Lorraine Gary Biography
Birthday: August 16, 1937 (Leo)
Born In: Forest Hills, New York, United States
Lorraine Gary is an American actress best known for her role as Sheriff Brody’s spouse Ellen in the film ‘Jaws’ and its sequels. She does not have a large body of work to her credit but her performance in the iconic blockbuster ‘Jaws’ is enough to ensure that she will never be forgotten. Her passion for acting goes back to her school days. She started acting when she was in primary school. She continued excelling as an actress and won the best actress award in an acting competition when she was in high school. After completing her bachelor’s degree, she got work in television shows doing guest appearances. Her big break in film came with ‘Jaws’ which catapulted her to fame. However, her career did not take off after this as expected. Films came few and far between. She also took a break to raise her two sons. She acted in two more ‘Jaws’ films before calling it quits. Gary was married to Sid Sheinberg, one of the most influential men in Hollywood. However, she says that her marriage sometimes acted against her favor. After retiring from films, Gary has been active in social causes like spreading awareness about AIDS, women’s empowerment and education for girls.