Gail Ann O'Grady (born January 23, 1963), an American actress and producer, is best known for her roles as Donna Abandando on the ABC police drama NYPD Blue, and Helen Pryor on the NBC drama series American Dreams. She is also well known for her lead roles in a number of television movies. She has been nominated for a Primetime Emmy Awards three times. She has been married six times and has 3 children.