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Sharon Gless


Show business is in Sharon Gless' blood. Her grandfather, Neil Steere McCarthy (May 6, 1888 - July 25, 1972), was considered by many to have been the most respected and powerful entertainment lawyer of Hollywood's Golden Age. His clients included Howard Hughes, Paramount Pictures, Louis B. Mayer (personally), Betsey Maria Cushing Roosevelt, and ... See full bio »

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Won 2 Golden Globes. Another 10 wins & 23 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Burn Notice
Burn Notice Madeline Westen
(2007-2013)
Cagney & Lacey
Cagney & Lacey Christine Cagney
(1982-1988)
Queer as Folk
Queer as Folk Debbie Novotny
(2000-2005)
Hannah Free
Hannah Free Older Hannah
(2009)

Filmography

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 2017 Casualty (TV Series)
Zsa Zsa Harper-Jenkinson
- Episode #32.13 (2017) ... Zsa Zsa Harper-Jenkinson
 2017 The Gifted (TV Series)
Ellen Strucker
- rX (2017) ... Ellen Strucker
 2016 The Exorcist (TV Series)
Chris MacNeil
- Chapter Eight: The Griefbearers (2016) ... Chris MacNeil
- Chapter Seven: Father of Lies (2016) ... Chris MacNeil
- Chapter Six: Star of the Morning (2016) ... Chris MacNeil
 2016 Rizzoli & Isles (TV Series)
Inmate
- 2M7258-100 (2016) ... Inmate
 2016 Adoptable (TV Series)
Mary Elizabeths
- You'll Worry Less (2016) ... Mary Elizabeths
- About You (2016) ... Mary Elizabeths
- When You Realize (2016) ... Mary Elizabeths
 2014 Saint Francis (TV Movie)
 2007-2013 Burn Notice (TV Series)
Madeline Westen
- Reckoning (2013) ... Madeline Westen
- Sea Change (2013) ... Madeline Westen
- Tipping Point (2013) ... Madeline Westen
- Things Unseen (2013) ... Madeline Westen
- Bitter Pill (2013) ... Madeline Westen
 2010 Once Fallen
Sue
 2009 Hannah Free
Older Hannah
 2008-2009 Nip/Tuck (TV Series)
Colleen Rose
- Ronnie Chase (2009) ... Colleen Rose
- Candy Richards (2008) ... Colleen Rose
- Lulu Grandiron (2008) ... Colleen Rose
- Kyle Ainge (2008) ... Colleen Rose
- Magda and Jeff (2008) ... Colleen Rose
 2006 The State Within (TV Series)
Lynne Warner
- Episode #1.6 (2006) ... Lynne Warner
- Episode #1.5 (2006) ... Lynne Warner
- Episode #1.4 (2006) ... Lynne Warner
- Episode #1.3 (2006) ... Lynne Warner
- Episode #1.2 (2006) ... Lynne Warner
 2006 Thick and Thin (TV Series)
 2000-2005 Queer as Folk (TV Series)
Debbie Novotny
- We Will Survive! (2005) ... Debbie Novotny
- Mr. Right (Never Broke a Promise) (2005) ... Debbie Novotny
- Fuckin' Revenge (2005) ... Debbie Novotny
- I Love You (2005) ... Debbie Novotny
- Anything in Common (2005) ... Debbie Novotny
 2004 Ideal (Video)
Narrator
 2003 Judging Amy (TV Series)
Dr. Sally Godwin
- Maxine Interrupted (2003) ... Dr. Sally Godwin
 2000 Bring Him Home
Mary Daley
 2000 Touched by an Angel (TV Series)
Ziggy
- A Perfect Game (2000) ... Ziggy
 1998/I The Girl Next Door (TV Movie)
Dr. Gayle Bennett
 1997 Promised Land (TV Series)
Alex Tolan
- Stealing Home: Part 2 (1997) ... Alex Tolan
- Stealing Home: Part 1 (1997) ... Alex Tolan
 1996 Cagney & Lacey: True Convictions (TV Movie)
Christine Cagney
 1995 Cagney & Lacey: The View Through the Glass Ceiling (TV Movie)
Christine Cagney
 1995 Cagney & Lacey: Together Again (TV Movie)
Christine Cagney-Burton
 1994 Cagney & Lacey: The Return (TV Movie)
Christine Cagney-Burton
 1994 Separated by Murder (TV Movie)
Betty Gay Wilson / Holly Faye Walker / Peggy Joy Lowe / ...
 1990-1992 The Trials of Rosie O'Neill (TV Series)
Rosie O'Neill
- Role Reversal (1992) ... Rosie O'Neill
- Double Bind (1992) ... Rosie O'Neill
- Sweet Sixteen (1992) ... Rosie O'Neill
- Heartbreak Hotel (1992) ... Rosie O'Neill
- The Other Woman (1992) ... Rosie O'Neill
 1992 Honor Thy Mother (TV Movie)
Bonnie Von Stein
 1989 The Outside Woman (TV Movie)
Joyce Mattox
 1982-1988 Cagney & Lacey (TV Series)
Christine Cagney
- A Fair Shake: Part 2 (1988) ... Christine Cagney
- A Fair Shake: Part 1 (1988) ... Christine Cagney
- Yup (1988) ... Christine Cagney
- Friendly Fire (1988) ... Christine Cagney
- Amends (1988) ... Christine Cagney
 1985 Letting Go (TV Movie)
Kate
 1984 The Sky's No Limit (TV Movie)
Joanna Douglas
 1983 Hobson's Choice (TV Movie)
Maggie Hobson
 1983 The Star Chamber
Emily Hardin
 1983 Tales of the Unexpected (TV Series)
Caroline Coates
- Youth from Vienna (1983) ... Caroline Coates
 1982 House Calls (TV Series)
Jane Jeffries
- Bone of My Bone (1982) ... Jane Jeffries
- In Norman We Trust (1982) ... Jane Jeffries
- Ducks of Hazzard (1982) ... Jane Jeffries
- The Weatherbys Ride Again (1982) ... Jane Jeffries
- Deafenwolf (1982) ... Jane Jeffries
 1982 Palms Precinct (TV Movie)
Inspector Alexandra Bewster
 1981 The Miracle of Kathy Miller (TV Movie)
Barbara Miller
 1980 Revenge of the Stepford Wives (TV Movie)
Kaye Foster
 1980 The Scarlett O'Hara War (TV Movie)
Carole Lombard
 1980 The Kids Who Knew Too Much (TV Movie)
Karen Goldner
 1980 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)
Karen Goldner
- The Kids Who Knew Too Much (1980) ... Karen Goldner
 1980 Hardhat and Legs (TV Movie)
Patricia Botsford
 1979 Turnabout (TV Series)
Penny Alston
- Statutory Theft (1979) ... Penny Alston
- Crass Reunion (1979) ... Penny Alston
- Till Dad Do Us Part (1979) ... Penny Alston
- Cry Me a Touchdown (1979) ... Penny Alston
- We're a Little Late, Folks (1979) ... Penny Alston
 1979 Centennial (TV Mini-Series)
Sidney Endermann
- The Scream of Eagles (1979) ... Sidney Endermann
- The Winds of Death (1979) ... Sidney Endermann
- The Winds of Fortune (1979) ... Sidney Endermann
- The Crime (1979) ... Sidney Endermann
- The Storm (1979) ... Sidney Endermann
 1979 The Last Convertible (TV Mini-Series)
Kay Haddon
- Part 2 (1979) ... Kay Haddon
- Episode #1.3 (1979) ... Kay Haddon
- The Last Convertible (1979) ... Kay Haddon
 1978 The Immigrants (TV Movie)
Jean Seldon Lavetta
 1978 Crash (TV Movie)
Lesley Fuller
 1978 The Islander (TV Movie)
Shauna Cooke
 1975-1978 Switch (TV Series)
Maggie Philbin
- The Siege at the Bouziki Bar (1978) ... Maggie Philbin
- Photo Finish (1978) ... Maggie Philbin
- The Cage (1978) ... Maggie Philbin
- Play-Off (1978) ... Maggie Philbin
- Mexican Standoff (1978) ... Maggie Philbin
 1976 Richie Brockelman: The Missing 24 Hours (TV Movie)
Darcy Davenport
 1976 Kojak (TV Series)
Nancy Parks
- Law Dance (1976) ... Nancy Parks
 1974-1976 The Rockford Files (TV Series)
Lori Jenivan / Susan Jameson
- The Fourth Man (1976) ... Lori Jenivan
- This Case Is Closed (1974) ... Susan Jameson
 1976 Black Sheep Squadron (TV Series)
Nurse 1st Lt.
- Flying Misfits (1976) ... Nurse 1st Lt.
 1972-1976 Marcus Welby, M.D. (TV Series)
Kathleen Faverty / Dr. Susan Carr / Lynn Baker
- Prisoner of the Island Cell: Part 2 (1976) ... Kathleen Faverty
- Prisoner of the Island Cell: Part 1 (1976) ... Kathleen Faverty
- Go Ahead and Cry (1975) ... Kathleen Faverty
- The One Face in the World (1975) ... Kathleen Faverty
- An End and a Beginning (1975) ... Kathleen Faverty
 1972-1975 Emergency! (TV Series)
Sculptor / Sheila
- Election (1975) ... Sculptor
- Fuzz Lady (1972) ... Sheila
 1975 Lucas Tanner (TV Series)
Miss Reynolds
- Those Who Cannot, Teach (1975) ... Miss Reynolds
 1974 Sierra (TV Series)
Mary Jordan
- Tails, You Lose (1974) ... Mary Jordan
 1974 Airport 1975
Sharon
 1974 Adam-12 (TV Series)
Lynn Carmichael
- Clinic on 18th Street (1974) ... Lynn Carmichael
 1974 The Bob Newhart Show (TV Series)
Rosalie Shaeffer
- The Modernization of Emily (1974) ... Rosalie Shaeffer
 1973-1974 Faraday and Company (TV Series)
Holly Barrett
- A Matter of Magic (1974) ... Holly Barrett
- Fire and Ice (1973) ... Holly Barrett
- A Wheelbarrow Full of Trouble (1973) ... Holly Barrett
- Say Hello to a Dead Man (1973) ... Holly Barrett
 1973 Toma (TV Series)
- Frame-Up (1973)
 1973 My Darling Daughters' Anniversary (TV Movie)
Jennifer
 1973 Ironside (TV Series)
Jennifer
- House of Terror (1973) ... Jennifer
 1972-1973 Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law (TV Series)
Terry / Penny Collins
- Sweet Harvest (1973) ... Terry
- Libel Is a Dirty Word (1972) ... Penny Collins
 1973 Chase (TV Series)
Sally
- The Wooden Horse Caper (1973) ... Sally
 1972 Cool Million (TV Series)
Sandy Sherwood
- The Abduction of Baynard Barnes (1972) ... Sandy Sherwood
 1972 All My Darling Daughters (TV Movie)
Jennifer
 1972 McCloud (TV Series)
Sgt. Maggie Clinger
- The New Mexican Connection (1972) ... Sgt. Maggie Clinger
 1972 The Sixth Sense (TV Series)
Kay
- Coffin, Coffin in the Sky (1972) ... Kay
 1972 The Longest Night (TV Movie)
Switchboard Operator
 1972 Bonnie's Kids
Sharon - Waitress
 1970 Night Slaves (TV Movie) (uncredited)
Show Show Producer (1 credit)
Show Show Self (68 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (3 credits)

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Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)
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Personal Quote:

Do you know I was put on Marcus Welby, M.D. (1969) as a regular for a year because I was to be a love interest of James Brolin, and they said that there was absolutely no chemistry between James Brolin and me and I got fired. He was waiting for Barbra Streisand, I guess. I don't know.

Trivia:

She has twice played a strong, domineering, and slightly wacky mother to a man named "Michael". First in Queer as Folk (2000) and second in Burn Notice (2007). When rattled or lecturing either of the Michael characters, she pronounces "Michael" in the same way, with an over-emphasis on the first syllable of "MI-chael". See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

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