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Gina Gallego is an American actress, known for her work in television. Gallego was born in Los Angeles, California, daughter of Maria, a homemaker, and George Gallego, a landscape designer. Her credits include: Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, Flamingo Road, Remington Steele, Airwolf, Rituals, Knight Rider, Lust in the Dust, Santa Barbara, Seinfeld, Beverly Hills, 90210, ER, NYPD Blue, JAG and The O.C. During her role in Seinfeld, Gallego played a neighbor of Jerry's whose intimidating boyfriend Martin, played by C.E. Grimes, falls into a suicidal coma. Gallego's character was coming on to Jerry despite her boyfriend being in a coma. She appeared in the 2009 horror film Murder World alongside Scout Taylor-Compton. In 2010, Gallego joined the cast of Days of Our Lives as recurring character, Warden Smith. Gallego also guest starred on a 7th season episode of Grey's Anatomy as the openly homophobic mother of bisexual orthopedic surgeon Calliope 'Callie' Torres. Today, Gallego is married to actor Joel Bailey, and is the mother of one son, Brendan.