After a successful four-year stint on Guiding Light
, the Daytime Emmy-winning Watros tested the prime-time waters with a handful of TV guest appearances before becoming a series regular on the sitcom Titus
in 2000. Though the show folded in 2002, the actress continued to take on high-profile TV roles, appearing as a regular on both the Drew Carey Show
. Although the actress was charged with DUI in 2005 during her one-year stint on Lost
, she has avoided legal trouble since then, and even returned to guest star on Lost
in 2008 and 2010. In 2010, Watros also landed a multi-episode arc on House
, playing Dr. Wilson's ex-wife and current girlfriend. Off screen, Watros is married to restaurateur Curtis Gilliland and is the mother of twin daughters.Cynthia Watros Fast Facts:
- Raised in a trailer park in Lake Orion, MI, following her parents' divorce; both her father and brother are electrical engineers.
- As a teenager, survived a three-year bout with immune thrombocytopenia, a life-threatening blood disease.
- Was one of two opening-night understudies for the 1993-94 off-Broadway production of John Patrick Shanley's Four Dogs and a Bone; Debra Messing was the other.
- Made her TV debut in a 1994 episode of New York Undercover.
- Won a Daytime Emmy (Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series) in 1998 for her role on Guiding Light.
- Cynthia Watros Relationships:
- Emma Rose Marie Gilliland - Daughter
- Curtis Gilliland - Husband
- Steven Watros - Brother
- Bruce Watros - Father
- Nancy Salvador - Mother
- Sadie Anne Marie Gilliland - Daughter
- Cynthia Watros Awards:
- 2005 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series - Winner
- Attended Macomb Community College, Macomb, MI; Boston University, Boston, MA (BFA)