Fast Facts

  • Received a scholarship to the San Francisco School of Ballet and, after eight years of dance, began studying acting at the American Conservatory of Theatre in San Francisco.
  • Performed as a mime on a European tour at age 16.
  • Attended Sarah Lawrence College and spent a year abroad studying theatre at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art in London, England.
  • Briefly worked on the soap Another World, playing a troubled teen. 
  • At age 29, she won the role of 16-year-old Andrea Zuckerman on Beverly Hills, 90210; she was the oldest cast member to portray a teen.
  • During her time on 90210, she also began a career as a producer, with a series of specials called Lifestories and her own syndicated talk show, Gabrielle.
  • Appeared on the WB's reality series The Surreal Life (2003).
  • Elected vice president of SAG-AFTRA in 2012; she became acting president upon the death of Ken Howard in 2016.
  • Spends a lot of time working with youth, volunteering with D.A.R.E., the Noxzema Extraordinary Teen Program, M.A.D.D. and Read to Grow.


  • Charles Isaacs — Husband
  • Kelsey Rose Isaacs — Daughter
  • Mollie Elizabeth Isaacs — Daughter
  • Marlene Carteris — Mother
  • Ernest Carteris — Father
  • James Carteris — Brother


  • Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, New York, United States (BA in Liberal Arts, 1983)


  • Birth Name: Gabrielle Anne Carteris
  • Birth Place: Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
  • Profession: Actor

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