Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis Davis on General Hospital)

Current Character: Alexis Davis

Birthday: 1958-04-28

Birthplace: Born in Skokie, Illinios

Marital Status: She has one daughter, Katharine Grace


Born and raised in Skokie, IL, her parents worked at a local community theater as choreographers.

Nancy's first taste of acting occurred in a high school production of Oklahoma. With a very small part in the chorus, Grahn knew then that she would follow in her parents' footsteps. As she prepared to start her freshman year at University of Illinois, a friend suggested she audition for Guys & Dolls at the Goodman Rep Theatre, where she landed her first big break in the role of Mimi. Landing a role in the production of A Midsummer Night's Dream with the Dallas Theatre Center, Nancy flourished in theater.

The seasoned intelligent actress was cast in the role of Alexis Davis on GH in 1996, a savvy strong willful attorney who is completely loyal to the Cassadines, sometimes to her detriment. Nancy brings her experience and has created a very well-rounded memorable character.

Ms. Grahn has had successful television roles on numerous shows including Murder She Wrote, Magnum PI, Melrose Place and Diagnosis Murder to name a few. She won an Emmy for Best Supporting Actress of her portrayal of Julia Wainwright on Santa Barbara.

Grahn, a happy single mother of her beautiful daughter Kate, enjoys each moment of life. Her favorite pastime is to escape to her beach home to meditate and ponder the generosity life brings. She believes her purpose in life is to be happy - and is grateful to be just that.

Career Highlights

General Hospital - Alexis Davis (1996 to Present)
Melrose Place - Denise Fielding (1997)
7th Heaven - Principal Russell (1997-1999)
Murder One - Connie Dahlgren (1995-1996)

Awards & Acclaim

Daytime Emmy Award Nomination, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series (2018)
Daytime Emmys Winner, Outstanding Supporting Actress (Santa Barbara, 1989)
Daytime Emmys Winner, Best Supporting Actress (2012)
Daytime Emmys Nomination, Outstanding Lead Actress (2003, 2004, 2005)
Daytime Emmys Nomination, Outstanding Supporting Actress (2000)
Daytime Emmys Pre-Nomination, Outstanding Lead Actress (2003, 2004, 2005, 2006)
Soap Opera Digest Award Nominee, Outstanding Supercouple (1991)
Soap Opera Digest Award Winner, Outstanding Supporting Actress (2000, 2001, 2003)
Soap Opera Digest Award Nominee, Outstanding Lead Actress (1993)
Soap Opera Digest Award Nominee, Hottest Female Star (1993)


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