Gates McFadden

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Cheryl Gates McFadden (born March 2, 1949), usually credited as Gates McFadden, is an American actress and choreographer. She is best known for portraying the character of Dr. Beverly Crusher in the television and film series Star Trek: The Next Generation. She attended Brandeis University earning B.A Cum Laude in Theater Arts. After graduating from Brandeis, she moved to Paris and studied theater with actor Jacques LeCoq. Before Star Trek: The Next Generation, she was mostly known as a choreographer, often working on Jim Henson productions including the films The Dark Crystal, for which she was a choreographer, Labyrinth, for which she served as Director of Choreography and Puppet Movement, and The Muppets Take Manhattan, in which she has a brief on-screen appearance. As a way of distinguishing her acting work from her choreography, she is usually credited as "Gates McFadden" as an actress and "Cheryl McFadden" as a choreographer. She appeared briefly in the Woody Allen film Stardust Memories, and in The Hunt for Red October as Jack Ryan's wife Cathy, though most of her scenes were cut in post-production. In 1987, McFadden was cast as Dr. Beverly Crusher on Star Trek: The Next Generation. The Crusher character was slated to be Captain Jean-Luc Picard's love interest, and this aspect of the character is what attracted McFadden to the role. Another important aspect of the character was being a widow balancing motherhood and a career. McFadden left after the first season, in part because series executive producer Gene Roddenberry was never enthusiastic about casting McFadden in the first place. Roddenberry also wanted to give the role of ship's doctor to actress Diana Muldaur, with whom he had worked on the original Star Trek series and other occasions. Muldaur's character, Dr. Katherine Pulaski, proved very unpopular with fans and left the show after the second season. McFadden was approached to return for the third season. At first she was hesitant, but after a phone call from co-star Patrick Stewart, McFadden was persuaded to reprise her role.

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Cheryl Gates McFadden (* 2. März 1949 in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio) ist eine US-amerikanische Schauspielerin. Noch unter ihrem Namen Cheryl McFadden hatte sie 1984 eine kleine Nebenrolle als Sekretärin in dem Film Die Muppets erobern Manhattan. Berühmt wurde sie durch ihre Rolle als Ärztin Dr. Beverly Crusher in der Serie Raumschiff Enterprise: Das nächste Jahrhundert. Da der Charakter der Dr. Beverly Crusher sich nicht so entwickelt habe, wie Gene Roddenberry es sich vorgestellt hatte, schied McFadden für die Dauer der 2. Staffel aus der Serie aus und wurde durch Diana Muldaur ersetzt. Nachdem deren Rolle der Schiffsärztin Dr. Katherine Pulaski, die stärker an die Eigenschaften von Dr. Leonard McCoy anknüpfen sollte, sich beim Fernsehpublikum als unpopulär erwiesen hatte, kehrte McFadden nach persönlicher Bitte mit Beginn der dritten Staffel zur Serie zurück. Auf der FedCon 2006 sagte sie über ihre Rolle als Beverly Crusher, dass sie sich diese etwas humorvoller gewünscht hätte. 1990 spielte sie in einer Nebenrolle die Caroline Ryan im Film Jagd auf Roter Oktober. Nach dem Ende von Raumschiff Enterprise: Das nächste Jahrhundert war sie 1995 in einer Nebenrolle in der kurzlebigen Fernsehserie Heißes Pflaster Hawaii zu sehen. Für den Fantasy-Film Die Reise ins Labyrinth war sie als Choreographin tätig, für welchen sie zum Beispiel die Ballsequenz und die Schlacht in der Koboldstadt erarbeitete. Als erster weiblicher Hauptdarsteller einer Star-Trek-Serie führte sie bei einer Folge auch Regie (7. Staffel, Episode Genesis). Quelle: Wikipedia

Gender
female
Date of Birth
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Place of Birth
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, USA

Credits

Cast

CharacterMovie / TV ShowGenresReleaseRating
Dr. Beverly CrusherStar Trek: PicardTV10 Episodes73% · 1,631
Dr. Beverly CrusherStar Trek: Nemesis63% · 1,361
Doctor Beverly CrusherStar Trek: Insurrection64% · 1,155
Commander Beverly CrusherStar Trek: First Contact73% · 1,687
Dr. Beverly CrusherStar Trek: Generations65% · 1,271
Caroline RyanThe Hunt for Red October74% · 3,129
Beverly CrusherStar Trek: The Next GenerationTV154 Episodes83% · 1,405
SelfStar Trek: The Next GenerationTV83% · 1,405

Crew

DepartmentJobMovie / TV ShowGenresReleaseRating
DirectingDirectorStar Trek: The Next GenerationTV83% · 1,405
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