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    The Young and the Restless ACTOR - Maura West

    Full detailed profile on Maura West playing Diane Jenkins Newman on The Young and the Restless Daytime Soap Opera.

    Maura West (CBS)
    Maura West

    Birthday: April 27, 1972
    Birthplace: Springfield, Massachusetts US
    Marital Status: Married Scott DeFreitas (22 January 2000 - present) (4 children)
    Currently playing: Diane Jenkins Newman

    BIOGRAPHY

    Maura West grew up the youngest of four children in Springfield, MA. She has three siblings, two older brothers (Peter and Andrew) and one sister (Amy). Maura is a graduate of Boston University where she earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. Maura is a huge fan of the New York Yankees! In fact, it was at a Yankees game that her fiance, co-star Scott DeFreitas, proposed marriage! When she is not working, Maura spends time with her children, Benjamin Knight (Born June 96), Joseph Peter DeFreitas (Born March 29/00) and Katherine Marie DeFreitas (Born Jan. 9/02) and she enjoys reading!

    PICTURES

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    AWARDS & ACCLAIM:

    Daytime Emmy Winner - Outstanding Lead Actress (2009)
    Daytime Emmys Nomination - Outstanding Supporting Actress (2001, 2002)
    Daytime Emmys Pre-Nomination - Outstanding Lead Actress (2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008)
    Daytime Emmys Nomination - Outstanding Lead Actress (2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008)
    Daytime Emmys Winner - Outstanding Lead Actress (2007)
    Soap Opera Digest NominationYounger Lead Actress (1999, 2000)
    Soap Opera Digest Nomination - Outstanding Villainess (1996)

    CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

    The Young and the Restless - Diane Jenkins (October 8 2010 - present)
    As The World Turns - Carly Tenney (April 1995 to May 1996; Sept 1997 - September 18, 2010)


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