Elliot on Rosetti and Ryan in 1977
January 17, 1947 |
New York City, New York, U.S.
Jane Elliot (born January 17, 1947) is an American actress, known for playing villianess in soap operas. Elliot is best known for her role as Tracy Quartermaine in the ABC daytime soap opera, General Hospital.
Life and career
Elliot was born in New York City. She was married to Louis Rojas and has two children. She made her daytime debut in the short-lived ABC soap A Flame in the Wind in 1965. She later guest-starred in the number of television series, like The Mod Squad, Kojak, Barnaby Jones, and Police Woman. She also co-starred in films Change of Habit (1969) opposite Elvis Presley and Mary Tyler Moore, and One Is a Lonely Number (1972). She had a female lead role in the short-lived NBC series Rosetti and Ryan in 1977.
Elliot is best known for her role as Tracy Quartermaine, daughter of Edward Quartermaine and Lila Quartermaine (portrayed by David Lewis and Anna Lee, respectively) on the ABC daytime soap opera, General Hospital. Elliot debuted in 1978 and became a fan favorite. She left in 1980 and won a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series in 1981. In same year, she moved to primetime and landed the recurring role of Judy Trent on the CBS series Knots Landing.
Elliot starred as Carrie Todd in the CBS soap opera, Guiding Light from 1981 to 1982. From 1984 to 1986 she played the role of Cynthia Chandler Preston Courtlandt on All My Children. Later she starred as Anjelica Deveraux on Days of Our Lives. In 1987 she appeared in films Some Kind of Wonderful and Baby Boom. She was producer of 1995 ABC soap The City, and from 1996 to 1997 starred in show as Tracy Quartermaine. In 2003, Elliot returned to General Hospital as regular cast member. In 2014, she was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series after 33 years since her won the Emmy, and 21 years after last nomination.
|1965||A Flame in the Wind||Linda Skerba||Series regular|
|1965||The Nurses||Miss Marks||Episode: "Night of the Witch"|
|1967||N.Y.P.D.||Jilly||Episode: "The Pink Gumdrop"|
|1968||Judd for the Defense||Jo Ann Storm||Episode: "Kingdom of the Blind"|
|1968||The Guns of Will Sonnett||Netta||Episode: "Where There's Hope"|
|1968||The Mod Squad||Daphne||Episode: "The Guru"|
|1969||Change of Habit||Sister Barbara|
|1970||Dan August||Pleasance||Episode: "The King Is Dead"|
|1970||The Bold Ones: The Lawyers||Grave Young||Episode: "Trial of a Pfc"|
|1970||The Interns||Louella||Episode: "Act of God"|
|1972||Welcome Home, Johnny Bristol||Sister Theresa||Television film|
|1972||One Is a Lonely Number||Madge Frazier|
|1973||The Fabulous Doctor Fable||June Fable||TV pilot|
|1974||Kojak||Carla Elliot||Episode: "Therapy in Dynamite"|
|1975||Barnaby Jones||Ann Danvers||Episode: "Fantasy of Fear"|
|1975||Police Woman||Trudy Franklin / Jana Hummel||Episode: "Ice"|
|1976||Once an Eagle||Cheryl Logan||TV miniseries|
|1976||Electra Woman and Dyna Girl||Princess Cleopatra||Recurring role, 4 episodes|
|1977||Panic in Echo Park||Ebony||TV pilot|
|1977||In the Matter of Karen Ann Quinlan||Maria Armstrong||Television film|
|1977||Rosetti and Ryan||Jessica Hornesby||Series regular, 7 episodes|
|1978–80, 1989–93, 1996, 2003–present||General Hospital||Tracy Quartermaine||Series regular
Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (1981)
Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress: Daytime (1992)
Nominated — Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (1993, 2014)
Nominated — Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress (1993)
Nominated — Soap Opera Digest Award for for Outstanding Villainess (2005)
|1980||Dan August: The Jealousy Factor||Plesance||Television film|
|1980-1981||Knots Landing||Judy Trent||Recurring role, 3 episodes|
|1981-1982||Guiding Light||Carrie Todd Marler||Series regular|
|1982||The Zertigo Diamond Caper||Maggie Brenner||Television film|
|1984-1986||All My Children||Cynthia Chandler Preston Courtlandt||Series regular
Nominated — Soap Opera Digest Award for for Outstanding Villainess in a Daytime Serial (1986)
|1987-1989||Days of Our Lives||Anjelica Deveraux||Series regular
Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Villainess: Daytime (1990)
Nominated — Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (1989)
Nominated — Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Villainess: Daytime (1991)
|1987||Some Kind of Wonderful||Carol Nelson|
|1988||Baby Boom||Julie||Recurring role|
|1996-1997||The City||Tracy Quartermaine||Series regular|
|1998||Law & Order||Randi Smolin||Episode: "Castoff"|
|2001||Law & Order||State Attorney General Isabel Shore||Episode: "Ego"|
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- Rout, Nancy E.; Buckley, Ellen (1992). The Soap Opera Book: Who's Who in Daytime Drama. Todd Publications. pp. 94â. ISBN 978-0-915344-23-9. Retrieved 14 June 2011.
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- "Jane Elliot 411". Soap Opera Digest. Retrieved 2014-06-26.
- Michael Logan (2014-05-02). "General Hospital 's Jane Elliot on Her (Shocking!) Daytime Emmy Nomination - Today's News: Our Take". TVGuide.com. Retrieved 2014-06-26.
- "Daytime Emmy reels: Jane Elliot ('GH') yearns for true love and first Emmy in 33 years". Goldderby.com. 2014-05-22. Retrieved 2014-06-26.