Sellecca in 2008
May 25, 1955
The Bronx, New York, U.S.
|Occupation||Actress, spokesperson, activist|
Gil Gerard (1979–1987; divorced)
John Tesh (1992–present)
Connie Sellecca (born May 25, 1955) is an American actress and former model, best known for her roles on the television series The Greatest American Hero and Hotel, for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Drama in 1987.
- Early life 1
- Career 2
- Personal life 3
- Filmography 4
- References 5
- External links 6
She was born Concetta Sellecchia in The Bronx, New York, New York to Italian parents. At age twelve, she moved to Pomona, New York and attended Pomona Junior High School. While attending Ramapo High School in Spring Valley, she first became interested in the performing arts. Although she matriculated at Boston College, she withdrew to pursue a career in acting.
Sellecca first worked as a fashion model before her acting debut in the film The Bermuda Depths in 1978, followed by Captain America II: Death Too Soon, a TV movie starring Christopher Lee and Lana Wood. She then starred in a CBS comedy Flying High, about an airline then as lawyer Pam Davidson on The Greatest American Hero, the girlfriend and foil to the main character. After Hero ended, she was released from her contract in time to audition for the part of promotions manager Christine Francis on the television drama Hotel, opposite James Brolin. She played this role from 1983 to 1988.
Sellecca plays lead roles in several made for television films. More recent work includes a role in the 2009 film The Wild Stallion.
Sellecca was married to actor Gil Gerard throughout much of the 1980s. They have a son together, Gib Gerard.
Since April 4, 1992, she has been married to infotainer/pianist and former Entertainment Tonight host John Tesh. They have a daughter Prima. named after Connie's father Primo. Like Tesh, Sellecca is a born again Christian believer.
|1978||The Bermuda Depths||Jennie Haniver|
|1978-1979||Flying High||Lisa Benton||19 episodes|
|1979||Captain America II: Death Too Soon||Dr. Wendy Day|
|She's Dressed to Kill||Alix Goldman|
|1980||Beyond Westworld||Pamela Williams||4 episodes|
|1984||Finder of Lost Loves||Sara Hawthorne Nevins||1 episode|
|1985||International Airport||Dana Fredricks|
|1981-1983||The Greatest American Hero||Pam Davidson||41 episodes|
|1987||The Last Fling||Gloria Franklin|
|Downpayment on Murder||Karen Cardell|
Nominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Drama (1987)
|1989||Brotherhood of the Rose||Erika Bernstein|
|Turn Back the Clock||Stephanie Powers|
|1990||Miracle Landing||Mimi Tompkins|
|People Like Us||Ruby Nolte Renthall|
|Mulberry Street||Connie Savoia|
|1991-1992||P.S.I. Luv U||Dani Powell||13 episodes|
|1992||A House of Secrets and Lies||Susan|
|Eye of the Storm||Patricia 'Pete' Peterson|
|1993||Passport to Murder||Helen Hollander|
|1994||She Led Two Lives||Rebecca Madison|
|1993-1994||Second Chances||Dianne Benedict||6 episodes|
|1995||A Dangerous Affair||Sharon Blake|
|The Surrogate||Joan Quinn|
|A Holiday to Remember||Carolyn Giblin|
|1997||While My Pretty One Sleeps||Neeve Kearny|
|Something Borrowed, Something Blue||Monique D'Arcy|
|2002||Anna's Dream||Leslie Morgan|
|2002||I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus||Stephanie Carver|
|2009||The Wild Stallion||Matty|
|2012||All About Christmas Eve||Elizabeth Cole|
- Connie Sellecca:Biography
- Connie Sellecca Biography (1955-)
- New York News obituary of her uncle with news about the family
- "Connie Sellecca - About This Person - Movies & TV - NYTimes.com". Movies.nytimes.com. Retrieved 2012-05-29.
- "Connie Sellecca", Internet Movie Database (retrieved on 30 May 2010)
- Connie Sellecca- Biography
- "AT HOME WITH: John Tesh; The Discreet Charm Of a New-Age Sport".
- Crosswalk.com. "John Tesh: A Deeper Faith". Atlanta Christian Magazine. Retrieved 2007-06-20.
- Connie Sellecca at the Internet Movie Database