Peri Gilpin (born Peri Kay Oldham; May 27, 1961) is an American actress known for her role as Roz Doyle on the U.S. television series Frasier from 1993 until 2004. Along with the principal cast, Gilpin won a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series in 2000.

Personal life

Gilpin was reportedly named after the squirrel "Perri" from a Disney True Life Adventures documentary.[1] She was born in Waco, Texas, but was raised in Dallas, where she graduated from Skyline High School. Gilpin is the daughter of Sandra Jo Hauck, an actress and model, and James Oldham, who under the name Jim O'Brien was a well known radio and television personality in Philadelphia from 1970 until his death in a skydiving accident in 1983. Since Hauck's death from leiomyosarcoma [2] cancer, Gilpin has led efforts for cancer research [3] via the Sarcoma Foundation [2]. Peri's sister, Patti Jo Wynne, and her step-siblings by her mother's second marriage, Marc and April Gilpin, are also actors. She married the realist painter Christian Vincent on July 31, 1999. The couple had twins, Stella and Ava, born via a surrogate mother on May 7, 2004.[4]

Gilpin studied acting at the University of Texas at Austin and the British-American Academy in London. She began using the moniker "Peri Gilpin" after becoming a professional actress.


She and Frasier co-star Jane Leeves run a production company, Bristol Cities, whose latest project was a FOX network pilot titled Minister of Divine, an American remake of the British sitcom The Vicar of Dibley, with Kirstie Alley in a starring role. The pilot was never picked up by the network.

Gilpin is the voice actress for the character Jane Proudfoot in Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within. She also provides the voices of Desiree in the Nickelodeon animated television series, Danny Phantom, Volcana in Superman: The Animated Series and Justice League Unlimited, 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.

More recently, 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 appeared on Law and Order, in both the original and Law and Order: Criminal Intent. She starred alongside Teri Polo in the Lifetime movie, For the Love of a Child.


Year Title Character Type
1988 21 Jump Street Fitzgerald Series (guest)
1990 Matlock Leslie Matthews Series (guest)
1991–1992 Flesh 'n' Blood Irene Series (continuing role)
1992 Wings Barbara #242 Series (guest)
1993 Designing Women Jade Herman Series (guest)
1993 Cheers Holly Matheson Series (guest)
1993–2004 Frasier Roz Doyle Series (continuing role)
1995 Fight for Justice: The Nancy Conn Story Charlotte Parks TV Movie
1995 Pride & Joy Brenda Series (guest)
1996 The Outer Limits Dr. Rebecca Warfield Series (guest)
1996 Early Edition Lenore Series (guest)
1998 The Lionhearts Lana Lionheart Voice
1998 The Jungle Book: Mowgli's Story Raksha the Wolf Voice
1998 Hercules: The Animated Series Hecate Voice
1998 Superman: The Animated Series Volcana Voice
1999 Spring Forward Georgia Film (supporting role)
2000 Baby Blues Ms. Brennan Series (guest)
2000 How to Kill Your Neighbor's Dog Debra Salhany Film (supporting role)
2001 Laughter on the 23rd Floor Carol Wyman TV movie (minor role)
2001 Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within Officer Jane Proudfoot Voice
2003, 2004 King of the Hill Jo Rita, Mary Ellen Voice
2005 Uncommon Sense Tracy TV movie (supporting role)
2004, 2005 Danny Phantom Desiree Voice
2005 Thru the Moebius Strip Caroline Weir Voice
2005 Women of a Certain Age Dianne TV movie (supporting role)
2006 For the Love of a Child Sara O'Meara TV movie (co-star)
2006 Hellboy: Sword of Storms Professor Kate Corrigan Voice
2007 Medium Diane Benoit Series (guest)
2007 Hellboy: Blood and Iron Professor Kate Corrigan Voice
2007 Desperate Housewives Maggie Gilroy Series (guest)
2007 Crossroads: A Story of Forgiveness Erin Teller TV movie (co-star)
2007 Side Order of Life Celia Hutchinson Series (guest)
2007 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Grace Pardue Series (guest)
2008 Hellboy Animated: The Phantom Claw Professor Kate Corrigan Voice
2009 Make It or Break It Kim Keeler Series (continuing role)


  1. "Perri (1957) - Trivia". Retrieved August 27, 2009. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Peri Gilpin Interview", ABILITY Magazine, August/September 2010 Issue.
  3. " - Peri Gilpin broadcasts breast cancer awareness.". USA Today. April 12, 2002. Retrieved August 27, 2009. 
  4. Jason Lynch, People magazine, "Happy Mothers' Days: First-Time Parents Peri Gilpin and Heidi Klum Welcome Their New Arrivals", May 7, 2004

External links

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