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Megan Gallagher

Megan Gallagher
Born (1960-02-06) February 6, 1960
Reading, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Education Juilliard School
Occupation Actor
Years active 1984–present
Spouse(s) Jeff Yagher
Children Two

Megan Gallagher (born February 6, 1960) is an American theater and television actor. Having studied at the Juilliard School under the supervision of John Houseman, Gallagher began her career on stage, and has appeared in several Broadway theatre productions, winning a Theatre World Award for her role in A Few Good Men.

From there, Gallagher moved to Hill Street Blues and China Beach, and starring roles in The Larry Sanders Show and Millennium. The role of Catherine Black in the latter series had specifically been written with Gallagher in mind.


  • Early life 1
  • Career 2
  • Filmography 3
    • Film 3.1
    • Television 3.2
  • Personal life 4
  • Footnotes 5
    • References 5.1
  • External links 6

Early life

Gallagher was born in Reading, Pennsylvania on February 6, 1960,[1][2] to Aileen and Donald Gallagher.[3] She is one of six children. Her mother had also been an actor in her youth, retiring when she began a family. Gallagher credits her own career to her mother, who would take her to Broadway theatre productions as a child.[4] She has also cited Mary Tyler Moore and Katharine Hepburn as influences on her career.[5] Gallagher moved to New York to study acting at the Juilliard School under the tutelage of John Houseman,[1] before relocating to Los Angeles, California to further pursue her career; during this time she also took on a job taking care of stray cats.[6]


Gallagher began her career on stage, appearing in a production of Paul Osborn‍‍ '​‍s Oliver Oliver before being cast in the 1989 Broadway production of Aaron Sorkin‍‍ '​‍s A Few Good Men.[7] Her portrayal of LCDR JoAnne Galloway in the latter production earned her a Theatre World Award.[8] and an Outer Critics Circle Award.[9] In 1993, she took part in Broadway productions of both parts of Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National ThemesMillennium Approaches and Perestroika.[2]

Gallagher's television debut was in the miniseries

External links

  • Genge, N. E. (1997). Millennium: The Unofficial Companion. Century.  
  • McLean, James; Henriksen, Lance; Spotnitz, Frank; Carter, Chris (2012). Chamberlain, Adam; Dixon, Brian A., eds. Back to Frank Black. Fourth Horseman Press.  


  1. ^ a b c "Megan Gallagher | Biography and Filmography".  
  2. ^ a b "Megan Gallagher | IBDB: The official source for Broadway information".  
  3. ^ Abrams, Mark (November 1, 1987). "Local Actress Makes Strides".  
  4. ^ a b McLean et al. 2012, p. 91.
  5. ^ McLean et al. 2012, pp. 91–92.
  6. ^ a b Genge 1997, p. 78.
  7. ^ McLean et al. 2012, p. 92.
  8. ^ "Theatre World Awards".  
  9. ^ "Awards for 1989–1990".  
  10. ^ "Megan Gallagher Profile".  
  11. ^ a b c d "Star Trek Exclusive Interview: DS9 & Voyager Guest Star Megan Gallagher".  
  12. ^ McLean et al. 2012, p. 90.


Gallagher is married to actor Jeff Yagher,[11] and has two children.[4] She is related by marriage to actor Catherine Hicks and make-up artist Kevin Yagher.[11]

Personal life

Year Film Role
1984 Sins of the Past Ellen Easton
1984 George Washington Peggy Shipton
1986 L.A. Law Leslie Aaron
1986 Hill Street Blues Tina Russo
1987 The Slap Maxwell Story Judy Ralston
1989 Champagne Charlie Pauline
1989 China Beach Wayloo Marie Holmes
1991 Law & Order Monica Devries
1991 Blossom Arlene
1991 Pacific Station Sandy Calloway
1992 The Larry Sanders Show Jeannie Sanders
1993 Picket Fences Sydney Hall
1993 Empty Nest Heather Cook
1993 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Nurse Garland / Mareel
1996 ER Kathy Snyder
1996 Millennium Catherine Black
1998 The Christmas Takeover Elyse Madison
1999 The Outer Limits Terry Russo
1999 Lethal Vows Lorraine Farris
2000 Chicken Soup for the Soul Carrie
2000 Star Trek: Voyager Lt. Jaryn
2001 Family Law Jamie Washington
2002 Without a Trace Mrs. Freedman
2003 The District Dr. Cherry
2003 1st to Die Jill Barnhart
2004 Life as We Know It Leslie Miller
2006 7th Heaven Rose's Mom
2007 24 Jillian Wallace
2013 Suits Laura Zane


Year Film Role
1990 The Ambulance Sandra Malloy
1995 Breaking Free Annie Sobel
1996 Crosscut Annie Hennessey
2002 Contagion Dr. Diane Landis
2002 Van Wilder Holyoake Hottie
2002 Blind Obsession Rebecca Rose
2003 Inhabited Meg Russel
2005 Mr. & Mrs. Smith 40s Woman
2011 Alyce Kills Ginny
2015 Get a Job Abbey



[11].Wendell Pierce, acting alongside her Julliard classmate Suits Gallagher also appeared in the legal drama [6], who she saw as a positive example of an intriguing female character on television.The X-Files for Dana Scully Gallagher was also keen to work with Carter, having admired his creation of the character [12].The Larry Sanders Show on Jeannie Sanders with her in mind specifically, as he had been impressed with her work as Chris Carter had been written by creator Millennium in Catherine Black Gallagher's role of [11].Robert Picardo co-star China Beach; she still maintains a friendship with China Beach before going on to play a recurring role in [1]‍ '​ run,Hill Street Blues She then went on to appear as a series regular towards the end of [10]

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