Colleen Zenk (Barbara Ryan Stenbeck Munson Dixon Munson on As the World Turns)

Current Character: Barbara Ryan Stenbeck Munson Dixon Munson

Birthday: 1955-01-20

Birthplace: Born in Barrington, IL USA


Since the age of 9, Colleen Zenk Penter has worked professionally. She became committed to her career while attending the Catholic University of America, where she majored in Theater. In addition to Broadway and film, Colleen has toured extensively with the Army Special Services in Europe as well as in national tours.

Colleen is married to former co-star Mark Pinter (ex-Brian McColl), and the couple has six children (four girls and two boys). Colleen and Mark devote much of their time to the national chapters of Easter Seals, the March of Dimes and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. They've also volunteered their time and talent to Bread and Roses and AIDS hospice in Connecticut. To raise money for these various charities Colleen and Mark have performed and/or produced in the play Love Letters.

In her spare time, Colleen enjoys interior design, 18th-19th century antiques and gardening.

Career Highlights

As the World Turns - Barbara Ryan Stenbeck Munson Dixon Munson Munson Montgomery (1978 - Present)
Women on the Ledge - Steffi (1993)
Annie - Celeste (1982)
You Better Watch Out - Binky (1980)

Awards & Acclaim

Daytime Emmys Nomination, Outstanding Lead Actress (2002)
Daytime Emmys Nomination, Outstanding Supporting Actress (2001)
Daytime Emmys Pre-Nomination, Outstanding Supporting Actress (2005)


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