Lauren Koslow

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Lauren Koslow
Born Lauren Alice Koslow
(1953-03-09) March 9, 1953 (age 61)
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1984–present
Spouse(s) Nick Schillace (1987–present)

Lauren Alice Koslow (born March 9, 1953) is a long-time American dramatic actress, best known for her long running portrayal of Kate Roberts on the NBC dramatic serial Days of our Lives, which she has played continuously since 1996. She previously appeared in the soaps The Bold and the Beautiful and The Young and the Restless.

Personal life[edit]

Born in Boston, Koslow's mother was a docent, and was raised with a strong love for colonial life along with her sister, Linda and her brother, Donald. Koslow was educated at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, graduating with a degree in theatre and costume design. She is maintaining a family on her ranch in Northridge, California in the San Fernando Valley with her husband, make up artist Nick Schillace, and their two children. They have an ever-increasing menagerie of animals, including a macaw, a gift from Tori Spelling.

Career[edit]

She began her acting career with touring theatre work in such productions as Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and Dial M for Murder.

Turning to television in the mid-1980s Koslow landed the role of Lindsay Wells on the hit CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless which she played from 1984-1986. She was then asked by the serial's creators William J. Bell and wife Lee Phillip Bell to become an original cast member on the duo's new sister soap The Bold and the Beautiful which debuted in the spring of 1987. She portrayed fashion designer "Margo Lynley" from the serial's inception until 1992 when she left to begin a family.

Through the early 1990s Koslow busied herself with guest starring roles in several primetime television series including Silk Stalkings and The Nanny. However, she was lured back to daytime in 1996 in order to replace actress Deborah Adair who left the NBC soap Days of our Lives to, ironically, spend more time with her family.

In the role of vindictive call girl turned corporate executive Kate Roberts, Koslow flourished on Days of our Lives quickly becoming a woman fans 'love to hate'. The character is known for her wickedness and deception, specifically her ongoing war with fellow Salem resident Sami Brady (Alison Sweeney), the former ex-fiance of Kate's son Austin (Austin Peck) and ex-fiance/current ex-wife of her son Lucas (Bryan Dattilo), and numerous affairs and romantic entanglements. Other notable character conflicts include Kate's mysterious past with series villain Stefano DiMera (Joseph Mascolo), her rocky marriage with mogul Victor Kiriakis (John Aniston), and her rivalries with crazed socialite Vivian Alamain (Louise Sorel) and Nicole Walker DiMera. Kate is the mother of Lucas Horton, Rex Brady, Cassie Brady, Philip Kiriakis, Billie Reed, and Austin Reed.

Presently, she remains a cast member of Days of our Lives and the internet series When Actors Need Money.

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1984–1986 The Young and the Restless Lindsey Wells
1984 Hard to Hold unknown
1986 Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer Val Kearney Episode:Mistress for the Prosecution
1987–1992, 2002 The Bold and the Beautiful Margo MacClaine Lynley
1987 Spies Karen Episode:Radar Love
1993 Silk Stalkings Alexandra Dale Episode:Sex, Lies and Yellow Tape
1994 The Nanny C.C.'s Friend #2 Episode:Deep Throat
Valley of the Dolls unknown Episode:unknown
1996–present Days of our Lives Kate Roberts
1996 Zork: Nemesis Madame Sophia Hamilton VG
2011 Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior Allison Gilroy Episode:See No Evil

Herself[edit]

Year Title Notes
1989 Family Feud Episode:The Young & the Restless vs. The Bold & the Beautiful
unknown Woof! It's a Dog's Life with Matthew Margolis Episode Dated:unknown
1998 The Tim Pipher Show guest
2003–2004 SoapTalk Episodes Dated:July 22, 2003 and April 1, 2004
2005 Family Feud Episode:Naughty vs. Nice
2009 American Idol: The Search for a Superstar Herself/Audience Member;Episode:The Top Seven Finalists Perform

Awards[edit]

  • In 2000 Koslow was nominated for a Soap Opera Digest Award as Outstanding Supporting Actress for her work on Days of our Lives.
  • In 2009 Koslow was pre-nominated for a Daytime Emmy as Outstanding Lead Actress.

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