Cynthia Gibb

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Cynthia Gibb
Born (1963-12-14) December 14, 1963 (age 55)
Bennington, Vermont, U.S.
Nationality American
Occupation Actress, model, teacher
Years active 1980-present
Spouse(s) Scott Kramer (divorced)
Children 3
Website Official Site

Cynthia Gibb (born December 14, 1963 in Bennington, Vermont) is an American actress and former model who has starred in film and on television.[1]

Life and career

Gibb grew up in Westport, Connecticut, and got her big break at the age of 14 when she was discovered by the Eileen Ford Agency in New York City. She was on the cover of Vogue and Young Miss. Woody Allen saw her in one of those magazines and cast her in her first film role in his 1980 movie Stardust Memories.

In Salvador (1986), directed by Oliver Stone and starring James Woods, she portrayed an American lay missionary in El Salvador who was brutally raped and murdered.

Gibb is well known for her role on the soap opera Search for Tomorrow as Susan Martin Wyatt Carter from 1981 to 1983. She was also a regular for three seasons on the original Fame TV show and appeared in the first three Diagnosis: Murder movies in 1992 as Dr. Amanda Bentley. In the TV adaptation of Gypsy, for which she was nominated for Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress on Television Film, she starred as the adult Rose Louise/Gypsy Rose Lee, opposite Bette Midler as Mama Rose.[1]

She later starred in the 1995 short lived TV series Deadly Games. She has also played in many TV movies, including the role of Karen Carpenter in The Karen Carpenter Story (1989). She played Mary Maloney opposite John Schneider in Mary Christmas.[1]


She has three children by former husband actor/producer Scott Kramer.


Despite a popular misconception, Gibb is not related to the Bee Gees. In 1988, she received a sympathy card from a fan regarding Andy Gibb's recent death. She recalls, "I thought it was sweet, but at first I couldn't figure out who the heck 'Andy' was. Finally, it occurred to me."[citation needed]


Year Title Role Notes
1980 Stardust Memories Young Girl Fan
1986 Youngblood Jessie Chadwick
1986 Salvador Cathy Moore
1986 Modern Girls Cece
1987 Malone Jo Barlow
1988 Jack's Back Chris Moscari
1988 Short Circuit 2 Sandy Banatoni
1990 Death Warrant Amanda Beckett
2002 Full Frontal Pregnant Woman
2008 Beautiful Loser Bonnie (adult)
2008 Fall of Hyperion Jenni Hansen
2010 Nanny for Christmas, AA Nanny for Christmas Samantha Ryland
2010 Funeral Planner, TheThe Funeral Planner Cynthia Gibb
2013 Before I Sleep Caroline
Year Title Role Notes
1981-1983 Search for Tomorrow Susan 'Suzi' Martin Wyatt Carter TV series
1983-1987 Fame Holly Laird 25 episodes
Nominated - Young Artist Award for Best Young Actress in a Drama Series (1984)
1989 Karen Carpenter Story, TheThe Karen Carpenter Story Karen Carpenter TV movie
1989 When We Were Young Ellen Reese TV movie
1990 Midnight Caller Willi Episode: "Three for the Money"
1990 Tales from the Crypt Lorelei Phelps Episode: "Korman's Kalamity"
1992 Diagnosis: Murder Dr. Amanda Bentley TV movie
1992 Drive Like Lightning TV movie
1992 House on Sycamore Street, TheThe House on Sycamore Street Dr. Amanda Bentley TV movie
1993 Twist of the Knife, AA Twist of the Knife Dr. Amanda Bentley TV movie
1993 The Woman Who Loved Elvis Emily TV movie
1993 Gypsy Louise / Gypsy Rose Lee TV movie
Nominated - Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television Film
1994 Sin & Redemption Billie Simms TV movie
1994 Fatal Vows: The Alexandra O'Hara Story Alexandra O'Hara TV movie
1994-1995 Madman of the People Meg Buckner 16 episodes
1995-1997 Deadly Games Lauren Ashborne / The Girl 13 episodes
1996 Holiday Affair Jodie Ennis TV movie
1997 Volcano: Fire on the Mountain Kelly Adams TV movie
1997 Love-Struck Emily Vale TV movie
1997 High Stakes Annie TV movie
1997 Superman Trish Mills (voice) Episode: "Prototype"
1998 Earthquake in New York Laura Rykker TV movie
2000 This Is How the World Ends Nicole Van Dyke TV movie
2001 Wandering Soul Murders, TheThe Wandering Soul Murders Jill Dempsey TV movie
2001 Colder Kind of Death, AA Colder Kind of Death Jill Dempsey TV movie
2001 Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows Narrator (voice) TV movie
2001 Judging Amy Irene Kraft Episode: "The Unforgiven"
2002 Division, TheThe Division Donna Packard Episode: "Hide and Seek"
2002 Mary Christmas Mary Maloney TV movie
2003 Crime of Passion, AA Crime of Passion Frederica Dumay TV movie
2004 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Karen Campbell Episode: "Poison"
2005 Missing Dr. Susan Reynolds Episode: "Patient X"
2006 7th Heaven Betsey Episode: "You Don't Know What You've Got 'Til He's Gone"
2007 Demons from Her Past Marilyn Baxter TV movie
2007 Family Lost, AA Family Lost Valerie Williamson TV movie
2007 Christie's Revenge Miranda Colton TV movie
2007 An Accidental Christmas Vicky TV movie
2008 Without a Trace Tracie Duncan Episode: "True/False"
2009 Criminal Minds Kathy Gray Episode: "Bloodline"
2010 Accused at 17 Jacqui Miller TV movie
2011 Cinnamon Professor Madeline Walters TV movie


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