Peri Gilpin - Biography

Last Modified: Nov 16, 2022

Peri Gilpin
Profession: Actress
Best Known For: Frasier (TV series)
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $25 million

Personal Details

Born on : May 27, 1961 (age 62)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Peri Kay Oldham
Birth Place: Waco, Texas, USA
Horoscope: Gemini
Father's Name: James Franklin Oldham
Mother's Name: Sandra Jo Hauck
Siblings: 1

Patti Jo Oldham (sister)

High School: Skyline High School
University: University of Texas, British American Drama Academy
Ethnicity: Multi-ethnic (Croatian, English, German, Irish)
Nationality: American


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Married Date: July 31, 1999
Husband's Name: Christian Vincent
Children: 2

Ava Oldham Vincent (daughter)
Stella May Oldham Vincent (daughter)

Body Measurements

Height: 1.70 meter (5 feet 7 inch)
Weight: 65 kg (143.30 lb)
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Shoe Size: 7.5 US
Dress Size: 8 US
Breast Size: 37 inch
Waist Size: 27 inch
Hip Size: 38 inch
Bra Size: 36
Cup Size: A

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Who is Peri Gilpin?

Peri Gilpin is an actress by profession and American by nationality. She is well known for starring in the TV series Frasier as Roz Doyle and in Make It or Break It as Kim Keeler.

Peri Gilpin – Age, Parents, Siblings

Peri Gilpin was born on May 27, 1961, in Waco, Texas, USA. Her full name is Peri Kay Oldham. Her mother’s name is Sandra Jo Hauck and her father is James Franklin Oldham, who is a broadcaster known as Jim O'Brien.

After her parent's divorce, her mother married Wes Gilpin and she took her stepfather’s surname. She has a sibling- a sister named Patti Jo Oldham and two step-siblings- Marc Gilpin (stepbrother) and April Gilpin (stepsister). She grew up in Dallas, Texas.

Peri Gilpin (Image: Twitter)

Education, Ethnicity

For education, Peri Gilpin attended Skyline High School. Following her high school education, she studied at the University of Texas and the British American Drama Academy.

Her ethnicity includes Croatian, English, German, and Irish.

Peri Gilpin – Boyfriend, Husband, Children, Divorce

Peri Gilpin married her longtime boyfriend Christian Vincent on 31 July 1999 after years of dating. Her husband is a painter. They welcomed twin daughters Ava Oldham Vincent and Stella May Oldham Vincent via surrogacy on May 7, 2004.

The couple is not surrounded by rumors of divorce.

Peri Gilpin, Christian Vincent (Image: Instagram- posted May 2021)

Peri Gilpin – Career

Early Days

Gilpin got her to start performing on her father’s radio show. After her father’s tragic death in a skydiving accident in 1983, she eventually transitioned to acting. Her debut role was in an episode of 21 Jump Street in 1988. This was followed by appearances in the TV series Almost Grown (1988), Matlock (1990), Flesh 'n' Blood (1991), Designing Women (1993), etc.

In 1993, Peri Gilpin was cast as Roz Doyle in the TV sitcom Frasier. This is her breakthrough role, which she portrayed for a total of 260 episodes.

Films, Series

Over the years Peri Gilpin has worked in the films The Jungle Book: Mowgli's Story (1998), Spring Forward (2000), How to Kill Your Neighbor's Dog (2000), Flock of Dudes (2016), Benjamin (2018), We Broke Up (2021), etc. She has also appeared in several TV movies including Uncommon Sense (2005), Hellboy: Sword of Storms (2006), Hellboy: Blood and Iron (2007), and A Dash of Love (2017), among others.

Moreover, Gilpin has portrayed characters in the episode(s) of the TV series The Lionhearts (1998), King of the Hill (2003-2009), Danny Phantom (2004-2005), Make It or Break It (2009-2011) as Kim Keeler, Scorpion (2015-2016), Why Women Kill (2019), among others.

Peri Gilpin with Frasier  cast (Image: Chicago Tribune)


On the set of Why Women Kill, Peri Gilpin has worked with Matthew Daddario, Allison Tolman, Lindsey Kraft, Kevin McNamara, and Sam Jaeger.

Peri Gilpin – Awards, Nominations

Peri Gilpin has been nominated for ten Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series, among which she won one in 1999.

Peri Gilpin – Net Worth, Salary

The net worth of Gilpin is estimated at around $25 million while the figure on her annual salary is under review.

Peri Gilpin – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

Peri Gilpin is active on social media handles including Instagram, and Twitter with thousands of followers but is absent from Facebook.

List of Why Women Kill cast members

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