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Short Info

Net Worth$3 million
Date Of BirthMarch 2, 1949
SpouseJohn Talbot
MarkDoctor Beverly Crusher on Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987)
FactShe is of Lithuanian ancestry on her mother's side.

Gates McFadden is an American actress and choreographer. She is best known for her role as Dr. Beverly Crusher in the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation and as a choreographer for the Broadway musicals Rent, Cabaret, and The Rocky Horror Show.

McFadden was born Cheryl Gates McFadden on March 2, 1949 in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, USA. She is the daughter of Mary (née Gates) and James Norman McFadden, Jr. She has two older brothers, Kevin and Norman.

McFadden attended Brandeis University, where she earned her B.A. in Theater Arts in 1971. She later studied acting at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.

McFadden’s first professional acting role was as a dancer in the 1974 film The Rocky Horror Picture Show. She also appeared in the 1980 film Stardust Memories and the 1982 film Annie.

In 1987, McFadden began her role as Dr. Beverly Crusher in the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation. She held this role for all seven seasons of the show’s run.

In addition to her work on Star Trek, McFadden has also appeared in several other television series, including Cheers, The King of Queens, and Mad About You.

McFadden has also appeared in several stage productions, including the Broadway productions of Cabaret and Rent. She has also served as a choreographer for several stage productions, including The Rocky Horror Show and A Chorus Line.

McFadden has been married twice. Her first husband was John Talbot, with whom she has one son, James Norman Talbot (born in 1985). Her second husband is Mitch Rubenstein, with whom she has two daughters, Olivia Rose (born in 1991) and Josie (born in 1996).

McFadden has a net worth of $8 million.

General Info

Full NameGates McFadden
Net Worth$3 million
Date Of BirthMarch 2, 1949
Height1.72 m
ProfessionFilm director, Actor, Choreographer
EducationBrandeis University


SpouseJohn Talbot
ChildrenJames McFadden Talbot


MoviesStar Trek: First Contact, Star Trek Generations, Star Trek Nemesis, Star Trek: Insurrection, The Hunt for Red October, The Muppets Take Manhattan, Make the Yuletide Gay, When Nature Calls, Crowned and Dangerous, Taking Care of Business, Dirty
TV ShowsMarker, Star Trek: The Next Generation

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#Marks / Signs
1Husky yet smooth voice
2Sparkling blue eyes
3Strawberry blonde hair
4Doctor Beverly Crusher on Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987)


1On auditioning for Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987): I walked in and was told they had three parts, and I could play any part I wanted. "Okay", I asked, "Which one is the funniest?" Beverly Crusher. I swear to God. Seriously! So I go, "Okay, fine", and I look at the scene and it's a scene from "The Naked Now" and that's funny because she's kind of drunk and I thought, "This is funny." So that's about the only funny scene in seven seasons! (Star Trek Magazine, April 2006)
2Theater really is my first love. I love the stage, performing for an audience. Some of my favorite credits would have to be the Shakespeare work I did in New York and "To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday". I also loved working with Jim Henson on The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984) and Labyrinth (1986). I've also loved Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987). (1994)
3On the boat scene in Star Trek: Generations (1994): Shooting the boat sequences, I think, is probably something all of us have a story to tell about. I can tell you that the boat was supposed to be pitching back and forth, so we all had to really pitch back and forth... for days. At times, it was very funny and we were all having a good laugh, and at other times, it wasn't at all funny and it could be quite tiring. But it's a terrific scene. (1994)
4It's wonderful that the show was so imaginative and creative. I'm glad to be a part of it. I get many kids telling me that they would like a mom like Beverly Crusher, and they feel I can solve their problems. It's not an easy world to grow up in. It's tough. And it's nice to think we are doing our bit to help. I always wish I had more to do, but I got my moments and direction [the seventh season episode] Star Trek: The Next Generation: Genesis (1994) was, without question, the high point of my years with the show, really the culmination of my Star Trek experience. (1994)


1She is of Lithuanian ancestry on her mother's side.
2Has played a doctor in both Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987) and The Hunt for Red October (1990).
3Currently resides in the South of France, where she is restoring an old theatre. [August 2004]
4Continues teaching at the University of Southern California. [November 2005]
5Studied acting in Paris with famous teacher Jacques Lecoq.
6She choreographed the ballroom scene in the Jim Henson film Labyrinth (1986).
7She was a Muppeteer and movement coordinator for Jim Henson prior to her role on Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987).
8Her son, James Cleveland McFadden-Talbot, was born on June 10, 1991.
9Received her Bachelor's degree in Theatre from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts.
10Brent Spiner is the godfather of Gates's son.




Next Door2017/IDr. Constance Abrams
Scary Endings2016TV Series shortThe 911 Operator
Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff2014Video GameBeverly Crusher (voice)
Franklin & Bash2011-2013TV SeriesJudge Mallory Jacobs
Make the Yuletide Gay2009Martha Stanford
The Handler2004TV SeriesSiobhan
Star Trek: Nemesis2002Beverly Crusher
The Division2001TV SeriesMrs. Petersen
The Practice2000TV SeriesJudge Emily Harrison
Star Trek: Insurrection1998Beverly
Star Trek: Generations1997Video GameCommander / Dr. Beverly Crusher (voice)
Crowned and Dangerous1997TV MoviePatrice Baxter
Star Trek: First Contact1996Beverly
Mad About You1995-1996TV SeriesAllison Rourke
Star Trek: The Next Generation - A Final Unity1995Video GameCommander / Dr. Beverly Crusher (voice)
Mystery Dance1995TV SeriesNancy Maxwell
Marker1995TV SeriesKimba
Star Trek: Generations1994Beverly
Party of Five1994TV SeriesGreer Erikson
Star Trek: The Next Generation1987-1994TV SeriesDr. Beverly Crusher
Dream On1993TV SeriesIna Dreikoff
L.A. Law1992TV SeriesOota Keller
Taking Care of Business1990Diane
Beyond the Groove1990TV SeriesSecretary
The Hunt for Red October1990Caroline Ryan
The Cosby Show1987TV Series
The Wizard1986TV SeriesDarcy
When Nature Calls1985Gena ("Gena's Story" trailer) (as Cheryl McFadden)
The Muppets Take Manhattan1984Mr. Price's Secretary (as Cheryl McFadden)
All My Children1970TV SeriesDr. Lisa Mallory (1988)


Star Trek: The Next Generation1991TV Series choreographer - 1 episode
Labyrinth1986choreographer - as Cheryl McFadden


Star Trek: The Next Generation1994TV Series 1 episode

Camera Department

Galacticast2006TV Series short camera operator - 1 episode


Chaos on the Bridge2014TV Movie documentary thanks


Home & Family2016TV SeriesHerself
50 Years of Star Trek2016TV MovieHerself
Star Trek: The Next Generation - The Sky's the Limit - The Eclipse of Star Trek: The Next Generation2014DocumentaryHerself
Star Trek: The Next Generation - The Unknown Possibilities of Existence: Making All Good Things...2014Documentary shortHerself
Chaos on the Bridge2014TV Movie documentaryHerself
Beyond the Five Year Mission: The Evolution of Star Trek - The Next Generation2014DocumentaryHerself
Requiem - A Remembrance of Star Trek: The Next Generation2013Video documentaryHerself
Star Trek: From One Generation to the Next2013Video shortHerself
Relativity: The Family Saga of Star Trek - The Next Generation2013Documentary
The Captains Close Up2013TV SeriesHerself
Resistance Is Futile: Assimilating Star Trek -The Next Generation2013DocumentaryHerself
Star Trek: The Next Generation - Regeneration: Engaging the Borg2013DocumentaryHerself
Making It So: Continuing Star Trek - The Next Generation2012Video documentaryHerself
Reunification: 25 Years After Star Trek - The Next Generation2012Video documentaryHerself
Stardate Revisited: The Origin of Star Trek - The Next Generation2012DocumentaryHerself
FedCon XXI2012DocumentaryHerself
Family Guy2009TV SeriesHerself
Make the Yuletide Gay: Cast Interviews2009Video shortHerself
Space Top 10 Countdown2007TV SeriesHerself
Galacticast2006TV Series shortHerself
America Loves... Star Trek2001TV Movie documentaryHerself
Journey's End: The Saga of Star Trek - The Next Generation1994TV Movie documentaryHerself
Comic Relief VI1994TV Special documentaryDoctor Beverly Crusher
Star Trek 25th Anniversary Special1991TV Movie documentaryHerself
Inside the Labyrinth1986TV Movie documentaryHerself (as Cheryl McFadden)
Saturday Night Live1982TV SeriesHerself - Audience Member

Archive Footage

The Drunken Peasants2015-2016TV SeriesBeverly Crusher Dr. Beverly Crusher
How William Shatner Changed the World2005TV Movie documentaryDoctor Beverly Crusher
Star Trek: The Next Generation Companion1999Video GameCommander / Dr. Beverly Crusher
Ultimate Trek: Star Trek's Greatest Moments1999TV ShortDoctor Beverly Crusher
Star Trek: The Next Generation1989TV SeriesDr. Beverly Crusher

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