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This page is about the American Shameless' Gallaghers. For the Original UK version, see Gallagher Family.

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Left to right: Ian, Debbie, Frank with Liam, Fiona and her boyfriend Steve, Lip and Carl.

This Category Page is for all members of the Gallagher Family, whether by birth or marriage, in their US incarnation.

The Gallaghers are a large Irish-descended family living in Chicago's South Side, Back of the Yards neighborhood. The family is headed by alcoholic philosopher father Frank, though his eldest daughter Fiona looks after the house and children.  Due to his many abandonments of her and her siblings- dating to when she was six years old-, she finally filed suit and successfully got herself instated as the legal guardian of her siblings, as long as she can provide income and housing. The children's mother Monica left them one day to live with another woman, Roberta. Frank and Monica's eldest son is Phillip, who is better known as "Lip", is intelligent and good with women. Lip is closest to his brother Ian, who is secretly gay. Ian works at the local shop where he and the married owner are more than friends and found out in his teens that he was the result of a union between Monica and one of Frank's brothers. The only other girl in the family is young Debbie, known for being a kind yet very resourceful child who is always capable of turning a situation to her advantage. Next is Carl, who has a penchant for guns, video games, underage alcohol consumption, and animal cruelty. The youngest is Liam, initially believed to be the product of Monica's affair with her AA sponsor, although a DNA test later reveals that somehow, the African-American appearing Liam is indeed the biological child of Caucasians Frank and Monica.

The family has a cousin named Patrick Gallagher who filed a faked will from another member Aunt Ginger, stating that he was the owner of the house. He also kicked the main Gallagher family out onto the streets- until Debbie claimed to the police that he molested her, forcing him to bend to Fiona's conditions. 

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