Bobbie Eakes

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Bobbie Eakes
Born Bobbie Diane Eakes
(1961-07-25) July 25, 1961 (age 53)
Warner Robins, Georgia, United States
Other names Bobbi Eakes
Bobbie Steen
Occupation Actress, singer
Years active 1986–present
Spouse(s) David Steen
(m. 1992–present)
Website
http://www.bobbieeakes.com/

Bobbie Diane Eakes (born July 25, 1961) is an American actress and singer. She is known for her role as Macy Alexander on The Bold and the Beautiful (1989–2000, 2001, 2002–2003.) and for her role as Krystal Carey on All My Children (2003–2011).

Biography[edit]

Personal life[edit]

She is the youngest of five daughters in an Air Force family.[1]

Eakes was Miss Georgia 1982, placing among the top 10 at Miss America 1983. She studied at the University of Georgia. In 1992 she married novelist and actor David Steen on July 4. She has no children. One of five daughters in an Air Force family. Her sisters are Susan, Sharon, Shelly, and Sandra.

Career[edit]

Eakes received bit roles on nighttime television series, such as Cheers, before becoming successful in the soap opera genre. In the mid-1980s, she was the lead singer of the dance-pop group Big Trouble. The group released one self-titled CD in 1987, which was produced by Giorgio Moroder.[2] Their single "Crazy World" charted on the U.S. singles chart, reaching #71.

She first achieved fame in the role of Macy Alexander on the soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful, which she played from 1989 to 2000 (on contract), 2001 (guest appearance) and 2002 to 2003 (on contract). A very popular "good girl" kind of character, Macy battled with her inner demons (including an addiction to alcohol) before finally finding happiness with Deacon Sharpe (played by Sean Kanan. On the show, Macy was an accomplished singer in her own right (in tune with Bobbie Eakes' hobby).

Between stints as Macy, Eakes hosted shows on the country music television channel Great American Country. She was also a member of an all-girl band named BIG TROUBLE, where she was the lead singer. She was also featured on country music singer Collin Raye's 2000 single "Tired of Loving This Way", which peaked at #50 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Hot Country Songs) charts.

On July 7, 2000, her character "died" in a fiery explosion when her car crashed into a gasoline truck when the writers of the show felt the character of Macy no longer contributed to the show's storyline. She was brought back to the show during the B&B location shoot at Portofino, Italy in December 2002, and was then killed off after a chandelier fell on her during a concert in 2003. The decision was made to kill Macy off a second time after Eakes had decided to take the role of Krystal Carey on All My Children, as the complete opposite of Macy, playing the sexy and sassy character. The role of Krystal is loosely based on Eakes' Southern upbringing.

Eakes also starred in productions of Cinderella and Love Letters opposite her former costar Jeff Trachta in Los Angeles. The two are still friends offscreen. The CD they recorded together, "Bold and Beautiful Duets", went double-platinum in Europe.

With All My Children airing its final episode on ABC in September 2011, in June 2011 it was highly rumored that Bobbie Eakes would be returning to The Bold and the Beautiful. And also stars on as Katherine "Kitty" The Grove: The Series created by Crystal Chappell

Filmography[edit]

Television
Year Film Role Notes
1986 Matlock Joanne Leigh 1 episode – as Bobbi Eakes
1987 Jake and the Fatman April Blue 1 episode
Falcon Crest Dating Girl
Werewolf Margaret
1988 Cheers Laurie Drake 1 episode (season 6, episode 15: Tale of Two Cuties)
1989 The Wonder Years Bookstore Clerk 2 episodes
1989 Full House Diane 1 episode
21 Jump Street Bobbie 1 episode
The Bold and the Beautiful Macy Alexander Role from: April 27, 1989 – July 30, 2000; August 1–2, 2001; December 2002 – October 2003
1995 Land's End Stephanie Wade 1 episode
2001 Doc Molly Campbell 1 episode
JAG Annabel Hart 1 episode
Days of our Lives Marchioness of La Cienega 1 episode
2003–2011 All My Children Krystal Carey December 12, 2003 – September 23, 2011
2004–2005 One Life to Live Krystal Carey November 12 – 19, 2004; February 17 – 21, 2005
2004 Hope & Faith Herself 2 episodes
The Division Ms. Emberly 1 episodes
2008 Sordid Lives: The Series Daniella 2 episodes
Film
Year Title Role Notes
1994 A Gift from Heaven Unknown
2001 Choosing Matthias Kay
2003 Charlie's War Caroline Lewis

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Title Album details
Bold and Beautiful Duets
(with Jeff Trachta)
  • Release date: 1994
  • Label: Arcade
Here and Now
  • Release date: 1998
  • Label: CNR
Something Beautiful
  • Release date: April 26, 2005
  • Label: Brentwood Records

Guest singles[edit]

Year Single Artist Peak chart
positions
Album
US Country CAN Country
2000 "Tired of Loving This Way" Collin Raye 50 76 Tracks

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director
2000 "Tired of Loving This Way" (with Collin Raye) Jon Small

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Work Result Ref
1992
Soap Opera Digest Award for Best Love Story: Daytime or Prime Time (shared with Jeff Trachta) The Bold and the Beautiful Nominated
[3]
1994
Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress The Bold and the Beautiful Nominated
[4]
1999
Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress The Bold and the Beautiful Nominated
[5]
2005
Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress All My Children Nominated
[6]
2006
Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series All My Children Nominated
[7]
2010
Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series All My Children Nominated
[8]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Kristl Evans
Miss Georgia
1982
Succeeded by
Tammy Fulwider