General Hospital Casts Maura West image

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New character.

Updated: May 8.

Maura West will make her first appearance as Ava Jerome on May 8.

Original article: April 24.

Soap Opera Digest is reporting that Daytime veteran Maura West will be heading to Port Charles. The Daytime Emmy Award winning actress will be coming to town in the brand new role of Ava Jerome. She has already started shooting material and we will see her on air sometime in May.

West will be familiar to many soap viewers for her stints as Carly Tenney on "As The World Turns" and Diane Jenkins on "The Young And The Restless." She has been on Daytime since 1995.

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