Penny Johnson Jerald
Penny Johnson Jerald
Character Captain Victoria Gates
Birthday March 14, 1961
Birth Place Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
Appearances Victoria Gates - List of Appearances

Penny Johnson Jerald (Born Penny Johnson; March 14, 1961) is an American actress famous for playing the roles of Sherry Palmer in the TV series 24, Kasidy Yates on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and minor role as Joanne Torence on NCIS.

In 2011, she was cast as Captain Victoria "Iron Gates" Gates, as a replacement for Ruben Santiago-Hudson in the fourth season of Castle.

She is married to jazz musician Gralin Jerald since 1982.

When she happen to not be shooting film or television, she along with her husband Gralin, work side by side for their theatre group, Outreach Christian Theatre Company.


  • Penny has said at Comic-Con that she didn't notice that she'd gone from Captain Yates to Captain Gates until fans of both series kept approaching her for autographs and pointing it out.
  • Penny has said on her Twitter feed that she is in her first year of law school.[1]
  • Penny is one of two Castle regulars to have appeared in 24 for multiple episodes (recurring S1 & S3, main cast S2) - Stana Katic appeared in three episodes of the fifth season as Mercenary Colette Stenger.
  • Penny has a sister named Noree Victoria, who is also an actress and appeared on Castle episode The Greater Good in a minor role as Secretary.


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