Eve Gordon - The World According to Eve!

Eve Gordon - The World According to Eve!

First Published: December 1999
Eve Gordon | Working Actor

Eve Gordon | Working Actor

Eve Gordon | Working Actor
Eve Gordon | Working Actor
Eve Gordon as Marilyn Monroe | "A Woman Named Jackie" - NBC (1991)
Eve Gordon as Marilyn | "A Woman Named Jackie" (1991)
Eve Gordon | Working Actor
Eve Gordon | Working Actor
Eve Gordon | "Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves" (1997)
Eve Gordon, Rick Moranis | "Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves" (1997)
Eve Gordon, Rick Moranis | "Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves" (1997)
Eve Gordon, Rick Moranis | "Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves" (1997)
Eve Gordon, Rick Moranis, Stuart Pankin, Robin Bartlett | "Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves" (1997)
Eve Gordon (before & after) | "I'll Be Home for Christmas" (1998)
Eve Gordon | Working Actor
Eve Gordon & Erich Anderson | "Felicity" (1998)
Eve Gordon, Tony Shalhoub | "Monk" (2002)
Eve Gordon, Jared Padalecki, Sarah Smyth | "Supernatural" (2005)
Eve Gordon as Sister Joy | "Supernatural" (2005) *
Eve Gordon | "American Horror Story" (2011)
Even Gordon & Robert Cicchini | "Open House" - Skylight Theater (2013) **
Eve Gordon as Principal Loveheart | "Chastity Bites" (2013)

Eve Gordon's most recent work when this profile was first published was starring in the November 1999 ABC TV movie about the Partridge Family. Eve played Shirley Jones. She also had a recurring role as Felicity's mother on the popular TV series "Felicity". Other episodic work she's done includes "The Practice" and "Party of Five". Eve has starred in three series on Network Television. The first was "Almost Grown", with Tim Daly, created by David Chase, who went on to create "The Sopranos". Eve feels "That was my favorite role, as I played a woman from age 16 to 40, and all the years in between -- an actor's dream".

Next was "The Powers That Be", with arguably the best cast on TV (John Forsythe, Holland Taylor, Robin Bartlett, Peter MacNicol, David Hyde Pierce, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Valerie Mahaffey, Elizabeth Berridge). Eve was pregnant during that, and took some time off after. When her daughter was three months old, she included "The Good Life" in her growing career, with John Caponera and Drew Carey. "Whatever happened to him?" Eve muses.

Eve Gordon's first movie role was when she was still in school, in "The World According to Garp". "I had a good little scene with Robin Williams and an important plot function". That was also the last time Ms. Gordon had brown hair! (ALMOST) Her next role, starring in "Gemini" for Showtime, was directed by Barnet Kelman, who asked her to dye her hair blonde. "I'll always be amazed he didn't simply hire a blonde", she said.

Her other film roles have been in "Avalon", "Paradise", and "Leaving Normal" "- oh, wait, I have brown hair in that", she remembers, "Ed Zwick asked me to dye my hair brown to more closely resemble Meg Tilly, as I was playing her sister." She also dyed her hair brown in "Paradise", because the only other actors in the film (Melanie Griffith, Don Johnson) were also blonde! She got to keep my preferred hair color for "I'll Be Home For Christmas", 1998's holiday film which had just come out on video.

The television movies she's done, besides "Come On Get Happy: The Partridge Family Story", include "A Thousand Men and A Baby" as Richard Thomas's wife, "Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves", co-starring with Rick Moranis, "Switched at Birth" as Brian Kerwin's wife, "The Heidi Chronicles" as Peter Friedman's wife, "Diedre Hall's Story" as her surrogate,, "The Boys" as James Woods' girlfriend, "The Whereabouts of Jenny" as Ed O'Neill's ex, and "A Woman Named Jackie" as Marilyn Monroe. Eve jokes, "I guess you want all your Actors of the Month to have played Marilyn" (see November 1999)

Going back to that time, Eve has garnered parts in Feature Films as well as both guest and recurring roles in such memorable projects as "Longmire", "The Good Doctor", "The Garage Sale", "Supernatural", "Chastity Bites", "Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23", "Scandal", "Necessary Roughness", "The Newsroom", "Mad Men", "Hart of Dixie", "American Horror Story", "NCIS", "Glee", "Ghost Whisperer", "Medium", "ER", "Two and a Half Men", "Monk", "Cold Case", "Grey's Anatomy", "House", "Without a Trace", "Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous", "Veronica Mars", "Judging Amy", and "Family Affair", to name just a few!

Like so many of our "Working Actors", Eve's beginnings were in the theatre. She studied at the Yale Drama School and did thirty plays there (some directed by John Madden), and kept at it for five years more around the country and on Broadway. Many of her stage performances included musicals "I'm a pretty good lyric soprano", but her absolute favorite is Cunegonde in "Candide" at the Goodman in Chicago. But then she also loved Richard Foreman's "Africanis Instructus" with music by the brilliant Stanley Silverman; She played the lead in that as well, and went to Europe on tour after performing in New York. Also in that cast was Keith David. "You should hear his singing voice - wow!" She exclaims.

Eve has done Brecht-Weill musicals, and many original plays by Jon Robin Baitz, A. R. Gurney, Jr., Albert Innaurato, Harry Kondoleon, Keith Reddin, John Guare, and other playwrights. Eve has been directed by Dan Sullivan at Seattle Rep, Peter Sellers at the Guthrie, Josephine Abady at the Long Wharf and the Berkshire Theatre Festival. "There's more", she tells us, "but even my agents tell me to cut it short on the theatre resume." What a shame, we say!

"I'm really happy with my career; it's exactly what I want. I have a great husband, two amazing little girls, and a nice house and security." Eve feels that if she could do anything over up to this point, she would have changed agents more frequently, but that's just because she's curious. She has actually have been with the same agency for her entire career! she feels that she would have worked more if she'd hopped around a little. "But then I might have become famous, and I wouldn't have my lovely life just the way I like it."

Eve Gordon's advice to the aspiring actor:

I 'll just pass on what Joe Grifasi said to me when I was in a play at Yale, just starting out: 'Always live in an apartment you can afford on unemployment insurance checks, and never be afraid of making your agents mad at you.'

If you're really just starting out, I'd also advise setting yourself a realistic set of goals in a time-limited way -- write down your call-backs, test deals, etc and look it all over in two years. If you haven't gotten anywhere, try to be realistic. Develop skills in other jobs you would enjoy.

Don't let pride take you anywhere. Follow the work."


Talent Agency

Amsel, Eisenstadt, Frazier & Hinojosa Talent Agency (AEFH) 
5055 Wilshire Blvd. Ste. 865 
Los Angeles, CA 90036 
Phone: 323-939-1188 
Fax: 323-939-0630 
Representative: Mike Eisenstadt (eisenstadt@aeftalent.com)


Darlene Kaplan Entertainment 
Darlene Kaplan (darlenekaplan@mac.com
4450 Balboa Ave. 
Encino, CA 91316 
Phone: 818-981-5114

Eve Gordon's Credits
 2017 The First Lady (Short) 
Senator Roberts

 2017 Longmire (TV Series) 
Gloria Dodd

- Cowboy Bill (2017) ... Gloria Dodd

 2017 The Good Doctor (TV Series) 
Nurse Fryday

- Pipes (2017) ... Nurse Fryday
- Mount Rushmore (2017) ... Nurse Fryday
 2017 The Garage Sale 
 2017/I The Circle 
Senator Williamson
 2017 Heartland 
 2016 The Tiger Hunter 
Mrs. Womack
 2015 We Know You Have a Choice (Short) 

 2015 Masters of Sex (TV Series) 

- Undue Influence (2015) ... Judith
- The Excitement of Release (2015) ... Judith

 2014 The McCarthys (TV Series) 

- Love, McCarthys Style (2014) ... Karen

 2014 Mind Games (TV Series) 

- Pet Rock (2014) ... Diane

 2014 Supernatural (TV Series) 
Joy Meyers

- Sharp Teeth (2014) ... Joy Meyers
 2013 Chastity Bites 
Principal Loveheart

 2012-2013 Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 (TV Series) 
Connie Colburn

- The Seven Year B----... (2013) ... Connie Colburn
- Ocupado... (2013) ... Connie Colburn
- Mean Girls... (2013) ... Connie Colburn
- Bar Lies... (2012) ... Connie Colburn
- Whatever It Takes... (2012) ... Connie Colburn
 2012 The Empty Room (Short) 

 2012 Scandal (TV Series) 
Janet Nystrom

- Beltway Unbuckled (2012) ... Janet Nystrom

 2012 Necessary Roughness (TV Series) 
Mrs. Brinks

- Might as Well Face It (2012) ... Mrs. Brinks

 2012 The Newsroom (TV Series) 
Phylis Greer

- Bullies (2012) ... Phylis Greer

 2012 Mad Men (TV Series) 

- Signal 30 (2012) ... Giselle

 2011-2012 Hart of Dixie (TV Series) 
Delia Ann Lee

- Sweetie Pies & Sweaty Palms (2012) ... Delia Ann Lee (uncredited)
- Mistress & Misunderstandings (2012) ... Delia Ann Lee
- The Crush & the Crossbow (2011) ... Delia Ann Lee
- Faith & Infidelity (2011) ... Delia Ann Lee

 2011 American Horror Story (TV Series) 
Dr. Hall

- Spooky Little Girl (2011) ... Dr. Hall
- Open House (2011) ... Dr. Hall
- Piggy Piggy (2011) ... Dr. Hall
- Murder House (2011) ... Dr. Hall

 2011 NCIS (TV Series) 
Amanda McCormick

- Restless (2011) ... Amanda McCormick
 2011 Monkey Man

 2010 Glee (TV Series) 
Mrs. Fretthold

- Laryngitis (2010) ... Mrs. Fretthold

 2010 Ghost Whisperer (TV Series) 
Mariah Dunning

- On Thin Ice (2010) ... Mariah Dunning

 2010 Medium (TV Series) 
Patty Staley

 2009 The Philanthropist (TV Series) 
Brenda Fitzsimmons

- San Diego (2009) ... Brenda Fitzsimmons
 2009 Versailles (Short) 
 2009 Happy Tears 
TV Reporter

 2009 ER (TV Series) 
Mrs. Nugent

- Love Is a Battlefield (2009) ... Mrs. Nugent
 2008 Public Interest 
Karen Montgomery
 2008 Recount (TV Movie) 
Monica Klain

 2008 Two and a Half Men (TV Series) 

- Meander to Your Dander (2008) ... Brenda

 2002-2008 Monk (TV Series) 
Madge / Janie

- Mr. Monk Goes to the Bank (2008) ... Madge
- Mr. Monk Goes to the Asylum (2002) ... Janie

 2007 Cold Case (TV Series) 
Melinda Levy '07

- Justice (2007) ... Melinda Levy '07

 2007 Grey's Anatomy (TV Series) 
Mary Chapman

- Let the Truth Sting (2007) ... Mary Chapman

 2007 House (TV Series) 

- Resignation (2007) ... Jody
 2006 The Mikes (TV Movie) 
Gwen Stanley
 2006 The Grudge 2 
School Counselor
 2006 Love and Debate 

 2005 Without a Trace (TV Series) 
Marian Petersen

- Lost Time (2005) ... Marian Petersen

 2004 Veronica Mars (TV Series) 
Emily Williams

- The Girl Next Door (2004) ... Emily Williams

 2004 The Division (TV Series) 
Ruth Ringston

- As I Was Going to St. Ives... (2004) ... Ruth Ringston

 2002 Judging Amy (TV Series) 
Mrs. Powell

- Lost and Found (2002) ... Mrs. Powell

 2002 Family Affair (TV Series) 

- Pilot: Part 1 (2002) ... Jenny

 1998-2002 Felicity (TV Series) 
Barbara Porter / Barbara Hunter

- The Graduate (2002) ... Barbara Hunter
- Future Shock (2002) ... Barbara Porter
- And to All a Good Night (2000) ... Barbara Hunter
- The Slump (2000) ... Barbara Porter
- Family Affairs (1999) ... Barbara Porter

 2001 Touched by an Angel (TV Series) 
Erica Baker

- Bringer of Light (2001) ... Erica Baker
 1999 Come On, Get Happy: The Partridge Family Story (TV Movie) 
Shirley Jones / Shirley Partridge

 1999 Love Boat: The Next Wave (TV Series) 
Ann Jenkins-Patrick

- Such Sweet Dreams (1999) ... Ann Jenkins-Patrick

 1998 The Practice (TV Series) 
Janet Walsh

- Trench Work (1998) ... Janet Walsh
- Reasons to Believe (1998) ... Janet Walsh

 1998 Something So Right (TV Series) 
Lorraine Hadley

- Something About Egg on Your Farce (1998) ... Lorraine Hadley

 1998 Party of Five (TV Series) 
Jeanie Hanson

- Of Human Bonding (1998) ... Jeanie Hanson
 1997 A Thousand Men and a Baby (TV Movie) 
Genevieve 'Gen' Keenan
 1997 Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves! (Video) 
 1995 Dad, the Angel & Me (TV Movie) 
 1995 The Heidi Chronicles (TV Movie) 

 1994 The Good Life (TV Series) 
Maureen Bowman

- John's New Assistant (1994) ... Maureen Bowman
- The Mother-in-Law (1994) ... Maureen Bowman
- Melissa the Thief (1994) ... Maureen Bowman
- Bob's Field Trip (1994) ... Maureen Bowman
- John Takes Out Melissa (1994) ... Maureen Bowman

 1992-1993 The Powers That Be (TV Series) 
Jordan Miller

- Grammargate: Part 1 (1993) ... Jordan Miller
- Having a Ball (1993) ... Jordan Miller
- Grandma's Big Decision (1993) ... Jordan Miller
- Grammargate: Part 2 (1993) ... Jordan Miller
- Bradley Gets Fired (1993) ... Jordan Miller
 1992 The Secret Passion of Robert Clayton (TV Movie) 
 1992 Leaving Normal 
 1991/I Paradise 
Rosemary Young
 1991 Switched at Birth (TV Movie) 
 1991 The Boys (TV Movie) 
 1991 The Whereabouts of Jenny (TV Movie) 

 1991 A Woman Named Jackie (TV Mini-Series) 
Marilyn Monroe

- The Bouvier Years (1991) ... Marilyn Monroe
- The Kennedy Years (1991) ... Marilyn Monroe
- The Onassis Years (1991) ... Marilyn Monroe
 1990 Avalon 
Dottie Kirk

 1990 Murphy Brown (TV Series) 

- Frankly Speaking (1990) ... Alexandra

 1988-1989 Almost Grown (TV Series) 
Suzie Long Foley

- The Root of All Evil (1989) ... Suzie Long Foley
- Richie (1989) ... Suzie Long Foley
- Holy Grail (1989) ... Suzie Long Foley
- The Hat That Fell from Space (1989) ... Suzie Long Foley
- Joey's 15 Minutes (1989) ... Suzie Long Foley

 1987 The Cosby Show (TV Series) 

- Planning Parenthood (1987) ... Glenda (as Eve Bennett-Gordon)
 1986 George Washington II: The Forging of a Nation (TV Movie) 
Betsy Hamilton (as Eve Bennett-Gordon)
 1982 The World According to Garp 
Marge Tallworth
 1982 Gemini (TV Movie) 

 1981 Ryan's Hope (TV Series) 
Mindy Peters

- Episode #1.1687 (1981) ... Mindy Peters (as Eve Bennett-Gordon)
- Episode #1.1670 (1981) ... Mindy Peters (as Eve Bennett-Gordon)

 Photo camera Credit  
* Katie Yu © 2014 The CW Network 
** Ed Krieger - LA STAGE Times Archive

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