Sarah Joy Brown

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Sarah Joy Brown
BornSarah Joy Brown
(1975-02-18) February 18, 1975 (age 39)
Eureka, California, U.S.
OccupationFilm, television actress
Years active1994–present
Partner(s)Shuki Levy
Children1
Website
www.sarahbrown.net
 
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Sarah Joy Brown
BornSarah Joy Brown
(1975-02-18) February 18, 1975 (age 39)
Eureka, California, U.S.
OccupationFilm, television actress
Years active1994–present
Partner(s)Shuki Levy
Children1
Website
www.sarahbrown.net

Sarah Joy Brown (born February 18, 1975[1]) is an American actress. She is perhaps best known for originating the role of Carly Benson Corinthos, which she portrayed on the American daytime drama General Hospital from 1996 to 2001, and which earned her three Daytime Emmy Awards. In 2008, she returned to General Hospital in a different role, Claudia Corinthos. She exited General Hospital once again in 2009 and began appearing on The Bold and the Beautiful in the newly created role of Aggie Jones.[2]

Brown appeared as Madison James on Days of Our Lives from October 2011 until the character's death in August 2012.

Life and career[edit]

Brown was born in Eureka, California, to David and Pamela Brown. She attended the Alexander Hamilton High School Academy of Music. Her acting career began at the age of 19, when she was cast as Kaitlin Star on Saban's syndicated action adventure science fantasy series, VR Troopers with Brad Hawkins as Ryan Steele. In 1996, she made a guest appearance in a 3-part episode of Power Rangers Zeo playing Heather Thompson, a girl who has a crush on the Red Ranger's secret identity, Tommy Oliver, but it never leads anywhere. An article in FOX Kids Magazine claimed a member of the VR Troopers cast would be quitting the series to become a part of the Power Rangers cast, however the aforementioned Zeo three-parter and Hawkins voiced the Gold Ranger prior to the return of Austin St. John as Jason Lee Scott is the closest anything like this ever came to happening.

In April 1996 Brown originated the role Carly Corinthos on the American ABC soap opera General Hospital.[3] Brown "quickly became an overnight sensation" and received three Daytime Emmy Awards for her portrayal of Carly.[4] She won for Outstanding Younger Actress in 1997[5] and 1998,[6] was nominated in 1999,[7] and won again for Outstanding Supporting Actress in 2000.[8] In 2010, she received her first Daytime Emmy nomination in the Lead Actress category for her work as Claudia Zacchara. Brown appeared on the cover of Soap Opera Digest 19 times during her run in the role,[4] and won two Soap Opera Digest Awards in 1998 (Younger Lead Actress)[9] and 2000 (Favorite Actress).[10] She departed the series in April 2001.[3]

After leaving General Hospital, Brown guest-starred on several television series, including Crossing Jordan, Strong Medicine and Without a Trace. She returned to daytime in the role of Julia Morrisey Larrabee on As the World Turns from August 2004 to March 2005, in which she appeared in 109 episodes.

In 2004, Brown played the lead role of Kate Vignatti in the fact-based television movie The Perfect Husband: The Laci Peterson Story. She became a regular on the popular CBS crime drama Cold Case in the fall of 2005 but was let go after only a few months (she appeared in five episodes) with the series. In 2006, she starred in her first feature film, the comedy, Big Momma's House 2 and appeared in an episode of Monk the same year. Brown was also seen in the second season finale of The Closer and on a 2007 episode of the Fox police drama K-Ville.

Brown is a practicing convert to Judaism.[11] She has one daughter, Jordan Alexandra Judith (b. July 20, 1998); the father is Brown's ex-fiancé, Israel composer Shuki Levy (a former executive producer on VR Troopers and the Power Rangers franchise). Brown has been diagnosed with Celiac Disease.[12]

Brown returned to General Hospital on January 31, 2008 in the role of Claudia Zacchara. Brown announced on her Twitter September 16, 2009 that she would be leaving General Hospital in mid October 2009.[citation needed] Brown also announced on her Twitter account that she would be making an appearance on the ABC's Castle

In 2011 she had a supporting role in a Tracy J Trost film entitled The Lamp (All Things are Possible If You Just Believe). It is based on a novel by Jim Stovall.[13]

In July 2011, numerous soap outlets confirmed that Brown would join the cast of Days of Our Lives as Madison James, a successful business woman. Her first appearance was October 4, 2011.[14][15] In April 2012, it was announced that Brown had been let go from the series as part of a huge cast cut in the series. It was also said that Brown could be welcomed back in the not too distant future following her exit.[16]

Filmography[edit]

Television
YearTelevisionRoleNotes
1994–96VR TroopersKaitlin StarRole: September 3, 1994 to February 21, 1996
1996–2001, 2014
2008–09
General HospitalCarly Corinthos
Claudia Zacchara
Role: April 5, 1996[17] to April 24, 2001; April 1, 2014
Role: January 25, 2008 to November 4, 2009
2004–05As the World TurnsJulia Morrisey LarrabeeRole: August 6, 2004 to March 2, 2005
2005Cold CaseDetective Josie SuttonRole: September 25, 2005 to October 23, 2005
2009–11The Bold and the BeautifulAggie JonesRole: November 5, 2009 to February 8, 2011
2011–12Days of Our LivesMadison JamesRole: October 4, 2011 to August 15, 2012
Preceded by
None
Carly Benson Corinthos actress
1996–2001
Succeeded by
Tamara Braun

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.filmbug.com/db/21444
  2. ^ "General Hospital' star checking into another soap". Associated Press. September 30, 2009. 
  3. ^ a b "General Hospital Cast: Carly Corinthos Jacks". Soaps.com. Retrieved January 30, 2009. 
  4. ^ a b Lenhart, Jennifer. "As the World Turns Interview: Who Is Sarah Brown?". SoapOperaDigest.com. Retrieved January 30, 2009. 
  5. ^ "Daytime Emmy Winners & Nominees: 1997". SoapOperaDigest.com. Retrieved January 30, 2009. 
  6. ^ "Daytime Emmy Winners & Nominees: 1998". SoapOperaDigest.com. Retrieved January 30, 2009. 
  7. ^ "Daytime Emmy Winners & Nominees: 1999". SoapOperaDigest.com. Retrieved January 30, 2009. 
  8. ^ "Daytime Emmy Winners & Nominees: 2000". SoapOperaDigest.com. Retrieved January 13, 2009. 
  9. ^ "The Soap Opera Digest Awards: 1998". SoapOperaDigest.com. Retrieved January 30, 2009. 
  10. ^ "The Soap Opera Digest Awards: 2000". SoapOperaDigest.com. Retrieved January 30, 2009. 
  11. ^ "Q & A with Sarah Brown (Carly Roberts, General Hospital)". Soap Opera Article 17. Retrieved 2006-12-13. 
  12. ^ "Soap Star Sarah Brown on Family". www.justmommies.com. Retrieved 2009-12-11. 
  13. ^ The Lamp official website.
  14. ^ "Sarah Brown Lands Brand New Role on Days Of Our Lives". Michael Fairman Soaps. Retrieved 2011-07-18. 
  15. ^ "Sarah Brown to join DAYS". SoapCentral. Retrieved 2011-07-19. 
  16. ^ Soap Opera Digest (2012-04-10). "DAYS Bloodbath". Retrieved April 10., 2012. 
  17. ^ http://www.angelfire.com/tv/curlyqgrl/gh/eps/gheps1996.htm#April 4-10, 1996

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