Gilpin, Peri 1961–

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GILPIN, Peri 1961–

(Peri Giplin)


Original name, Peri Kay Oldham; born May 27, 1961, in Waco, TX; daughter of Jim O'Brien (a broadcaster) and Sandra Gilpin (an actress, model, and teacher); stepdaughter of Wes Gilpin (in sales); sister of Marc Gilpin (an actor; some sources spell name Mark Gilpin) and April Gilpin (an actor); married Christian Vincent (an artist), July 31, 1999; children: Stella, Ava. Education: Attended University of Texas at Austin, the British–American Academy, London, the Dallas Children's Theater, and the Dallas Theater Center; studied movement, scene study, singing, and voice.

Addresses: Agent—William Morris Agency, 151 El Camino Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90212. Manager— Hofflund/Polone, 9465 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 820, Beverly Hills, CA 90212. Publicist—PMK/HBH Public Relations, 700 San Vicente Blvd., Suite G910, West Hollywood, CA 90069 (some sources cite 8500 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 700, Beverly Hills, CA 90211).

Career: Actress and producer. Appeared in commercials and print advertisements; appeared in productions at Stagewest, Springfield, MA, 1986–87; Willliamstown Theatre Festival, Williamstown, MA, apprentice; worked as a make–up artist, stage manager, and usher. Bristol Cities Productions, cofounder, c. 1998. Also known as Peri Giplin.

Member: Actors' Equity Association.

Awards, Honors: Q Award nominations, Viewers for Quality Television awards, best supporting actress in a quality comedy series, 1998 and 2000, Screen Actors Guild Award nominations (with others), outstanding performance by an ensemble in a comedy series, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, and 2004, and Screen Actors Guild Award (with others), outstanding performance by an ensemble, 2000, all for Frasier; honored by Women in Film, Dallas chapter, c. 2000.


Television Appearances; Series:

Irene, Flesh 'n Blood, NBC, 1991.

Rozalinda "Roz" Doyle, Frasier, NBC, 1993–2004.

Voice of Lana Lionheart, The Lionhearts (animated), The WB, 1998–99.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Herself, Heroes of Comedy: Women on Top, Channel 4 (England), and Comedy Central, 2003.

Herself, I Love the '70s, VH1, 2003.

Herself, I Love the '90s, VH1, 2004.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Charlotte Parks, Fight for Justice: The Nancy Conn Story (also known as Fighting Back: The Nancy Conn Story), NBC, 1995.

Ellen Hayward, The Secret She Carried (also known as Cradle Song), NBC, 1996.

Carol Wyman, Laughter on the 23rd Floor, Showtime, 2001.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Host, Christmas in Washington, NBC, 1995.

Rozalinda "Roz" Doyle, Star Trek: 30 Years and Beyond, UPN, 1996.

Herself, The Frasier Story, Channel 4, 1999.

Herself, My Favourite Frasier (short), [Great Britain], 1999.

Narrator, Gossip: Tabloid Tales (documentary), Arts and Entertainment, 2001.

Narrator, Survival of the Prettiest (documentary), The Discovery Channel, 2001.

Herself, Signing Off: A Dateline Special, NBC, 2004.

Rozalinda "Roz" Doyle, Frasier: Analyzing the Laughter, NBC, 2004.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

Presenter, 50th Annual Emmy Awards, NBC, 1998.

Presenter, The 10th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, TNT, 2004.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

"The Currency We Trade In," 21 Jump Street, Fox, 1988.

Almost Grown, CBS, c. 1988.

Leslie Matthews, "The Pro," Matlock, NBC, 1990.

Max Monroe: Loose Cannon, CBS, 1990.

Barbara #242, "Four Dates That Will Live in Infamy," Wings, NBC, 1992.

Holly Matheson, "Woody Gets an Election," Cheers, NBC, 1993.

Jade Herman, "Shovel off to Buffalo," Designing Women, CBS, 1993.

Storytime, PBS, 1994.

Brenda, "Brenda's Secret," Pride & Joy, NBC, 1995.

Rebecca Warfield, "Out of Body," The Outer Limits, Showtime, 1995.

Lenore, "After Midnight," Early Edition, CBS, 1996.

"Etherically Yours," The Outer Limits, Showtime, 1996.

The Rosie O'Donnell Show, syndicated, 1997 and 1998.

Voice of Hecate, "Hercules and the Underworld Takeover," Hercules (animated; also known as Disney's "Hercules"), ABC, 1998.

Voice of Volcana/Claire Selton, "Where There's Smoke," The New Batman/Superman Adventures (animated), The WB, 1998.

Voice of Volcana/Claire Selton, "Unity," Superman (animated), The WB, 1999.

Guest host, Later with Greg Kinnear, NBC, 1999.

Celebrity Profile: Marilu Henner (documentary), E! Entertainment Television, 1999.

Voice of Ms. Brennan (the headmistress), "Ugly Zoe," Baby Blues (animated), The WB, 2000.

Herself, "Behind the Isaak," The Chris Isaak Show, Showtime, 2001.

The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, CBS, 2002.

The View, ABC, 2002 and 2004.

Herself and Alex Young, "The Last Action Queero," I'm with Her, ABC, 2003.

Voice of Mary Ellen, "Full Metal Dust Jacket," King of the Hill (animated), Fox, 2003.

Voice of Volcana/Claire Selton, "Only a Dream: Part 1," Justice League (animated), Cartoon Network, 2003.

Guest cohost, The View, ABC, multiple episodes in 2003.

The Wayne Brady Show, syndicated, 2003 and 2004.

Herself, "Frasier," VH1 Goes Inside, VH1, 2004.

Herself, "The Vicar of Dibley," Britain's Best Sitcom, BBC–2, 2004.

Voice of Desiree, "What You Want," Danny Phantom (animated), Nickelodeon, 2004.

Voice of Jo Rita, "Cheer Factor," King of the Hill (animated), Fox, 2004.

Appeared in episodes of Talk Soup, E! Entertainment Television.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Uncommon Sense, NBC, 2005.

Television Producer; Pilots:

Cry Wolf, NBC, 2000.

Involved in the development of a pilot based on the British series The Vicar of Dibley.

Film Appearances:

Voice of Raksha, The Jungle Book: Mowgli's Story (animated), Buena Vista, 1998.

Debra Selhany, How to Kill Your Neighbor's Dog, Artistic License Films/Millennium Films, 2000.

Spring Forward, IFC Films, 2000.

Voice of Officer Jane Proudfoot, Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within (also known as Final Fantasy: The Movie and Fainaru fataji), Sony Pictures Releasing, 2001.

Sally, Our Very Own, 2004.

Voice of Caroline Weir, Through the Moebius Strip (animated; also known as Thru the Moebius Strip), Fantastic Films International, 2005.

Stage Appearances:

Mother, Peer Gynt, Willliamstown Theatre Festival, Williamstown, MA, 1984.

Georgiana and Polly, Hawthorne County, Willliamstown Theatre Festival, 1986.

Marcy Lewis, The Crucible, Willliamstown Theatre Festival, 1987.

Alexa Vere de Vere, As Bees in Honey Drown, Pasadena Playhouse, Pasadena, CA, and off–Broadway Production, both c. 1998.

Appeared in productions of the Dallas Theater Center, including appearances as Charlie Brown and Susan B. Anthony; appeared in Lucky Lucy and the Fortune Man, off–off–Broadway production; in A Midsummer Night's Dream, New Jersey Shakespeare Festival; in The Maderati, Tiffany Theater, Los Angeles; and appeared in other productions, including Women of Manhattan, Los Angeles production.

Stage Producer:

Associate producer of The Maderati.


Music Videos:

Bree Sharp, "David Duchovny," c. 1998.



Calgary Sun, July 10, 2001.

In Style, April, 1998, p. 302.

Parade, February 11, 2001, p. 22.

People Weekly, November 20, 2000, p. 20; May 24, 2004, p. 71.

Texas Monthly, October, 1996, pp. 106–108.