Cynthia Gibb was born in Bennington, Vermont, USA on December 14,
1963 to a ballet dancer and teacher. Gibb's early dance training
lent grace to her fresh-faced beauty, qualities which won her a
modeling contract with New York's Eileen Ford Agency at age 14.
Within a year she was on the cover of "Vogue" and "Young Miss."
Spotted in a magazine by Woody Allen, Gibb was cast in a minor role
as an autograph seeker in the filmmaker's "Stardust Memories" and
promptly switched to an acting career. Cynthia Gibb graduated high
school with honors, but with a sister at Yale and no financial aid
available to her, she decided on an acting career. After appearing
off-Broadway in "Nathaniel," she landed the recurring part of
scatterbrained Suzi Wyatt Carter of daytime television's "Search
For Tomorrow." She joined the cast of "Fame" and spent three
seasons as drama major Holly Laird on the popular series. Between
the show's first and second seasons, she starred as a hockey
coach's daughter, with whom Rob Lowe fell in love, in "Youngblood."
Between the second and third seasons, she starred in the much
praised "Salvador," as a lay worker (based on the real life Jean
Donovan) who, along with four nuns, was murdered by an El Salvador
death squad. Just before filming "Malone," Gibb finished "Modern
Girls," in which she plays, not surprisingly, a young actress.
Biography courtesy of the Internet Movie Database (www.imdb.com).