SAG-AFTRA Members Re-Elect Carteris, Welcome Manheim


An actress best-known to legions of 90210 fans for her role as Andrea Zuckerman has been given a vote of confidence by members of the Screen Actors Guild and performers union AFTRA to stay as President.

At the same time, members of SAG-AFTRA elected a veteran actress known for roles on such shows as The Practice as its Secretary-Treasurer.

Gabrielle Carteris takes another two-year term as president, receiving 13,537 votes. She beat actor Matthew Modine, who received 10,682 votes; and Jane Austin, who received 5,048 votes.

At the same time, Camryn Manheim was selected to her first two-year term as Secretary-Treasurer, earning with 16,047 votes. Candidates Jodi Long, Chuck Slavin and Rob Stats received 10,251; 2,204; and 1,790 votes, respectively.

Commenting on the results, SAG-AFTRA National Executive Director David White said, “Carteris’ vision and dedication have enabled SAG-AFTRA to make great strides in achieving many of our initiatives and goals over the last several years. I look forward to continuing that work with her and look forward to working with Manheim and all other elected officers throughout the nation.”

A working actor for nearly 30 years, Carteris was first elected SAG-AFTRA president in April 2016 and previously served as EVP from 2013-16. In August 2016, she was also elected a VP on the AFL-CIO’s executive council.

Manheim portrayed feisty defense attorney “Ellenor Frutt” on the ABC drama The Practice for eight years, garnering her an Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series.

Ballots for the union’s two largest locals, Los Angeles and New York, also had a tabulation count declared Thursday. Patricia Richardson was elected president of the Los Angeles Local and Rebecca Damon was re-elected president of the New York Local.

The executive vice president, as well as the seven category and geographical vice presidents, will be elected by delegates at SAG-AFTRA’s biennial convention in Los Angeles.

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