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Also Known As: Peri Kay Oldham Died:
Born: May 27, 1961 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Waco, Texas, USA Profession: actor, makeup artist

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Engaging TV sitcom player who, after making a number of guest appearances on a wide variety of programs, got a first chance as a series regular on the NBC comedy, "Flesh 'n' Blood" (1991), as the attorney heroine's devoted secretary. The show only lasted for eight episodes, but Gilpin had better luck with her second sitcom, the "Cheers" spinoff "Frasier" (NBC, 1993-2004), in which she excelled as the acerbic, man-hunting producer of radio psychologist Frasier Crane (Kelsey Grammar). She made her TV-movie debut with 1996's "Fighting for Justice", an NBC effort starring Marliu Henner and Doug Savant.

Engaging TV sitcom player who, after making a number of guest appearances on a wide variety of programs, got a first chance as a series regular on the NBC comedy, "Flesh 'n' Blood" (1991), as the attorney heroine's devoted secretary. The show only lasted for eight episodes, but Gilpin had better luck with her second sitcom, the "Cheers" spinoff "Frasier" (NBC, 1993-2004), in which she excelled as the acerbic, man-hunting producer of radio psychologist Frasier Crane (Kelsey Grammar). She made her TV-movie debut with 1996's "Fighting for Justice", an NBC effort starring Marliu Henner and Doug Savant.

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CAST: (feature film)

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 Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within (2001) Voice Of Jane Proudfoot
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 How to Kill Your Neighbor's Dog (2000) Debra Salhany
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 Spring Forward (1999) Georgia
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 Jungle Book: Mowgli's Story, The (1998) Voice Of Raksha
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 Secret She Carried, The (1996) Ellen Hayward
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Performed as a child on stepfather's radio show
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Studied at British-American Academy in London
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Worked as a make-up artist in Dallas, Texas
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Apprenticed at Williamstown Theatre Festival
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Performed off-off-Broadway in "Lucky Lucy and the Fortune Man"
1988:
Earliest TV appearances include guest roles on the series "21 Jump Street" and "Almost Grown"
1991:
Played Irene on the short-lived NBC sitcom, "Flesh'n'Blood"
1993:
Played Roz Doyle on the NBC spin-off sitcom, "Frasier"
1995:
TV-movie debut, co-starring with Marilu Henner in "Fighting for Justice"
1998:
With "Frasier" co-star Jane Leeves, formed Bristol Cities Productions
1998:
Returned to the New York stage starring in the Off-Broadway hit "As Bees in Honey Drown"
1999:
Played first major film role in the indie "Spring Forward"
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Education

Skyline High School: Dallas , Texas -
University of Texas at Austin: Austin , Texas -
British-American Academy: -
Dallas Theater Center: Dallas , Texas -

Notes

Gilpin's "Frasier" character, Roz Doyle, is named for a producer of the "Wings" TV series with whom Gilpin worked. That Roz Doyle is deceased, and her name was given the "Frasier" character in tribute. Gilpin also lives on the same street where Doyle lived.

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husband:
Christian Vincent. Artist. Born c. 1965; married on July 31, 1999.

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step-father:
Jim O'Brien. Nationally known radio personality; died in September 1983.
sister:
Patti Jo Oldham. Actor. Born on March 7, 1963.
daughter:
Stella Vincent. Twin; born May 7, 2004, via surrogate.
daughter:
Ava Vincent. Twin; born May 7, 2004, via surrogate.
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