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Gates McFadden – MovieActors.com

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McFadden in STAR TREK: FIRST CONTACT.

About Gates McFadden (1949 – )

Gates McFadden was born on March 2, 1949, in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. She is a graduate of Brandeis University, earning a BAchelor's degree in Theatre. She studied acting in Paris with Jacques Lecoq.

Cheryl Gates McFadden is her birth name and from time to time she is credited as Cheryl McFadden. She is married to John Talbot, and they have a son; James Cleveland McFadden-Talbot, who was born in 1991.

McFadden was a Muppeteer for Jim Henson. In 1984, she played a small part of a secretary in THE MUPPETS TAKE MANHATTAN, for which she was the muppet choreographer. Gates McFadden choreographed the ballroom scene in the Jim Henson film, LABYRINTH; (1986).

In the STAR TREK movie and TV series, Gates McFadden plays Commander/ Dr. Beverly Crusher in the first season. She was fired and replaced in the second season, then wooed back to the series, playing the ship's doctor for the rest of the run.

Of her work on Star Trek, Next McFadden said, "It's wonderful that the show was so imaginative and creative. I'm glad to be a part of it. I get many kids telling me that they would like a mom like Beverly Crusher, and they feel I can solve their problems. It's not an easy world to grow up in. It's tough. And it's nice to think we are doing our bit to help. I always wish I had more to do, but I got my moments and direction [the seventh season episode] "Star Trek: The Next Generation: Genesis (#7.19)" (1994) was, without question, the high point of my years with the show, really the culmination of my Star Trek experience" (1994).

She reprised her role as Dr. Beverly Crusher in 1994; for STAR TREK: GENERATIONS, in 1996; for STAR TREK: FIRST CONTRACT, in 1998; for STAR TREK: INSURRECTION, and in 2002; for STAR TREK: NEMESIS.

As of August 2004, Gates McFadden lives in the South of France, where she is restoring an old theatre.

In 2005, Gates taught some classes at the University of Southern California.

Gates McFadden's notable movie credits include...

MAKE THE YULETIDE GAY (2009)
DIRTY (2005)
STAR TREK: NEMESIS (2002)
STAR TREK: INSURRECTION (1998)
STAR TREK: FIRST CONTACT (1996)
STAR TREK: GENERATIONS (1994)
TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS (1990)
THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER (1990)
WHEN NATURE CALLS (1985)
THE MUPPETS TAKE MANHATTAN (1984)

Gates McFadden's notable television credits include...

FRANKLIN & BASH (TV SERIES 2011-2013)
CROWNED AND DANGEROUS (TV MOVIE) (1997)
MAD ABOUT YOU (TV SERIES 1995-1996)
MARKER (TV SERIES 1995)
STAR TREK:THE NEXT GENERATION (TV SERIES 1987-1994)
ALL MY CHILDREN (TV SOAP SERIES)

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Gates McFadden in GENERATIONS (1994).

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Gates McFadden in
STAR TREK: FIRST CONTACT
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