Lynn Herring

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Lynn Herring
BornSheryl Lynn Herring
(1958-09-22) September 22, 1958 (age 56)
Enid, Oklahoma, U.S.
NationalityAlbanian
 
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Lynn Herring
BornSheryl Lynn Herring
(1958-09-22) September 22, 1958 (age 56)
Enid, Oklahoma, U.S.
NationalityAlbanian

Sheryl Lynn Herring (born September 22, 1958 in Enid, Oklahoma) is an Albanian-American soap opera actress.

Early life[edit]

Before acting, Herring was Miss Virginia USA 1977, and was 4th runner-up to Kimberly Tomes for the title of Miss USA 1977. She graduated from Louisiana State University with a bachelor's in Psychology, where she was also a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority.[citation needed]

Acting career[edit]

Herring is best known for her work in daytime television, first portraying the role of mousy librarian Lucy Coe on General Hospital in 1986. Over time, Lucy became much more glamorous and man-hungry, and the role proved to be very lucrative for Herring.[1] She left after six years to explore other opportunities, which led to a role on Days of Our Lives. Her character, Lisanne Gardner, was never fully developed, and Herring asked to be let out of her contract with the show. Days producers agreed, and she then returned to General Hospital.

She played Lucy on General Hospital until 1997, when she was asked to reprise her character on a spin-off series called Port Charles. She appeared on the series until it was canceled in 2003, and subsequently made a brief return to General Hospital in 2004.

She joined the cast of As the World Turns on July 24, 2009 as Audrey Coleman.

On November 2, 2012, after more than eight years off-screen, it was announced that Herring would return to General Hospital as Lucy in December. She first aired on December 17.

Personal life[edit]

Herring is married to fellow soap star Wayne Northrop; they have two sons, Hank Wayne (born 1991) and Grady Lee (born 1993). Northrop and Herring own and run a working cattle ranch in the Topanga Canyon area of Los Angeles.

In a February 2007 interview, Herring's former co-star Kin Shriner said of Herring: "She's living a life that most women would love. She's going to restore an old train depot on land up where she lives and bring it back to a sort of museum quality. She's lobbying. She's back at school. She's working with animals. She's got her two boys. She's like Barbara Stanwyck in The Big Valley. She's running the whole town."[2]

Filmography[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
Television
1980
Tenspeed and Brown ShoeGailTV series
Season 1, Episode 11 : "This One's Gonna Kill Ya"
1981
Quincy, M.E.Stewardess Elaine CollierTV series
Season 6, Episode 10 : "Headhunter"
1982-83
Matt HoustonCheerleader / WaitressTV series
Season 1, Episode 4 : "Killing Isn't Everything"
Season 2, Episode 11 : "The Outsider"
1983Cutter to HoustonRedTV series
Season 1, Episode 6 : "Tell Me a Riddle, Daddy"
Tucker's WitchLinda DawnTV series
Season 1, Episode 9 : "Rock Is a Hard Place"
Credited as Lynn Herring-Northrop
1984Mickey Spillane's Mike HammerGeorgette / Kiki SmallTV series
Season 1, Episode 4: "Vickie's Song" (as Georgette)
Season 1, Episode 8 : "Negative Image" (as Kiki Small)
Season 1, Episode 9 : "The Perfect Twenty" (as Georgette)
JessieReneeTV series
Season 1, Episode 2 : "The Lady Killer"
HotelCarolTV series
Season 2, Episode 4 : "Transitions"
T. J. HookerSimoneTV series
Season 4, Episode 7  : "Model for Murder"
RiptideLizzie JacksonTV series
Season 2, Episode 9  : "Peter Pan Is Alive and Well"
1985
Finder of Lost LovesWaitress at ClubTV series
Season 1, Episode 13 : "Deadly Silence"
1986
The ColbysLenaSoap Opera
Season 1, Episode 16  : "My Father's House"
1986-1991,
1992-1997,
2004,
2012—
General HospitalLucy CoeSoap Opera
1987
L.A. LawJessica TeicherTV series
Season 2, Episode 6  : "Auld L'Anxiety"
1992
Days of Our LivesLisanne GardnerSoap Opera
1997-2003
Port CharlesLucy CoeSoap Opera
2009
As the World TurnsAudrey ColemanSoap Opera
26 episodes
Film
1979
Roller BoogieFeatured SkaterUncredited
1982
Pandemonium60's CheerleaderFeature film
1984
Gone Are the DayesGirl #2Television Movie
1995
Never Say Never: The Deidre Hall Storyas HerselfTelevision Movie

Awards and nominations[edit]

YearAwardCategoryWorkResultRef
1989
Soap Opera Digest AwardOutstanding Villainess – DaytimeGeneral HospitalWon
[3]
1990
Daytime Emmy AwardOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama SeriesGeneral HospitalNominated
[4]
1990
Soap Opera Digest AwardOutstanding Villainess – DaytimeGeneral HospitalNominated
[5]
1991
Soap Opera Digest AwardOutstanding Villainess – DaytimeGeneral HospitalWon
[6]
1992Daytime Emmy AwardOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama SeriesGeneral HospitalNominated
[7]
1992Soap Opera Digest AwardOutstanding Villainess – DaytimeGeneral HospitalWon
[8]
1996
Soap Opera Digest AwardHottest Female StarGeneral HospitalWon
[9]
1999
Soap Opera Digest AwardOutstanding Lead ActressPort CharlesWon
[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Back". Soap Opera Weekly. 2007-02-27. p. 5. 
  2. ^ "Great Scott!". Soap Opera Weekly. 2007-02-27. pp. 24–25. 
  3. ^ "The Soap Opera Digest Awards: 1989". Soap Opera Digest. soapoperadigest.com. Archived from the original on March 1, 2009. Retrieved March 15, 2013. 
  4. ^ Goudas, John N. (May 26, 1990). "Emmy nominees announced". TimesDaily (Florence, Alabama: Tennessee Valley Printing Co.). p. 70. Retrieved May 6, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Event: Soap Opera Digest Awards (1990)". Internet Movie Database. February 27, 2013. Retrieved February 4, 1993. 
  6. ^ "The Soap Opera Digest Awards: 1991". Soap Opera Digest. soapoperadigest.com. Archived from the original on March 1, 2009. Retrieved March 15, 2013. 
  7. ^ McShane, Larry (May 8, 1992). "Lucci could get lucky with 13th Daytime Emmy bid". Kentucky New Era (New York City, New York: Taylor W. Hayes). Associated Press. p. 6. Retrieved May 6, 2013. 
  8. ^ "The Soap Opera Digest Awards: 1992". Soap Opera Digest. soapoperadigest.com. Archived from the original on March 1, 2009. Retrieved March 15, 2013. 
  9. ^ Associated Press (February 15, 1996). "'Soap Opera Digest' names daytime's hottest". McCook Daily Gazette. Retrieved February 10, 2013. 
  10. ^ Associated Press (February 28, 1999). "'General Hospital' named favorite soap at awards". The Argus-Press. Retrieved February 10, 2013. 

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Preceded by
Donna Dixon
Miss Virginia USA
1977
Succeeded by
Robin Schadle