Maura West

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Maura West
Maura West at 2010 Daytime Emmy Awards.jpg
West at the 2010 Daytime Emmy Awards with daughter, Katherine.
BornMaura Jo Snyder
(1972-04-27) April 27, 1972 (age 42)
Springfield, Massachusetts, U.S.
ResidenceLos Angeles, California, U.S.
OccupationActress
Years active1995–present
Known forAs the World Turns as Carly Snyder
Spouse(s)
Children5
 
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Maura West
Maura West at 2010 Daytime Emmy Awards.jpg
West at the 2010 Daytime Emmy Awards with daughter, Katherine.
BornMaura Jo Snyder
(1972-04-27) April 27, 1972 (age 42)
Springfield, Massachusetts, U.S.
ResidenceLos Angeles, California, U.S.
OccupationActress
Years active1995–present
Known forAs the World Turns as Carly Snyder
Spouse(s)
Children5

Maura Jo West DeFreitas (born Maura Snyder on April 27, 1972) is an American actress, best known for her 15-year portrayal as Carly Tenney on the CBS daytime soap opera As The World Turns. Since the series finale in 2010, she has also held roles as Diane Jenkins on The Young and the Restless (2010–11), and currently portrays mob princess Ava Jerome on General Hospital.

Career[edit]

In 1995, West joined the cast of the CBS Daytime soap opera As the World Turns in the role of Carly Tenney. She held the role from April 11, 1995 to May 8, 1996. West later returned to the role on September 10, 1997 and remained on the series until its television finale on September 17, 2010.[1] She has been nominated for a Soap Opera Digest Award five times (in 1996, 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2005), and a Daytime Emmy Award seven times (in 2001, 2002, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010). West won the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series in 2007 and 2010.

It was announced in August 2010 that West would join the CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless, as the third actress to portray Diane Jenkins. West began work in the role on September 1, 2010, and made her first appearance on the show on October 8, 2010.[2][3][4] In May 2011, CBS Soaps Indepth confirmed West had been let go from the soap after only several months on-air.[5][6][7]

In April 2013, it was announced that West would join the ABC soap opera General Hospital, in a top-secret role.[8] On April 24, 2013, West was confirmed to have joined the cast in the newly created role of Ava Jerome, and first appeared on May 8.[9]

Personal life[edit]

West has been married twice, first to Jonathan Knight from 1995 to 1999, and currently to former ATWT co-star Scott DeFreitas since January 22, 2000. She has five children. With Knight, she had Benjamin Crawford West Knight (born May 30, 1996). With Scott, she had Joseph Peter DeFreitas (born March 29, 2000), Katherine Marie DeFreitas (born January 9, 2002), Basil John DeFreitas (born January 30, 2007), and Birdie West DeFreitas (born June 16, 2009).

Filmography[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
Television
1995–2010As the World TurnsCarly SnyderContract role
2010–11The Young and the RestlessDiane JenkinsContract role
2013–General HospitalAva JeromeContract role

Awards and nominations[edit]

Daytime Emmy Awards
YearAwardWorkResultRef
2001
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
As the World Turns
Nominated
[10]
2002
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama SeriesNominated
[11]
2004
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama SeriesNominated
[12]
2005
Irresistable Combination Special Fan Award (shared with Michael Park)Nominated
[13]
2007
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama SeriesWon
[14]
2008
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama SeriesNominated
[15]
2009
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama SeriesNominated
[16]
2010
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama SeriesWon
[17]
Soap Opera Digest Award
YearAwardWorkResultRef
1996
Outstanding Villainess in a Drama Series – Daytime
As the World Turns
Nominated
[18]
1999
Outstanding Young Lead ActressNominated
[19]
2000
Outstanding Young Lead ActressNominated
[20]
2001
Favorite Couple (shared with Michael Park)Nominated
[21]
2005
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Daytime DramaNominated
[22]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Carter, Bill (2009-12-08). "CBS Cancels ‘As the World Turns,’ Procter & Gamble’s Last Soap Opera". New York Times. Retrieved June 22, 2012. 
  2. ^ Logan, Michael (2012-08-05). "Exclusive: Maura West Joins The Young and the Restless". TVGuide.com. Retrieved May 26, 2012. 
  3. ^ Fairman, Michael (2010-08-05). "B-I-N-G-O! ATWT’s Maura West headed to Y&R!". Michaelfairmansoaps.com. Retrieved May 26, 2012. 
  4. ^ Kroll, Dan J. (2010-08-05). "Maura West joins Y&R as the new Diane Jenkins". Soapcentral.com. Retrieved May 26, 2012. 
  5. ^ "West Out as Y&R's Diane". Soapoperadigest.com. 2011-05-25. Retrieved May 26, 2012. 
  6. ^ Kroll, Dan J. (2011-05-25). "Maura West let go from Y&R". Soapcentral.com. Retrieved May 26, 2012. 
  7. ^ Fairman, Michael (2011-05-24). "DEVELOPING STORY: Is Maura West out at Y&R?". Michaelfairmansoaps.com. Retrieved May 26, 2012. 
  8. ^ Giddens, Jamey (2013-04-13). "Is Soap Superstar Maura West Headed For General Hospital?". DaytimeConfidential.com. Retrieved April 13, 2013. 
  9. ^ "EXCLUSIVE: Maura West To GH!". Soap Opera Digest. American Media, Inc. April 24, 2013. Retrieved April 24, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Regis tracks two Emmys". Variety. Penske Business Media. March 13, 2001. Archived from the original on June 28, 2013. Retrieved May 6, 2013. 
  11. ^ Offman, Craig (March 13, 2002). "Daytime Emmy noms announced". Variety. Penske Business Media. Archived from the original on June 28, 2013. Retrieved May 6, 2013. 
  12. ^ "The 31st Annual Daytime Emmy Award Nominations" (PDF). emmyonline.org and National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. March 4, 2004. Archived from the original on June 28, 2013. Retrieved May 6, 2013. 
  13. ^ "Event: Soap Opera Digest Awards (2005)". Internet Movie Database. February 27, 2013. Retrieved February 4, 1993. 
  14. ^ "The 2007 Daytime Emmy Award Winners". PopSugar Entertainment. June 18, 2007. Archived from the original on June 28, 2013. Retrieved June 2, 2013. 
  15. ^ "The 35th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Award Nominations". National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. emmyonline.org. April 30, 2008. Archived from the original on June 28, 2013. Retrieved May 5, 2013. 
  16. ^ "The 36th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Award Nominations". emmyonline.org and National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. May 14, 2009. Archived from the original on June 28, 2013. Retrieved May 5, 2013. 
  17. ^ "The 37th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Award Nominations". emmyonline.org and National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. May 12, 2010. Archived from the original on June 28, 2013. Retrieved May 5, 2013. 
  18. ^ "Event: Soap Opera Digest Awards (1996)". Internet Movie Database. 1996. Retrieved July 3, 2013. 
  19. ^ "Event: Soap Opera Digest Awards (1999)". Internet Movie Database. 1996. Retrieved July 3, 2013. 
  20. ^ "Event: Soap Opera Digest Awards (2000)". Internet Movie Database. 1996. Retrieved July 3, 2013. 
  21. ^ "Event: Soap Opera Digest Awards (2001)". Internet Movie Database. 2001. Retrieved July 3, 2013. 
  22. ^ "Event: Soap Opera Digest Awards (2005)". Internet Movie Database. 2005. Retrieved July 3, 2013. 

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