Fast Facts

  • Made film debut in The Hunger (1983).
  • Left college after one year when offered the role of Harley Cooper on Guiding Light in 1987.
  • Appeared in the music video for Reba McEntire's song "And Still."
  • First actress to be nominated in all three of the following Daytime Emmy categories: Younger Actress (1992), Supporting Actress (1999) and Lead Actress (2006), all for the role of Harley Cooper.
  • Along with Guiding Light costar Ricky Paull Goldin, was nominated for a Daytime Emmy in 2002 for the fan award America's Favorite Couple; in 2005 won the Emmy for Most Irresistible Combination (also voted for by fans).


  • Bill Parsons — Ex-husband
  • Henry Jack Christian — Son
  • Will Christian — Son
  • Mark Derwin — Ex-significant Other
  • Matthew Christian — Husband


  • Attended Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY


  • Birth Place: Queens, NY
  • Profession: Actor

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