|Veteran actress, Gigi Rice just
worked with award-winning Director, Wayne Kramer, on the feature
film Crossing Over, starring Harrison Ford, Ray Liotta and Sean
Penn. Rice has worked in nearly a dozen features, including: The
Man, with Samuel Jackson and Eugene Levy, The Calling, Night at
The Roxbury, Deadfall and Mr. Write.
This spring, Rice served as
Executive Producer and Creator of a television pilot in which
she plays the lead role. This untitled project was developed as
a vehicle for her along with writer, Kelvin Yu. The pilot is
currently being discussed with networks and studios, and
hopefully will be seen in 2008.
Rice began her career in
television as a Series Regular on Harry And The Hendersons, and
then as a Regular on Delta. She gained national attention when
cast as the sexy CARLY WATKINS on The John Laroquette Show, in
1993. Since that time, Rice has enjoyed a busy career in
television, film and the stage.
She was also cast as a Regular,
along with Jennifer Garner, Eion Bailey and Elizabeth Mitchell,
in Significant Others, a ColumbiaTriStar television series. In
Do Over, Rice played KAREN LARSEN, a mom, very much ahead of her
time, in the “80’s period” show for the WB.
With a multitude of Movies for
Television under her belt, Rice has starred in The Premonition,
Deadly Web, McBride: The Doctor Is Out, Really Out, and Deadly
Rice, a very recognizable face to
television viewers, has recurred on Army Wives, George Lopez,
Frasier, My Guide To Becoming A Rock Star, and Partners. Among
an extensive list of Guest-Star Appearances to her credit are:
The Closer, Nip/Tuck, Two And A Half Men, C.S.I., Will And
Grace, Hope & Faith, Center of The Universe, The Stones and The
Fugitive. This fall, Gigi will be seen on upcoming episodes of
Las Vegas and the new CBS series, Moonlight.
Rice graduated from The Ohio
State University, with a B.F.A., in Musical Theatre. Following
her graduation, Rice served as an apprentice at Burt Reynolds’s
Jupiter Theatre, in Florida. While there she appeared in Mame,
directed by Charles Nelson Reilly, and I’m Not Rappaport,
directed by Burt Reynolds. As her roots are in theatre, she
still maintains a presence on stage. Last year, Rice starred in
two plays, The Mercy Seat and Desperate Affection.
Rice, her husband, and their two
children, live in Los Angeles.