SHARON GLESS BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:
Sharon Gless was born on May 31st, 1943 in Los Angeles, California with the birth name Sharon Marguerite Gless to parents Marjorie McCarthy and Dennis J. Gless. She grew up very aware of her surroundings in Hollywood as her grandfather was one of the most respected entertainment lawyers in Hollywood. She was very interested un pursuing a career as an actress from a very young age but originally her grandfather was adamant she stay out of the industry, however later he changed his mind and helped pay for her to attend acting classes.
She first became involved in the industry working as a secretary for the an advertising agency and then worked for an independent movie production company. In 1974 she decided to really pursue acting and was signed to a ten year contract with Universal Studios.
Her career began with a number of television appearances on such series and movies as, "Revenge of the Stepford Wives", "Faraday & Company", "Emergency!", "Marcus Welby, M.D", "Switch" and the sitcom, "Turnabout" in 1979.
As her career progressed, Gless continued to work in television such as in the role of police detective, Christine Cagney on, "Cagney & Lacey" (1991). For this role she received five Emmy nominations and won two Golden Globe Awards. Soon this role lead to "Cagney & Lacey" television movies.
Gless proceeded to work in the industry taking on new challenges such as narrating a documentary called, "Ayn Rand: A Sense of Life" in 1998 which earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Documentary Feature.
Other roles included an appearance on an episode of, "Touched By an Angel" (2000), "The State Within" (2006), "Burn Notice" (2007) and a guest appearance on, "Nip/Tuck" (2008-2009). Her latest role was in the stage adaptation of, "A Round-Heeled Woman" (2010) set to come to London in 2011.
She has received a number of honors throughout her career such as being the recipient of The Theatre School at DePaul University's prestigious Award for Excellence in the Arts in 2007. Sharon Gless is also very involved in supporting Woman's rights. She joined hundreds of thousands of women in Washington DC for the first-ever "March For Women's Lives." Sharon is currently involved with a hit TV show on cable titled "Burn Notice".
Sharon married only once to Barney Rosenzweig in 1991 and they remain married today and live in three different cities, Los Angeles, Miami and Toronto.
2007-2012 Burn Notice
2010 Once Fallen
2009 Hannah Free
2006 The State Within
2006 Thick and Thin
2000-2005 Queer as Folk tny
2003 Judging Amy
2000 Touched by an Angel
2000 Bring Him Home
1998 The Girl Next Door
1997 Promised Land
1996 Cagney & Lacey: True Convictions
1995 Cagney & Lacey: The View Through the Glass Ceiling
1995 Cagney & Lacey: Together Again
1994 Cagney & Lacey: The Return
1994 Separated by Murder
1992 The Royal Variety Performance 1992
1990-1992 The Trials of Rosie O'Neill
1992 Honor Thy Mother
1992 The 49th Annual Golden Globe Awards
1989 The Outside Woman
1982-1988 Cagney & Lacey
1985 Letting Go
1984 The Sky's No Limit
1983 Hobson's Choice
1983 The Star Chamber
1983 Tales of the Unexpected
1982 House Calls
1981 The Miracle of Kathy Miller
1980 Revenge of the Stepford Wives
1980 The Scarlett O'Hara War
1980 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color
1980 The Kids Who Knew Too Much
1980 Hardhat and Legs
1979 The Last Convertible
1979 Tales of the Unexpected
1978 The Immigrants
1978 The Islander
1976 Richie Brockelman: The Missing 24 Hours
1974-1976 The Rockford Files
1976 Black Sheep Squadron
1972-1976 Marcus Welby, M.D.
1975 Lucas Tanner
1974 Airport 1975
1974 The Bob Newhart Show
1973-1974 Faraday and Company
1973 My Darling Daughters' Anniversary
1972-1973 Owen Marshall: Counselor at Law
1973 Bonnie's Kids
1972 Cool Million
1972 All My Darling Daughters
1972 The Sixth Sense
1972 The Longest Night
1970 Night Slaves