Topics: Domestic Violence, Healthy Living, Life Balance. Best known for her roles on television's "Silver Spoons" and "Buck Rogers in the 25th Century," Erin Gray got her start in modeling, movies-of-the-week, theater, and feature films. Host of such programs as Lifetime Cable's Drug and Alcohol Intervention Program, Gray is a former victim of domestic violence who also serves as spokesperson and board member for Haven House, the oldest battered women's shelter in the United States. She speaks at seminars across the country regarding stress management and teaches chi kung and tai chi classes at UCLA and the Theatre of Hope for Abused Women.
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For five years on nightly network NBC-TV, Erin Gray was the American's image of the ideal woman. Her "Kate" in Silver Spoons" managed to have it all -marriage, family, and business career. And for two years before that she had redefined our public image of the beauty with brains, when "Buck Rogers in the 25th Century" became a hit series, her sleek sophisticated "Colonel Wilma" became a role model, and Erin Gray became a household word.
Erin's success as the face that launched some of America's most glamorous beauty products was already legendary before she made the dramatic career change from model to actress. As the original "I'm Worth It" woman for L'Oreal, and the Bloomingdale's spokeswoman for ten years, she was launched into a starring role in the critically acclaimed television mini-series "Evening In Byzantium" with Glenn Ford. Ms. Gray continued to star in numerous Movies-Of-The Week, "Born Beautiful", "Starman", "Coach of the Year," and Code of Vengeance", and also starred as Lilah opposite Kenny Rogers in the feature film "Six Pack" directed by Dan Petrie.
Ms. Gray continued to co-star in numerous MOWs such as "Breaking Home Ties" with Jason Robards, "The Avenging Ace", and "Addicted To His Love". In four fascinating roles Ms. Gray was again able to express her versatility and range, as a psychotic killer, and "evil Duchess" opposite John Rhys-Davies, a brilliant and twisted femme fatal in "Dark Justice"' opposite France's leading comedic actor Thierry L'Hermite in a hilariously funny farce as an American writer who while hiding out in a French Chateau, becomes involved in a murder mystery.
Within the last 7 years Erin was honored with the Entertainer Award at San Diego's Film Festival and completed filming 15 independent feature films, "The Last Producer" with Burt Reynolds, " Clover Bend" with Robert Urich, "Caught In The Headlights," with Stacey Keach and in the last year, "My True Self," "Loaded" with Jesse Metcaffe, "Ghouls" with William Atherton, and "Dreams Awake."
In addition, to raising two beautiful children Erin and her husband Director of Photography, Richard Hissong are producing a series of videos on Erin's favorite subjects, Chi Kung and Tai Chi. Erin teaches her passion, Tai Chi and Tai Chi Knife, 3 days a week at the Encino Acupuncture Center. Last year Erin was the contributing columnist for a new online magazine, VIVmag where she wrote anecdotal stories sharing Taoist philosophy and teaching Chi Kung exercises.
Possessing a highly developed sense of public service, Ms. Gray, as spokesperson for the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence and as board member for Haven House, the oldest battered women's shelter in the U.S., co-produced and wrote PSAs with Women In Film. For over a decade Erin has been speaking out against domestic violence, a topic that is close to her heart.
Erin also takes time out of her busy schedule to host such programs as Lifetime Cable's, "Drug & Alcohol Intervention Program", and to give motivational speeches for such organizations as UPS, AFLAC, and Lady Remington.. Erin is the recipient of 9 community service awards, such as The Leadership Award by the County of LA & The Guardian Angel Award from the Mothers Against Sexual Abuse, The YWCA's Women of Achievement Award of Distinction, the 1999 Women's Peace Power Media Award, and the 2002 Woman of the Year Award by the Commission For Women.