A working actor and veteran of stage and screen
In the fall of 2022 you can catch Gigi on the big screen in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever playing opposite Angela Bassett, and in David O. Russell's Amsterdam opposite Margot Robbie, Christian Bale, and John David Washington. Currently on TV: The Terminal List (Epis. 2 - Amazon Prime), Loot (Epis. 9 - Apple+TV), American Horror Stories (S2, Epis. 7 - Hulu), as well as recent episodes of NCIS: L.A. and S.W.A.T. (CBS), and General Hospital (ABC). Upcoming on the small screen: Netflix film The Out-Laws, Platonic (Apple+), and Career Opportunities in Murder and Mayhem (Hulu). Recent roles include an argumentative French-speaking nurse, a bubbly sales agent, and a despairing addict.
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 at HB Studio with Aaron Frankel and privately with Zina Jasper; as well as improv at Chicago City Limits, First Amendment, and Groundlings. Gigi arrived in L.A. in 1990 and studied under 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.