A BIOGRAPHY of TRACEY GOLD
Tracey Gold has virtually grown up on television. She made an auspicious television debut in the award winning mini-series “ROOTS”. She also enjoyed seven years on the immensely popular ABC comedy series “GROWING PAINS”, after which she returned to drama with several movies of the week. The most recent include 2 features for Lifetime “SAFE HARBOR” and “CAPTIVE HEARTS”.
Born in New York City and raised in Southern California, Tracey’s career as an actress started at the age of five when she began working in commercials. Her first starring role on television was that of ‘Missy Ann’ (Sandy Duncan’s character as a girl) in the ABC mini-series “ROOTS”. Since then, Tracey has accumulated an impressive number of television movie credits. She has had starring roles in “SHATTERED TRUST” featuring her younger sister Jessie Gold and Powers Booth and “STOLEN FROM THE HEART” with Barbara Mandrell. The “GROWING PAINS” reunion movie was the highest rated movies of the week for ABC in 2000. Other credits include: “CAPTAINS AND KINGS”, “NIGHT CRIES”, “LITTLE MOE”, “JENNIFER: A WOMAN’S STORY”, “THE SECRETS OF HARVEST MOON” with Bette Davis, “THE CHILD STEALER” opposite Beau Bridges, Walt Disney’s “ESCAPE FROM WITCH MOUNTAIN”, “A FEW DAYS AT WEASEL CREEK”, “MARILYN: THE UNTOLD STORY”, LABOR OF LOVE” with Anne Jillian, “THURSDAYS CHILD” opposite Rob Lowe, “WHO WILL LOVE MY CHILDREN” opposite Ann-Margaret, “ANOTHER WOMAN’S CHILD”, “LOT’S OF LUCK” and “A REASON TO LIVE”. She portrayed the title character in the ABC television movie “FOR THE LOVE OF NANCY”. Recent movie of the week credits include “SLEEP BABY SLEEP”, “THE LADY KILLER” with Judith Light, “MIDWEST OBSESSION” with Courtney Thorne-Smith and “STOLEN INNOCENCE”.
Tracey has also starred in many television specials, such as the CBS Emmy Award winning “KELLY VS. KELLY” which was directed by Tom Skerrit, “I THINK I’M HAVING A BABY”, “IF WISHES WERE HORSES”, “THE HAND ME DOWN KID” and “SENIOR PROM”.
Not limiting herself only to television, Tracey has also ventured into feature films and theatre. She co-starred in several feature films such as “SHOOT THE MOON” opposite Albert Finney and Diane Keaton , “BEST OF TIMES” and “WANTED”, also the just completed “TAILSPIN”. She also starred in Neil Simon’s “I OUGHT TO BE IN PICTURES” at the Tiffany Attic Theatre in Kansas City, Missouri. Tracey is also a welcomed guest on numerous talk shows with multiple appearances on Regis and Kelly as well as Oprah.
Tracey has recently made her mark in Reality TV. She was a guest host on “The View”, a contestant on Celebrity Mole and also hosted her own show for the TV guide channel entitled “Lost In TV Guide”. She recently has hosted a show for TLC, “The Secret Life Of A Soccer Mom” . She is most excited about her latest project, 7 episodes of her own show for “LifeTime A hard hitting documentary style show wherein Tracey goes into the homes of people suffering from an eating disorder and through the process we learn there stories while Tracey puts them on the path recovery. Produced by GRB (Intervention), this show will be Lifetimes big new series of 2012
Tracey and her family also just completed filming the premier episode of “Celebrity Wife Swap” for ABC to be aired sometime in the late fall.