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Gail Ann O'Grady (born January 23, 1963) is an American television actress. She is best known for her roles as Donna Abandando on NYPD Blue and as Helen Pryor on American Dreams. She is currently a series regular on the The CW Comedy-drama series Hellcats.

O'Grady was born in Detroit, Michigan, the daughter of Jan and Jim O'Grady, a financial planner. She was raised in Wheaton, Illinois, and graduated from Wheaton North High School in 1981. She appeared in a few commercials before moving to Los Angeles in 1986. After breaking up with artist Robert Claypool, she sought a restaining order against him in 1995, claiming he was stalking her, but did not obtain one. He responded by suing her for defamation, libel, and slander. Married and divorced six times, O'Grady gave birth to her first child, son Michael Colton O'Grady, in 2004.

O'Grady began her career making commercials. In one, she played the sexy neighbor for whom Michael J. Fox's character chased down a diet Pepsi. In time, she began making guest appearances, often as a villain.

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