Soap Opera Actors: Where are they now? Austin Peck and Terri Conn in Jack & Diane and Jesse Metcalfe’s Chesapeake Shores premiere
The one that got away.
Soaps.com has uncovered a Netflix role, two actresses sharing a personal family story, film and primetime news and more surrounding former “All My Children,” “As the World Turns,” “Guiding Light,” “One Life to Live” and “Passions” alums.
Susan Lucci and Liza Huber share their personal story.
Mother/daughter duo Susan Lucci (“Devious Maids,” “All My Children’s” Erica Kane, 1970 to 2011) and Liza Huber (“Passions'” Gwen Hotchkiss, 1999 to 2008) recently talked to WPIX in New York about their passion to help those with Cerebral Palsy and how it’s affected them personally. Huber’s son has the neurological disease which affects muscle movement and underwent surgery that now makes it possible for him to walk up stairs. Watch the interview below, featuring private video and photos, and hear how you can help the former soap actresses support a great cause.
Colleen Zenk onstage in Inside the Box.
“As the World Turns” fan favorite Colleen Zenk (Barbara Ryan, 1978 to 2010) will be taking the stage in “Inside the Box” to benefit Planned Parenthood on Thursday June 16 at 2:30 PM. The ninety minute play will surround what happens when a hidden past resurfaces and how two people debate which path is right to take for the future. The one-day performance will take place at the Paradise Factory, Upstairs Theater, at 64 East 4th Street in New York, New York. Visit Planet Connections to reserve your seat today. Zenk also played a nurse on “Ryan’s Hope” in 1978.
If you are in the NYC vicinty on June 16, come see me in this riveting world premiere play! https://t.co/ykoJxRCrrf
— Colleen Zenk (@ColleenZenk) May 21, 2016
Austin Peck and Terri Conn in Jack & Diane.
Husband and wife team Austin Peck and Terri Conn appear in the short film “Jack & Diane,” which is set to screen at this year’s Hoboken International Film Festival. Directed by Jennifer Pepperman, who’s worked on “As the World Turns” and “One Life to Live,” the story focuses on ‘the one that got away’ and whether or not, after twenty years, he was just a fantasy or someone’s destiny. Visit Hoboken International Film Festival for ticket information and screening schedules for the event that will take place from June 3 through 9 at the Paramount Theater at 17 South Street in Middletown, New York. Peck’s daytime credits include “Days of our Lives'” Austin Reed (1996 to 2007), “As the World Turns'” Brad Snyder (2007 to 2009) and “One Life to Live’s” Rick Powers (2011 to 2012). Conn appeared opposite her husband on “ATWT” as Katie Peretti (1998 to 2010) and played Aubrey Wentworth on “One Life to Live” (2010 to 2011). The couple married on July 1, 2011 and shares two children, as well as others from previous marriages.
— Jen Pepperman (@JenPepperman) April 26, 2016
Matt Bomer in The Magnificent Seven.
“Guiding Light” actor Matt Bomer (Ben Reade, 2002 to 2003) will appear in the western film “The Magnificent Seven.” Look for him to play the husband of Emma Cullen (Haley Bennett), who enlists the help of seven gunmen to protect her town from thieves. The star-studded cast includes Chris Pratt (“Jurassic World”), Denzel Washington (“The Equalizer”), Ethan Hawke (“The Phenom”), Vincent D’Onofrio (“Emerald City”) and Cam Gigandet (“Twilight,” “The Young and the Restless'” Daniel Romalotti, 2004). Stay tuned for the film’s September 23 release. Bomer also played Ian Kipling on “All My Children” in 2000.
— Magnificent Seven (@mag7movie) April 20, 2016
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Florencia Lozano lands series regular role on Narcos.
“One Life to Live” alum Florencia Lozano (Téa Delgado, 1997 to 2013) will be turning up as a series regular in season two of Netflix’s original crime drama “Narcos.” The series follows the real-life struggles that law enforcement face in controlling cocaine drug cartels across world. Look for Florencia to first appear as DEA Agent Claudia Messina in July, playing opposite Wagner Moura as Pablo Escobar and Pedro Pascal as Javier Pena. The actress also crossed over to “General Hospital” with her “One Life” character in 2013.
Laura Harrier join Marisa Tomei in Spider-Man: Homecoming.
Laura Harrier landed her first daytime role during the 2013 online reboot of “One Life to Live” in the role of Destiny Evans, previously played by Shenell Edmonds. The actress has now joined the cast of the upcoming film “Spider-Man: Homecoming.” Though her character and plot details are being kept hush-hush, Harrier will join Tom Holland as Peter Parker/Spider-Man, Marisa Tomei as Aunt May, Zendaya as Michelle, Tony Revolori as Manuel and Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man in the Sony reboot. Tomei is no stranger to daytime, having played Marcy Thompson in 1984 on “As the World Turns.” Stay tuned for its July 2017 release.
Jesse Metcalfe’s Chesapeake Shores finally gets a premiere date.
The much anticipated Hallmark original series Chesapeake Shores, starring Jesse Metcalfe, has received a premiere date! Based on the novels by bestselling author Sherryl Woods, the epic, multi-generational family drama will begin its summer run on Sunday August 14 at 9:00 PM. Tune in each Sunday to see Metcalfe (“Passions'” Miguel Lopez-Fitzgerald; “Dallas” Christopher Ewing) as Trace and go on location by watching a preview of what’s to come on the series.
Photo Credit: Howard Wise/JPI
– Amy Mistretta