Dahlia Salem (Claire Walsh on General Hospital)

Current Character: Claire Walsh

Birthday: 1971-11-21

Birthplace: Born in New York City, New York


Born in New York City, Dahlia Salem was inspired to become an actor after seeing Jessica Langes' roles in "Tootsie" and "Frances."

She got her start playing Sofia Carlino on "Another World" in 1995. The role prompted Steven Spielberg to set up a meeting between her and "American Beauty" director Sam Mendes. The role she was considered for went to Mena Suvari instead.

Salem went on to appear in several TV movies as well as landed guest spots for numerous TV shows including, "Third Watch," "JAG," "CSI: Miami," "Medium" and "Castle." She also had a recurring role on "ER" as Dr. Jessica Albright from 2005-2006.

Career Highlights

General Hospital - Claire Walsh (February 24, 2010 - present)
The Forgotten - Dr. Mallory Messenger (2010)
Castle - Tory Westchester (2009)
Medium - Harmony Fletcher (2009)
Justice - DA Susan Hale (2006)
ER - Dr. Jessica Albright (2005-2006)
CSI: Miami - FBI Agent Heather Landrey (2006)
JAG - Ginny Serrano (2003)
Third Watch - Sheila (2000)
Now and Again - Miss Avalona (2000)
Another World - Sofia Carlino (1995-1998)