Reporting Lisa Petrillo
MIAMI (CBSMiami) – There’s a “Blue Blood” from South Florida and her name is Sami Gayle.
Every Friday night on the hit drama Blue Bloods, Gayle plays Nicki Reagan Boyle the granddaughter of Frank Reagan played by Tom Selleck. Bridget Moynihan plays her mom and Donny Wahlberg plays her uncle.
The series portrays a family of police officers who investigate the murder of Joe, the son of Frank Regan, who was killed on the line of duty investigating corrupt cops,
“Tom and Donny and Bridget have mentored me in the most phenomenal of ways. I adore every one of them,” said Gayle. “Bridget is like another other mom to me, Tom is like a father, Donny is like an uncle. They’re all always taking care of me.”
“This is me signing autographs for Gypsy on Broadway when I was 11,” Gayle told CBS4’s Lisa Petrillo as she showed off pictures of herself.
Gayle grew up in Weston and attended Everglades Elementary School. Like her TV family, her real family is tight knit.
Sami moved to New York with her mom where Blue Bloods is filmed. Her dad and siblings come up every almost weekend to see them.
“I think it makes you appreciate family much more because at home everyone is going in and out of the house,” she said. “When we are in our one bedroom apartment together in N.Y.C. everyone is crammed together for 36 hours so you almost get more time.”
In addition to acting Gayle dances and sings, but never lets school take a back seat. The 16-year-old is home schooled and was in South Florida taking her Advance Placement exams.
“School is something really important to me. I make sure that comes first and I make sure to never take myself too seriously and I always have fun,” she said. “I do it because I love it.”
In addition to Blue Bloods you can now catch Gayle on the big screen in two movies. Her new film “Detachment” with Adrian Brody was just released and another “Stolen” with Nicolas Cage is soon to premiere.