|2nd National President of the SAG-AFTRA|
April 9, 2016 – October 15, 2021
|Preceded by||Ken Howard|
|Succeeded by||Fran Drescher|
Gabrielle Anne Carteris
January 2, 1961
Scottsdale, Arizona, U.S.
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. On April 9, 2016, Carteris was elected SAG-AFTRA president by national board to serve out the remainder of Howard's term. She was re-elected to the position in August 2017 and August 2019 by full membership vote.
Early years Edit
Carteris was born in Scottsdale, Arizona, to Marlene, a realtor, and Ernest J. Carteris, a restaurant owner. She has a twin brother, James. Her father was of Greek ancestry whereas her mother is Jewish. 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, 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'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. By 1993, while working for the show, her GABCO Productions company signed a deal with Rysher TPE.
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".
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, 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, 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. 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. 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. Carteris did not seek re-election in 2021, backing Fran Drescher as her successor instead.
Personal life Edit
While filming the pilot of Beverly Hills, 90210, Carteris began dating Charles Isaacs, a stockbroker. In 1991, Isaacs moved to Los Angeles to be with her. After two years together, they got married on May 3, 1992, at Santa Barbara's Four Seasons resort. Carteris and Isaacs have two daughters.
|1989||Jacknife||College Girl in Bar|
|1997||Meet Wally Sparks||Herself|
|2005||The Toy Warrior||Voice|
|2007||Plot 7||Amy McCarthy|
|2020||How to Deter a Robber||Charlotte|
|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|
|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||Guest role|
Video games Edit
|2002||La Pucelle: Tactics||Angelique|||
|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|
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