Gabrielle Anne Carteris (/kɑːrˈtɛrɪs/; born January 2, 1961) is an American actress and trade union leader. Her best known acting role is as Andrea Zuckerman in Beverly Hills, 90210.

Gabrielle Carteris
Carteris in 2017
2nd National President of the SAG-AFTRA
In office
April 9, 2016 – October 15, 2021
Preceded byKen Howard
Succeeded byFran Drescher
Personal details
Gabrielle Anne Carteris

(1961-01-02) January 2, 1961 (age 62)
Scottsdale, Arizona, U.S.
Charles Isaacs
(m. 1992)
  • Actress
  • trade union leader

In 2012, Carteris was elected executive vice president of SAG-AFTRA, a trade union representing over 100,000 actors and other professionals mainly in the United States. She assumed the position of acting president of the union following the death of the previous president, Ken Howard, on March 23, 2016.[1] On April 9, 2016, Carteris was elected SAG-AFTRA president by national board to serve out the remainder of Howard's term.[2] She was re-elected to the position in August 2017 and August 2019 by full membership vote.[3]

Early years Edit

Carteris was born in Scottsdale, Arizona,[4] to Marlene, a realtor, and Ernest J. Carteris, a restaurant owner. She has a twin brother, James.[5][6] Her father was of Greek ancestry[7] whereas her mother is Jewish.[8] Her parents separated six months after her birth. Carteris's mother moved with her children to San Francisco, California, where she set up a children's clothing store. While attending Redwood High School in Larkspur, California,[6] she took an interest in the arts, studying ballet and performing as a mime on a European tour at 16 years old. She graduated from Sarah Lawrence College in 1983 with a bachelor's degree in liberal arts.

Career Edit

After graduating from Sarah Lawrence College, Carteris's early television career found her typically cast as a teenager in such fare as ABC Afterschool Specials, CBS Schoolbreak Special, and the long-running soap opera Another World. This trend of playing significantly younger would continue when, in 1990, Carteris was cast in her best known role as studious school newspaper editor Andrea Zuckerman on Beverly Hills, 90210. At age 29, she was the oldest cast member to portray a 15-year-old, lying about her age to get the part.[9] By 1993, while working for the show, her GABCO Productions company signed a deal with Rysher TPE.[10]

Carteris left the series in 1995 and became the host of her own television talk show, entitled Gabrielle, which lasted only one season. She worked regularly as an actor and voiceover artist, amassing a considerable amount of post-90210 credits in television, film, and video games. She has gone on to become a mainstay in television films, starring in nearly a dozen such films. Her first, Seduced and Betrayed, was released in 1995. She later became a regular presence on network television, appearing in episodes of such television series as Touched by an Angel, King of the Hill, NYPD Blue, JAG, Criminal Minds, and N.C.I.S., among others. She has appeared in several feature films. Carteris provided the voice for the Motorola intelligent assistant "Mya".[11][12]

In 2019, Carteris appeared on Fox's BH90210 reboot, appearing both as Andrea Zuckerman and herself. The fictionalized version of herself was portrayed as sexually questioning and engaged in a brief relationship with former 90210 guest-star turned fictional Fox executive Christine Elise.


Carteris became the executive vice president of SAG-AFTRA,[13] following the Screen Actors' Guild (SAG) and American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) merger, in 2012. She became acting president of the union following the death of president Ken Howard on March 23, 2016,[14][15] and was elected president on April 9, 2016, by the national board of the union to complete Howard's remainder of his two-year term.[2] In 2020, she was on a third, two-year term as the president after defeating challengers such as Esai Morales in 2017 and Matthew Modine in 2019 both by direct votes of union membership. She also serves as vice president of the California Labor Federation.[16][17] In August 2020, she announced that there will be sharp cuts, including a raise in the earnings floor to qualify for next year's SAG-AFTRA Health Plan due to two consecutive years of deficits and projected losses in years to come.[18] Carteris did not seek re-election in 2021, backing Fran Drescher as her successor instead.[19]

Personal life Edit

While filming the pilot of Beverly Hills, 90210, Carteris began dating Charles Isaacs, a stockbroker.[20] In 1991, Isaacs moved to Los Angeles to be with her.[6] After two years together, they got married on May 3, 1992, at Santa Barbara's Four Seasons resort.[21] Carteris and Isaacs have two daughters.

Filmography Edit

Film Edit

Year Title Role Notes
1989 Jacknife College Girl in Bar
1992 Raising Cain Nan
1997 Meet Wally Sparks Herself
2001 Full Circle Alice
Malpractice Ellen Robertson
2005 The Toy Warrior Voice
2007 Plot 7 Amy McCarthy
2008 Dimples Sharon
2009 Print Kathy
2020 How to Deter a Robber Charlotte

Television Edit

Year Title Role Notes
1987 CBS Schoolbreak Special Nancy Episode: "What If I'm Gay?"
ABC Afterschool Special Leslie Episode: "Seasonal Differences"
1988 Cecile Episode: "Date Rape"
Another World Tracy Julian
1998, 2000
Beverly Hills, 90210 Andrea Zuckerman 145 episodes
Main role (seasons 1–5)
Guest role (seasons 6, 8 & 10)
1994 Gargoyles Amy Schummer Voice, episode: "And Justice for All"
1995 Seduced and Betrayed Cheryl Hiller Television film
Mixed Blessings Diana Goode Douglas
1996 To Face Her Past Megan Hollander
1996 Touched by an Angel April Campbell Episode: "The Portrait of Mrs. Campbell"
1997 Johnny Bravo Various Voice, 2 episodes
1998 Touched by an Angel Linda Craig Episode: "The Trigger"
The Love Boat: The Next Wave Brenda Episode: "All Aboard"
1999 King of the Hill Julie, Rita Bevacqua Voice, episode: "Take Me Out of the Ball Game"
The Big Guy and Rusty the Boy Robot Dr. Erika Slate
2000 Batman Beyond Sable Thorpe Voice, episode: "King's Ransom"
2001 Strong Medicine Freddie Gosling Episode: "Mortality"
JAG Michelle Stoechler Episode: "Mixed Messages"
2002 Trapped: Buried Alive Emily Cooper Television film
NYPD Blue Miss Griffin Episode: "Low Blow"
For the People Tracy Smith Episode: "Textbook Perfect"
The Zeta Project Female Tour Guide Voice, episode: "The Wrong Morph"
2003 The Agency Mrs. Akil Episode: "An Isolated Incident"
The Mummy: The Animated Series Jane Sherman Voice, episode: "Old Friends"
Nip/Tuck Ellie Collins Episode: "Kurt Dempsey"
2004 Combustion Lourie Harper Television film
2005 Palmetto Pointe Mrs. Jones Episode: "Hello, Goodbye"
A Lover's Revenge Det. Sparks Television film
Crossing Jordan Dawn McGuire Episode: "Enlightment"
Deck the Halls Holly Hall Television film
2006 Drake & Josh Dr. Phyllis Tupper Episode: "Dr. Phyllis Show"
Avatar: The Last Airbender Poppy Beifong Voice, episode: "The Blind Bandit"
The Wives He Forgot Actress on TV (uncredited) Television film
2008 Dan's Detour of Life Cindy Ford
My Alibi Principal Tuckerman 14 episodes
Main role (season 1)
2010 Criminal Minds Nancy Campbell Episode: "Solitary Man"
2011 The Event Diane Geller 2 episodes
Make It or Break It Doctor Episode: "Requiem for a Dream"
Batman: The Brave and the Bold Vicki Vale, Laethwen Voice, 4 episodes
12 Wishes of Christmas Sandra Television film
2013 The Middle Colleen Episode: "The Friend"
Longmire Barbara Bollman Episode: "Party's Over"
2015 Code Black Nurse Amy Wolfowitz Recurring role (season 1)
2016 The Suicide Note Television film
2018 NCIS Julie Bell Episode: "Family Ties"
2019 BH90210 Herself, Andrea Zuckerman Also co-producer
2022 We Own This City Andrea Smith, head of OCDETF Guest role
2022 9-1-1 Blimp Co-Pilot[22] Guest role

Video games Edit

Year Title Role Notes
2002 La Pucelle: Tactics Angelique [23]
Forgotten Realms: Icewind Dale II
Minority Report: Everybody Runs Agatha Lively
2003 Arc the Lad: Twilight of the Spirits Nafia
2004 Shout About Movies Voice-over
2006 Marvel: Ultimate Alliance Elektra Natchios, Enchantress
2007 Spider-Man 3 Additional Voices
2009 Bionic Commando Jayne 'Mag' Magdalene, Radio Operator

References Edit

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  2. ^ a b Rodriguez, Brenda (April 9, 2016). "With new president, SAG-AFTRA makes historic change by putting women in leadership". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved April 9, 2016.
  3. ^ McNary, David (August 29, 2019). "Gabrielle Carteris Re-Elected as SAG-AFTRA President". Variety. Retrieved August 29, 2019.
  4. ^ Southern, Nathan. "Gabrielle Carteris profile". MSN. Archived from the original on November 17, 2007. Retrieved June 3, 2007.
  5. ^ Nathan Southern (2012). "Gabrielle Carteris". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times. Archived from the original on November 3, 2012.
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  9. ^ "Gabrielle Carteris Lied About Being 29 when Cast in 'Beverly Hills, 90210' | Access Online". March 21, 2011.
  10. ^ "Rysher TPE signs deal with '90210' co-star" (PDF). Broadcasting. October 4, 1993. Retrieved October 14, 2021.
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  13. ^ Handel, Jonathan (June 3, 2011). "Gabrielle Carteris Elected AFTRA Los Angeles President". The Hollywood Reporter.
  14. ^ Olsen, Mark (March 23, 2016). "Ken Howard, actor and president of SAG-AFTRA, dies at 71". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved March 23, 2016.
  15. ^ "Statement on Passing of SAG-AFTRA President Ken Howard". SAG-AFTRA. March 23, 2016.
  16. ^ Band, Rebecca (August 9, 2012). "Interview With SAG-AFTRA's Gabrielle Carteris". Frying Pan News. Archived from the original on August 17, 2012.
  17. ^ Carteris, Gabrielle (Fall 2013). "A Letter from the Executive Vice President" (PDF). SAG-AFTRA. Vol. 2, no. 3. p. 12. Archived from the original (PDF) on March 10, 2014.
  18. ^ McNary, Dave (August 18, 2020). "SAG-AFTRA's Unite for Strength Blames Rising Healthcare Costs for Looming Health Plan Changes". Variety.
  19. ^ Robb, David (July 2, 2021). "Gabrielle Carteris Not Seeking Re-Election As SAG-AFTRA President, Backs Fran Drescher To Succeed Her". Deadline. Retrieved September 3, 2021.
  20. ^ Abbott, Jim. "'90210' Star's Wedding Like A Scene From TV". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved August 9, 2019.
  21. ^ "Beverly Hills Bride". People. May 18, 1992. Retrieved August 9, 2019.
  22. ^ Swift, Andy (September 20, 2022). "9-1-1 Season 6 Premiere Ends With a Nightmarish Twist - Grade It!". TVLine. Retrieved September 25, 2022.
  23. ^ Nippon Ichi Software. La Pucelle: Tactics. Nippon Ichi Software, Mastiff. Scene: Closing credits, 45:34 in, English Voice Talent.

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