Gail O’ Grady is a model turned television actress who is popularly known for her role as Donna Abandando in an American police procedural drama tv series, NYPD Blue. She has won the heart of millions of fans with her amazing performances in a number of television films and series.

Quick Info 
Full NameGail O' Grady
Date of Birth23rd January of 1963
Birth PlaceMichigan state, Detroit in the United States
ParentsJan and Jim O’Grady
ProfessionActress and Model
PartnerJosef Shamir
Age58 years
Body Measurement
38-28-36 inches
Net Worth$ 3 million


How was the childhood of Gail O’ Grady like?

Grady was born on 23rd January of 1963 in the largest city of Michigan state, Detroit in the United States. Her birth name is Gail Ann O’ Grady and she was born to Jan and a financial planner, Jim O’Grady.

O’Grady grew up in a suburban city called Wheaton where she finished high school. She had a brother named Michael O’Grady who was older than her and died in 2004. O’Grady turned 58 years old in 2021 but still, her fashion and charisma outstand many of the younger Hollywood actresses.

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Body Measurement

Gail O’ Grady’s height is 5 feet and 3 inches and her weight is about 61 kg. Her waist is 28 inches, hips of 36 inch and has a bust size of 34D. She has blonde hair and hazel eyes. She possesses an apple body shape and has total body measurements of 38-28-36 inches.



Gail O Grady completed her high school at Wheaton North High School in Wheaton graduating in 1981. She hasn’t received her Bachelor’s degree yet.


Who is Gail O’ Grady in Relationship With?

Gail O Grady is currently in a relationship with Josef Shamir. She is the mother of Michael Colton O’Grady and her son was named after her deceased older brother. Been divorced six times all ending in vain, she is no longer into marriage. Her first husband was Richard Dasko with whom she tied her knot from 1981 till 1983. In 1987, she tied was shortly married Severin Wunderman. She then tied her knot with Jeffrey Byron in 1990 ending the following year in 1991. She again tied her knot with Steve Fenton in 1996 ending in 1996.

In 1998, she married Anthony J Pellegrino which lasted till 2000. Her last marriage was with John Stamatakis which lasted from 2004 till 2008. She gave birth to her first child, Michael Colton O’Grady from her boyfriend, Chris Bayers with whom she dated for 2 years from 2002 till 2004.

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Social Media

Unfortunately, Gail O Grady is not active in any of the social media accounts.


How Gail O’ Grady started her career?

Gail started off her professional career as a model in her early days. Before that, she worked shortly as a librarian. After her successful modeling career, she transcended to an acting career.



Gail O’ Grady made her acting debut from the tv film, Billionaire Boys Club, alongside Taron Egerton making a small appearance as Judy. Following year, she landed small roles in tv films like She’s Having a Baby, Blackout, Spellcaster all in 1988.

In 1990, she made her appearance in the tv film, Nobody’s Perfect, People Like Us, Parker Kane. After playing a small role in countless of the tv films like The Hit Man, Nothing Lasts Forever, Celtic Pride, That Old Feeling, and others, she finally landed her first main role in Kenneth Fink’s 1997 film, Every 9 Seconds. In the film, she starred as Janet alongside co-stars Amy Pietz and Christopher Meloni.

O’Grady further starred in the films Walking Across Egypt, Hope Ranch, Mayday, All I Want for Christmas, Sex and the Single Mom, and others.


Television Shows

Gail O’ Grady made her television debut in 1986 with the tv series, Matlock portraying a small role as Julia McCullough. She further appeared in a number of tv series like Werewolf, China Beach, Superboy, Cheers, Designing Women, Promised Land, alongside Lucas Black Space: Above and Beyond, and others.

Gail O Grady made her breakthrough in 1993 with the tv series, NYPD Blue landing her first main role as Donna Abandando. She portrayed the main role in the series till 1999 earning multiple awards and nominations for the first time. She further gained public attention with her major role in the American drama tv series, American Dreams where she portrayed the character of Helen Pryor.

Appearing in a total of 61 episodes, the series ended in 2005, and in 2010, another major role in American cheerleading comedy-drama tv series, Hellcats alongside Matt Bar and Ashley Tisdale as Wanda Perkins. Her other major appearances are in the series, Revenge as Stevie Grayson in 2014 and in the American police procedural crime drama tv series, Criminal Minds as Krystall Richards in 2018.


What kinds of Awards and Nominations has Gail O’ Grady Achieved?

Grady has received 3 Primetime Emmy Awards nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series in the years 1994, 1995, and 1996 respectively all for her performance in the drama series, NYPD Blue. In 1995, she won Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series which she shared with co-stars Gordon Clapp, Dennis Franz, Sharon Lawrence, James McDaniel, and others.

She further earned 2 more Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations in 1996 and 1997. She also received Viewers for Quality Television Awards nomination in 1995 all for her role in BYPD Blue. In 2004, O’Grady was nominated with Young Artist Awards with Tom Verica for her performance in the tv series, American Dreams.

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What is Gail O’ Grady’s Current Net worth?

Gail O’ Grady has accumulated about a total of 3 million dollars from her successful television career and there is no doubt about how much more these net earnings are going to increase in coming years.


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