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Gates McFadden

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Cheryl Gates McFadden (born March 2, 1949, height 5' 7" (1,70 m)), usually credited as Gates McFadden, is an American actress and choreographer. She is best known for portraying the character of Dr. Beverly Crusher in the television and film series Star Trek: The Next Generation. She attended Brandeis University earning B.A Cum Laude in Theater Arts. After graduating from Brandeis, she moved to Paris and studied theater with actor Jacques LeCoq. Before Star Trek: The Next Generation, she was mostly known as a choreographer, often working on Jim Henson productions including the films The Dark Crystal, for which she was a choreographer, Labyrinth, for which she served as Director of Choreography and Puppet Movement, and The Muppets Take Manhattan, in which she has a brief on-screen appearance. As a way of distinguishing her acting work from her choreography, she is usually credited as "Gates McFadden" as an actress and "Cheryl McFadden" as a choreographer. She appeared briefly in the Woody Allen film Stardust Memories, and in The Hunt for Red October as Jack Ryan's wife Cathy, though most of her scenes were cut in post-production. In 1987, McFadden was cast as Dr. Beverly Crusher on Star Trek: The Next Generation. The Crusher character was slated to be Captain Jean-Luc Picard's love interest, and this aspect of the character is what attracted McFadden to the role. Another important aspect of the character was being a widow balancing motherhood and a career. McFadden left after the first season, in part because series executive producer Gene Roddenberry was never enthusiastic about casting McFadden in the first place. Roddenberry also wanted to give the role of ship's doctor to actress Diana Muldaur, with whom he had worked on the original Star Trek series and other occasions. Muldaur's character, Dr. Katherine Pulaski, proved very unpopular with fans and left the show after the second season. McFadden was approached to return for the third season. At first she was hesitant, but after a phone call from co-star Patrick Stewart, McFadden was persuaded to reprise her role.

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Mar 2, 1949 In Cuyahoga Falls - Ohio - USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Saturday Night Live 1975-10-11
Latest Project:
Pelicula 50 Years of Star Trek 2016-08-14
Known For
Poster of Padre de familia
Poster of Star Trek IX: Insurrección
Poster of Star Trek VII: La próxima generación
Poster of Star Trek: La nueva generación
Pelicula 50 Years of Star Trek herself 2016-08-14
Pelicula Mattresside Nurse 2015-06-12
Pelicula Chaos on the Bridge Herself 2015-08-25
Pelicula Make the Yuletide Gay Martha Stanford 2009-11-01
Pelicula La ley de la calle (Dirty) Wife 2005-11-10
Pelicula Star Trek X: Némesis Dr. Beverly Crusher 2002-12-13
Series The Division Unknown 2001-01-07
Series Padre de familia Unknown 1999-01-31
Pelicula Star Trek IX: Insurrección Doctor Beverly Crusher 1998-12-10
Series El abogado Unknown 1997-03-04
Pelicula Star Trek VIII: Primer contacto Commander Beverly Crusher 1996-11-21
Series Marker 1995-01-17
Pelicula Star Trek The Next Generation - All Good Things Dr. Beverly Crusher 1994-05-23
Series Cinco en familia Unknown 1994-09-12
Pelicula Star Trek VII: La próxima generación Dr. Beverly Crusher 1994-11-17
Pelicula La caza del Octubre Rojo Caroline Ryan 1990-03-02
Pelicula Star Trek The Next Generation - The Best of Both Worlds Dr. Beverly Crusher 1990-06-18
Pelicula Millonario al instante Diane Connors 1990-08-16
Series Star Trek: La nueva generación Beverly Crusher 1987-09-28
Pelicula Inside the Labyrinth Herself 1986-12-13
Pelicula Los teleñecos conquistan Manhattan Nancy 1984-07-13
Series Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11