Peri Gilpin portrays Roz Doyle, Frasier’s (Kelsey Grammer) independent, fast-talking, savvy radio producer who offers wry outlooks on his callers and his life.
Gilpin appeared in Neil Simon’s “Laughter on the 23rd Floor,” starring opposite Nathan Lane, and was also heard as the voice of “Jane” in the digitally animated feature film “Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within” for Columbia Pictures. She also starred in the run of As Bees in Honey Drown, a play written by Douglas Carter Beane and directed by Sheldon Epps, at the Pasadena Playhouse.
Gilpin starred alongside Liev Schreiber, Ned Beatty, Campbell Scott, and Lili Taylor in the independent film “Spring Forward.” She can also be seen in “How to Kill your Neighbor’s Dog,” opposite Kenneth Branagh and Robin Wright Penn, which had its world premiere at the 2000 Toronto Film Festival.
From the age of eight, Gilpin knew that she wanted to pursue acting and was enrolled in the Dallas Theater Center, which she likened to “summer camp – you never wanted it to end.” During the ten years (ages 8-18) she spent at the DTC, Gilpin performed in various stage productions while simultaneously enjoying a successful career in television commercials.
Gilpin attended the University of Texas in Austin where she studied drama, as well as the British-American Academy in London. Upon returning to the States, she discovered a newfound talent as a make-up artist and found herself in great demand on television and film sets in Dallas. Although she enjoyed this new career, her desire to be back in front of the camera led her to set off for Williamstown where she entered the apprenticeship program and was later invited back for three consecutive summers as a non-equity actor. While there she appeared in productions of “The Crucible,” “Hawthorne Country” and “Peer Gynt.” It was at Williamstown that she befriended actress Blythe Danner who would later serve as a great supporter of her work, helping her land a part in the off-off Broadway production of “Lucky Lucy and the Fortune Man.” Gilpin also managed to fit in an internship at Massachusetts’ Stage West Theater where she appeared in productions of “Guys and Dolls,” and “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”
Gilpin relocated to Los Angeles and landed roles on such television shows as “Cheers,” “Wings,” and “Designing Women.” Gilpin’s first venture into series television was “Flesh ‘N’ Blood” starring alongside David Keith, which led to her subsequent casting alongside Keith in “Local Heroes.” Her additional television credits include the NBC tele-film “The Secret She Carried,” opposite D.W. Moffett and Jere Burns and “Fight For Justice: The Nancy Conn Story,” opposite Marilu Henner. She also starred in an episode of the wildly popular series “The Outer Limits” entitled “Etherically Yours.”
On the Los Angeles stage, Gilpin appeared in “The Maderati” at the Tiffany Theater while also serving as associate producer.
Gilpin currently resides in Los Angeles.