During her role in Seinfeld, Gallego played a neighbor of Jerry's whose intimidating boyfriend Martin, played by C.E. Grimes, falls into a suicidal coma. Gallego's character was coming on to Jerry despite her boyfriend being in a severe coma. Gallego will appear in the upcoming 2009 horror film Murder World alongside Scout Taylor-Compton. In 2010, Gallego joined the cast of Days of Our Lives as recurring character, Warden Smith.
Today, Gallego is married to actor Joel Bailey, and is the mother of one son, Brendan.