Kelly Bishop

Kelly Bishop is a dancer and actress best known for her roles as matriarch Emily Gilmore in the beloved Emmy Award–winning show Gilmore Girls and as Marjorie Houseman in the hit film Dirty Dancing. Born in Colorado Springs in 1944, Bishop first moved to New York at age eighteen to pursue a career in ballet. Years later, her breakthrough performance originating the role of Sheila Bryant in the iconic musical A Chorus Line earned her a Tony as well as a Drama Desk Award. Pivoting from dancing to acting, Bishop’s onscreen credits include Six Degrees of SeparationLaw & Order: SVUThe Good WifeThe Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, and others. She lives in New Jersey.
Represented by: Mia Vitale, Sarah Passick