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Gabrielle Anne Carteris (born January 2, 1961) is an American actress known for her role as Andrea Zuckerman on the early seasons of the 1990s television series Beverly Hills, 90210. Carteris was born in Scottsdale, Arizona, the daughter of Marlene, a realtor, and Ernest J. Carteris, a restaurant owner. Her father was of Greek ancestry. She has a twin brother, James. Her parents separated six months after her birth. Carteris's mother moved with her children to San Francisco, California, where she set up a children's clothing store. While attending high school in Marin County, California, Carteris took an interest in the arts, studying ballet and performing as a mime on a European tour at 16 years old. She graduated from Sarah Lawrence College in 1983 with a bachelor's degree in Liberal Arts. Carteris is Jewish. She married Charles Isaacs, a stock broker, in 1992, and has two daughters with him named Kelsey and Mollie. In the March 17, 2008 issue of People magazine, Carteris described an injury suffered while filming a TV movie in Vancouver, Canada, in 2006 that partially paralyzed her face and affected her speech for over six months.