Linda Gray Bio
Linda Gray plays Priscilla Kelly, a wealthy upper East Side Manhattan socialite, whose relationship with her daughter, Samantha Kelly, has been strained for years on The Bold and the Beautiful.
Linda is an award winning actress, an accomplished director, a United Nations Ambassador and one of the world's most recognized and admired stars.
Her award winning portrayal of Sue Ellen, in the legendary TV phenomenon Dallas, brought her international fame and critical acclaim earning her an Emmy nomination for Best Actress, Germany's Bambi Award, Italy's Il Gato for Best Actress on television, and she was voted "Woman of the Year" from the Hollywood and Radio Television Society. Linda later reprised the role in the CBS TV movie Dallas: JR Returns. She also made her directorial debut on Dallas.
Gray began her professional acting career on Marcus Welby, M.D. and soon after Norman Lear cast her in the comedy series All That Glitters. Her television credits include Lovejoy with Ian McShane, Haywire with Jason Robards, The Two Worlds of Jennie Logan, Not in Front of the Children with John Lithgow, The Wild and the Free, Murder in Peyton Place and High Rise.
Linda also guest starred in the CBS hit TV series Touched by an Angel, as well as Aaron Spelling's Melrose Place and Models, Inc. She also took part in the CBS environmental special, What About Me…I'm Only Three, which was particularly meaningful to her as she is actively involved in world conservation and environmental issues.
Gray most recently starred in London's West End production of The Graduate, playing Mrs. Robinson to sell-out audiences and rave reviews and replaced Kathleen Turner on Broadway during Turner's vacation from the play. Linda then continued the role for a special two-month engagement in key American cities.
Linda made her stage-acting debut in Love Letters, which she toured with Larry Hagman throughout the United States and Europe. In April 2000, Linda made her theater directing debut with Murder In The First, a play adapted from the film version. She also starred in the award-winning and controversial play The Vagina Monologues for a limited engagement in January in Atlanta, Georgia and in March in Beverly Hills.
Among the projects that Linda has executive-produced, she is most proud of the two-hour community cable program, Santa Monica: A Community Cares, a joint venture between the Director's Guild of America and the City of Santa Monica cable television, City TV.
Gray has also served as executive producer and mentor to 16 DGA women who gave their time and creative talents to produce and direct video projects for different charities in the Santa Monica area, highlighting the charities and services they provide seniors, the homeless, the disabled and others in need. As Linda says, "It's a win, win program – a win for the women directors and a win for the community." The special is airing on Santa Monica TV and on Los Angeles City View.
Linda has formed her own production company, L.G. Productions, and has several projects in development. She is currently in pre-production on an original story and will make her motion picture directorial debut soon. She resides in Los Angeles, CA.