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Rose Marie Abdoo is an American actress and comedian best known for her role as Gypsy in the hit comedy-drama series Gilmore Girls.

Biography[]

Abdoo was born on November 28, 1962, in Chicago, Illinois. Little is known about her past, including the names of her parents and why she wanted to be an actor. What is known is that she graduated from the Michigan State University and her career began in Chicago, when she participated in multiple improvisational theater events. Abdoo got her first on-screen role in 1993, when she was cast as Beverly Florio in the comedy series Johnny Bago. Abdoo got her first major recurring role in 2002, when she was first cast as Gypsy, the mechanic of the fictional town Stars Hollow, in the hit comedy-drama series Gilmore Girls. Since then, she's appeared in TV shows and movies such as Veep, Psych, Major Crimes, Scandal, Hotel Transylvania, Hotel Transylvania 2, I Didn't Do It, Castle, Sofia the First, Garfunkel and Oates, and Criminal Minds.

On Criminal Minds[]

Abdoo portrayed Janel Desmond, the sister of former hitman-turned-serial killer and abductor Gabriel Merza and adoptive mother of his daughter Kimberly, in the Season Thirteen episode "Blue Angel".

Filmography[]

  • Hacks - 13 episodes (2021-2023) - Josefina
  • How I Met Your Father - "Episode #2.5" (2023) TV episode - Dr. Dominguez
  • Young Rock - "Dwanta Clause" (2022) TV episode - Suzanne
  • Something From Tiffany's (2022) - Muriel
  • Ghosts - "Dumb Deaths" (2022) TV episode - Paula
  • Reboot - 5 episodes (2022) - Selma
  • Beavis and Butthead - "Nice Butt-Head/Home Aide" (2022) TV episode - Ms. Ortz (voice)
  • Call Me Kat - "Call Me Forty" (2022) TV episode - Mary
  • Saved by the Bell - 3 episodes (2021-2022) - Ms. Mandrake
  • Madagascar: A Little Wild - 3 episodes (2020-2021) - Captain Mahaffey / Podcast Host / Security Guard
  • United States of AI - 2 episodes (2021) - Donna
  • The Great North - "Curl Interrupted Adventure" (2021) TV episode - Belva (voice)
  • Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar (2021) - Bev
  • Friendsgiving (2020) - Linda (Abby's Mom)
  • Better Things - 2 episodes (2019-2020) - Ida
  • Bless This Mess - 8 episodes (2019-2020) - Linda
  • Grace and Frankie - "The Pharmacy" (2019) TV episode - Audrey
  • The Middle - "The Crying Game" (2018) TV episode - Mrs. Kozicki
  • Will & Grace - "The Wedding" (2018) TV episode - Aunt Rita
  • Criminal Minds - "Blue Angel" (2017) TV episode - Janel Desmond
  • Puppy! A Hotel Transylvania Short (2017) Short - Witch Maid (voice)
  • Chicanery (2017) - Arlene Sobel Rosen
  • Dr. Ken - "A Park Family Christmas" (2016) TV episode - Librarian
  • Shut Eye - "Wheel of Fortune" (2016) TV episode - Gwen Davenport
  • Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life - 4 episodes (2016) - Gypsy/Berta
  • Mike & Molly - "Curse of the Bambino" (2016) TV episode - Madame Vianne
  • Veep - 2 episodes (2016) - Judge
  • Other People (2016) - Anne
  • Trust Fund (2016) - Angela
  • Yellow Day (2015) - Mrs. Smith
  • Scandal - 4 episodes (2015) - Senator Linda Moskowitz
  • The Grinder - 2 episodes (2015) - Judge Stephanie Rossmyre
  • Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015) - Ticket Agent (voice)
  • I Didn't Do It - "Elementary, My Dear Watson" (2015) TV episode - Margaret
  • The Odd Couple - "Jealous Island" (2015) TV episode - Helen
  • Major Crimes - "Leap of Faith" (2014) TV episode - Jane Lewis
  • The Comeback - 3 episodes (2014) - Marianina
  • Immobile Home (2014) Short - Frances
  • Grey's Anatomy - "Bend & Break" (2014) TV episode - Doctor Kim Dawson
  • All Stars (2014) - Rose Foley
  • Castle - "Driven" (2014) TV episode - Doctor Cynthia Swann
  • Cake (2014) - Innocencia
  • Welcome to Me (2014) - Connie
  • Garfunkel and Oates - "Hair Swap" (2014) TV episode - Magda
  • Sofia the First - "The Flying Crown" (2014) TV episode - Electra (voice)
  • Parenthood - 6 episodes (2012-2014) - Gwen Chambers
  • Pretty Little Liars - 2 episodes (2010-2014) - Doctor Sandy/Fortune Teller
  • Shameless - 2 episodes (2013-2014) - Doctor Vega
  • Spy (2013) TV movie - Paula
  • The Millers - "The Mother Is In" (2013) TV episode - Trisha
  • Baby Daddy - "The Wheeler and the Dealer" (2013) TV episode - Nurse Dalrymple
  • Family Tools - "Book Club Romance" (2013) TV episode - Susan
  • Wendell and Vinnie - "Pick-ups & Drop-offs (2013) TV episode - Ms. Clemente
  • Psych - "Right Turn or Left for Dead" (2013) TV episode - Mary Pasternak (credited as Rose Adboo)
  • Happy Endings - "She Got Game Night" (2013) TV episode - Magic Ann
  • The Mentalist - "The Red Curtain" (2013) TV episode - Sheila
  • Bunheads - 7 episodes (2012-2013) - Sam
  • Friend Me - "Amanda is Now Friends with Chuck" (2012) TV episode - Woman
  • The Guilt Trip (2012) - Diana
  • Goodnight, Mr. Foot (2012) Short - Witch
  • Hotel Transylvania (2012) - Additional Voices (voice)
  • Meddling Mom (2012) - Marisol
  • 2 Broke Girls - "And the Pop-Up Sale" (2011) TV episode - Adin
  • Bad Teacher (2011) - School Secretary
  • Good Luck Charlie - "Kit and Kaboodle" (2010) TV episode - Doctor Tish Tushy
  • Without a Trace - "Labyrinths" (2009) TV episode - Rachel Gomez
  • Legally Blondes (2009) Video - Sylvia
  • Wizards of Waverly Place - "Hugh's Not Normous" (2009) TV episode - Mary Lou Fineman
  • I Hate Valentine's Day (2009) - Attractive Woman
  • WordGirl - "Mr. Big's Dolls and Dollars/Great Granny May (2009) TV episode - Great Granny May (voice)
  • Brothers & Sisters - "Do You Believe in Magic" (2008) TV episode - Miss Clara
  • Out of Jimmy's Head - "Princess" (2008) TV episode - Witch
  • The Return of Jezebel James - "Pilot" (2008) TV episode - Pregnant Lady
  • Nurses (2007) TV short - Dora
  • The Gilmore Girls - 23 episodes (2002-2007) - Gypsy
  • The War at Home - "Kenny Doesn't Live Here Anymore" (2007) TV episode - Shirra
  • In Case of Emergency - "Stuck in Amber" (2007) TV episode - Gladys
  • Relative Strangers (2006) - Frustrated Housewife
  • I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With (2006) - Car Dealership Receptionist
  • That's So Raven - 9 episodes (2003-2006) - Senorita Rodriguez
  • Grand Union (2006) TV movie - Marybeth
  • Malcolm in the Middle - 2 episodes (2005) - Margie
  • Inconceivable - "Face Your Demon Semen" (2005) TV episode - Dawn
  • Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005) - Mili Lerner
  • Monk - "Mr. Monk and Little Monk" (2005) TV episode - Mrs. Monk
  • The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005) - Mother at Restaurant
  • CSI: NY - "The Fall" (2005) TV episode - Blanca Vasquez
  • Dr. Vegas - "Babe in the Woods" (2005) TV episode - Doctor Navarro
  • The Division - "Strangers" (2003) TV episode - Unspecified role
  • Haunted - "Nocturne" (2002) - Gladys Yates
  • Unconditional Love (2002) - Woman Chosen for Show
  • Three Sisters - "Blame the Messenger" (2001) - Blue Jacket Lady
  • Curb Your Enthusiasm - "Interior Decorator" (2000) TV episode - Interior Decorator
  • Strangers with Candy - "The Blank Page" (2000) TV episode - Señora Maria de los Angeles Pons Montez Garcia y Perez
  • Popular - "Windstruck" (1999) TV episode - Madame Sesi
  • U.S. Marshals (1998) - Donna (credited as Rose M. Abdoo)
  • My Best Friend's Wedding (1997) - Seamstress
  • Pride & Joy - "Are You My Mother?" (1995) TV episode - Wendy
  • Missing Persons - "All They Had to Do Was Ask... (1994) TV episode - Marjorie Wren
  • Johnny Bago - 3 episodes (1993) - Beverly Florio

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For an up-to-date filmography, see here.

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