Rebecca Herbst

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Rebecca Herbst
BornRebecca Ann Liberty Herbst
(1977-05-12) May 12, 1977 (age 36)
Encino, California, U.S.
Other namesBecky Herbst
OccupationActress
Years active1986–present
Spouse(s)Michael Saucedo (m. 2001)
ChildrenThree
 
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Rebecca Herbst
BornRebecca Ann Liberty Herbst
(1977-05-12) May 12, 1977 (age 36)
Encino, California, U.S.
Other namesBecky Herbst
OccupationActress
Years active1986–present
Spouse(s)Michael Saucedo (m. 2001)
ChildrenThree

Rebecca Herbst (born Rebecca Ann Liberty Herbst; May 12, 1977) is an American actress, known for playing nurse Elizabeth Webber on the ABC Daytime drama General Hospital, a role she originated on August 1, 1997, and Suzee, an alien on the Nickelodeon show, Space Cases.

Early life[edit]

Herbst was born in Encino, California. She grew up with parents Debbie and Wayne,[1] and has an older sister, Jennifer.[2] She is not related to former General Hospital co-star Rick Hearst (who portrayed Ric Lansing, Elizabeth Webber's ex-husband), whose surname was Herbst before he changed it professionally.[3] Herbst was a competitive figure skater as a child, and at age sixteen decided to concentrate on acting.[4]

Career[edit]

At age six, Herbst stated she wanted to be on television so that she could play with the toys; she began filming commercials and has since appeared in over 60 nationally.[4] She has guest-starred in television series including: Highway to Heaven, L.A. Law, Beverly Hills, 90210, Step By Step, Boy Meets World, Sister, Sister, Days of our Lives and Brotherly Love.[4] She starred in films including Kaleidoscope, Why Me? and Hefner: Unauthorized.[4] She was also featured in the Goo Goo Dolls 1995 music video "Naked". She was a series regular as Suzee on the second season of the Nickelodeon show, Space Cases from 1996–97.

Herbst began as a series regular as Elizabeth Webber on the ABC Daytime soap opera General Hospital on August 1, 1997.[5] In 1999, Herbst won the Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Younger Lead Actress,[6] as well as an Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Younger Actress.[7] In 2000, Soap Opera Update named Herbst No. 6 on their list of Woman of 2000.[8] She was nominated in 2003 for the Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Younger Actress.[9] In 2007, Herbst appeared on Tyra Banks' talk show to help Tyra through "soap opera school."[10] Herbst was nominated for the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series in 2007[11] and 2012.[12]

Personal life[edit]

Herbst dated photographer Johnny Lindesmith in the late 1990s and they were engaged on December 30, 1999.[13] On June 1, 2001, Herbst married former General Hospital co-star Michael Saucedo (who portrayed Juan Santiago).[14] They have three children, Ethan Riley (b. October 31, 2001), Ella Bailey (b. April 12, 2004)[15] and Emerson Truett (b. August 9, 2010).[16]

Herbst also has a passion for designing clothes. She has designed most of her Daytime Emmy dresses,[17] and dresses for co-stars Natalia Livingston and Kimberly McCullough for the 33rd Daytime Emmy Awards ceremony.[18]

Herbst became a spokeswoman for Purpose Skincare in 2007.[19] She also participates in the Smile Train charity.[20]

Filmography[edit]

YearFilmRoleNotes
1986L.A. LawJennifer Simmons(1 episode)
1987Highway to HeavenYoung Girl(1 episode)
1990Why Me?Little Girl
KaleidoscopeEmily
1993Beverly Hills, 90210Brower Daughter(1 episode)
1994Shrunken HeadsSallyas Becky Herbst
1995Step by StepShelley(1 episode)
Boy Meets WorldJill Hollinger(1 episode)
Donor UnknownDanielle Stillmanaka Dangerous Heart
Sister, SisterMuffy(1 episode)
1996Days of our LivesDana Winthrop(unknown episodes)
The Lazarus Manunknown(1 episode)
Space CasesSuzee(1996–1997, 15 episodes)
1997–presentBrotherly LoveKristen(7 episodes)
General Hospital
General Hospital: Night Shift
Elizabeth WebberRole since: August 1, 1997
3 episodes, 2007
1999Hefner: UnauthorizedBarbi Benton
2011Dirty SoapHerselfUncredited

Awards and nominations[edit]

Daytime Emmy Awards
YearAwardWorkResult
1999Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama SeriesGeneral HospitalNominated
2007Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama SeriesNominated
2012Nominated
Soap Opera Digest Awards
YearAwardWorkResult
1999Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Younger Leading ActressGeneral HospitalWon
2003Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cohn, Paulette (July 9, 2006). "Soap Opera Talk". The Free-Lance Star. Retrieved March 10, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Stars and Their Siblings". Soap Opera Update. March 14, 2000. 
  3. ^ "GH FAQs". Soap Opera Digest. soapoperadigest.com. April 25, 2005. Retrieved March 10, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c d "Rebecca Herbst". American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. abcmedianet.com. Retrieved March 10, 2013. 
  5. ^ Reichardt, Nancy (July 27, 1997). "Tune In Tomorrow". The Tuscaloosa News. Retrieved March 10, 2013. 
  6. ^ The Associated Press (March 1, 1999). "ABC daytime dramas sweep Soap Opera Digest Awards". Pittsburg Post-Gazette. Retrieved January 21, 2013. 
  7. ^ Kroll, Dan J. "Y&R, Lucci Earn Ladies' Honors". Soapcentral. soapcentral.com. Archived from the original on June 11, 2004. Retrieved March 10, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Woman of 2000 #6: Rebecca Herbst". Soap Opera Update. February 14, 2000. 
  9. ^ Soap Opera Digest. December 17, 2002. 
  10. ^ "Who, Where and Wow!". Soap Opera Weekly. February 13, 2007. p. 32. 
  11. ^ Block, Dana (March 24, 2007). "Former soap stars among Emmy nominees". Jamaica Gleaner. jamaica-gleaner.com. Retrieved March 10, 2013. 
  12. ^ Logan, Michael (June 21, 2012). "Daytime Emmy Scoop and Fearless Predictions". TV Guide. tvguide.com. Retrieved March 10, 2013. 
  13. ^ Maloney, Michael (February 15, 2000). "Picture Perfect". Soap Opera Update. 
  14. ^ Kroll, Dan J (October 31, 2001). "Herbst, Saucedo welcome son". Soapcentral. soapcentral.com. Retrieved March 10, 2013. 
  15. ^ "So far this year...". People. people.com. October 2, 2004. Retrieved March 10, 2013. 
  16. ^ Leon, Anya (August 10, 2010). "Rebecca Herbst Welcomes Son Emerson Truett". People. people.com. Retrieved March 10, 2013. 
  17. ^ "Rebecca Herbst and James Mitchell". Soapography. September 2, 2006. SOAPnet.
  18. ^ "Rebecca Herbst Bio". Soap Opera Digest. soapoperadigest.com. Retrieved March 10, 2013. 
  19. ^ "Actress Rebecca Herbst Partners with Purpose Skin Care". Carefair. carefair.com. June 15, 2007. Retrieved March 10, 2013. 
  20. ^ Newcomb, Roger (December 13, 2012). "Interview: Rebecca Herbst On General Hospital, Scott Reeves, Liason Fans & Smile Train". We Love Soaps. welovesoaps.com. Retrieved March 10, 2013. 

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