Genie Francis (Laura Spencer on General Hospital)

Current Character: Laura Spencer

Birthday: 1962-05-26

Birthplace: Born in Englewood, NJ USA

Marital Status: Married to actor/director/producer Jonathan Frakes, (two kids)


Working on General Hospital on and off from 1976 onward, Genie Francis is well known for her portrayal of 'Laura Spencer'!

After leaving General Hospital Francis was featured in the television movie, "Bare Essence," in 1982. The movie was developed into a Primetime series, starring Genie, in the role of Tyger Hayes. She also co-starred in the hit ABC miniseries, "North and South" (Books I and II), as the good Southern sister, Brett Main.

Genie has appeared all over television, making appearances on "Murder, She Wrote" in Primetime to All My Children. She has also worked on stage, appearing in 'Crimes of the Heart' and 'See How They Run'. Most recently, Genie has joined The Young and the Restless in the new role of Genevieve Atkinson.

Genie is the proprietor of The Cherished Home, a cottage furnishings and home accessories store. She is married to actor/director Jonathan Frakes. They have two children and reside both in Los Angeles and Manhattan.

Career Highlights

The Young and the Restless - Genevieve Atkinson (May 26 2011 - November 2, 2012)
General Hospital - Laura Spencer (1976-1981; 1983-1984; October 29th, 1993 to September 6th, 2002; October - November, 2006; August - September, 2008)
3rd Rock From the Sun - Gwen McMichael (February 8th, 2000)
Terror in the Shadows - Sarah (1995)
Heaven & Hell: North & South, Book III - Brett Hazard (1994)
Perry Mason: The Case of the Killer Kiss - Kris Buckner (1993)
Loving - Ceara Connor Hunter (1991)
All My Children - Ceara Connor Hunter (1990-1992)
North and South II - Diana Colville Winters (1987-1989)
North and South II - Brett Main Hazard (1986)
North and South - Brett Main Hazard (1985)
Murder, She Wrote - Victoria Brandon Griffin (1984, 1986 and 1990)
Bare Essence - Tyger Hayes (1983)

Awards & Acclaim

Daytime Emmy Nomination, Outstanding Supporting Actress (2012)
Daytime Emmys Winner, Outstanding Supporting Actress (2007)
Daytime Emmys Nomination, Outstanding Lead Actress (1997)
Soap Opera Digest Award Favorite Actress (1981)
Soap Opera Digest Award Outstanding Lead Actress (1997)