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Gabrielle Carteris Elected President Of SAG-AFTRA

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LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) — SAG-AFTRA announced on Thursday that Gabrielle Carteris and Camryn Manheim have been elected to serve, respectively, as president and secretary-treasurer for the next two years.

In the election for president, Carteris received 13,537 votes, followed by Matthew Modine with 10,682 votes, Jane Austin with 5,048 votes, Queen Alljahye Searles with 1,096 votes and Abraham Justice with 367 votes.

Manheim was elected to the secretary-treasurer position with 16,047 votes. Candidates Jodi Long, Chuck Slavin and Rob Stats received 10,251, 2,204 and 1,790 votes respectively.

“I’m very grateful to all of the dedicated SAG-AFTRA members who participated in our union’s elections. Their support is humbling and I vow to fight every day on their behalf. We will keep building on our commitment to honesty, transparency and a strategic vision that protects our members, strengthens our contracts, and fortifies our union. I look forward to coming together and working with all of the elected leaders from across the nation. Together, we will continue to build on our successes and further establish SAG-AFTRA as the world’s premier and most powerful entertainment union,” Carteris said.

This will be Carteris’s second term as the union’s president, and she was first elected SAG-AFTRA president in April 2016, and previously served as executive vice president from 2013-16.

A working actor for nearly 30 years, Carteris first made a splash while playing Andrea Zuckerman on Beverly Hills, 90210 and its revival BH90210 but has since gone on to numerous roles on the screen and stage. Her recent credits including a recurring role on Code Black and guest-starring roles on Criminal Minds, Make It or Break It, The Event, Longmire and The Middle.

Camryn Manheim’s best known acting gig was portrayal of “Ellenor Frutt” on the ABC drama, The Practice, for eight years, which earned her an Emmy and a Golden Globe for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series. More recently, she was nominated for another Emmy and Golden Globe for her portrayal of “Gladys Presley” in the miniseries Elvis and is currently appearing in the ABC drama “Stumptown,” which will debut this fall.

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