Peri Gilpin
Peri Gilpin on Pop Goes The Culture TV.jpg
Gilpin in 2021
Peri Kay Oldham

(1961-05-27) May 27, 1961 (age 61)
Alma materUniversity of Texas at Austin
Years active1988–present
Notable credits
Christian Vincent
(m. 1999)

Peri Gilpin (born Peri Kay Oldham; May 27, 1961)[1] is an American actress. She portrayed Roz Doyle in the television series Frasier and Kim Keeler in the ABC Family television drama Make It or Break It.

Early life

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Gilpin was born in Waco, Texas, as Peri Kay Oldham, daughter of James Franklin Oldham, a broadcaster who became known as Jim O'Brien, and his wife Sandra Jo Hauck. After her parents divorced, her mother married Wes Gilpin in 1969. Gilpin then took her stepfather's surname.

Gilpin grew up in Dallas, where her family encouraged her acting abilities. After studying at the Dallas Theater Center, she pursued acting at the University of Texas at Austin and the British American Drama Academy in London.


Gilpin appeared on the TV series Cheers, playing Holly Matheson in the 21st episode of the 11th season, which aired in April 1993.

From 1993 until 2004, Gilpin played Roz Doyle in the television series Frasier, a spin-off of Cheers, starring Kelsey Grammer as Frasier Crane, the role he had played on Cheers since 1984. Along with the principal cast, Gilpin won a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series in 1999.

In 2009, Gilpin appeared in the ABC Family drama Make It or Break It,[2] for which she received a Gracie Award in the category of "Outstanding Female Actor in a Supporting Role in a Drama Series".

Gilpin and Frasier co-star Jane Leeves ran a production company, Bristol Cities (named from the cockney rhyming slang), whose projects included a Fox network pilot titled Minister of Divine, an American remake of the British sitcom The Vicar of Dibley with Kirstie Alley (another Cheers regular) in a starring role.[3]

Gilpin is the voice artist for the character Jane Proudfoot in Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within. She also provided the voices of Desiree in the Nickelodeon animated television series Danny Phantom, Volcana in Superman: The Animated Series and Justice League, Hecate in Hercules: The Animated Series, and Kate Corrigan in the Hellboy animated films. Gilpin also did voice work for several Wells Fargo and Johnsonville Meats TV commercials.

Gilpin has appeared on the television series Medium and Desperate Housewives. She has a supporting role on the television series Make It or Break It and has appeared on Law and Order: Criminal Intent. She starred alongside Teri Polo in the Lifetime movie For the Love of a Child. In 2012, Gilpin guest-starred with another Cheers stalwart, Ted Danson, in CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. She also had a recurring role in Men at Work on TBS as editor of Full Steam magazine. In the second season of Scorpion, she was introduced as Katherine Cooper, a team superior in homeland security.

Personal life

On July 31, 1999, Gilpin married painter Christian Vincent. The couple have twins born to a surrogate mother on May 7, 2004.[4]

Since her mother's death from leiomyosarcoma[5] in 1997, Gilpin has led efforts for cancer research awareness.[6]



Year Title Role Notes
1998 The Jungle Book: Mowgli's Story Raksha the Wolf (voice) Direct-to-video
2000 Spring Forward Georgia
2000 How to Kill Your Neighbor's Dog Debra Salhany
2001 Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within Officer Jane Proudfoot (voice)
2005 Thru the Moebius Strip Caroline Weir (voice)
2016 Flock of Dudes Adam's Mom
2018 How to Train Your Husband Mona
2018 Benjamin Marley Distributed by Redbox
2018 Only Humans Nancy/mother
2021 We Broke Up Adelaide


Year Title Role Notes
1988 21 Jump Street Fitzgerald Episode: "The Currency We Trade In"
1988 Almost Grown Kim Episode: "Santa Claus Got Stuck in My Chimney"
1990 Matlock Leslie Matthews Episode: "The Pro"
1991 Flesh 'n' Blood Irene 12 episodes
1992 Wings Barbara #242 Episode: "Four Dates That Will Live in Infamy"
1993 Designing Women Jade Herman Episode: "Shovel Off to Buffalo"
1993 Cheers Holly Matheson Episode: "Woody Gets an Election"
1993–2004 Frasier Roz Doyle 260 episodes
1993 Pride & Joy Brenda Episode: "Brenda's Secret"
1995 Fight for Justice: The Nancy Conn Story Charlotte Parks Television movie
1996 The Outer Limits Dr. Rebecca Warfield Episode: "Out of Body"
1996 Early Edition Lenore Episode: "After Midnight"
1998 The Lionhearts Lana Lionheart (voice) 13 episodes
1998 Hercules: The Animated Series Hecate (voice) 2 episodes
1998–1999 Superman: The Animated Series Volcana (voice) 2 episodes
2000 Baby Blues Ms. Brennan Episode: "Ugly Zoe"
2001 Laughter on the 23rd Floor Carol Wyman Television movie
2003 Justice League Volcana (voice) Episode: "Only a Dream"
2003–2009 King of the Hill Additional voices 4 episodes
2004–2005 Danny Phantom Desiree (voice) 2 episodes
2005 Uncommon Sense Tracy Television movie
2005 Women of a Certain Age Dianne Television movie
2006 For the Love of a Child Sara O'Meara Television movie
2006 Hellboy: Sword of Storms Professor Kate Corrigan (voice) Television movie
2007 Hellboy: Blood and Iron Professor Kate Corrigan (voice) Television movie
2007 Crossroads: A Story of Forgiveness Erin Teller Television movie
2007 Medium Diane Benoit Episode: "The Boy Next Door"
2007 Desperate Housewives Maggie Gilroy Episode: "God, That's Good"
2007 Side Order of Life Celia Hutchinson Episode: "Awakenings"
2007 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Grace Pardue Episode: "Offense"
2009–2011 Make It or Break It Kim Keeler 40 episodes
2011 Hot in Cleveland Taylor Episode: "I Love Lucci: Part One"
2012 Grey's Anatomy Marcy Episode: "Hope for the Hopeless"
2012–2013 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Barbara Russell 3 episodes
2013 Men at Work Alex Turner 4 episodes
2013 Modern Family Jeannie Episode: "The Help"
2013 Drop Dead Diva Miss Ortiz Episode: "Jane's Secret Revealed"
2014 The Choking Game Heidi, Taryn's mother Television movie
2014 Masters of Sex Florence Duncan Episode: "Mirror, Mirror"
2015 Mr. Robinson Eileen Taylor 6 episodes
2015–2016 Scorpion Katherine Cooper 5 episodes
2016 Adam Ruins Everything Miss Pearl Episode: "Adam Ruins the Wild West"
2017 Broad City Joanne Episode: "Abbi's Mom"
2017 A Dash of Love Holly Hanson Television movie
2018 Station 19 Sue Episode: "Reignited"
2019 Why Women Kill Vivian Burke Episode: "You Had Me at Homicide"
2020 Family Reunion Grandma Daphne Episode: "Remember Our Parents' Wedding?"
2022 Kevin Can F**k Himself Donna, Allison’s mother Episode: "Ghost"


  1. ^ "Behind The Voice Actors – Peri Gilpin". Retrieved December 16, 2013.
  2. ^ Make It or Break It at IMDb
  3. ^ "Leeves set for bumper pay-day". BBC News. December 31, 2001. Retrieved April 9, 2021.
  4. ^ Lynch, Jason (May 7, 2004). "Happy Mothers' Days: First-Time Parents Peri Gilpin and Heidi Klum Welcome Their New Arrivals". People.
  5. ^ "Peri Gilpin Interview". Ability Magazine. August–September 2010.
  6. ^ "Peri Gilpin broadcasts breast cancer awareness". USA Today. April 12, 2002. Retrieved August 27, 2009.