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Susan Lucci

Susan Lucci was born on December 23, 1946, in Scarsdale, New York, although she grew up in Garden City. Since she can remember she always wanted to be a performer, and through her teenage years, took voice lessons, dance lessons, and participated in community theater. In high school she was the ideal student: took many honors classes, was a cheerleader, staff writer for the school newspaper, was a foreign exchange student to Norway, and performed in the school musicals, including lead roles in "Oklahoma" and "The King and I". After graduating with Honors from Garden City High School, she was accepted and attended Marymount College in Tarrytown, New York, which was noted for its theater program. After graduating with a BFA in theater arts, she moved to New York City, and began going to auditions. One of her first jobs was that of a color girl for CBS. Every day she would report to the studio, and sit on a stool, as technicians developed the new color cameras. Most of her acting work consisted of Off-Broadway understudy roles, day-player roles on soap operas, and extra and stand-in work for movies. In 1969 at the age of twenty-three, she auditioned for a brand new soap opera that was to be called All My Children (1970). She landed the role of Erica Kane, which is still considered by many critics to be one of the best roles on television written for women. Around this time, she met an married restaurant owner Helmut Huber. In 1978, Susan received her first Daytime Emmy nomination. She was nominated again in 1981, and nominated almost every year since then. In the early 1980s, she became the first soap opera actress to appear on the cover of major magazines, as well as the first to star in Movies of the Week. But what made her a household name by the late 1980s was her string of Emmy losses. It became a running joke that the `Queen of Daytime Television' had no crown. It seems that every time that she would have a real knockout year, another daytime diva would have a more unique story line, or a more challenging acting role, including multiple personalities, or an actress playing more than one character. But in 1999, on her 19th Emmy nomination, she won. She received a four minute standing ovation. Now, after twenty one nominations, she is considered to be one of the most honored performers in the history of television, daytime or primetime.


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Born:
Dec 23, 1946 In Scarsdale, New York, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
25
First Appeared:
In the series Saturday Night Live 1975-10-11
Latest Project:
Series Devious Maids 2013

15 wins & 24 nominations.

Known For
Poster of Devious Maids
Filmography
Devious Maids Genevieve Delatour 49 episodes, 2013-2016 2013
Steve Harvey Unknown 2012-09-04
Deadly Affairs Self - Hostess 10 episodes, 2012-2014 2012-09-08
Hot in Cleveland Unknown 2010-06-16
Watch What Happens: Live Unknown 2009-06-16
The Wendy Williams Show Unknown 2008-05-14
Army Wives Unknown 2007-03-01
Dancing with the Stars Unknown 2005-06-01
The Colbert Report Unknown 2005-10-17
Desperate Housewives Unknown 2004-10-03
Hope & Faith Unknown 2003-09-26
That's So Raven Unknown 2003-01-17
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Unknown 2003-12-03
The View Unknown 1997-08-11
WWE Raw Unknown 1993-01-11
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Maury Unknown 1991
The Oprah Winfrey Show Unknown 1986-01-07
Jeopardy! Unknown 1984-09-10
The Fall Guy Unknown 1981-11-04
CBS News Sunday Morning Unknown 1979
Dallas Unknown 1978-04-02
The Love Boat Unknown 1977-05-05
Family Feud Unknown 1976-07-12
Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11