Beth Ehlers (Harley Davidson Cooper on Guiding Light)

Current Character: Harley Davidson Cooper

Birthday: 1968-07-23

Birthplace: Born in Queens, New York, USA

Marital Status: Married, Matthew Christian March 22, 1996

Biography

Beth Ehlers was born in Queens and raised on Long Island, NY until the age of nine. Her family moved to Roosevelt Island where she attended Manhattan's Satellite Academy, a famed performing arts school. There, Beth learned to love acting. After attending a year at Syracuse University, Beth was offered the role of Harley on Guiding Light in 1987. During her hiatus from Guiding Light, Beth worked in Los Angeles as a production assistant on commercials and music videos. After a brief return to Guiding Light for the show's 60th anniversary celebration in January 1997, Beth was asked to return to the show on a permanent basis. She left the show in 2008.

Beth took on the role of Army Lt. Taylor Thompson on All My Children in July 2008.

Beth and her husband Matthew, a sports video editor, were married on March 22, 1996. They welcomed their first child Henry, on May 21, 1999 and currently reside in New York.

Career Highlights

All My Children - Lt. Taylor Thompson (July 24, 2008 - present)
Guiding Light - Harley Davidson Cooper (September 1987 - 1993; May 1997 - June 2008)
The Best Times - Mia Braithwaite (1985)
In The Defense of Kids (1983)

Awards & Acclaim

Soap Opera Digest Award Nominee (1989) Outstanding Female Newcomer
Soap Opera Digest Award Nominee (1992) Outstanding Younger Leading Actress
Soap Opera Digest Award Nominee (1993) Outstanding Younger Leading Actress
Soap Opera Digest Award Winner (1998) Hottest Female Star
Soap Opera Digest Award Nominee (1999) Favorite New Couple
Soap Opera Digest Award Nominee (2001)Favorite Couple
Soap Opera Digest Award Nominee (2005) Outstanding Female Scene Stealer
Daytime Emmy Nominee (1992) Outstanding Lead Actress
Daytime Emmy Nominee (1993) Outstanding Younger Actress Drama
Daytime Emmy Nominee (1999)Outstanding Younger Actress Drama
Daytime Emmy Nominee (2002) Outstanding Supporting Actress Drama
Daytime Emmy Winner (2005) America's Favorite Couple Outstanding Supporting Actress Drama
Daytime Emmy Nominee (2006) Outstanding Lead Actress Drama