Jewish Actors, Playwrights, Comedians, Musicians
Gabrielle Anne Carteris is a Jewish American actress known for her role as Andrea Zuckerman on the early seasons of the 1990s television series Beverly Hills, 90210.
Gabrielle Carteris was born in Scottsdale, Arizona, the daughter of Marlene, a realtor, and Ernest J. Carteris, a restaurant owner. Her father was of Greek ancestry. She has a twin brother, James. Her parents separated six months after her birth. Carteris's mother moved with her children to San Francisco, California, where she set up a children's clothing store. While attending high school in Marin County, California, Gabrielle Carteris took an interest in the arts, studying ballet and performing as a mime on a European tour at 16 years old. She graduated from Sarah Lawrence College in 1983 with a bachelor's degree in Liberal Arts.
Gabrielle Carteris is Jewish. She married Charles Isaacs, a stockbroker, in 1992, and has two daughters with him named Kelsey and Mollie.
In the March 17, 2008 issue of People magazine, Gabrielle Carteris described an injury suffered while filming a TV movie in Vancouver, Canada, in 2006 that partially paralyzed her face and affected her speech for over six months.
Gabrielle Carteris was cast in her best
known role as studious school newspaper editor
Andrea Zuckerman on
Beverly Hills, 90210. At age 29, she was the oldest cast member to
portray a 16-year-old. When the series first began, most of the
characters were supposed to be in their junior year of high school.
However, when the show became very popular, the writers later wrote
that the characters were now sophomores, to get an extra year of
high school plots in before they went to college.