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Overview (2)

Born in Los Angeles, California, USA
Birth NameAnnette Jane Ferra

Mini Bio (1)

Chris Gilmore was born on March 18, 1955 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Annette Jane Ferra. She is a casting director and writer, known for The Super Hero Project, Operation Sonia: Love Thy Bleeping Neighbor (2016) and The Definitive Elvis: Elvis and Priscilla (2002).

Trivia (13)

Author, along with Wink Martindale, of "The 7 Steps to Stardom: How to Become a Working Actor in Movies, TV, and Commercials".
She ran the Actors Edge Studios.
Discovered by an agent at I.C.M. , Chris starred as Lolita in the Broadway play "Lolita", produced by Alan Jay Lerner (author of "Gigi," "My Fair Lady," and "Camelot").
Television Producer/Creator Chuck Barris is quoted as saying: "I would like to recommend Christina for casting anything! She is one of the most talented, hardworking, imaginative, and creative people I have ever worked with, and I've worked with a lot of people over the years. I am convinced Christina is one of the best kept secrets in the entertainment business.".
Call back trivia: As a young actress, Chris had 2 callbacks for the movie "Carrie" but lost the role to Sissie Spacek when Chris was told she looked too "flashy" for the part. Chris was offered the chance to read for a smaller role in the film opposite John Travolta but she didn't like the role and turned it down. Chris had 2 call backs for the television show "The Partridge Family" and was told that it "looked like she landed the role playing Shirley Jones' daughter, but then lost that role to Susan Day. When Chris auditioned for a recurring role on "The Brady Bunch" as the oldest boy's girl friend, she was told she "got the part" before leaving the office of the producers during her first audition, without any call backs.
Chris grew up singing since the age of 3 and as a recording artist in the pop field. She was under contract to Mercury Records at the age of 12, and later was signed to "Quad" Records at the age of 14. Her fist record out under this label, at age 15 was "Davy" which hit the charts and was on the top 100 list in Cashbox Magazine.
Chris is an avid animal rights activist. She supports Steven Spiro's The S.T.A.R.T. Foundation and also Linda Blair's World Heart Foundation.
During a trip to Memphis as a singer to appear on George Kleins' Variety TV show, Chris stopped by Graceland to visit with family friend Elvis Presley and Elvis had his step brothers pass out fliers to promote Chris' performance.
Daughter of successful night club owner, Tony Ferra, Chris grew up singing in his night clubs since the age of 3 years old, sharing the stage during the same evening performances with such rock n' roll greats as Elvis Presley, Lance LeGault, Michael Jackson and the Jackson 5, Sonny and Cher, the Osmond Brothers, The Monkees, The Righteous Brothers, Glenn Campbell, Little Richard, James Brown, Tina Turner, Roger Miller, Brenda Lee and many more.
Chris starred in her first movie at the age of 4 years old. Adult Jackie Cougan (know for being the kid star actor whose child hood financial losses to his parents inspired "The Cougan Account" law.) co-starred in that movie produced by a European director and titled "The Secret of Animal Island.".
Accomplished writer and creator in many fields, Chris has authored a book/DVD on the entertainment industry, published by the esteemed Hal Leonard Company's "Applause." She has also composed over 150 pop and country songs. Chris has also written over 25 screenplays and over 14 television shows.
As a 12 year old singer, Chris was the opening act for an international tour of the famed rock group Buffalo Springfield, during the time their hit song "What's Goin' down" was on the charts. Chris said that it was hard doing her homework while traveling across the country and the bass guitarist from a group called The Seeds help her do her math homework.
Chris is a devout Christian and follower of Jesus.

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