Gloria Gifford (I)


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Gloria taught at the American Film Institute for six years in the Masters' Program. She taught Directors, Writers and Producers and among her successful AFI students: Patty Jenkins (Monster (2003), Brian Dannelly (Saved! (2004), Weeds (2005). In 2007, Gloria opened the prestigious Actors Academy Milano in Milan, Italy, where she taught Italian ... See full bio »

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Known For

This Is Spinal Tap Airport Security Officer
(1984)
Halloween II Mrs. Alves
(1981)
48 Hrs. Hooker
(1982)
California Suite Lola Gump
(1978)

Filmography

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 2022 Abbott Elementary (TV Series)
Ms. Davis
- Ava vs. Superintendent (2022) ... Ms. Davis
 2022 How I Met Your Father (TV Series)
Sylvia
- Rivka Rebel (2022) ... Sylvia
 2016 12 Monkeys (TV Series)
Helen
- Hyena (2016) ... Helen
 2012 A Perfect Ending
Sharon
 2011 The Christmas Pageant (TV Movie)
Rebecca McCulloch
 2009 Rita Rocks (TV Series)
Lucille
- Killer Queen (2009) ... Lucille
 2008 A Kiss at Midnight (TV Movie)
Miss Molly
 2007 All I Want for Christmas (TV Movie)
Lily James
 2007 You've Got a Friend (TV Movie)
Miss Egelhoff
 2006 Gettin' Some Jail Time (Short)
Edward's Mom
 2004 8 Simple Rules (TV Series)
Teacher
- Opposites Attract: Part 2 (2004) ... Teacher
 2002 Son of the Beach (TV Series)
Okra Lee Gifford
- You Only Come Once (2002) ... Okra Lee Gifford
 2002 Leaf Chief (Short)
Angelina
 2001 The Practice (TV Series)
Vivian Marshall
- Killing Time (2001) ... Vivian Marshall
 2001 Spirit Rising (Short)
Mrs. Neita
 2000 Destiny Stalled (Short)
Nurse Betty
 2000 Three Man March (Short)
 2000 ER (TV Series)
Mrs. Wyatt
- Such Sweet Sorrow (2000) ... Mrs. Wyatt
 2000 Hidden Blessings (TV Movie)
Mona Taylor
 2000 Chicken Soup for the Soul (TV Series)
Dr. Pruett
- 14 Steps/Damaged Goods/Ballerina Dreams (2000) ... Dr. Pruett
 1999 Angelo (Video short)
Artist
 1997-1999 Tracey Takes On... (TV Series)
Darnetta / Winnifred
- Books (1999) ... Winnifred
- Smoking (1998) ... Darnetta
- Marriage (1998) ... Darnetta
- Crime (1997) ... Darnetta
 1997 The Others
Miss Chambers
 1997 The Good News (TV Series)
Mrs. Stansbury
- The Dinner Party (1997) ... Mrs. Stansbury
 1995-1997 Hangin' with Mr. Cooper (TV Series)
Miss Cosgrove
- Please Don't Go (1997) ... Miss Cosgrove
- Grumpy Old Man (1996) ... Miss Cosgrove
- A Matter of Principal (1995) ... Miss Cosgrove
 1997 Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction (TV Series)
Mary (segment "The House on Baker Street") / Mary
- Needle Point/Toy to the Rescue/Mystery Lock/The House on Baker Street/The Train (1997) ... Mary (segment "The House on Baker Street")
- The House on Baker Street (1997) ... Mary
 1996-1997 The Nanny (TV Series)
District Attorney / INS Officer
- Samson, He Denied Her (1997) ... District Attorney
- Green Card (1996) ... INS Officer
 1995 Dave's World (TV Series)
Estelle
- Those Wedding Shel Blues (1995) ... Estelle
 1994 Across the Moon
Prison Visitor
 1989-1993 Life Goes On (TV Series)
Mrs. Kneffer
- Life Goes on (and on and On) (1993) ... Mrs. Kneffer
- Udder Madness (1992) ... Mrs. Kneffer
- Bec to the Future (1992) ... Mrs. Kneffer
- The Bigger Picture (1991) ... Mrs. Kneffer
- Honeymoon from Hell (1990) ... Mrs. Kneffer
 1993 There Was a Little Boy (TV Movie)
Martha
 1993 Three of Hearts
Operator
 1992 Great Scott! (TV Series)
Librarian
- Pyrrhic Lyric (1992) ... Librarian
 1990 Tales from the Whoop: Hot Rod Brown Class Clown (TV Movie)
Mrs. Herman
 1988 Knightwatch (TV Series)
 1988 Vice Versa
Marcie
 1987 Virgin Paradise (TV Movie)
Julie
 1987 Family Ties (TV Series)
Akila
- Anniversary Waltz (1987) ... Akila
 1986-1987 1st & Ten (TV Series)
Rhonda
- Easy Come, Easy Go (1987) ... Rhonda
- Yinessa's Interview (1986) ... Rhonda
 1986 Big Trouble
Wanda
 1982-1985 Cagney & Lacey (TV Series)
Karen Boswell / Mara
- Ordinary Hero (1985) ... Karen Boswell
- Witness to an Incident (1982) ... Mara
 1985 Gimme a Break! (TV Series)
Marilyn Wallace
- The Answering Machine (1985) ... Marilyn Wallace
 1984 A Touch of Scandal (TV Movie)
Newscaster at Ambassador Hotel
 1984 Hunter (TV Series)
Hunter's Lawyer
- The Hot Grounder (1984) ... Hunter's Lawyer
 1984 This Is Spinal Tap
Airport Security Officer
 1984 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Cassie Jones
 1984 Last of the Great Survivors (TV Movie)
Ms. Revson
 1983 D.C. Cab
Miss Floyd
 1983 Going Berserk
Francine
 1983 Quincy M.E. (TV Series)
Sharon Mitchell
- Women of Valor (1983) ... Sharon Mitchell
 1983 The New Odd Couple (TV Series)
Rita
- Oscar Dates Felix's Frances (1983) ... Rita
 1982 48 Hrs.
Hooker (as Gloria E. Gifford)
 1982 She's with Me (TV Movie)
Ellen Madison
 1982 Hart to Hart (TV Series)
Receptionist
- Harts and Fraud (1982) ... Receptionist
 1981 Halloween II
Mrs. Alves
 1981 The Incredible Hulk (TV Series)
Grubb
- Two Godmothers (1981) ... Grubb
 1978 California Suite
Lola Gump
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Has been teaching in the masters program at AFI - for six years - teaching directors how to work with actors and teaching writers about acting. See more »


Alternate Names:

Gloria E. Gifford

Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)

Spouse:

Robert Gifford  (divorced)  (1 child)
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She was the first black actress to star in "Frankie and Johnnie in the Clair de Lune" for the Philadelphia Theatre Company, directed by stage and television director Sheldon Epps. See more »

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