A working actor and veteran of stage and screen
Gigi has won numerous acting awards including two L.A. Stage Alliance Ovations, and was named Most Watchable Actress by the L.A. Weekly for her multiple-character comedy Non-Vital Organs for which she also received an L.A. Drama Critics Circle Award.
TV work includes recurring roles on Jane the Virgin, Adam Ruins Everything and Days of Our Lives; guest roles on Scandal, Marvel: Agents of Shield; Mistresses, Chasing Life, Hart of Dixie, Weeds. 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 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 classical theater company Antaeus where she teaches 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. Gigi has performed alongside such luminaries as Angela Bassett, Alfred Molina, Gregory Hines, Lizzy Caplan, Jim Parsons, Andre Braugher, Alison Brie, and many others.
In American Theatre Magazine Gigi has been featured as an actor; and her article Small World draws a comparison between the journeyman 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 privately with Zina Jasper and at HB Studios with Aaron Frankel; as well as improv at Chicago City Limits and The First Amendment. Gigi arrived in L.A. in 1990 and began studying with the legendary John Lehne from whom she learned Affective Memory technique, and she studied improv with the Groundlings. Gigi's teaching methods derive from her own experience as an actor and reference the work of masters Uta Hagen and Stanislavsky.