Shanelle Workman

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Shanelle Workman
Workman in November 2009
Other namesShanelle Workman-Gray
Shanelle Gray
  • Actress
  • producer
  • director
Years active1991–present
David Barry Gray
(m. 2007)

Shanelle Workman is an American actress, producer and director. She is best known for playing the roles of Sarah "Flash" Roberts on the ABC soap opera One Life to Live and Gabriela 'Gaby' Moreno Forester on the CBS soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful. She offers her voice of the character Larxene in the popular video game series, Kingdom Hearts. Workman lends her voice to "Wendy" in North American commercials for the fast food chain Wendy's.


Workman has appeared with fellow soap actress Eden Riegel in the Broadway production of Les Misérables.[citation needed]

In 2005, Workman started filming the movie Jump Shot, where she played a student of Ray Liotta. Workman returned to soaps as Gabriela "Gaby" Moreno Forrester on The Bold and the Beautiful in March 2005 but was let go by the producers of the soap in October 2005 due to storyline purposes and because the character never caught on with viewers.[citation needed]

Workman was the voice actress of Caren Velázquez from the video game Dino Crisis 3, Pasadena O'Possum in Crash Tag Team Racing, Jennifer Willis in Splatterhouse, as well as the leading role as the voice of Milliarde in the GameCube game Baten Kaitos Origins. She also played the role of Larxene in the Kingdom Hearts series, and Alestia Lallis in Mass Effect.

Workman owns Gray Studios LA with her husband, David Barry Gray.[1]

Personal life[edit]

On October 3, 2012, Workman became the temporary guardian of her younger sister Ariel Winter, following allegations of Winter's physical and emotional abuse at the hands of their mother Chrisoula. Workman filed a guardianship petition, seeking permanent guardianship over Winter. In her youth, Workman was removed from her mother's care after similar allegations.[2]

In August 2013, Workman's younger brother Jimmy petitioned a court that he be granted custody of his then-15-year-old sister Winter, stating that their other sister, Workman was an "unfit guardian," and a poor role model for Winter.[3] Jimmy, who spoke on behalf of his mother to dispute the accusations that had been leveled at her,[4] lobbied the court for custody by stating that Workman allowed Winter to be publicly "sexualized", that she exploited Winter to promote her acting school, and that she used the money Winter earned as a cast member of the TV series Modern Family to finance "lavish parties and limousines," which Jimmy stated had torn their family apart. Jimmy also told the court that their father, Glenn Workman, who was in charge of Winter's estate, was unfit because his poor financial situation made him vulnerable to manipulation by Workman and her lawyers.[3]

On May 5, 2014, the court ordered permanent guardianship to Workman and removed Winter from her mother's guardianship permanently.[5] In May 2014, a settlement was reached among the parties by which Workman would retain custody of Winter, with Glenn maintaining control of her finances, and making required reports to the court. Superior Court Judge Daniel Murphy would retain jurisdiction over Winter until she turned 18 (January 28, 2016), while Workman and Chrisoula later released a statement stating that they were working toward reconciliation.[6]



Year Title Role Notes
1993 The Skateboard Kid Jenny
2002 The Biggest Fan Charlotte
2004 Daytime's Greatest Weddings Sarah Video documentary
Stock footage
2006 Even Money Jill
2013 The Blackout Layla
The House of Magic Maggie Voice role; credited as Shanelle Gray
2017 Float Like a Butterfly, Sting Like a Spelling Bee! Judge Short film
Also director
Kids After Dark


Year Title Role Notes
1991 Murphy Brown Frank's Sister Episode: "On Another Plane: Part 1"
Howie and Rose Rose Haber TV pilot
Coconut Downs Jane TV movie
Eerie, Indiana Sara Bob Episode: "Who's Who"
1992 Step by Step Jill Episode: "The Boys in the Band"
Tequila and Bonetti Casey, Kate 2 episodes: "Runt of the Litter" and "Street Dogs"
1993 Phenom Annette Episodes: "Game Face" and "Angela's First Kiss"
2003–04 One Life to Live Sarah "Flash" Roberts Series regular
2003 18th Annual Soap Opera Digest Awards Herself TV special
The 30th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards
2003–05 SoapTalk Appearing in three episodes aired 7 May 2003, 2 September 2003 and 26 April 2005
2004 ER Denise Episode: "Just a Touch"
2005 The Bold and the Beautiful Gabriela 'Gaby' Moreno Forester Series regular; 56 episodes
The 32nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards Herself TV special
2007 Cory in the House Vanessa Episodes: "I Ain't Got Rhythm" and "No, No, Nanoosh"
Grey's Anatomy Sara 2-part episode: "Crash Into Me"
2011 Rizzoli & Isles Secretary Episode: "Gone Daddy Gone"
2014 Entertainment Tonight Herself Representing Gray Studios in episodes aired 25 November 2014;
6 December 2014 (stock footage)

Video games[edit]

Year Title Voice role Notes
2003 Dino Crisis 3 Caren
Chaos Legion Arcia Rinslet English version
2005 Rogue Galaxy Miri Rhyza / Nina
Crash Tag Team Racing Pasadena O'Possum
2006 Baten Kaitos Origins Milly English version
Thrillville Teen Female 1
2007 Mass Effect Dr. Alestia Iallis / ERCS Guard
2008 Kingdom Hearts Re: Chain of Memories Larxene English version
2009 Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days English version
Stock footage
2010 Splatterhouse Jennifer Willis
2013 Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix Larxene English version
Stock footage
2019 Kingdom Hearts III English version
2021 Mass Effect Legendary Edition Dr. Alestia Iallis


  1. ^ "Instructors - GrayStudiosLA". Archived from the original on November 11, 2012. Retrieved November 7, 2012.
  2. ^ "Modern Family's Ariel Winter Removed From Mother's Home Under Allegations of Physical Abuse". Retrieved November 7, 2012.
  3. ^ a b Simpson, Andrea (August 16, 2013). "Ariel Winter's Brother Wants Custody - Read the Court Docs". Celebuzz!. Archived from the original on September 10, 2017. Retrieved May 14, 2020.
  4. ^ Real, Evan (March 1, 2016). "Ariel Winter Reveals She Hasn't Spoken to Her Mom in More Than Three Years". Us Weekly. Archived from the original on May 11, 2017. Retrieved May 14, 2020.
  5. ^ "Family settles guardianship dispute over 'Modern Family' teen actress Ariel Winter". Associated Press. May 5, 2014.
  6. ^ McCartney, Anthony (May 5, 2014). "Settlement reached in guardianship of 'Modern Family' actress Ariel Winter". New York City: Associated Press. Archived from the original on May 15, 2020. Retrieved May 14, 2020.

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