Cheryl Gates McFadden, who is known across the globe as Gates McFadden, is an American actress and a choreographer. She has played the role of Dr. Beverly Crusher in the series “Star Trek: The Next Generation”. She was born in the year 1949, 2nd March which makes her age 57 years at present. Her bio includes the following details.
She was born in the city of Cuyahoga Falls in the state of Ohio. She went to Brandeis University and graduated from there with bachelors in Arts in the field of Theatre Arts. After her completing her education at the Brandeis, she moved out to Paris and studied theatre with Jacques Lecoq.
Before she acted in the Star Trek, she used to work for the Jim Jenson Productions which includes the movies like “The Dark Crystal” “Labyrinth”, “The Muppets Take Manhattan” and “Dreamchild”. She has a unique way of distinguishing her acting work from the works of her choreography; she writes “Gates McFadden” as actress and “Cheryl McFadden” as choreographer. She was credited as “Cheryl McFadden” in the movie named “When Nature Calls” and in the third season, episode named “The Cosby Show”. She also appeared in “the Hunt for red October” as Jack Ryan’s Wife although most of her scenes were cut at the time of post production.
In the year 1987, she was casted in Star Trek: The Next Generation as Dr. Crusher. She was portrayed as Captain Jean-Luc Picard’s love interest and another important aspect of character of hers was being a widow who is balancing motherhood and career.
She got fired in the very first season and was substituted by Diana Muldaur as the Enterprise’s Chief Medical Officer; her character of Dr. Katherine Pulaski could not make it up to the third season.
She also has taught in numerous universities including Harvard, Stella Academy, Temple, Pittsburgh etc. She was listed as the faculty member of the School of Theatre on August 2010. At the Ensemble Studio Theatre of Los Angeles, she has been the Artistic Director for it since the year 2009. At the time of her working years, she led the building of Atwater Village.
She also has lent her voice for different audio books as the narrator. In the year 2010, she became the narrator of the “Confessor”. She has a son whose name is James; he was born in the year 1991. Her pregnancy was not written in the Star Trek as her character always wore a laboratory coat. Her son’s godfather’s name is Brent Spiner.
She seems to have a net worth of 185 million US Dollars according to the statistics which enlists her name in the list of richest television actresses. She also seems to be an active user of social networks; she possesses a twitter with a band of followers exceeding 138 thousand. She often posts about her and some links to the videos and so on. More of her news can be obtained from her posts at social sites. Her insightful interviews have been uploaded on youtube as well.