Nancy Polancich is the older sister of American actor Gary Cole. She was born in Park Ridge, Illinois, to Robert and Margaret Cole. Nancy’s father worked as a municipal finance director while her mother was an administrative assistant in a school.
Early Life and Education
Nancy Polancich grew up with her younger brother Gary and her parents in Rolling Meadows, where she attended school. She was passionate about music and arts, and in school, she did well. Despite her love for music, Nancy did not pursue music; on the other hand, her brother, who was also interested in the entertainment industry, ventured into the same and is now an actor.
Nancy’s brother studied at Rolling Meadows High School; she probably attended the same school. After high school, Nancy Polancich joined Augustana College, where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree.
Nancy Polancich met the love of her life, Ron, in 1972 while studying at Augustana College. The two lovebirds met in practice rooms, where they kickstarted their friendship and soon started dating. Nancy and Ron got engaged in 1975 at the Carlsson Hall, Rock Island, Illinois; they exchanged their wedding vows on July 31, 1976, in a beautiful event attended by family and friends.
Nancy and her husband have been married for over 40 years and have two sons. They are also grandparents to at least two grandchildren.
Nancy was passionate about theatre arts and music but did not pursue a professional career in any of the two; rather, she started working as a teacher in Illinois. She worked in the teaching profession until she retired. She is probably doing some business or spending time with her family.
Nancy’s brother studied theater at Illinois State University, after which he performed as a stage actor in the early 1980s. He worked with the Steppenwolf Theatre Company and appeared in several plays before making his film and television debut. Gary Cole portrayed Captain Jeffrey MacDonald in Fatal Vision in 1984; in the same year, he also appeared in an episode of American Playhouse.
Gary has also had voice roles in several shows, including Batman: Death in the Family, The Bob’s Burgers Movie, Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law, Kim Possible, Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated and Family Guy, where he plays Principal Shepherd, a role he has been playing for over 20 years.
Nancy’s brother had a role in the series Suits. He was also part of Veep’s main cast, and for his role in the comedy show, he got a Primetime Emmy Award nomination. Gary’s other notable projects include Crusade, Family Affair, Entourage, The Good Fight, and Mercy Street.
Regarding his love life, Nancy Polancich’s brother has been married twice. He first married actress Teddi Siddall in 1992; they were together 25 years before calling it quits in 2017. Teddi Siddall died a year after the divorce. Gary Cole is married to Michelle Knapp and has been with her since July 2021.
Nancy Polancich is on Twitter; she joined the social media platform and usually tweets and retweets on contemporary issues affecting society.