Gina moved to Sesame Street in 1987, when she was hired to assist David, who was then running Hooper's Store.
She was a teenager at the time, and enjoyed rock music -- especially the group Little Jerry and the Monotones. She was like a big sister to many of the Sesame Street Muppets. In the 1990s, Gina ran a day care center, and babysat Elmo and Zoe. She went on to college and veterinary school, opening a Sesame Street animal clinic in 2001. In Season 37, Gina visited Guatemala, where she adopted a baby boy named Marco.
Alison Bartlett-O'Reilly has worked in theater and film as well as television. She acted in the 1984-85 Broadway production Hurly Burly and the 1990 off-Broadway production Jersey City. Her film credits include Right to Kill? and Crooked Lines. On television, she has appeared in episodes of Law & Order, NYPD Blue, and The Sopranos, among other programs. She received an Emmy nomination in 1991 for her work on the ABC after-school special It's Only Rock & Roll.
Bartlett-O'Reilly lives in New York City with her husband and three children.