Maura West (Diane Jenkins Newman on The Young and the Restless)

Current Character: Diane Jenkins Newman

Birthday: 1972-04-27

Birthplace: Born in Springfield, Massachusetts US

Marital Status: Married Scott DeFreitas (22 January 2000 - present) (4 children)


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!

Career Highlights

General Hospital - Ava Jerome (May 8 2013 - present)
The Young and the Restless - Diane Jenkins (October 8 2010 - August 01 2011)
As The World Turns - Carly Tenney (April 1995 to May 1996; Sept 1997 - September 18, 2010)

Awards & Acclaim

Daytime Emmys Nomination, Outstanding Lead Actress (2019)
Daytime Emmy Award Nomination, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series (2018)
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)


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