A photo of Gretchen Palmer.

Gretchen Palmer

Mother, Actor, Real Estate Agent of “The Gretchen Palmer Team” at Compass, Gretchen Palmer began her true-life journey in 1984 when the beloved Sidney Portier cast the movie Fast Forward. The first person Gretchen met in the cast was Tamara Mark, and here we are 38 years later on the most important journey of them all!

Gretchen has appeared in over 20 films, 40 TV shows & commercials such as Diet Pepsi’s “Uh-Huh Girls” with Ray Charles, Walter Hill’s Red Heat, Aaron Spelling’s TV series Robin’s Hood, Rob Reiner’s When Harry Met Sally and NCIS: Los Angeles to name a few.

Over the years, Gretchen has supported various organizations such as The Debbie Allen Dance Academy, Pasadena Waldorf School, and LACHSA (Los Angeles County High School for the Arts). She holds a BFA in Dance from The Boston Conservatory at Berklee. She is honored to be part of the Beyond Ranch Foundation to create a future for adults living with severe autism.

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