Annabeth Gish Biography
Annabeth Gish was already active in the performing arts during her youth, and she was able to exhibit her talents when she was cast in the 1986 teen flick Desert Bloom. Apart from her stint in the entertainment world, Annabeth Gish was also active in the Lutheran denomination and as well developed her Spanish proficiency skills. She graduated at the Northern University High School in Cedar Falls, Iowa in 1989, and afterwards went to Duke University. Annabeth Gish focused her attention on film studies, womens studies, and drama program, and as well became a member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority. In 1993, she received her BA degree in English.
While in the university, Annabeth Gish appeared on various film and television shows, starting with her first major role as Lyn McKenna in the TV movie When Hes Not a Stranger. In 2001, she became part of the popular sci-fi series, The X-Files as Special Agent Monica Reyes. This was after David Duchovny announced that he is planning to leave the show, after being the main star for seven seasons. During the next two seasons, Annabeth Gish and newcomer Robert Patrick became the locus of series, especially when Gillian Anderson left the series. The performances of both Annabeth Gish and Robert Patrick were agreed to be well, however, ratings continued to fall due to the departure of the shows initial stars, leading to the series demise.
Annabeth Gish made recurring guest appearances on The West Wing in 2003 as Elizabeth Bartlet Westin, President Josiah Bartlets eldest daughter. She took part of the fictional First Family which also consisted of Stockard Channing as First Lady Abigail Bartlet, Nina Siemaszko as Ellie and Elisabeth Moss playing the role of Zoey.
In 2006, Annabeth Gish appeared in the indie film The Celestine Prophecy, and co-starred opposite Eion Bailey and Alicia Siverstone in Candles on Bay Street. Also in 2006, she took on a major role in the Showtimes Brotherhood, where she plays on the role of Eileen, wife of fictional Congressman Tommy Caffee, who struggles to maintain a model political family image despite battles with adultery and drug abuse.
Annabeth Gish is married to stuntman Wade Allen. The couple has a son, Cash Alexander Allen born in January 2007.