Sharon Gless

Sharon Gless

About Sharon Gless

Sharon Marguerite Gless (born May 31, 1943) is an American character actress of stage, film and television, who is best known for her roles as Maggie Philbin on Switch (1975-1978), as Sgt. Christine Cagney in the police procedural drama series Cagney & Lacey (1982-1988) and as Debbie Novotny in the Showtime cable television series Queer as Folk (2000-2005). She is currently playing Madeline Westen on Burn Notice. Gless has won two Emmy Awards and has received 10 Emmy nominations, has been nominated 7 times for the Golden Globe (winning two in 1986 and 1991) and has received her own Star on the Walk of Fame in 1995. A fifth-generation Californian, Sharon Gless was born in Los Angeles, California, the daughter of Marjorie McCarthy and sportswear manufacturing executive, Dennis J. Gless.

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