Gish.
Daughter of Robert and Judith (Judy) Gish.
Sister of Timothy (Tim) and Robin Gish.
Mother, with Wade Allen, of son Cash Alexander Allen, born on 12 January 2007.
Mother, with Wade Allen, of son Enzo Edward Allen, born on 25 October 2008 in Rhode Island, USA, weighing 7 pounds.

Personal Quotes (6)

I'm no relation to Lillian or Dorothy Gish. Not even way back. But when I first became interested in acting, I wrote a letter to Lillian Gish. She wrote back, discouraging me from entering the business.
Nothing about 'Brotherhood' is ever wrapped up in a nice package.
A part of being an actress that is sort of frustrating is that the writers get to tell you about your character.
My parents called me their wise little baby. I was mature when I was 4 or 5. My brother and sister were older, so I was raised by four adults.
I am pretty scare-able. I guess that is why I like doing horror because my imagination can take me places.
What scares me? I kind of believe in ghosts. I believe they can wander around, so that scares me. But the stuff that really scares me are the catastrophic events like my husband or children or my family being harmed, or something like that.

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