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    The Young and the Restless ACTOR - Gina Tognoni

    Full detailed profile on Gina Tognoni playing Phyllis Summers Abbott Newman on The Young and the Restless Daytime Soap Opera.

    (ABC/Donna Svennevik)
    Gina Tognoni

    Birthday: November 28 1973
    Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri
    Marital Status: Married
    Currently playing: Phyllis Summers Abbott Newman
    Height: 5'7"

    BIOGRAPHY

    Gina was born in St. Louis, MO and grew up in Syracuse, New York, as well as Bristol, Rhode Island.

    A former beauty pageant participant, in 1992, Gina was named Miss Rhode Island Teen USA! She went on to compete in the Miss Teen USA Pageant, where she placed in the top 12 in the country and won the title of Miss Photogenic. After winning Miss Rhode Island Teen All-American in 1993, Gina was first runner-up in the Miss Teen All-American Pageant. It was this pageant that started her acting career.

    Gina found a manager in a judge who was judging the Miss Teen Pageant competition and almost immediately she was signed and left for New York to begin studying. After moving to California to begin auditioning, Gina received a casting call for the role of Kelly Cramer on "One Life To Live." She also played "Guiding Light's" Dinah, and most recently was hired to play the high-profile recast role of Phyllis Newman on "The Young and the Restless."

    When she's not working, Gina enjoys horseback riding, skiing, and songwriting.

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    AWARDS & ACCLAIM:

    Daytime Emmys Winner - Outstanding Supporting Actress (2006; 2008)
    Daytime Emmys Nomination - Outstanding Supporting Actress (2006)
    Daytime Emmys Pre-Nomination - Outstanding Supporting Actress (2005, 2006)
    Soap Opera Digest Awards Nominee - Outstanding Female Newcomer (1996)
    Soap Opera Digest Awards Nominee - Outstanding Younger Lead Actress (1997; 1998)

    CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

    The Young and the Restless - Phyllis Summers Abbott Newman (August 11 2014 - present)
    One Life to Live - Kelly Cramer (1995 - August 2001; December 2001; January 2002; February 12, 2010 - August 24, 2011)
    Guiding Light - Dinah Marler (July 5, 2004 to September 18, 2009)
    The Sopranos - Catherine Lipman (2006)
    Art - Barbara (2005)
    Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - Officer Kristen Vaill (2005)


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