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Erica Gimpel


Erica Gimpel burst onto the scene as the unforgettable "Coco" in the international hit series Fame (1982). Since that time, she has appeared in dozens of feature films and television shows. She played "Angel Brown" in the NBC series Profiler (1996) and appeared for six seasons as "Adele Newman" in the Emmy Award-winning series ER (1994). Her other... See full bio »

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Known For

Fame
Fame Coco Hernandez / Herself
(1982-1987)
Profiler
Profiler Angel Brown
(1996-1999)
Freaky Friday
Freaky Friday Harry's Teacher
(2003)
Smoke
Smoke Doreen Cole
(1995)

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 2016 Murder in the First (TV Series)
Corinne Hager
- The Barbers of Seville (2016) ... Corinne Hager
 2016 The Catch (TV Series)
Renée Etheridge
- The Larágan Gambit (2016) ... Renée Etheridge
 2015 Code Black (TV Series)
Alice Sellers
- Black Tag (2015) ... Alice Sellers
 2015 Sex, Death and Bowling
Shanti
 2015 Cloudy with a Chance of Love (TV Movie)
Dr. Ruth
 2014 Enormous (TV Series)
Caroline
- Enormous (2014) ... Caroline
 2014 Switched at Birth (TV Series)
Yvette Gifford / Ms. Gifford
- Memory Is Your Image of Perfection (2014) ... Yvette Gifford (uncredited)
- Have You Really the Courage? (2014) ... Ms. Gifford
 2013 Cult (TV Series)
Ginny Yarrow
- The Devil You Know (2013) ... Ginny Yarrow
- The Good Fight (2013) ... Ginny Yarrow
 2013 Tio Papi
Detective Johnson
 2012 True Blood (TV Series)
Faerie Elder
- Sunset (2012) ... Faerie Elder
 2011-2012 Rizzoli & Isles (TV Series)
ER Doctor
- What Doesn't Kill You (2012) ... ER Doctor
- Burning Down the House (2011) ... ER Doctor
 2006-2012 Criminal Minds (TV Series)
Sarah
- The Company (2012) ... Sarah
- Profiler, Profiled (2006) ... Sarah
 2012 Nikita (TV Series)
Carla Bennett
- Doublecross (2012) ... Carla Bennett
- Origins (2012) ... Carla Bennett
- Rogue (2012) ... Carla Bennett
 2011 The Young and the Restless (TV Series)
Detective Harriet Mauro
- Episode #1.9796 (2011) ... Detective Harriet Mauro
- Episode #1.9748 (2011) ... Detective Harriet Mauro
- Episode #1.9717 (2011) ... Detective Harriet Mauro
- Episode #1.9716 (2011) ... Detective Harriet Mauro
- Episode #1.9708 (2011) ... Detective Harriet Mauro (uncredited)
 2011 Prime Suspect (TV Series)
Principal
- Wednesday's Child (2011) ... Principal
 2010 Fame: The Musical (TV Series)
Judge / Herself
 2010 Machete Joe
Erica
 2009 Blue Eyes
Sandra
 2008 Eleventh Hour (TV Series)
Lizzie Summers
- Cardiac (2008) ... Lizzie Summers
 2007/II The List
Gail
 2007 Close to Home (TV Series)
Dr. Udell
- Protégé (2007) ... Dr. Udell
 2006 Numb3rs (TV Series)
Principal Riva Bell
- Waste Not (2006) ... Principal Riva Bell
 2006 Jane Doe: The Harder They Fall (TV Movie)
Margaret Monroe
 2006 House (TV Series)
Elizabeth Stone
- Failure to Communicate (2006) ... Elizabeth Stone
 2005 Everwood (TV Series)
Dr. Gans
- Surprise (2005) ... Dr. Gans
 2004 Betty's Treats (Short)
Mrs. Wilson
 2004 A Boyfriend for Christmas (TV Movie)
Beth
 2003-2004 JAG (TV Series)
Varese Chestnut
- What If (2004) ... Varese Chestnut
 2004 In Your Eyes
Yolie
 2004 The Division (TV Series)
Aimee Breckridge
- Bite Me (2004) ... Aimee Breckridge
 2004 Beck and Call (TV Short)
Leah
 2003 Freaky Friday
Harry's Teacher
 2002 MDs (TV Series)
Allison Greely
- Cruel and Unusual (2002) ... Allison Greely
 1994-2002 Touched by an Angel (TV Series)
Sydney Jessup
- Tough Love (1994) ... Sydney Jessup
 2001 Impostor
Newscaster #1
 2001 No Such Thing
Judy
 2001 Roswell (TV Series)
FBI Agent Suzanne Duff
- How the Other Half Lives (2001) ... FBI Agent Suzanne Duff
- Disturbing Behavior (2001) ... FBI Agent Suzanne Duff
- We Are Family (2001) ... FBI Agent Suzanne Duff
 2000 The District (TV Series)
Ella's Lawyer
- How They Lived (2000) ... Ella's Lawyer
- The Real Terrorist (2000) ... Ella's Lawyer
 1999 Intimate Betrayal (TV Movie)
Toni
 1999 Any Day Now (TV Series)
Laura Sanders
- A Parent's Job (1999) ... Laura Sanders
 1999 Santa and Pete (TV Movie)
Cassie Moore
 1997 Touch Me
Kareen
 1997 The Big Easy (TV Series)
Felice Carlyle
- Driving Ms. Money (1997) ... Felice Carlyle
 1996 Sticks & Stones
Miss William
 1996 Babylon 5 (TV Series)
Cailyn
- Walkabout (1996) ... Cailyn
 1995 The Price of Love (TV Movie)
Officer Hudson
 1995 Tuesday Morning Ride (Short)
 1995 Flirt
Nurse (as Erica Gimple)
 1995 Smoke
Doreen Cole
 1995 New York Undercover (TV Series)
Melinda
- The Smoking Section (1995) ... Melinda
 1994 The Fence
Jackie
 1994 Amateur
Irate Woman
 1994 Law & Order (TV Series)
Templeton
- Breeder (1994) ... Templeton
 1991 Undertow
Nina
 1991 Homicide
Woman with Randolph
 1990 Penny Ante: The Motion Picture
Dale Martinez
 1990 King of New York
Dr. Shute
 1990 American Playhouse (TV Series)
Wendy
- Women & Wallace (1990) ... Wendy
 1988 Case Closed (TV Movie)
Kathy
 1988 The Cosby Show (TV Series)
Jennifer
- Waterworks (1988) ... Jennifer
 1982-1987 Fame (TV Series)
Coco Hernandez
- The Home Front (1984) ... Coco Hernandez (credit only)
- Heritage (1984) ... Coco Hernandez (credit only)
- Signs (1984) ... Coco Hernandez (credit only)
 1986 North and South, Book II (TV Mini-Series)
Semiramis
- Episode #1.6 (1986) ... Semiramis
- Episode #1.5 (1986) ... Semiramis
- Episode #1.4 (1986) ... Semiramis (credit only)
- Episode #1.3 (1986) ... Semiramis
- Episode #1.2 (1986) ... Semiramis
 1985 North and South (TV Mini-Series)
Semiramis
- Episode #1.4 (1985) ... Semiramis
- Episode #1.3 (1985) ... Semiramis
- Episode #1.2 (1985) ... Semiramis
- Episode #1.1 (1985) ... Semiramis
 1985 Spenser: For Hire (TV Series)
Shelley
- Original Sin (1985) ... Shelley
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Alternate Names:

Erica Gimple

Height:

5' 8½" (1.74 m)
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Close friend of actress Lori Singer (of Fame (1982) TV series). See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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