Finola Hughes

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Finola Hughes

Hughes at the premiere for Earth in April 2009
BornFinola Hughes
(1959-10-29) 29 October 1959 (age 52)
London, England
OccupationActress, author
Years active1980–present
SpouseRussell Young (m.1992–present; 3 children)
Children2 sons, 1 daughter
Website
www.finolahughes.com
 
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Finola Hughes

Hughes at the premiere for Earth in April 2009
BornFinola Hughes
(1959-10-29) 29 October 1959 (age 52)
London, England
OccupationActress, author
Years active1980–present
SpouseRussell Young (m.1992–present; 3 children)
Children2 sons, 1 daughter
Website
www.finolahughes.com

Finola Hughes (born 29 October 1959[1]) is an English actress, television host, entrepreneur, author and former dancer, best known for role as Anna Devane on the General Hospital, General Hospital: Night Shift, and her role as Anna Devane's identical twin sister, Doctor Alexandra Devane Marick, on All My Children. She is also known as Patty Halliwell on the supernatural series, Charmed, continually appearing throughout the course of the entire series, and as Carol on the NBC sitcom Blossom. In films, she is known for her role in Staying Alive, Aspen Extreme, Above Suspicion and Like Crazy.

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Career

In 1981, she originated the role of Victoria the White Cat in the London production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical Cats.[1]

In 1983, Hughes starred with John Travolta in the musical film Staying Alive, a sequel to Saturday Night Fever.[2] She played the role of Laura, an English dancer who is the romantic interest of Travolta's character Tony Manero. Hughes also appeared on the sitcom Blossom, and as the X-Men character Emma Frost in the 1996 TV movie Generation X. In 1997 Hughes starred in Aaron Spelling short-lived primetime soap opera Pacific Palisades.[1] She was also a frequent guest star on the television series Charmed, playing the mother of the Halliwell girls, Patricia "Patty" Halliwell. She provided the voice of Lara, Kal-El's biological mother in Superman: The Animated Series. Another voice over role she had was Miss Robertson on an episode of Fox's animated comedy series Life with Louie.

From 1985 to 1992 she played Anna Devane on the General Hospital. Hughes won a Daytime Emmy in 1991, for Outstanding Lead Actress on General Hospital. She was nominated for the same category in 1990 for Anna, in 2000 for AMC as Alex, and, in 2002, as Anna. After establishing herself as a daytime TV star, Hughes shot a feature film cameo as a soap actress who loses an award to Sally Field in the soap opera satire film Soapdish (1991).[1] The following year she played a leading role in the film Aspen Extreme.

It was announced in April 2006 that Hughes would be returning to GH. In May 2006 as part of the May sweeps period, three GH veterans would return. Finola Hughes would be reunited with Tristan Rogers (Robert Scorpio) and Emma Samms (Holly Sutton). Following a rise in ratings from her sweeps return, Hughes returned to General Hospital for a limited run through August 2006. Finola would return the following year on July 13, 2007 and once again on April 25, 2008.

In September 2008, Hughes guest-starred in the General Hospital spin-off series General Hospital: Night Shift. It has been said[3] that Hughes will return to GH in early 2012 as character Anna Devane to be with her daughter, Robin, and help her through her toughest year. She will be a recurring character but Anna Devane will be front and center and staying in Port Charles a while. Finola's on-screen ex husband Tristan Rogers is rumoured[citation needed] also to be returning as Robert Scorpio, his character Colin on the CBS soap The Young and the Restless as exiled from Genoa City a few months back. Ex GH costar Genie Francis who played Colins ex with still remains on the soap and will not be returning to GH. In 2010 Finola also appeared in the CSI: NY, Make It or Break It and Melissa & Joey. Finola made a permanent return to 'General Hospital' in March, 2012. Her character Anna Devane, moving in with Luke Spencer.

Personal life

Hughes was born in London, England. Married to Russell Young since 1992, Hughes is the mother of two sons, Dylan and Cash and one daughter, Sadie.

Filmography

Film

YearFilmRoleNotes
1980The AppleDancer
1982NutcrackerNadia Gargarin
1983Staying AliveLaura
1984The Master of BallantraeAlison Graeme
1987Haunted by Her PastMegan McGuire
1990The Bride in BlackCybil Cobb
1991SoapdishCameo appearance
1993Aspen ExtremeBryce Kellogg
1994Dark Side of GeniusJennifer Cole
1995Above SuspicionIris
1996Generation XEmma Frost/The White Queen
The Crying ChildJo Parker
Superman: The Last Son of KryptonLaravoice
1997Prison of SecretsAngie
The Corporate LadderDr. Woodwardvoice
1998Jekyll IslandRonnie Fredericks
Pocahontas II: Journey to a New WorldQueen Annevoice
12 BucksClassy
1999Rockin' Good TimesGinger
2000IntrepidKatherine Jessel
TycusAmy Lowe
2009Killer HairJosette Radford
2010DisarmedLilian
2011Driving by BrailleBeth Allen
Like CrazyLiz
All-Star SupermanLilovoice
Scooby-Doo! Legend of the PhantosaurProfessor Svankmajervoice

Television

YearTitleRoleNotes
1982The Kenny Everett Television ShowVarious
1983The Hot Shoe ShowDancer
1987L.A. LawLauren Sevilla3 episodes
1985–1991, 1995, 2006, 2008, 2012–presentGeneral HospitalAnna Devane
1992–1993Jack's PlaceChelsea Duffy18 episodes
1994Burke's LawRhondaEpisode: Who Killed Romeo?
Dream OnLaura NorthEpisode: 'Tis Pity She's a Neighbor
1993–1995BlossomCarol28 episodes
1996Superman: The Animated SeriesLara3 episodes, voice
1997Pacific PalisadesKate Russo13 episodes
Sunset BeachHelena Greer3 episodes
Life with LouieMiss Robertsonvoice
1998The Love Boat: The Next WaveAlison Townsend / Hart-WilliamsEpisode: Affairs to Remember
1999Tracey Takes On...JosieEpisode: Obsession
1999–2003All My ChildrenAlex Devane MarickJuly 23, 1999 to September 11, 2003
2004Hope & FaithHerself2 episodes
1998–2006CharmedPatty Halliwell9 episodes
2008General Hospital: Night ShiftAnna Devane4 episodes
2005–2008How Do I Look?Host
2010CSI: NYMrs. ChristensenEpisode: Sanguine Love
Make It or Break ItViola PettingerEpisode: What Are You Made Of?
Melissa & JoeyHerselfEpisode: Dancing with the Stars of Toledo

Awards and nominations

YearAwardCategoryFilm or seriesResult
1984Razzie AwardsWorst New StarStaying AliveNominated
1984Razzie AwardsWorst Supporting ActressStaying AliveNominated
1986Soap Opera Digest AwardsOutstanding Actress in a Leading Role on a Daytime SerialGeneral HospitalNominated
1988Soap Opera Digest AwardsFavorite Super Couple: DaytimeGeneral HospitalNominated
1989Soap Opera Digest AwardsFavorite Super Couple: DaytimeGeneral HospitalNominated
1989Soap Opera Digest AwardsOutstanding Heroine: DaytimeGeneral HospitalNominated
1990Soap Opera Digest AwardsOutstanding Heroine: DaytimeGeneral HospitalWon
1990Daytime Emmy AwardOutstanding Lead Actress in a Drama SeriesGeneral HospitalNominated
1991Soap Opera Digest AwardsOutstanding Lead Actress: DaytimeGeneral HospitalWon
1991Daytime Emmy AwardOutstanding Lead Actress in a Drama SeriesGeneral HospitalWon
1992Soap Opera Digest AwardsBest Wedding: DaytimeGeneral HospitalNominated
1992Soap Opera Digest AwardsOutstanding Lead Actress: DaytimeGeneral HospitalNominated
2000Soap Opera Digest AwardsFavorite ReturnAll My ChildrenWon
2000Daytime Emmy AwardOutstanding Lead Actress in a Drama SeriesAll My ChildrenNominated
2002Daytime Emmy AwardOutstanding Lead Actress in a Drama SeriesAll My ChildrenNominated

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