Gates McFadden Files

→ Received her Bachelor’s degree in Theatre from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts.
→ Studied acting in Paris with famous teacher Jacques Lecoq.
→ She was a Muppeteer and movement coordinator for Jim Henson.
→ She choreographed the ballroom scene in the Jim Henson film Labyrinth (1986).
→ Her son, James Cleveland McFadden-Talbot, was born on June 10, 1991. At the time she was acting on Star Trek: The Next Generation (4th season).
→ Brent Spiner is the godfather of her son.
→ Lived in the South of France, where she is restoring an old theatre and owns a house. [August 2004]
→ Continues teaching at the University of Southern California. [November 2005]
→ Has played a doctor twice: Doctor Beverly Crusher on Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987), and Doctor Caroline Ryan in The Hunt for Red October (1990).
→ Good friends with Star Trek co-star Patrick Stewart. Stewart was the one who convinced her to return in the series’ third season.
→ She has Lithuanian ancestry on her mother’s side. As well as Irish and Scottish from both of her parents.
→ She greatly enjoyed working with Dabney Coleman on The Muppets Take Manhattan, and considers him “one of the funniest men I’ve ever met”.
→ Has been seen riding a unicycle twice: on the set of Paramount where she shot for Star Trek and entering a talk-show.
→ Currently resides in Los Angeles.
→ Been vegetarian for decades in December 2020 she said she’d gone vegan during the year. (info source)
→ She likes many different animals but absolutely loves (and owns) cats.

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