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Also Known As: Died:
Born: June 25, 1964 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: actor, singer

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When Erica Gimpel was in the womb, her mother was on stage singing in a production of "Porgy & Bess" and the lithe Gimpel, with translucent tan skin and ready a smile, took to show business. She went on to study at New York's High School for the Performing Arts which prepped her for her first major role as Coco, the ambitious singer-dancer-actor, in the TV series version of "Fame," for which she also sang the title song. She stayed with the series for the full 1982-1983 season on NBC, then made occasional appearances, while she returned to New York to appear Off-Broadway.

When Erica Gimpel was in the womb, her mother was on stage singing in a production of "Porgy & Bess" and the lithe Gimpel, with translucent tan skin and ready a smile, took to show business. She went on to study at New York's High School for the Performing Arts which prepped her for her first major role as Coco, the ambitious singer-dancer-actor, in the TV series version of "Fame," for which she also sang the title song. She stayed with the series for the full 1982-1983 season on NBC, then made occasional appearances, while she returned to New York to appear Off-Broadway.

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CAST: (feature film)

2.
 Freaky Friday (2003) Harry'S Teacher
3.
 Impostor (2002) Newscaster
4.
 Santa and Pete (1999) Cassie
5.
 Touch Me (1997) Kareen
6.
 Tuesday Morning Ride (1996) Modine
7.
 Price of Love, The (1995) Officer Hudson
8.
 Smoke (1995) Doreen Cole
9.
 Flirt (1995) Nurse (New York)
10.
 Amateur (1994) Irate Woman
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1982:
Played role of Coco in TV series version of "Fame" (NBC)
1985:
Made miniseries debut in "North and South" (ABC)
1990:
Had early feature film role in "Penny Ante"
1996:
Co-starred on "Profiler" (NBC); role made recurring during the 1998-1999 season
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Education

The School of Performing Arts: New York , New York -

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