Full detailed profile on Julia Santos Played by Sydney Penny on All My Children Daytime Soap Opera.
Actor: Sydney Penny
Who played Julia Santos over the years
Sydney Penny (September 1993 - December 1996; August 27-28, 1997; December 20, 23-24, 2002; August 5, 2005 - May 23, 2008)
Useful information on Julia Santos
* Marital Status - Single/Widowed.
Past: Registered Nurse
Past: Waitress at the Insomniac Cafe coffee shop
Julia lived in Texas with her parents and became involved in a scandalous affair with a married man. The Santos' sent her to live with sister, Maria, in hopes of straightening out her life.
During a tornado that hit Pine Valley, Julia was inured by a falling chandelier and left with a gaping cut on her face. Maria, a neurosurgeon, stitched the injury, but not with the perfection of a plastic surgeon. The result was a disfiguring scar that caused Julia to run away in shame.
In Center City, Julia met and fell in love with Noah Keefer. He saved her from a known drug dealer, who had already raped her. In his attempt to catch Louie Greco, Noah accidentally killed the man and was found guilty of murder. Julia helped him escape to Jamaica. Eventually they returned to Pine Valley, where Noah's murder charge was overturned. The two wed, and looked forward to a normal life.
Unfortunately, the drug dealer's friends followed the two to Pine Valley and Julia nearly lost her life when someone took a shot at her. She survived, but later lost her father in an accident meant to kill her. Someone severed the brakes on her car. To escape death, Noah and Julia were entered into the Federal Witness Protection Plan, given new names and moved to the San Francisco Bay area. They lost all contact with their loved ones, although Julia did resurface briefly after Maria was killed in a plane crash. She warned her brother, Mateo, that the aircraft disaster wasn't an accident. She didn't have time to tell him anything else.
Julia was given permission to return one more time when Maria returned from the dead, but it wasn't until years later that she returned for good, grieving the death of Noah. She and Di Henry teamed up to end the reign of terror headed by "The Dragon", Garret Williams. Brief romantic encounters with Ryan and David failed, but as Julia continued to heal from losing Noah, she found love with a younger man, Jamie Martin. After a brief separation because of Julia's doubts about their age difference, Jamie convinced her it didn't matter and moved into Wildwind with her. The home has transformed into a couples commune, as Di, Del, Amanda, Jonathan, and Aidan have all taken up residence there as well.
While Jamie supports his parents in their search for Emma, their baby girl lost at birth, Julia has taken charge of the little daughter of her best friends who were in a car accident on Christmas. The father died of injuries he sustained, and later, her mother died, leaving custody of the girl to Julia.
Julia enjoyed the role of mom to Kathy but the little girl placed a strain on her relationship with Jamie; they soon broke up. Julia dated Jack Montgomery for a while, but nothing came of that friendship.
At Jesse and Angie's recommittment ceremony, Julia was shot by Papal - Rob Gardner. Her injuries were severe and she died. As she was dying, Dixie's ghost appeared to tell her that Kathy would be okay.
Noah Keefer (deceased)
Hector Santos (father - deceased)
Isabella Santos (mother)
Maria Santos (sister)
Mateo Santos (brother)
Anita Santos (sister)
Rosa Santos (sister)
Samuel Carlos Grey (nephew byadoption)
Madelyn Flora Grey (niece)
Mateo Santos Jr. (nephew)
Lorenzo Hector Santos (nephew)
Unborn Child with Louie (aborted)
Kathy Mershon/Kate Martin (guardian)
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At the hospital, a nurse begins CPR on Julia. Krystal can only watch as Joe says Julia didn't want surgery. Babe and JR arrive, worried about Tad. Krystal is startled to realize he was shot, too. Just then Frankie and Jake arrive with Tad on a gurney. One surgeon tries to keep Jake out of the OR but he insists on staying. Dixie appears and stands by Tad. Frankie goes to Krystal and fills her in on Tad's condition as Jesse and Angie arrive with Cassandra, Ruth, Opal and Greg in tow. Angie asks Frankie to care for Greg's wound; Krystal tells them that Julia is not doing well. Angie hurries off to find Jake and Tad. She gets to Julia's room first and tries to talk her back to life as the doctors shock her heart. Joe gives instructions for more drugs but Julia is already gone. Angie breaks down as they turn off the monitors and Joe halts CPR. Joe rages against Rob. In the hall, she tells him that Tad was shot, too. Annie arrives, eager to see Julia but Babe holds her back from going into the hospital room. In another treatment room, Frankie gives Greg some instructions on caring for his wound. Greg asks about Julia and Frankie tells him how Julia helped save his life. Frankie blames himself for Rob's actions. Greg says he couldn't have known how evil Rob was. Joe comes into the waiting room and tells everyone about Julia's death. No one can believe it. Joe hurries off to see about Tad. In his treatment room, Joe asks Jake for information. Jake says he is trying to stabilize Tad so they can operate but he's lost a lot of blood. Aidan arrives as Cass tells Frankie about Julia's death. Josh arrives and stands with Joe and Ruth. Jack is alone across the room. JR, Babe and Krystal are leaning on one another as they wait for news about Tad.
Zach calls the hospital and learns that Julia has died. Stunned, he tells Kendall and decides he has to call Maria. They go to the hospital; Zach talks to Joe about contacting Maria and learns that Julia asked Krystal to do it. Kendall sees Aidan at Julia's door and says how sorry she is. Ryan and Greenlee arrive; Jack fills them in. Greenlee sees Kendall and Aidan standing together. Annie walks up, sees Ryan with Greenlee and walks away quickly. Jack asks Ryan to give him a minute with Greenlee and then apologizes for telling her about Aidan and Kendall so abruptly. She says she is okay and asks Ryan to take her home. They leave together. Annie is sitting alone, crying, when she sees a brochure about fertility problems. Jake finally returns to the waiting room. He tells Joe that Tad still isn't stabilized but they can't wait any longer for surgery. Joe looks over the charts and hugs Jake. Krystal asks to see Tad first and Jake takes her into the room. JR realizes no one has called Jamie. Just then Adam arrives and asks what he can do. In the treatment room, Krystal begs Tad to hold on. She kisses him and says, "I love you." Krystal returns and sees Adam; she asks about Kathy. Adam sees Dixie is right behind her.
At the hospital, Joe wheels Julia in to the ER with Krystal following. Julie desperately wants to know how Kathy is; Krystal assures her Kathy is fine. Once Julia is stabilized, Krystal comes into the room, telling her things are going to be just fine. Joe returns with bad news: the bullet hit Julia's liver. She knows as soon as he mentions her liver that she is dying. Krystal begs him to fix Julia but she refuses surgery. Krystal begs Joe to operate anyway but he goes along with Julia's wishes. Crying, Julia asks Krystal to call Maria to take Kathy to California. "And tell Kathy I love her," she whispers. Krystal sits with Julia, promising that Kathy will know she is loved. Julia tells them all of Kathy's favorite things - creamy peanut butter, night lights and butterflies. Dixie is there, too, and thanks her for caring for Kate. She promises Julia that Kate will be just fine. Julia opens her eyes and tearily says she knows Kathy will be okay. Then, her monitors flat-line!