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November 21, 1971 |
New York, New York, U.S.
|Years active||1995 - Present|
Dahlia Salem (born New York, New York, November 21, 1971) is an American actress. She played Sofia Carlino on Another World and Claire Walsh on General Hospital. At the age of six, she was already impersonating family and friends at gatherings. After enrolling in Boston University, Salem began exploring her interest in acting by performing in several college productions including Othello and Biloxi Blues, and earned a nomination for The Irene Ryan Award for her portrayal of Helena in R.U.R. After earning her bachelor's degree, Salem was accepted to the Circle in the Square Theater Conservatory program in New York City, where she studied for two years. Among her noteworthy stage performances are a staged reading of the classic Strindberg play The Father opposite Al Pacino, and her Broadway debut as the understudy for the role of Rosa in the Broadway production of Tennessee Williams' classic The Rose Tattoo, opposite Mercedes Ruehl and Anthony LaPaglia.
Upon completing the Conservatory program, Salem signed on with an agent and landed the role of the sassy and passionate Sofia Carlino on the NBC daytime drama Another World. After three years as Sofia, Salem decided to pursue a career in primetime television and film, and before long, she made guest star appearances on NBC's Third Watch and CBS' Now and Again. Her other television credits include the WB pilot Sullivan Street, Fox Family Channel's The Fearing Mind, the upcoming Disney film Newport South (executive produced by John Hughes), and the upcoming ABC pilot The Court, starring Sally Field.
Not long after wrapping production on Return to Cabin by the Lake, Salem landed a guest starring role in Dope, a new pilot for the FX network featuring Jason Priestley.
Salem lives in Los Angeles with her chocolate lab, Amelie.
- Another World (unknown episodes, 1995–1998) .... Sofia Carlino
- Now and Again (2 episodes, "Fire and Ice" and "Disco Inferno", 2000) .... Woman / Miss Avalona
- Third Watch (1 episode, "Journey to the Himalayas", 2000) .... Sheila
- Return to Cabin by the Lake (2001) (TV) .... Alison Gaddis
- New Port South (2001) .... Kameron
- The Agency (1 episode, "The Enemy Within", 2002) ....
- Sex, Politics & Cocktails (2002) (assistant director) (uncredited)
- Alaska (2003) (TV) .... Allison Harper
- CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (1 episode, "Crash and Burn", 2003) .... Elaine Alcott
- Threat Matrix (1 episode, "Veteran's Day", 2003) .... DEA Agent Maria Cruz
- Peacemakers (1 episode, "A Town Without Pity", 2003) .... Sabrina Hamilton
- JAG (1 episode, "The Boast", 2003) .... Ginny Serrano
- Eyes (1 episode, "Shots", 2005) .... Elisa Cruz
- The King of Queens (1 episode, "Sandwiched Out", 2005) .... Waitress
- House (1 episode, "Sleeping Dogs Lie", 2006) .... Max
- CSI: Miami (1 episode, "One of Our Own", 2006) .... FBI Agent Heather Landrey
- ER (7 episodes, 2005–2006) .... Dr. Jessica Albright
- Criminal Minds (1 episode, "Aftermath", 2006) .... Maggie Callahan
- Her Sister's Keeper (2006) (TV) .... Kate Brennan
- Justice (2 episodes, "Shotgun" and "Christmas Party", 2006) .... DA then DDA Susan Hale
- The Nines (2007) .... Herself
- Army Wives (1 episode, "Nobody's Perfect", 2007) .... Belinda Greer
- Paul Blart: Mall Cop (2009) .... Mother
- Medium (1 episode, "All in the Family", 2009) .... Harmony Fletcher
- Love Finds a Home (2009) (TV) .... Mabel Mcqueen
- Castle (1 episode, "The Fifth Bullet", 2009) .... Tory Westchester
- The Forgotten (1 episode, "Patient John", 2010) .... Dr. Mallory Messenger
- General Hospital (96 episodes, 2010) .... Claire Walsh
- Cut! (2012) ... Chloe Joe
- Biography of General Hospital Actress Dahlia Salem
- "Dahlia Salem". Filmbug. Retrieved 2013-03-07.