A working actor and veteran of stage and screen
In 2021 Gigi has shot four feature films, two episodics, a pilot, a commercial, and had a juicy stint on a soap (see link above to IMDB). In these recent roles she has played opposite Angela Bassett, Margot Robbie, Christian Bale, John David Washington, Adam Devine, Chris Pratt and others in parts as varied as a bubbly sales agent, a despairing addict, and a French government official issuing a stern warning (in French). TV work includes recurring roles on Jane the Virgin, Adam Ruins Everything and Days of Our Lives; guest roles on NCIS: LA, Scandal, Marvel: Agents of Shield; Mistresses, Chasing Life, Hart of Dixie, Weeds. Prior films include Save the Date, Alex and Emma, A Lover Betrayed. Web series: The Britishes, Precious Plum Season 2, Kittens in a Cage.
Gigi has won numerous acting honors including two L.A. Stage Alliance Ovation Awards and an L.A. Drama Critics Circle Award, and was named Most Watchable Actress by the L.A. Weekly for her multiple-character comedy Non-Vital Organs. She has appeared on many Southern California stages including Center Theatre Group’s Kirk Douglas Theatre, Pasadena Playhouse, Old Globe, International City Theatre, La Mirada, Rubicon, MainStreet and others. She is a member of the award-winning theater company Antaeus where she has taught in the Academy, directs, and where she has performed in many productions including Native Son, Cloud 9, Picnic, The Liar, The Seagull, Mother Courage, etc.
In American Theatre Magazine Gigi has been featured as an actor and a journalist; her article Small World draws a comparison between the actor’s life in Paris, London, and L.A.
American Theatre Magazine Articles
Gigi Bermingham grew up in Northern California and attended U. C. Berkeley graduating with a degree in Dramatic Art. She spent eight years in New York where she studied acting with Zina Jasper and at HB Studio with Aaron Frankel; as well as improv at Chicago City Limits, First Amendment, and Groundlings. Gigi arrived in L.A. in 1990 and began studying with the legendary John Lehne from whom she learned Affective Memory technique. Gigi's teaching methods derive from her own experience as an actor and reference the work of masters Uta Hagen and Stanislavski.