Family & Companions
An attractive blonde player of American TV, usually in comedy or terror melodramas, Gigi Rice got her first break while attending the Burt Reynolds Theatre Institute. Reynolds subsequently cast her in two installments of his ABC series, "B.L. Stryker" Rice met her husband, actor Ted McGinley, when he appeared at Reynolds' theater and the couple settled in L.A. after their marriage. Among her first credits after heading West was the ABC TV-movie "Columbo Cries Wolf" (1990). From 1991-93, she played Samantha Glick, the neighbor, in the syndicated sitcom "Harry and the Hendersons" and from 1992-93 was Lavonne Overton, would-be country warbler, in the short-lived ABC Delta Burke series, "Delta." After the quick cancellation of the latter, she was slotted as Carly, the streetwalker who worked out of the bus station, on "The John Larroquette Show" (NBC, 1993-96).
Rice has appeared in a handful of motion pictures. She made her debut in a small role in "Deadfall" (1993), directed by Chris Coppola. She was also in the Paul Reiser vehicle "Mr. Write" and a member of the extended dysfunctional family in "A Gift From Heaven" (both 1994).
Cast (Feature Film)
Made professional debut in "B.J. Stryker" TV-movie (ABC), starring Burt Reynolds
Was regular on syndicated "Harry and the Hendersons"
Made film debut with small role in "Deadfall"
Co-starred in TV-movie, "Deadly Family Secrets"
Had first TV-movie starring role, "Deadly Web"
Played featured role in the Fox drama "Significant Others"