Sharon Gless

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Sharon Marguerite Gless
  • Birth Place: Los Angeles, CA
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 05/31/1943, Gemini
  • Profession: Actor
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Sharon Gless Fast Facts:
  • Grandfather Neil McCarthy was a high-powered entertainment lawyer during Hollywood's early days, representing such clients as Cecil B. DeMille and Howard Hughes.
  • Worked as a secretary for a number of advertising firms and independent-film companies upon leaving Gonzaga University.
  • Best-known for her role as Christine Cagney opposite Tyne Daly in the 1980s police drama Cagney & Lacey
  • Husband Barney Rosenzweig, producer of Cagney & Lacey, lured her back to primetime TV in 1990 with The Trials of Rosie O'Neill.
  • Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1995.
  • Won praise from gay-advocacy groups for her portrayal of Debbie Novotny, the supportive mother of gay son Michael Novotny (Hal Sparks), in the Showtime series Queer as Folk.
  • Sharon Gless Relationships:
  • Barney Rosenzweig - Husband
  • Arick Dennis Gless - Brother
  • Neil S. McCarthy - Grandfather
  • Michael McCarthy Gless - Brother
  • Marjorie Gless - Mother
  • Bridget Gless - Niece
  • Sharon Gless Awards:
  • 1992 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama - Nominee
  • 1986 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series - Winner
  • 1983 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 1987 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series - Winner
  • 1988 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama - Nominee
  • 1991 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama - Winner
  • 1987 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama - Nominee
  • 1991 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 1984 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 1988 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 1985 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 1985 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama - Nominee
  • 1989 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama - Nominee
  • 1986 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama - Winner
  • 2008 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 1992 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2010 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • College:
  • Attended Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA

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