Holly Gagnier

Holly Gagnier

Born: December 12, 1958
Age: 59
Birthplace: Los Angeles
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Biography

Holly Gagnier (born December 12, 1958 in Ventura, California) is an American actress.

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Early life

Gagnier was born on December 12, in Burbank California to Hugh Gagnier, a cinematographer and Eleanor Gagnier, a stenographer for the United Nations. Eleanor served as a stenographer on the Nuremberg trials. Holly is one of 5 siblings.

Career

Gagnier's notable roles include long running stints on daytime's One Life to Live, Days of Our Lives in the ground-breaking role of young teen mother Ivy Jannings, and on General Hospital as the insane Jennifer Smith. While on One Life to Live, she appeared on the Oprah Winfrey show as one of daytime's most popular characters. She was a series regular on Baywatch, and has had recurring roles on several television series including Pacific Blue, Middle Ages and as a young teen on House Calls opposite Lynn Redgrave. She has been seen on television shows including Scandal, Private Practice, House, Perception, Friends (as one of Joeys famous sisters) ER, Dream On and Ringer to name a few. She has performed in several theater productions both in New York City and Los Angeles, most recently in Christopher Durang's "Beyond Therapy". In October, Gagnier completed the Lifetime movie "The Stalker Club" with fellow soap vet Maive Quinlan. On the big screen, she made her debut in New World Pictures, Girls Just Want to Have Fun, Gun, Son of an Afghan Farmer, the cult film Free Enterprise, The Undertakers Wedding, and Breakout. Holly will soon be seen in the series "Reckless Juliets". Holly has a penchant for being in short films and has been in several award-winning shorts on the film festival circuit in the last few years. Ms Gagnier has a huge, successful mentorship program where she coaches young artists on their career paths. the majority of these artists are now highly successful in front of and behind the camera, as well as on stage and screen. Ms. Gagnier is Hollywoods best kept secret behind some of on-camera's favorite performances. She has a private coaching company where she works with actors on their roles. Word of mouth had led to many of Los Angeles' most prominent lawyers utilizing her coaching gift to create the effective opening and closing arguments they are aiming for.

Personal life

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Gagnier is very involved in Veterans charities. She is a sponsor of Task Force Omega. She has also produced one of Los Angeles longest running plays "Welcome Home Soldier A Tribute to Vietnam Veterans" ran for 25 years at Playhouse West. All proceeds from the production went directly to Veterans charities.

Gagnier was seriously involved with actor Alec Baldwin for seven years. In 1999 she had one child. After her divorce in 2002, she dated and ultimately became engaged in 2009 to actor Parker Stevenson.

Gagnier currently resides in Los Angeles with her daughter.

Filmography

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Video Game

Year Title Role Notes
1996 Wing Commander IV: The Price of Freedom 1st Lieutenant Velina Sosa

Film

Year Title Role Notes
1997 The Undertaker's Wedding Louise
1985 Girls Just Want to Have Fun Natalie Sands
1991 Alligator II: The Mutation Sheri Anderson Direct-to-video
1999 Free Enterprise Laura Hafermann
  • Direct-to-video
  • Saturn Award for Best Home Video Release

Television

Year Title Role Notes
1978 Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade Unknown Episode: "Christmas at Walt Disney World" (S 1:EP 2)
1980 Quincy, M.E. Sherry Episode: "The Winning Edge" S 5:EP17)
The ABC Afterschool Special Ginny Coker Episode: "The Gymnast" (S 9:Ep 3)
1981 Fantasy Island Janet Martin Episode: "High Off the Hog / Reprisal" (S 4:EP 10)
The Facts of Life Helen Episode: "Sex Symbol" (S 2:Ep 11)
1982 Mr. Merlin Guest Star Episode: "I Was a Teenage Loser" (S 1:Ep22)
T.J. Hooker Tammy Spencer Episode: "Big Foot" (S 2:Ep 5)
1984-1986 Days of Our Lives Ivy Selejko Jannings Recurring role
1985 The A-Team Tina Episode: "Champ!" (S 3:Ep 16)
Charles in Charge Susan Episode: "Charles' Spring Break (A.K.A.: The Last Resort)" (S 1:Ep 19)
1986 One Life to Live Cassie Callison Contract role from 1986-88
1989-1990 Baywatch Gina Pomeroy Main role (season 1 only)
1990 Murder, She Wrote Lindsay Barlow Episode: "The Great Twain Robbery" (S 7:Ep 8)
1991 Going Places Pam Stone Episode: "The Camping Show" (S 1:Ep19)
The Hogan Family Elizabeth Episode: "A Family Affair" (S 6:Ep 11)
1992 The New Lassie Amelia Episode: "Twin Pekes (aka 'Justice')" (S 2:Ep 11)
Silk Stalkings Vicky Stone/Victoria Episode: "Lady Luck" (S 1:Ep 18)
Bodies of Evidence Dr. Michelle Robbins Episode: "Whispers of the Dead" (S 2:Ep 1)
Middle Ages Guest Star Episode: "Pygmalian in the Python" (S 1:Ep 3)
1993 Wings Pam Chase Episode: "Terminal Jealousy" (S 5:Ep 2)
1994 Kung Fu: The Legend Continues Maia Episode: "Tournament" (S 2:Ep 9)
Dream On Sally Episode: "The Courtship of Martin's Father" (S 5:Ep 13)
ER Tracy Young Episode: "24 Hours" (Pilot)
1995 Platypus Man Leah Episode: "Lower East Side Story" (S 1:Ep 11)
seaQuest DSV Rachel Episode: "Smoke on the Water" (S 3:Ep 3)
1996 Renegade Karen Walker Episode: "No Place Like Home" (S 4:Ep 12)
1997 Friends Mary Angela Tribbiani Episode: "The One Where Chandler Can't Remember Which Sister"; uncredited
Renegade Guest star Episode: "Knock Out" (S 5"Ep 16)
Brotherly Love Guest star Episode: "Art Attack" (S 2:Ep 18)
Spy Game Velocity Rapture Episode: "What, Micah Worry?" (S 1:Ep 6)
1998 To Have & To Hold Lisa Episode: "Hope You Had the Time of Your Wife" (S 1:Ep 4)
1998-2000 Pacific Blue Lt. Susan Jessup Recurring role
2001 Dharma & Greg Voice of Tina Episode: "Papa Was Almost a Rolling Stone" (S 5:Ep 3)
2003 The Division Guest star Episode: "Body Double" (S 3:Ep 18)
2004 Crossing Jordan Jennifer Robinson Episode: "Devil May Care" (S 3:Ep 1)
2009 90210 Aunt Nancy Episode: "The Party's Over" (S 1:Ep 22)
House Michelle Berkley Episode: "Known Unknowns" (S 6:Ep 7)
2012 Ringer Nurse Episode: "I'm the Good Twin" (S 1"Ep 22)
2013 Perception Angie Episode: "Neuropositive" (S 2:Ep 7)
2015 General Hospital Jennifer Smith Recurring

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