Fast Facts

  • Landed her first acting job at age 10, playing an orphan in the Broadway musical Annie.
  • Was 15 when she was cast as Lily Walsh on As the World Turns.
  • Founded the annual Daytime Salutes St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital benefit in 1993.
  • Was nominated for Daytime Emmys multiple times; she won  Outstanding Younger Actress in 1987 and Outstanding Lead Actress in 2001.
  • Two of her pregnancies were chronicled on TLC's A Baby Story: the 2002 birth of her second son and the 2006 birth of her daughter.
  • Was hired as a writer for the daytime drama The Bold and the Beautiful in 2009.


  • Michael Terrence McMahon — Son
  • Mary Adele Byrne — Mother
  • Michael McMahon — Husband
  • Terrence Joseph Byrne — Father
  • Maxwell Vincent McMahon — Son
  • Annmarie McMahon — Daughter


  • Birth Name: Mary Martha Byrne
  • Birth Place: Ridgewood, NJ
  • Profession: Actor, Singer

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