Full detailed profile on Gwen Norbeck Munson Played by Jennifer Landon on As the World Turns Daytime Soap Opera.
Gwen Norbeck Munson
Actor: Jennifer Landon
Who played Gwen Norbeck Munson over the years
Jennifer Landon (2005 - 2008)
Useful information on Gwen Norbeck Munson
* Currently resides at the Walsh Estate Cottage with her husband.
Current: College student
Gwen Norbeck showed up in Oakdale as a teenager with a rough past. Raised by her mother, Iris Dumbroski, she was able to become emancipated when Gwen proved that she was better off on her own. She became friends with Celia Ortega who wanted to set her up on a date with her boyfriend's best friend, Will. From the beginning, Will and Gwen didn't hit it off. Gwen seemed more interested in Casey than she did Will. During prom, Celia went with Casey, and again, Gwen and Will were together. Gwen and Will watched as Casey and Celia professed their love for one another.
Gwen had a secret that would later be revealed. She was pregnant and named Casey the father. He and Gwen had a one-night stand when he met her. She tried telling Casey about it, but Casey always cut Gwen short and acted mad at her all the time. No one knew why for the longest time. One day, when Celia suspected it, the secret came out. She demanded to know who the father was, but Gwen couldn't bear to bring the news to Casey right then and there. Therefore, Will stepped up and admitted he was the father. When Barbara heard this, she demanded a paternity test. It determined that Will was not the father.
Gwen had arranged to put her baby up for adoption. She decided that she would not be able to offer her child everything that she thought it would need. So, she was able to locate a wonderful mother for her unborn child, Rosanna Cabot Montgomery. She had money and she was kind, caring and soft spoken. Gwen thought she would make the best mother. But unfortunately, Gwen went into labor prematurely and gave birth to a little boy. On Rosanna's way to the hospital, Craig Montgomery ran her car off the road and Rosanna was in a coma, unable to care for a newborn baby. Carly Snyder, Rosanna's half sister stepped up and brought the baby home to care for it until Rosanna returned. Gwen was upset at this because she didn't know Carly, and therefore didn't trust her. Gwen decided that she was going to sue for custody and get her baby back. However, Carly didn't back down from a challenge and fought hard, and sometimes dirty. In the end, it was discovered, months later, that the baby was actually Jennifer Munson's baby, Will's older sister. She also had a baby born prematurely, and Craig switched the babies at birth so that he would be adopting his biological son. Gwen learned that her baby had died at birth. Now Gwen must accept and deal with the loss of her child, and Casey finally acknowledged the fact that he was the father.
Will and Gwen started to become closer during the past few months. When Will and Gwen admitted that they loved each other, they soon married before they could even graduate high school. Barbara was against their relationship from the beginning and wasn't very welcoming to Gwen. Barbara even framed her at one point to get her out of their lives. Once she saw that Will was devoted to Gwen, she gave in and lightened up. Will and Gwen stayed with Hal until they graduated high school. Will, afraid of failing, bought a term paper online to pass. Once the school found out about it, Will was no longer able to graduate. Gwen and Will fought and she went on to her graduation ceremonies. Will got drunk that night and didn't come home. Jade Taylor found Will drunk and after talking to her, the two made love. Gwen found out and broke it off with Will. Having so much to deal with, Gwen went with some other teens up to Raven Lake to get away for a weekend. There happened to be a slasher in town who was killing teens. Gwen found herself a victim as the slasher came after her. A wounded Gwen caught up with Will who protected her until the situation was over and the slasher was caught. They renewed their love for each other. Once things were back to normal, Jade announced to Will that she was pregnant with his child from their one-night stand. Later, it turned out that Jade was lying.
After College started and they were attending, Will received word that his dad, Hal, was killed in the line of duty. Adam, his half brother, came to town for his dad's funeral. He heard Gwen sing one night, and of course, he was a record producer. He offered Gwen a record deal. On one occasion, she had performed in LA and things went so good that the two shared a kiss. They didn't know that Iris walked in at that time and had seen it. Soon after they returned, Will found out about the kiss. Will forgave Gwen, but it caused tension between Will and Adam, especially when Adam was starting to have feelings for Gwen.
Will Munson (married)
Ray Tenney (father - deceased)
Iris Dumbrowski (mother)
Cole Norbeck (brother)
Carly Tenney Snyder (half sister)
Nora Kasnoff (niece - deceased)
Parker Munson (nephew)
Sage Snyder (niece)
Molly McKinnon (cousin)
Abigail Williams (first cousin)
Billy Norbeck (son with Casey Hughes - deceased)
Unknown child (miscarried with Will Munson)
Hallie Jennifer Munson (daughter, adopted)
Gwen brings Carly breakfast in her bed. Carly's nauseous and tries to drink her tea. Gwen explains that she has a surprise for her and gets her to close her eyes. She brings Rosanna in. Carly is shocked when she sees her. The sisters catch up and Rosanne tells Carly how lucky she is to have a guy like Jack. "I'm tired of kissing frogs," she says. Carly says Jack's no prince but he's perfect for her. She asks Rosanna and Gwen to be her bridesmaids. Janet shows up to drop off a gift and wishes Carly all the best. She asks for the number where she will be staying in case she goes into labor. Carly asks her not to call unless she has to. Janet gets snippy and walks off. Carly looks at her compass and then asks her friends to give her some time alone. She runs off. Gwen and her sister start looking for her and worry that she's run off. Jack and Sage show up. The women explain that they don't know where Carly went.
Jack takes Carly to the farm house where her maids are waiting with her wedding dress. After he leaves, the ladies show Carly that they each have a flower for her to carry down the aisle. She makes them promise to always stay in her life. Lily arrives with a gift and tells Carly that she's sorry for not listening to her about Craig.
At Fairwinds, Paul tells his family that this wedding is all wrong. Emily thinks he's being aggressively silly and they should make an effort to get along with his mother. Will says it's creepy but they should let it happen.
After the ceremony, Paul talks to his mother and half-brother about seeing James. They send the judge off and start pouring the champagne. Katie tells Chris that the couple will be happy, like she was with Brad. Bob and Kim watch her with their son and she talks about how sweet they look. Paul gathers everyone together to toast to the couple and wish them a happy life. Gwen tears up but Barbara tells her not to worry about what's happened because they are family. She tells Will how proud she is of him, even though she hasn't always been a great mom. She throws the bouquet and Katie catches it. Katie and Chris smile at each other. This leads to an awkward moment between them. He goes silent and then asks if they can go to her place and talk. She walks over to the bride and groom to congratulate them again. Kim takes Barbara aside and says that Jenny would be happy for her. Bob leads his wife away and they run into John by the front desk.