Gina Tognoni

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Gina Tognoni
Born (1973-11-28) November 28, 1973 (age 40)
St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1995–present
Spouse(s) Joseph Chiarello (m. 2009)

Gina Tognoni /tnˈjni/ (born November 28, 1973; St. Louis, Missouri) is an American actress.


Tognoni has won Miss Rhode Island Teen USA in 1991 and Miss Rhode Island Teen All-American in 1993. In 1995, she was cast as Kelly Cramer on ABC's soap opera One Life to Live, a role she originated and portrayed to 2001. Tognoni returned to daytime television as Dinah Marler on CBS's Guiding Light in July 2004 and won her first Daytime Emmy in 2006 for her work on the soap. In 2007, she was nominated again in the same category but lost out to Genie Francis. She won her second Emmy in 2008, becoming only the second actress to become a repeat winner in the Supporting Actress category. On September 20, 2009, it was announced that Tognoni would be appearing in the webseries Venice: The Series, as Sami, along with former Guiding Light cast members Crystal Chappell and Jessica Leccia.

On September 23, 2009, it was announced that Tognoni would be reprising her role of Kelly Cramer on One Life to Live.

On May 22, 2014, reports surfaced that Tognoni had been hired to portray Phyllis Summers on the CBS Daytime drama, The Young and the Restless, following her "flawless" audition. Tognoni is expected to debut in late summer 2014.[1][2]

Personal life[edit]

Tognoni became engaged to Joseph Chiarello on November 21, 2007. She was introduced to him by her co-star Beth Ehlers.[3] The two were married May 16, 2009.


Year Film Role Notes
2002 Pride & Loyalty Stephanie
2003 Phenomenon II Officer Claire TV Movie
This Time Around Cara Cabot TV Movie
2005 Art Barbara Short
2011 In the Family Nurse Jackson
Year Title Role Notes
1995–02, 2010–11 One Life to Live Kelly Cramer Buchanan Role: February 17, 1995 – August 14, 2001, December 6, 2001, January 16–18, 2002, February 12, 2010 – August 24, 2011
2003 Fastlane Gabriella Episode: "Iced"
2004–09 Guiding Light Dinah Marler Role: July 7, 2004 – September 18, 2009
2005 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Officer Kristen Vaill Episode: "Goliath"
2006 The Sopranos Catherine Lipman Episode: "The Fleshy Part of the Thigh"
2009–10 Venice: The Series Sami Nelson Role: Seasons 1–2
2014– The Young and the Restless Phyllis Summers Role: August 11, 2014 – present


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Preceded by
Claudia Jordan
Miss Rhode Island Teen USA
Succeeded by
Shanna Moakler
Preceded by
Heather Tom
Kelly Cramer on One Life to Live
1995 – August 14, 2001, 2002
Succeeded by
Tracy Melchior