Born in Detroit and current Los Angeles resident, Multiple Emmy® nominee Gail O’Grady has starred in every genre of entertainment, including feature films, television movies, miniseries and series television. Gail most recently guest starred in the hit ABC series “Fresh Off The Boat”, and “Training Day” and “Code Black” for CBS. She had a large recurring role on “Revenge” for ABC, and previously starred in “Hellcats,” a CW series. O’Grady also starred in a recurring role on ABC’s "Desperate Housewives” and “Boston Legal.” Starring series roles include the Kevin Williamson/CW drama series “Hidden Palms,” and in the ABC comedy “Hot Properties.” Prior to that, she starred in the critically acclaimed NBC series “American Dreams” and has also starred in Lifetime’s “While Children Sleep” and “Sex and the Single Mom,” which was so highly rated that it spawned a sequel in which she also starred. Other television credits include “The Mentalist,” “Vegas,” “CSI,” “Two and a Half Men,” “Monk,” “Two of Hearts,” “Nothing Lasts Forever” and “Billionaire Boys Club.” But O’Grady will always be remembered as the warm-hearted secretary Donna Abandando on the series “NYPD Blue,” for which she received three Emmy® Award nominations for Best Supporting Actress in a Dramatic Series. O’Grady has made guest appearances on some of television’s most acclaimed series, including “Cheers,” “Designing Women,” “Ally McBeal” and “China Beach.” She has also appeared in numerous television movies and miniseries.
In the feature film arena, O’Grady has worked with some of the industry's most respected directors, including John Landis, John Hughes and Carl Reiner, and has starred with several acting legends. She appeared in Walking Across Egypt with Ellen Burstyn, That Old Feeling with Bette Midler, She's Having a Baby with Kevin Bacon and Elizabeth McGovern and Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo opposite Rob Schneider.
O’Grady recently starred in the Hallmark Channel Original Movies “The Right Girl” and “All I Want for Christmas.”