Gabrielle Carteris

Gabrielle Anne Carteris (born January 2, 1961) is an American actress and trade union leader. Her best known acting role was as Andrea Zuckerman during the early seasons of the 1990s television series Beverly Hills, 90210.

Gabrielle Carteris
Gabrielle Carteris at the Chiller Theatre Expo 2017.jpg
Carteris in 2017
Gabrielle Anne Carteris

(1961-01-02) January 2, 1961 (age 61)
  • Actress
  • trade union leader
Years active1987–present
Charles Isaacs
(m. 1992)
2nd National President of the SAG-AFTRA
In office
April 9, 2016 – October 15, 2021
Preceded byKen Howard
Succeeded byFran Drescher

In 2012, Carteris was elected as 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 yearsEdit

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.


After graduating from Sarah Lawrence College, Carteris' 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. By 1993, while working for the show, her GABCO Productions company signed a deal with Rysher TPE.[9]

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 on the made-for-television movie circuit, 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".[10][11]


Carteris became the executive vice president of SAG-AFTRA,[12] 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,[13][14] and was elected president on April 9, 2016, by national board of the union to complete Howard's remainder of his two-year term.[2] As of 2020, she is now on the 3rd two-year term as the president after defeating challengers such as Esai Morales in 2017 and Matthew Modine in 2019 both by direct votes by union membership. She also serves as vice president of the California Labor Federation.[15][16] 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.[17] Carteris did not seek re-election in 2021, backing Fran Drescher as her successor instead.[18]

Personal lifeEdit

While filming the pilot of Beverly Hills, 90210, Carteris began dating Charles Isaacs, a stockbroker.[19] In 1991, Isaacs moved to L.A. to be with her.[6] After two years together, they got married on May 3, 1992, at Santa Barbara's Four Seasons resort.[20] Carteris and Isaacs have two daughters named Kelsey Rose (born May 11, 1994) and Mollie Elizabeth (born February 8, 1999).



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


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 TV movie
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 TV movie
NYPD Blue Miss Griffin Episode: "Low Blow"
For the People Tracy Smith Episode: "Textbook Perfect"
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 TV movie
2005 Palmetto Pointe Mrs. Jones Episode: "Hello, Goodbye"
A Lover's Revenge Det. Sparks TV movie
Crossing Jordan Dawn McGuire Episode: "Enlightment"
Deck the Halls Holly Hall TV movie
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) TV movie
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 Episode: "Turnabout"
Episode: "A Message Back"
Make It or Break It Doctor Episode: "Requiem for a Dream"
Batman: The Brave and the Bold Vicky Vale (voice)
Laethwen (voice)
Episode: "Battle of the Superheroes!"
Episode: "Sword of the Atom!"
12 Wishes of Christmas Sandra TV movie
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 TV movie
2018 N.C.I.S. Julie Bell Episode: Family Ties
2019 BH90210 Herself/Andrea Zuckerman Co-producer
2022 We Own This City Andrea Smith, head of OCDETF Guest Role

Video GamesEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2002 La Pucelle: Tactics Angelique [21]
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 Electra Natchios / Enchantress
2007 Spider-Man 3 Additional Voices
2009 Bionic Commando Jayne 'Mag' Magdalene / Radio Operator


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  16. ^ 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.
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  21. ^ Nippon Ichi Software. La Pucelle: Tactics. Nippon Ichi Software, Mastiff. Scene: Closing credits, 45:34 in, English Voice Talent.

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