Susan Lea Gallagher was born the youngest of four to Jazz Musician, June Craton, and she received her passion for acting from her father, Sales Executive Buddy Gallagher. She studied for 2 years at the Acting Studio, was cast in commercials, TV, and Film in Florida and Los Angeles, where she trained at Margie Harbor Studios and Joseph Pearlman (RADA). In Florida, her sales experience landed her a plum job where she broke numerous sales records as a live on-air National Spokesperson on ‘The Home Shopping Network’, which she did 2 years. In 2000, Susan was handpicked by Aaron Spelling to play Gregory Harrison’s potential love interest as Diner owner, “Claire” in the WB series, “Safe Harbor”. In 2008 she moved to NYC to participate in the privilege of training with retired Broadway Actor/Director Zina Jasper (Stella Adler) and HB Studios, Holly Mandell. After returning from NYC, Susan was cast in the recurring role of “Mrs. Cooper” on the new MTV Comedy, “The Inbetweeners”, which aired in the Spring of 2012 and another recurring role in the season premiere of the HBO series, “Treme”. Susan has also starred in several Indie Films. She studies at The Performers Studio Workshop in Tampa. Fast forward to this year 2018…Presently, Susan is now recurring as homeless woman, Lynn, on the new series, “Cobra Kai” (Karate Kid) opposite Billy Zabka and just wrapped on Lee Daniels, “Star” opposite Elijah Kelley. She starred in the Indie film, “Picking Back Up” due out soon and and is the Lead in another Indie Film, “The Next Door Step”, shooting in NYC in March.
Susan is married to Jimbo Jahna with two children, Caroline and Bo and they are all under the thumb (or paw if you will) of a very old cat named Leo.
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Susan Lea Gallagher is recurring in Cobra Kai premiering May 2 on YouTube Red. Watch this website for clips of the new series, and click the red link to see the entire series!
Susan recently played the Lead in Indie Films, ‘Picking Back Up’ in Richmond and ‘Door Step’ in NYC. She just wrapped in Jackson, Mississippi, on the pilot, ‘Boots and Trenches’. Watch this site for release dates and further information.
Click Here to see behind the scene photos and the official trailer of ‘Picking Back Up’ !