Born: May 27, 1961
Birthplace: Waco, Texas, U.S.
Peri Gilpin (born Peri Kay Oldham; May 27, 1961) is an American actress. Best known for portraying Roz Doyle in the U.S. television series Frasier, Gilpin is also known for portraying Kim Keeler in the ABC Family television drama Make It or Break It.
Gilpin was born in Waco, Texas, as Peri Oldham, daughter of James Franklin Oldham and his wife Sandra Jo Hauck. Her parents divorced and her mother remarried, to Allen W Gilpin Jr., in 1969. Peri then took her stepfather's surname.
Gilpin grew up in Dallas, where her family encouraged her acting abilities. After studying at the Dallas Theater Center, she pursued acting at the University of Texas at Austin and the British-American Academy in London. She began using the name "Peri Gilpin" after becoming a professional actress.
Her birthfather Jim became a Philadelphia weatherman and radio disc jockey, using the stage name Jim O'Brien. He died in a skydiving accident on September 25, 1983.
Gilpin appeared on the TV series Cheers, playing Holly Matheson in the 21st episode of the 11th season.
From 1993 until 2004, Gilpin played Roz Doyle in the television series Frasier, a spin-off of Cheers, starring Kelsey Grammer as Frasier Crane, the role he had played on Cheers since 1984. Along with the principal cast, Gilpin won a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series in 2000.
In 2009, Gilpin appeared in the ABC Family drama Make It or Break It, for which she received a Gracie Award in the category of "Outstanding Female Actor in a Supporting Role in a Drama Series".
Gilpin and Frasier co-star Jane Leeves ran a production company, "Bristol Cities" (named from the cockney rhyming slang), whose projects included a Fox network pilot titled Minister of Divine, an American remake of the British sitcom The Vicar of Dibley, with Kirstie Alley (another Cheers regular) in a starring role. However, the pilot was not picked up by the network.
Gilpin is the voice artist for the character Jane Proudfoot in Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within. She also provided the voices of Desiree in the Nickelodeon animated television series Danny Phantom, Volcana in Superman: The Animated Series and Justice League, Hecate in Hercules: The Animated Series, and Kate Corrigan in the Hellboy animated films. Gilpin also did voice work for several Wells Fargo and Johnsonville Meats TV commercials.
Gilpin has appeared on the television series Medium and Desperate Housewives. She has a supporting role on the television series Make It or Break It, and appeared on Law & Order and Law and Order: Criminal Intent. She starred alongside Teri Polo in the Lifetime movie For the Love of a Child. In 2012, Gilpin guest-starred with another Cheers stalwart, Ted Danson, in CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. She also had a small, recurring role in Men at Work on TBS as editor of Full Steam magazine. In the second season of Scorpion, she was introduced as Katherine Cooper, a superior in homeland security above the Scorpion team.
Since her mother's death from leiomyosarcoma, Gilpin has led efforts for cancer research through The Sarcoma Foundation of America (SFA). Her sister, Patti Jo Wynne (née Oldham), diagnosed with leiomyosarcoma in 2009, participates with the SFA by advocating sarcoma awareness via her own case. She once was married to restaurateur Shannon Wynne. Patti and Marc and the late April Gilpin, their half-siblings by her mother's second marriage, also are actors with credits of their own. Some of them also have children: Sam, Spencer, Daisy and Presley, making Peri an aunt.
Gilpin married realist painter Christian Vincent on July 31, 1999 at Kelsey Grammer's house. The couple have twins, Stella Mae and Ava Pearl, born by a surrogate mother on May 7, 2004. She is godmother to Frasier co-star Jane Leeves's daughter Isabella, and Leeves is godmother to Peri's daughter Stella. Gilpin and Leeves also have lived near the ocean, next door to each other, on the beach.
|1998||The Jungle Book: Mowgli's Story||Raksha the Wolf (voice)||Direct-to-video|
|2000||How to Kill Your Neighbor's Dog||Debra Salhany|
|2001||Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within||Officer Jane Proudfoot (voice)|
|2005||Thru the Moebius Strip||Caroline Weir (voice)|
|2016||Flock of Dudes||Adam's Mom|
|1988||21 Jump Street||Fitzgerald||Episode: "The Currency We Trade In"|
|1988||Almost Grown||Kim||Episode: "Santa Claus Got Stuck in My Chimney"|
|1990||Matlock||Leslie Matthews||Episode: "The Pro"|
|1991||Flesh 'n' Blood||Irene||12 episodes|
|1992||Wings||Barbara #242||Episode: "Four Dates That Will Live in Infamy"|
|1993||Designing Women||Jade Herman||Episode: "Shovel Off to Buffalo"|
|1993||Cheers||Holly Matheson||Episode: "Woody Gets an Election"|
|1993-2004||Frasier||Roz Doyle||260 episodes|
|1993||Pride & Joy||Brenda||Episode: "Brenda's Secret"|
|1995||Fight for Justice: The Nancy Conn Story||Charlotte Parks||Television movie|
|1996||The Outer Limits||Dr. Rebecca Warfield||Episode: "Out of Body"|
|1996||Early Edition||Lenore||Episode: "After Midnight"|
|1998||The Lionhearts||Lana Lionheart (voice)||13 episodes|
|1998||Hercules: The Animated Series||Hecate (voice)||2 episodes|
|1998-1999||Superman: The Animated Series||Volcana (voice)||2 episodes|
|2000||Baby Blues||Ms. Brennan||Episode: "Ugly Zoe"|
|2001||Laughter on the 23rd Floor||Carol Wyman||Television movie|
|2003||Justice League||Volcana (voice)||Episode: "Only a Dream"|
|2003-2009||King of the Hill||Additional voices||4 episodes|
|2004-2005||Danny Phantom||Desiree (voice)||2 episodes|
|2005||Uncommon Sense||Tracy||Television movie|
|2005||Women of a Certain Age||Dianne||Television movie|
|2006||For the Love of a Child||Sara O'Meara||Television movie|
|2006||Hellboy: Sword of Storms||Professor Kate Corrigan (voice)||Television movie|
|2007||Hellboy: Blood and Iron||Professor Kate Corrigan (voice)||Television movie|
|2007||Crossroads: A Story of Forgiveness||Erin Teller||Television movie|
|2007||Medium||Diane Benoit||Episode: "The Boy Next Door"|
|2007||Desperate Housewives||Maggie Gilroy||Episode: "God, That's Good"|
|2007||Side Order of Life||Celia Hutchinson||Episode: "Awakenings"|
|2007||Law & Order: Criminal Intent||Grace Pardue||Episode: "Offense"|
|2009-2011||Make It or Break It||Kim Keeler||40 episodes|
|2011||Hot in Cleveland||Taylor||Episode: "I Love Lucci: Part One"|
|2012||Grey's Anatomy||Marcy||Episode: "Hope for the Hopeless"|
|2012-2013||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Barbara Russell||3 episodes|
|2013||Men at Work||Alex Turner||4 episodes|
|2013||Modern Family||Jeannie||Episode: "The Help"|
|2013||Drop Dead Diva||Miss Ortiz||Episode: "Jane's Secret Revealed"|
|2014||The Choking Game||Heidi||Television movie|
|2014||Masters of Sex||Florence Duncan||Episode: "Mirror, Mirror"|
|2015||Mr. Robinson||Eileen Taylor||6 episodes|
|2015-2016||Scorpion||Katherine Cooper||5 episodes|
|2016||Adam Ruins Everything||Miss Pearl||Episode: "Adam Ruins the Wild West"|
|2017||A Dash of Love||Holly Hanson||Television movie|
|2017||Broad City||Joanne||Episode: "Abbi's Mom"|
Peri Gilpin supports the following charitable causes: Breast Cancer, Women's Issues, Cancer.