Gershon was born in Los Angeles, California, the daughter of Mickey, an interior decorator, and Stan Gershon, who worked in the import/export business and sales. Gershon is Jewish, and has a brother, Dan, and a sister, Tracy. She attended Beverly Hills High School with Lenny Kravitz. After high school, Gershon moved to Boston, where she attended Emerson College.
A 2008 Vanity Fair article linked her romantically with former President Bill Clinton. Speaking on the U.S. television show Live with Regis and Kelly on June 9, she said, "It is such a crazy, outrageous lie… I met him three times at events. It disturbed me on so many levels."
Gershon attended New York University, where she studied drama and child psychology. She also attended the Circle in the Square Professional Theater School in New York, working with David Mamet and Harold Guskin. She is one of the founding members of the New York-based theater group Naked Angels.
She has appeared on Broadway three times, as Sally Bowles in the revival of Cabaret, in the revival of the sex farce Boeing-Boeing, and is currently playing Rosie Alvarez in the Broadway revival of Bye Bye Birdie at the Roundabout Theatre Company.
Her first acting venues were stage appearances in Camille and The Substance of Fire. She had a cameo role in The Cars 1984 video Hello Again along side Andy Warhol. Her break came with a bit part in 1986's Pretty in Pink which led to more substantial roles in Sweet Revenge with Nancy Allen and Cocktail, with Tom Cruise and Elisabeth Shue. Gershon also worked in TV, with a recurring role on Melrose Place playing a Heidi Fleiss-esque Hollywood madame. She won critical acclaim for her portrayal of Nancy Sinatra in the made-for-TV biopic Sinatra. In 1996, she played Corky, an ex-con who gets mixed up in a lesbian affair with Jennifer Tilly, in the mobster flick Bound. The following year, she costarred with John Travolta and Nicolas Cage in Face/Off.
Gershon is regarded as a gay icon because of her roles in movies such as Bound (in which she played a butch lesbian), Prey for Rock & Roll, and Showgirls (which is regarded as a camp classic). She was ranked #23 on the Maxim Hot 100 Women of 2004.
Gershon played Jew's harp on "I Can't Decide", a song on the Scissor Sisters 2006 release Ta-Dah. She also played Jew's harp on the song "I Do It For Your Love", Paul Simon's collaboration with Herbie Hancock on his album Possibilities. On television, she has recurring roles on HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm (as a Hasidic dry cleaner), Rescue Me, and the U.S. dramedy series Ugly Betty (as Italian cosmetics mogul Fabia, the rival of Wilhelmina Slater). She also has served as the voiceover for Major League Baseball's "I Live For This" promotional campaign.
Gershon also appears in Lenny Kravitz's music video entitled "Again". She and her brother Dan are the authors of the children's book Camp Creepy Time. On September 10, 2008, Gershon appeared in a video on funnyordie.com, parodying former Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin, titled "Gina Gershon Strips Down Sarah Palin" which she followed with "Gina Gershon Does Sarah Palin 2".
- Pretty in Pink (1986)—gym student/friend at prom
- Sweet Revenge (1987)—K.C.
- Red Heat (1988)—Cat Manzetti
- Cocktail (1988)—Coral
- Out for Justice (1991)—Patti Madano
- The Player (1992)—Whitney Gersh
- Flinch (1994)—Daphne James
- Best of the Best 3: No Turning Back (1995)—Margo Preston
- Showgirls (1995)—Cristal Connors
- Bound (1996)—Corky
- Face/Off (1997)—Sasha Hassler
- This World, Then the Fireworks (1997)—Carol Lakewood Wharton
- Palmetto (1998)—Nina
- Prague Duet (1998)— Dr. Lauren Graham
- One Tough Cop (1998)—Joey O'Hara
- Black & White (1998)—Nora "Hugs" Hugosian
- Lulu on the Bridge (1998)—Hannah
- Guinevere (1999)—Billie
- The Insider (1999)—Helen Caperelli
- Slackers (2002)-Uncredited
- Driven (2001)—Cathy Heguy
- Picture Claire (2001)—Lily Warden
- Borderline (2002)—Lila Coletti
- Demonlover (2002)—Elaine Si Gibril
- Prey for Rock & Roll (2003)—Jacki
- Three Way (2004)—Florence
- Out of Season (2004)—Eileen Phillips
- Category 7: The End of the World (2005)—Judith Carr
- Dreamland (2006)—Mary
- One Last Thing... (2006)—Arlene
- Kettle of Fish (2006)—Ginger
- What Love Is (2006)—Rachel
- Delirious (2007)—Dana
- P.S. I Love You (2007)—Sharon
- Beer for My Horses (2008)—Cammie
- Just Business (2008)—Marty
- Love Ranch (2009)
- Five Minarets in New York (Template:Lang-tr) (2010) as Maria
- The New Twilight Zone (1987)—Laura/Prince (Season 2, Episode 18 "Time and Teresa Golowitz")
- The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd (1989)—Randy
- Sinatra (1992)—Nancy Barbato Sinatra
- Melrose Place (1993)—Ellen
- Legalese (1998)-Angela
- Snoops (1999)—Glenn Hall
- The Job (2001?)—Herself
- Just Shoot Me! (2002–03)—Rhonda Ferrara (two episodes)
- Spider-Man: The New Animated Series (2003)—Shikata (voice)
- Tripping the Rift (2004)—Six (voice, replaced by Carmen Electra in Season 2)
- Curb Your Enthusiasm (2004 & 2007)—Anna
- The Batman (2004–08)—Catwoman (voice)
- Ugly Betty (2006–2007)—Fabia (Season 1, Episode 1, 14, 23)
- Psych (2007)—Emilina Saffron (episode "American Duos")
- Rescue Me (2007)—Valerie (episodes "Solo", "Animal", "High", "Cycle", "Keefe", and "Yaz")
- Eastbound & Down (2009)—(Season 1, Episode 5 "Chapter 5")
- Everything She Ever Wanted (2009)- Lifetime Movie Network miniseries
- Cabaret (1998 revival)—Sally Bowles
- Boeing Boeing (2008 revival)—Gabriella
- Bye Bye Birdie (2009 revival)—Rose Alvarez
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 "People Profile|Gina Gershon". Cigar Aficionado. Retrieved 2010-04-12.[dead link]
- ↑ "Gina Gershon Biography (1962–)". Filmreference.com. Retrieved 2010-04-12.
- ↑ Cracking Up Lenny Kravitz, Entertainment Weekly
- ↑ The Los Angeles Times. Vanity Fair links Bill Clinton to actress Gina Gershon
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 NetGlimse Gina Gershon biography
- ↑ Time 2 hours and 30 minutes. (1 Intermission). "Bye Bye Birdie Tickets | Broadway". Broadway.com. Retrieved 2010-04-12.
- ↑ http://www.afterellen.com/TV/totallygay.html Afterellen.com Retrieved on 04-19-07
- ↑ "FreeJose.com". Maxim Magazine Hot 100 Women of 2004. Retrieved 2007-03-04.
- ↑ ""Gina Gershon Strips Down Sarah Palin"". Funnyordie.com. Retrieved 2010-04-12.
- ↑ ""Gina Gershon Does Sarah Palin 2"". Funnyordie.com. Retrieved 2010-04-12.
- ↑ Scott, Brian (2009-02-25). "Gina Gershon to Guest Star on CBS' Numbers: Theater News on TheaterMania.com - 02/25/2009". Theatermania.com. Retrieved 2010-04-12.
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