Michael Ausiello
August 13, 2009 AT 11:02 PM EDT

Spotted: Thousands of unemployed actresses who look like Jessica Szohr (only 20 years older) racing to the Gossip Girl casting offices. Why? They’re introducing Vanessa’s mom! The deets…

Gabriela Abrams: An African-American female in her early 40s. She’s Vanessa’s attractive, warm, outgoing mother. Recurring potential.

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