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    General Hospital ACTOR - Genie Francis

    Full detailed profile on Genie Francis playing Laura Spencer on General Hospital Daytime Soap Opera.

    Genie Francis (ABC)
    Genie Francis

    Birthday: 1962-05-26
    Birthplace: Englewood, NJ USA
    Marital Status: Married to actor/director/producer Jonathan Frakes, (two kids)
    Currently playing: Laura Spencer
    Height: 5'5

    BIOGRAPHY

    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 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 also appeared all over television, making appearances on "Murder, She Wrote" in Primetime to "All My Children." She has also worked on stage! She has appeared in "Crimes of the Heart" and "See How They Run."

    In 1991, Genie appeared in the Williamstown Festival Theater production of Defying Gravity as well as in NYC's 'The Baby Dance' at the Lucille Lortel Theatre in Greenwich Village! She also appeared in a Comedic Curtain Raiser at Manhattan Class Company for their festival of One Acts, called 'The Group'.

    Genie is married to actor/director Jonathan Frakes. They have two children and reside both in Los Angeles and Manhattan.

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    AWARDS & ACCLAIM:

    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)

    CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

    General Hospital - Laura Spencer (1976-1981; 1983-1984; October 29th, 1993 to September 6th, 2002; October - November, 2006; August - September, 2008; return in 2013.)
    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)


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