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Sharon Gless is an American character actress of stage, film and television, who is best known for her roles on "Switch," "Cagney & Lacey," "Queer as Folk" and "Burn Notice."

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Multiple Emmy and Golden Globe winner Sharon Gless has distinguished herself as one of the most acclaimed and recognized actresses working today.

Gless recently appeared in two independent features, "Once Fallen" with Ed Harris & Amy Madigan, and "Hannah Free," in which Gless stars as the title role. As Hannah, a lesbian whose hidden relationship spans 60 years, she plays a free-spirited woman attempting to reunite with the love of her life one last time.

Gless received her 10th Primetime Emmy award nomination for her portrayal of the chain-smoking, obsessive mother Madeline Westen on the highest-rated cable series in the country, "Burn Notice."

In 2008 she was also an Emmy nominee for Guest Actress in a Drama Series for her chilling performance as Colleen Rose, an ambitious Hollywood agent with a multitude of dark secrets on FX's "Nip/Tuck."

In 2009, Gless traveled to London to produce and star in a one-night performance of "A Round-Heeled Woman." The play is based on the best-selling book by Jane Juska, about a womans adventures with sex and romance later in life. She starred in "A Round-Heeled Woman" in San Francisco in 2010 and received rave reviews when the show played in Miami early in 2011. In the fall of that year, she brought her pet project to London, opening at the Riverside Studios and making her third West End appearance when it transferred to the Aldwych Theatre, running through January 2012.

For five seasons (2000-2005), Gless starred as the outrageous and beloved Debbie Novotny in the groundbreaking Showtime series "Queer as Folk." In 2006, she received rave reviews for her starring role as US Secretary of Defense Lynne Warner in the acclaimed BBC/BBC America miniseries "The State Within."

Gless was first exposed to the entertainment industry at a young age by her grandfather Neil S. McCarthy -- the most respected lawyer of Hollywood's Golden Age. McCarthy, whose clients included Howard Hughes, Cecil B. DeMille and Louis B. Mayer, notably drew up the first contract between a studio and a player -- an interesting fact since Gless was the last contract player in the history of Hollywood (Universal).

Her first series role was the 1973 "Faraday & Company" with Dan Dailey and James Naughton. She guest-starred in many more top TV shows before landing her second series, "Switch" (1975-1978) with Robert Wagner and Eddie Albert.

In 1982, she landed the career-changing role of New York Police Detective Christine Cagney on the smash hit drama "Cagney & Lacey." The role garnered her two Emmys, a Golden Globe and six Emmy nominations. After the show ended in 1988, she re-teamed with "Cagney & Lacey" Executive Producer, Barney Rosenzweig, for the drama series "The Trials of Rosie ONeill." That role led to her second Golden Globe win and two additional Emmy nominations. She married Rosenzweig in 1991.

In 1994 and 1995, Gless reunited with her television partner Tyne Daly to recreate their title roles in a quartet of critically acclaimed "Cagney & Lacey" television movies. Gless and Daly fondly refer to these telefilms as their characters Menopause Years.

Also in 1995 she received her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Additional television roles include the series "House Calls" and "Turnabout," as well as the telefilms "Separated by Murder," "Hard Hat & Legs," "Honor Thy Mother," "Hobson's Choice," and "Letting Go" with John Ritter. She also starred in the miniseries "The Immigrants," "The Last Convertible," "Centennial," and Garson Kanins "Moviola: The Scarlett OHara Wars," in which she played screen goddess Carole Lombard. She has also starred opposite Michael Douglas in the feature film "The Star Chamber."

Gless made her stage debut in Lillian Hellman's "Watch on the Rhine" at Stage West in Springfield, Massachusetts. Since then, she has starred three times on stage in Londons famed West End: in 1993 when she created the role of Annie Wilkes in the stage version of Stephen Kings haunting "Misery" opposite Bill Paterson, in 1996 in Neil Simons comedy "Chapter Two" with Tom Conti, and in 2011-12 in Jane Prowse's "A Round-Heeled Woman." She starred in Claudia Allens "Cahoots" at Chicagos Victory Gardens Theatre (2000) and at Madison Square Garden in Eve Enslers "The Vagina Monologues"

In addition, Gless has recorded several books-on-tape and starred in many radio plays. Her recording of "Night, Mother" for the BBC earned Gless the International Sony Award.

In 2007 she was the recipient of the Theatre School at DePaul Universitys prestigious Award for Excellence of the Arts.

Gless is an active participant in the ongoing struggle to prevent the overturn of Roe vs Wade. In 2005 she was honored by Norman Lears People for the American Way for her unwavering support of human rights. Shes also become a vocal advocate for gay & lesbian (LGBT) causes.

Gless spends her free time at home in one of her three favorite cities: Los Angeles, Miami and Toronto.

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Sharon Gless

Sharon Gless is an American character actress of stage, film and television, who is best known for her roles on "Switch," "Cagney & Lacey," "Queer as Folk" and "Burn Notice."

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Sharon Gless Biography

Multiple Emmy and Golden Globe winner Sharon Gless has distinguished herself as one of the most acclaimed and recognized actresses working today.

Gless recently appeared in two independent features, "Once Fallen" with Ed Harris & Amy Madigan, and "Hannah Free," in which Gless stars as the title role. As Hannah, a lesbian whose hidden relationship spans 60 years, she plays a free-spirited woman attempting to reunite with the love of her life one last time.

Gless received her 10th Primetime Emmy award nomination for her portrayal of the chain-smoking, obsessive mother Madeline Westen on the highest-rated cable series in the country, "Burn Notice."

In 2008 she was also an Emmy nominee for Guest Actress in a Drama Series for her chilling performance as Colleen Rose, an ambitious Hollywood agent with a multitude of dark secrets on FX's "Nip/Tuck."

In 2009, Gless traveled to London to produce and star in a one-night performance of "A Round-Heeled Woman." The play is based on the best-selling book by Jane Juska, about a womans adventures with sex and romance later in life. She starred in "A Round-Heeled Woman" in San Francisco in 2010 and received rave reviews when the show played in Miami early in 2011. In the fall of that year, she brought her pet project to London, opening at the Riverside Studios and making her third West End appearance when it transferred to the Aldwych Theatre, running through January 2012.

For five seasons (2000-2005), Gless starred as the outrageous and beloved Debbie Novotny in the groundbreaking Showtime series "Queer as Folk." In 2006, she received rave reviews for her starring role as US Secretary of Defense Lynne Warner in the acclaimed BBC/BBC America miniseries "The State Within."

Gless was first exposed to the entertainment industry at a young age by her grandfather Neil S. McCarthy -- the most respected lawyer of Hollywood's Golden Age. McCarthy, whose clients included Howard Hughes, Cecil B. DeMille and Louis B. Mayer, notably drew up the first contract between a studio and a player -- an interesting fact since Gless was the last contract player in the history of Hollywood (Universal).

Her first series role was the 1973 "Faraday & Company" with Dan Dailey and James Naughton. She guest-starred in many more top TV shows before landing her second series, "Switch" (1975-1978) with Robert Wagner and Eddie Albert.

In 1982, she landed the career-changing role of New York Police Detective Christine Cagney on the smash hit drama "Cagney & Lacey." The role garnered her two Emmys, a Golden Globe and six Emmy nominations. After the show ended in 1988, she re-teamed with "Cagney & Lacey" Executive Producer, Barney Rosenzweig, for the drama series "The Trials of Rosie ONeill." That role led to her second Golden Globe win and two additional Emmy nominations. She married Rosenzweig in 1991.

In 1994 and 1995, Gless reunited with her television partner Tyne Daly to recreate their title roles in a quartet of critically acclaimed "Cagney & Lacey" television movies. Gless and Daly fondly refer to these telefilms as their characters Menopause Years.

Also in 1995 she received her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Additional television roles include the series "House Calls" and "Turnabout," as well as the telefilms "Separated by Murder," "Hard Hat & Legs," "Honor Thy Mother," "Hobson's Choice," and "Letting Go" with John Ritter. She also starred in the miniseries "The Immigrants," "The Last Convertible," "Centennial," and Garson Kanins "Moviola: The Scarlett OHara Wars," in which she played screen goddess Carole Lombard. She has also starred opposite Michael Douglas in the feature film "The Star Chamber."

Gless made her stage debut in Lillian Hellman's "Watch on the Rhine" at Stage West in Springfield, Massachusetts. Since then, she has starred three times on stage in Londons famed West End: in 1993 when she created the role of Annie Wilkes in the stage version of Stephen Kings haunting "Misery" opposite Bill Paterson, in 1996 in Neil Simons comedy "Chapter Two" with Tom Conti, and in 2011-12 in Jane Prowse's "A Round-Heeled Woman." She starred in Claudia Allens "Cahoots" at Chicagos Victory Gardens Theatre (2000) and at Madison Square Garden in Eve Enslers "The Vagina Monologues"

In addition, Gless has recorded several books-on-tape and starred in many radio plays. Her recording of "Night, Mother" for the BBC earned Gless the International Sony Award.

In 2007 she was the recipient of the Theatre School at DePaul Universitys prestigious Award for Excellence of the Arts.

Gless is an active participant in the ongoing struggle to prevent the overturn of Roe vs Wade. In 2005 she was honored by Norman Lears People for the American Way for her unwavering support of human rights. Shes also become a vocal advocate for gay & lesbian (LGBT) causes.

Gless spends her free time at home in one of her three favorite cities: Los Angeles, Miami and Toronto.

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  • How to book Sharon Gless?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Sharon Gless for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Sharon Gless, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Sharon Gless or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Sharon Gless?

    Booking fees for Sharon Gless, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Sharon Gless, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Sharon Gless?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Sharon Gless for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Sharon Gless for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Sharon Gless or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Sharon Gless or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

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