Peri Gilpin

Peri Gilpin

May. 27th, 1961
Born in
Waco, Texas, USA
5' 7

Peri Gilpin's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Frasier TV Show
Make It or Break It TV Show
Make It or Break It
Mr. Robinson TV Show
Mr. Robinson
Women of a Certain Age TV Show
Women of a Certain Age
Flesh 'n' Blood TV Show
Flesh 'n' Blood
Pride & Joy TV Show
Pride & Joy

Main Movie Roles

2005 - Thru the Moebius Strip
2001 - Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within
2000 - Spring Forward

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Barbara Russell
Judy (Voiced)
Volcana (Voiced)
Desiree (Voiced)
Hecate (Voiced)
Dr. Rebecca Warfield
Leslie Matthews
[Complete List]


Born in Waco, Texas, 'Peri 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 then at London's British-American Academy. She appeared in guest roles on such popular situation comedies as Designing Women (1986), Cheers (1982) and Wings (1990), where she worked with the late producer, 'Roz Doyle', the namesake of her character on Frasier (1993).

  • Named after the Disney cartoon character Peri the squirrel.
  • Owns a production company, "Bristol Cities", with _"Frasier" (1993)_ (qv) co-star 'Jane Leeves' (qv) and Jane's sister, Kathryn.
  • Worked as a makeup artist before getting her acting break after meeting 'Blythe Danner' (qv), who became her main supporter.
  • After years of failed in vitro treatments, she and her husband turned to surrogacy. Twin daughters, Stella and Ava finally arrived in a Nevada hospital on May 7, 2004. The couple burbled that holding their new girls was "the best, best in the world, world."
  • Her father, 'Jim O'Brien (IV)' (qv), was a well known and respected radio and TV News weatherman/personality in Philadelphia in the '70s and early 80s. He died in a skydiving accident on September 25, 1983.
  • Was the only one of the five main cast members for _"Frasier" (1993)_ (qv) never to be nominated for an Emmy.
  • Weighed so much during gestation that her parents thought she was a boy.
  • Actually worked as a radio show sound engineer.

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