Galyn Görg, pronounced George, also credited as Galyn Gorg, Galan Gorg and Gaylyn Görg (1963/1964 – July 15, 2020) was an American actress and dancer, best known for her role in the film, RoboCop 2 as Angie, the Nuke addicted bad girl; on M.A.N.T.I.S., television's first black superhero program, as Lt. Maxwell; on the television show Twin Peaks as Nancy O'Reilly; and as a starring dancer on two separate Italian variety shows, Fantastico on the channel RAI and SandraRaimondo Show on the channel Canale 5.
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Galyn Görg was born in Los Angeles, California to an actress/model mother and a documentary filmmaker father. She was raised in the state of Hawaii and majored in liberal arts at Santa Monica City College.
Görg died on July 15, 2020, the day of her 56th birthday.
Görg's showbusiness career began with her dancing. Trained in the styles of jazz, ballet, Haitian, Afro-Samba, Afro-Cuban, West African, hip-hop, hula and funk, she trained with the Roland Dupree Dance Academy and the Alvin Ailey Summer Program, and went on to work with choreographers such as Debbie Allen, Michael Peters, Marguerite Derricks, Vince Paterson, and Bill Goodson.
Görg studied acting with Ivana Chubbuck, Improv for the People, Anthony Meindl, Actor's Workshop, The Groundlings, The Improv, Pacific Resident Theater, and The Susan Giosa technique.
Görg's work in film, television, music video and live theatrical performances has spanned a multitude of countries, including, the Middle East, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand, Canada as well as other parts of the world. As both a dancer and actress, she has collaborated with Will Smith, Cuba Gooding Jr., Paula Abdul, Stevie Wonder, Debbie Allen, Donna Summer, Lionel Richie, The Jackson Family, Patrick Swayze, Keanu Reeves, Amy Poehler, Francis Ford Coppola, Kathryn Bigelow and Jason Robards. Görg starred as the live-interest dancer in the iconic ZZ Top music video Sharp Dressed Man and achieved fame in Italy as the dance star of two separate variety series on Italian television, including Fantastico (on channel RAI) and SandraRaimondo Show (on channel Canale 5).
Görg's best-known role was Lt. Leora Maxwell in the 1994 TV series M.A.N.T.I.S., which had been adapted from a film of the same name. The character played by Görg was not present in the film/pilot of the television show, but was added when the show was picked up by Fox Network. There was some controversy surrounding the show at the time, due to accusations that the producers removed African-American themes from the show to make the show more appealing for mainstream viewers. Görg is also a professional dancer who has lectured in different schools and performed all over the world.
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