Ilene Kristen (Roxanne Balsom on One Life To Live)

Current Character: Roxanne Balsom

Birthday: 1952-07-30

Birthplace: Born in Brooklyn, New York

Biography

Daytime fans best remember Ilene as Delia Reid Ryan Ryan Coleridge Crain Coleridge on Ryan's Hope.

Ilene appeared in many on and off Broadway productions, such as Henry, Sweet, Henry, Grease, Mayor, Acts of Providence, Trust, All that Glitters, Light up the Sky, The Dolphin Position, Cowboy, The Gig and Marvin's Room, at the Helen Hayes Theater in Nyack, NY. Recently she performed in Save Me, at the Vital Theater, and Blood Orange, at the Blue Heron Arts Center.

Besides her daytime credits on Loving, Ryan's Hope and Another World, Ilene has appeared on Law & Order, Third Watch and The Sopranos.

Having been a veteran of the music club scene since the 1980s, Ilene was with the samba band PE DE BOI, then went on to form her own band called Pulse, appearing at various venues in New York City.

Career Highlights

One Life to Live - Roxanne Balsom (November 2001 - January 13, 2012)
The Signs of the Cross - Mrs. Coyne (2004)
Another World - Madeline Thompson (1995)
Loving - Norma Gilpin (1990 - 1991)
One Life to Live - Georgina Whitman (1982)
Ryan's Hope - Delia Reid Ryan Ryan Colderidge (1975 - 1979; 1982 - 1983; 1986 - 1989)

Awards & Acclaim

Daytime Emmy Awards Nomination - Outstanding Supporting Actress (2004, 2005)
Daytime Emmy Awards Pre-Nomination - Outstanding Supporting Actress (2004, 2005)