'Hotel' Star Connie Sellecca's Daughter Is All Grown-Up and Has Become a Gifted Dancer (2024)

Dancer Prima Tesh is as beautiful and talented as her famous mom, Connie Sellecca.


"Hotel" alum Connie Sellecca is the mother of two, one of which is the talented actress and dancer Prima Tesh.

It looks as if in the Sellecca/ Tesh family, the apples didn't fall very far from the tree, and Prima has inherited her acting talent from her mother, and her passion for music from her father, composer John Tesh.

Prima expresses herself through dance and has joined her father, John, on stage during his concerts.

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John Tesh and Connie Sellecca during 2006 MusiCares Person of the Year Tribute to James Taylor | Source: Getty Images


Connie Sellecca, best known to fans as Christine Francis, the assistant manager of the St. Gregory Hotel, and the love interest of James Brolin's character Peter McDermott.


Connie, a former model, made her acting debut in 1978 in the film "The Bermuda Depths," and her vivid beauty caught the eye of producers and made several TV movies before landing her breakout role in "Hotel" in 1983. Her daughter Prima, now 26, is her mother's twin in acting talent and looks but inherited her dad's love of music.


Prima is Connie's second child whom she shares with her second husband, pianist, composer and radio show host John Tesh whom she married in 1992. Prima was named after Connie's father, Primo Sellecchia. Connie's true name is Concetta Sellecchia, and she is of Italian descent, born and bred in the Bronx.

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Connie Sellecca at the premiere of the film "Step Up 2 The Streets" in 2009 | Source: Wikimedia


Connie is a devoted mom, and she put her career on hold when Prima was a small child in order to be a full-time mom. While Prima was still an infant, Connie, who breastfed her daughter, made a movie, "A Dangerous Affair," and stipulated in her contract that she be allocated feeding times for her child.




Prima got her first break as an actress in the comedy series "What's Up North" in 2019, but she is just as dedicated to music as to acting. Prima expresses herself through dance and has joined her father, John, on stage during his concerts.



Connie has an older son, from her first marriage to "Buck Rogers" actor Gil Gerard. Connie and Gil were married in 1979 and welcomed son Gib in 1981. Sadly the marriage foundered and the couple divorced in 1987.


Connie's second marriage to John Tesh is cemented by their shared faith and their love for their daughter Prima. John has also been a loving stepfather to Gib, who he has known since he was just 8 years old.



Connie, John, and son Gib host a lifestyle program, "Intelligence for Your Life," offering advice from health, finance, relationships, careers and beauty experts. The most popular feature of the show is a family round table, in which the three hash out the day's issue openly, and with no taboos.


The show, which airs for 30 minutes every day, has a radio counterpart, which offers up the same mish-mash of interests interposed with soft Rock and Christian pop music. The radio show, which is nationally syndicated is called the "John Tesh Radio Show" and broadcasts on over 300 stations nationwide.

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Connie has her own three-hour weekend show, "Intelligence for Your Health", which was launched in 2010. The family's broadcasts are on the list of the most popular radio programs in the USA, Canada, and the UK.


The television show based on the radio show, titled "Intelligence For Your Life" debuted in April 2016, on174 stations across the country, bringing Connie Sellecca back into American homes once again.

In 2018, John was inducted into the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame, and in 2019 he was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame. Throughout his career as a musician and composer, John has also earned three gold albums, six Emmys for his sports themes, and a Keyboard Magazine Award.


'Hotel' Star Connie Sellecca's Daughter Is All Grown-Up and Has Become a Gifted Dancer (2024)


Who is Connie Sellecca's daughter? ›

On April 4, 1992, she married pianist and then-Entertainment Tonight host John Tesh. They have one daughter, Prima.

What is Connie Sellecca famous for? ›

Connie Sellecca was born on May 25, 1955 in The Bronx, New York, USA. She is an actress and producer, known for The Greatest American Hero (1981), Hotel (1983) and Beyond Westworld (1980). She has been married to John Tesh since April 4, 1992. They have one child.

What happened to Connie Sellecca? ›

She hosts her own radio show.

After Sellecca's career in TV ended, her career in radio began. Her show, Intelligence For Your Health, is syndicated on radio stations all over the country and covers wellness topics including skincare, diet, and fitness.

Who was John Tesh's first wife? ›

He has been married to Connie Sellecca since April 4, 1992. They have one child. He was previously married to Julie Wright.

Who is Connie Stevens mother? ›

Stevens was born Concetta Rosalie Ann Ingolia in Brooklyn, New York, United States, the daughter of musician Peter Ingolia (known as Teddy Stevens) and singer Eleanor McGinley.

Where was A Holiday to Remember filmed? ›

British Columbia Toronto

Does Gil Gerard have a son? ›

Following his move to Los Angeles in the late 1970s, he married model/actress Connie Sellecca in 1979. Their son, Gilbert Vincent Gerard, or "Gib", was born in 1981.

How many children does Connie Sellecca have? ›

She has two children: son, Gib Gerard, with ex-husband, Gil Gerard, of Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (1979) fame; and daughter, Prima Tesh, with husband John Tesh, composer and former co-host of Entertainment Tonight (1981). Prima was named for Connie's late father, Primo Sellecchia.

How long have John Tesh and Connie Sellecca been married? ›

Tesh has been married to actress Connie Sellecca since 1992. They have one daughter together named Prima.

What did John Tesh do for a living? ›

John Frank Tesh Jr.

(born July 9, 1952) is an American musician and radio and television presenter. He wrote the NBA on NBC basketball theme "Roundball Rock", and the Intelligence for Your Life radio show.

Does John Tesh still perform? ›

After more than three decades as an international entertainer, John Tesh's recording and live concert career continues to thrive today.

What instrument does John Tesh play? ›

Tesh was born in Long Island, New York on July 9, 1952. He leaped towards music at the age of six when he began playing the piano and trumpet and during his teens he polished his skills by playing the trombone and organ in several local jazz and rock bands.

When did John Tesh leave Entertainment Tonight? ›

“Reunited … and it feels so good,” they say to the camera, as the throwback Peaches and Herb song they're quoting plays in the background. It's a reunion a long time coming. Tesh, 67, left the show in 1996 to pursue his many other career outlets, including working as a musician, composer and radio host.

Does Connie Nielsen have children? ›

Personal life. From 2004 to 2012, Nielsen dated Metallica drummer and fellow Dane, Lars Ulrich. They have one son together. Nielsen is a polyglot, fluent in Danish, English, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, and Swedish.

Where does John Tesh live now? ›

Tesh and Sellecca reside in Los Angeles.

What is Connie Ferguson full name? ›

Constance Ferguson (née Masilo; born 10 June 1970) is a South African based Motswana actress, filmmaker, producer and businesswoman. She is best known for her role as "Karabo Moroka" on South Africa's most popular soap opera, Generations.

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