In 2003, Gershon starred in Prey for Rock and Roll, the story of a contemporary all-girl punk band, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. Gershon also performed all of the songs heard in the film. She had earlier gained attention for her work in Paul Verhoeven's Showgirls and the Wachowski brothers' film noir Bound, which won the Best Film Award at the 1997 GLAAD Media Awards.
Gershon made her film debut in 1981 as a dancer in Beatlemania and had her first speaking role in John Hughes' Pretty in Pink. Her additional film credits include Cocktail, starring Tom Cruise; Red Heat, with Arnold Schwarzenegger; John Sayles' City of Hope; Robert Altman's The Player; John Woo's Face/Off, with John Travolta and Nicolas Cage; This World, Then the Fireworks, opposite Billy Zane; Palmetto, with Woody Harrelson and Elisabeth Shue; Michael Mann's The Insider, with Al Pacino; and Olivier Assayas' Demonlover, with Chloe Sevigny and Connie Nielsen.
On television, Gershon has guest starred on such series as Psych and Crossing Jordan, and has lent her voice to the animated series Family Guy, American Dad! and The Batman, in which she played Catwoman. In addition, she starred in David E. Kelley's detective drama series Snoops. Her longform credits include the telefilms Legalese and Miss Rose White and the CBS miniseries Sinatra.
An accomplished stage actress, Gershon starred as Sally Bowles in Sam Mendes' revival of Cabaret. She has also earned applause for her work in such plays as Camille, The Substance of Fire, Nanawatai and The Vagina Monologues. A founding member of the New York-based theater company Naked Angels, Gershon has also appeared in numerous productions with the company.
Gershon has recently written a book with her brother, Dann Gershon, titled Camp Creepy Time, which DreamWorks has bought to adapt for the screen. Currently, she is performing in a one-woman show, In Search of Cleo, which she wrote based on her CD of the same title. The CD is now available on iTunes, marking Gershon's debut as a singer/songwriter.
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