9 Things to Know About Rena Sofer, the Soap Vet Behind Bold & Beautiful’s Villainous Quinn Fuller Forrester
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Bold and the Beautiful actress was discovered at age 15 and started out as a model…
Since Bold and the Beautiful is airing a classic episode where Quinn attempted to control the fashion show, Soaps.com thought we would explore some things readers may or may not have known about Rena Sofer, the actress who has played jewelry designer Quinn Fuller Forrester since 2013.
Rena Sofer was born in Arcadia, California, to Susan (Franzblau), a psychology professor, and Martin Sofer, a Conservative Jewish Rabbi. She moved to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and was discovered at age 15, beginning first as a model before moving on to acting.
Sofer had a brief stint on Another World (Joyce Abernathy), before joining Loving, where she portrayed Rocky McKenzie for three years.
Rena Sofer joined General Hospital in 1993 as Lois Cerullo, a band manager from Brooklyn, who wed Ned Quartermaine (Wally Kurth), who was moonlighting as singer Eddie Maine.
Sofer and Kurth’s characters on General Hospital got married, and so did the actors – They wed off-screen. The couple later divorced and have one daughter together, Rosabel Rosalind Kurth.
In 1995, Rena Sofer won a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her role on General Hospital.
Sofer has racked up quite the primetime acting credits, having appeared on several well-known shows including Seinfeld, Ed, Spin City, Friends, 24, Two And A Half Men, Once Upon A Time and Heroes.
The big screen has also featured Rena Sofer – she starred in Keeping the Faith (2000) with Ben Stiller and had a role in Steven Soderbergh’s Traffic (2000), among others.
In the mid-90s, Rena Sofer landed a regular role as Eve Cleary on hit primetime soap Melrose Place – which incidentally turned out to be the series’ final season.
ABC entertained a soap entitled Heart & Soul starring Sofer and Kurth as their General Hospital characters. But the network chose to go with General Hospital spinoff, Port Charles, instead.