Sharon Gless

Sharon Marguerite Gless is an American character actress of stage, film and television, who is best known for her roles as Maggie Philbin on Switch (1975–1978), as Sgt. Christine Cagney in the police procedural drama series Cagney & Lacey (1982–1988), as Debbie Novotny in the Showtime cable television series Queer as Folk (2000–2005), and as Madeline Westen on Burn Notice (2007–2013). Gless has won two Emmy Awards and has received 10 Emmy nominations. She has won two Golden Globe Awards (in 1986 and 1991) and has received seven Golden Globe nominations. Gless received her own Star on the Walk of Fame in 1995.

Known For


Cast Credits

The Gifted (2017)
Guest starring as Ellen Strucker
  • Episode 1x02: rX (Oct 9, 2017)
Guest starring as Ellen
The Exorcist (2016)
Guest starring as Chris MacNeil (2 episodes)
My Life in Books (2011)
Guest starring as Sharon Gless
Rizzoli & Isles (2010)
Guest starring as Inmate
Burn Notice (2007)
Starring as Madeline Westen (96 episodes)
The Graham Norton Show (2007)
Guest starring as Sharon Gless
The State Within (2006)
Starring as Lynne Warner
Nip/Tuck (2003)
Guest starring as Colleen Rose (5 episodes)
Queer As Folk (2000)
Starring as Debbie Novotny
So Graham Norton (1998)
Guest starring as Sharon Gless
Cagney & Lacey (1982)
Starring as Christine Cagney
House Calls (1979)
Starring as Jane Jeffries
Turnabout (1979)
Starring as Penny Alston (7 episodes)
Black Sheep Squadron (1976)
Guest starring as Nurse 1st Lt (2 episodes)
Switch (1975)
Starring as Maggie Philbin (36 episodes)
Emergency! (1972)
Guest starring as Sheila
Guest starring as Sculptor
Ironside (1967)
Guest starring as Jennifer