Gail O’Grady Net Worth
Gail O’Grady is an American actress best known for her portrayal of Donna Abandando on the television series NYPD Blue. A former model who graced several Sears and Montgomery Ward catalog covers, O’Grady also won multiple accolades during her acting career including being nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination in 1995 for NYPD Blue.
Gail began her acting career in the early 1980s by appearing in television commercials. Her first feature film appearance came with Kevin Bacon, Elizabeth McGovern and Alec Baldwin’s 1988 romantic comedy She’s Having a Baby; afterwards she made an appearance on NBC television show The New Adventures of Old Christine where she earned an Emmy Award nomination for her performance in “Hush, Hush Sweet Little Baby.”
O’Grady quickly rose through the ranks of television production with roles on shows like Matlock, Designing Women, Hidden Palms, Monk, Boston Legal Desperate Housewives and Revenge; she even played Wanda Perkins for one season of Hellcats (2010)!
Gail first rose to fame starring as Helen Pryor on American Dreams television series in 2002. Later that same year she was cast as lead character of ABC comedy Hot Properties series before later portraying Gloria Weldon on Boston Legal series. Additionally she appeared in two and half men, Hallmark Channel movies All I Want for Christmas and One Night of Love as well.
Gail has been busy working on her upcoming movie The Last Embrace. Starring Jeremy Sisto and Kelly Preston, it tells the true tale of one woman’s struggle against cancer. Gail will also make an appearance in Sam Raimi’s forthcoming The Book of Eli.
Gail remains active in the entertainment industry despite her struggles with addiction, remaining relevant throughout her long career and remaining financially secure thanks to steady income from acting and production work. Gail currently owns a modest home in West Hollywood which she purchased for $980,000 back in 2004.
Gail’s interests go beyond acting and producing; she enjoys music, photography, gardening and supporting charity work related to AIDS research, animal rights and children’s health; she has two dogs named Beau and Sassy as pets! Since 1997 she has also been supporting Special Olympics. Additionally, she is an advocate for breast cancer awareness. As part of Susan G. Komen for the Cure’s National Advisory Board and having raised funds to combat it herself. Gail is an active member of the Women’s Leadership Council for Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office and sits on the Board of Directors for American Cancer Society Lungevity Foundation. Additionally, she supports Los Angeles Food Bank while hosting fundraisers for various organizations.