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Gina Gershon currently stars on television in David E. Kelley's series for ABC, Snoops, as the head of a high-tech private detective agency.

On the big screen, Gershon was recently seen in Miramax's Guinevere with Stephen Rea and Sarah Polley. She gained considerable notice for her memorable performances in Paul Verhoeven's Showgirls, and the critically acclaimed Bound, opposite Jennifer Tilly. Directed by the Wachowski Bothers, Bound appeared on a number of media critics' Top Ten lists and was awarded the Best Film of 1997 at the GLAAD Media Awards.

Other recent credits include Bruce Wagner's I'm Losing You, with Frank Langella and Rosanna Arquette, and Castle Rock's Palmetto opposite Woody Harrelson and Elizabeth Shue. She also co-starred in John Woo's blockbuster, Face/Off with John Travolta and Nicolas Cage.

Gershon made her film debut in John Hughes' box-office hit, Pretty in Pink, which subsequently led to roles in Cocktail with Tom Cruise and Red Heat with Arnold Schwarzenegger. Other film credits include John Sayles' City of Hope, Robert Altman's The Player, Steven Starr's Joey Breaker, Out For Justice, with Steven Seagal, and the adaptation of a Jim Thompson novella, This World, Then the Fireworks, opposite Billy Zane. Gershon also appeared in a memorable cameo as a television personality in Paul Schrader's Touch.

On television, Gershon most recently starred in the critically acclaimed TNT original movie Legalese, opposite James Garner, Kathleen Turner, and Mary Louise Parker. Additionally, Gershon received critical acclaim for her portrayal of Nancy Barbato Sinatra in the CBS miniseries Sinatra, and appeared in several recurring roles on The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd. Other notable appearances include the Emmy-winning Miss Rose White for The Hallmark Hall of Fame and the romantic drama Beyond the Past, opposite Rade Serbedzija which was shot in the Czech Republic.

On stage, Gershon has received accolades for her roles in Camile, Jon Robin Baitz's The Substance of Fire at the Long Wharf Theatre, and William Mastrosimone's Nanawatai at the Los Angeles Theatre Center. A founding member of the New York-based theatre company, Naked Angeles, Gershon has appeared in numerous productions with the company.

Born in Los Angeles, Gershon later moved to New York where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree from New York University.

Bio courtesy Touchstone (01-Jan-2000)