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Maura West Biography

Birth Name:
Maura Jo Snyder
Birth Place:
Springfield, Massachusetts, United States

Fast Facts

  • Originated the role of Carly Tenney on As The World Turns in 1995
  • Marriage proposal from Scott DeFreitas was shown on the video screen in centerfield at Yankee Stadium
  • Birth of her second child was featured on the Learning Channel's A Baby Story
  • She and her longtime acting partner Michael Park won best acting Daytime Emmys for their roles on As the World Turns in 2010, the year the soap went off the air after more than 53 years
  • She was joined at the ceremony by her sobbing daughter, Katherine, who curtsied along with her mother after West's acceptance speech
  • West bounced back quickly, though, joining the cast of Young and the Restless that same year, taking on the role of Diane Jenkins; the decision was partly spurred by her desire to stay with CBS


  • Andrew -- Brother
  • Peter -- Brother
  • Birdie West DeFreitas -- Daughter
  • Katherine Marie DeFreitas -- Daughter
  • Jonathan Knight -- Ex-husband
  • Scott DeFreitas -- Husband
  • Amy -- Sister
  • Basil John DeFreitas -- Son
  • Benjamin Crawford West Knight -- Son
  • Joseph Peter DeFreitas -- Son