Sydney Penny (Julia Santos on All My Children)

Current Character: Julia Santos

Birthday: 1971-08-07

Birthplace: Born in Nashville, Tennessee

Marital Status: Married


Born in Nashville, Tennessee Sydney Penny was introduced into show business very early. Her parents, country & western artists Hank and Shari Penny, took young Sydney to their gigs. At the age of three, Miss Penny jumped on stage to sing an original composition "My Little Pony" and the show biz bug bit!

Miss Penney originated the role of Julia on All My Children in 1993 and returned to the role in 2005.

In addition to the role of Julia, Miss Penny has starred in TV series such as The New Gidget, played Samantha Kelly on The Bold and The Beautiful and made guest appearances on shows such as Jack's Place, The Twilight Zone and St. Elsewhere.

When she is off the set, Miss Penny enjoys horseback riding, cooking and has "a passion for anything to do with the era of the 1930s and 1940s."

Career Highlights

All My Children (Julia Santos, 2005-May 23, 2008)
The Bold and The Beautiful (Samantha Kelly, 2003-2005
The Thorn Birds (young Meggie)
Santa Barbara (B.J. Walker, 1992-1993)

Awards & Acclaim

Daytime Emmy Nomination, Outstanding Supporting Actress (1995)
Soap Opera Digest Award nomination (1995)