Lynn Herring

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Lynn Herring
Born Sheryl Lynn Herring
(1958-09-22) September 22, 1958 (age 56)
Enid, Oklahoma, U.S.
Nationality Albanian

Sheryl Lynn Herring (born September 22, 1958 in Enid, Oklahoma) is an Albanian-American soap opera actress.

Early life[edit]

Before acting, Herring was Miss Virginia USA 1977, and was 4th runner-up to Kimberly Tomes for the title of Miss USA 1977. She graduated from Louisiana State University with a bachelor's in Psychology, where she was also a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority.[citation needed]

Acting career[edit]

Herring is best known for her work in daytime television, first portraying the role of mousy librarian Lucy Coe on General Hospital in 1986. Over time, Lucy became much more glamorous and man-hungry, and the role proved to be very lucrative for Herring.[1] She left after six years to explore other opportunities, which led to a role on Days of Our Lives. Her character, Lisanne Gardner, was never fully developed, and Herring asked to be let out of her contract with the show. Days producers agreed, and she then returned to General Hospital.

She played Lucy on General Hospital until 1997, when she was asked to reprise her character on a spin-off series called Port Charles. She appeared on the series until it was canceled in 2003, and subsequently made a brief return to General Hospital in 2004.

She joined the cast of As the World Turns on July 24, 2009 as Audrey Coleman.

On November 2, 2012, after more than eight years off-screen, it was announced that Herring would return to General Hospital as Lucy in December. She first aired on December 17.

Personal life[edit]

Herring is married to fellow soap star Wayne Northrop; they have two sons, Hank Wayne (born 1991) and Grady Lee (born 1993). Northrop and Herring own and run a working cattle ranch in the Topanga Canyon area of Los Angeles.

In a February 2007 interview, Herring's former co-star Kin Shriner said of Herring: "She's living a life that most women would love. She's going to restore an old train depot on land up where she lives and bring it back to a sort of museum quality. She's lobbying. She's back at school. She's working with animals. She's got her two boys. She's like Barbara Stanwyck in The Big Valley. She's running the whole town."[2]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
Television
1980
Tenspeed and Brown Shoe Gail TV series
Season 1, Episode 11 : "This One's Gonna Kill Ya"
1981
Quincy, M.E. Stewardess Elaine Collier TV series
Season 6, Episode 10 : "Headhunter"
1982-83
Matt Houston Cheerleader / Waitress TV series
Season 1, Episode 4 : "Killing Isn't Everything"
Season 2, Episode 11 : "The Outsider"
1983 Cutter to Houston Red TV series
Season 1, Episode 6 : "Tell Me a Riddle, Daddy"
Tucker's Witch Linda Dawn TV series
Season 1, Episode 9 : "Rock Is a Hard Place"
Credited as Lynn Herring-Northrop
1984 Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer Georgette / Kiki Small TV series
Season 1, Episode 4: "Vickie's Song" (as Georgette)
Season 1, Episode 8 : "Negative Image" (as Kiki Small)
Season 1, Episode 9 : "The Perfect Twenty" (as Georgette)
Jessie Renee TV series
Season 1, Episode 2 : "The Lady Killer"
Hotel Carol TV series
Season 2, Episode 4 : "Transitions"
T. J. Hooker Simone TV series
Season 4, Episode 7  : "Model for Murder"
Riptide Lizzie Jackson TV series
Season 2, Episode 9  : "Peter Pan Is Alive and Well"
1985
Finder of Lost Loves Waitress at Club TV series
Season 1, Episode 13 : "Deadly Silence"
1986
The Colbys Lena Soap Opera
Season 1, Episode 16  : "My Father's House"
1986-1991,
1992-1997,
2004,
2012—
General Hospital Lucy Coe Soap Opera
1987
L.A. Law Jessica Teicher TV series
Season 2, Episode 6  : "Auld L'Anxiety"
1992
Days of Our Lives Lisanne Gardner Soap Opera
1997-2003
Port Charles Lucy Coe Soap Opera
2009
As the World Turns Audrey Coleman Soap Opera
26 episodes
Film
1979
Roller Boogie Featured Skater Uncredited
1982
Pandemonium 60's Cheerleader Feature film
1984
Gone Are the Dayes Girl #2 Television Movie
1995
Never Say Never: The Deidre Hall Story as Herself Television Movie

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result Ref
1989
Soap Opera Digest Award Outstanding Villainess – Daytime General Hospital Won
[3]
1990
Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series General Hospital Nominated
[4]
1990
Soap Opera Digest Award Outstanding Villainess – Daytime General Hospital Nominated
[5]
1991
Soap Opera Digest Award Outstanding Villainess – Daytime General Hospital Won
[6]
1992 Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series General Hospital Nominated
[7]
1992 Soap Opera Digest Award Outstanding Villainess – Daytime General Hospital Won
[8]
1996
Soap Opera Digest Award Hottest Female Star General Hospital Won
[9]
1999
Soap Opera Digest Award Outstanding Lead Actress Port Charles Won
[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Back". Soap Opera Weekly. 2007-02-27. p. 5. 
  2. ^ "Great Scott!". Soap Opera Weekly. 2007-02-27. pp. 24–25. 
  3. ^ "The Soap Opera Digest Awards: 1989". Soap Opera Digest. soapoperadigest.com. Archived from the original on March 1, 2009. Retrieved March 15, 2013. 
  4. ^ Goudas, John N. (May 26, 1990). "Emmy nominees announced". TimesDaily (Florence, Alabama: Tennessee Valley Printing Co.). p. 70. Retrieved May 6, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Event: Soap Opera Digest Awards (1990)". Internet Movie Database. February 27, 2013. Retrieved February 4, 1993.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  6. ^ "The Soap Opera Digest Awards: 1991". Soap Opera Digest. soapoperadigest.com. Archived from the original on March 1, 2009. Retrieved March 15, 2013. 
  7. ^ McShane, Larry (May 8, 1992). "Lucci could get lucky with 13th Daytime Emmy bid". Kentucky New Era (New York City, New York: Taylor W. Hayes). Associated Press. p. 6. Retrieved May 6, 2013. 
  8. ^ "The Soap Opera Digest Awards: 1992". Soap Opera Digest. soapoperadigest.com. Archived from the original on March 1, 2009. Retrieved March 15, 2013. 
  9. ^ Associated Press (February 15, 1996). "'Soap Opera Digest' names daytime's hottest". McCook Daily Gazette. Retrieved February 10, 2013. 
  10. ^ Associated Press (February 28, 1999). "'General Hospital' named favorite soap at awards". The Argus-Press. Retrieved February 10, 2013. 

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Preceded by
Donna Dixon
Miss Virginia USA
1977
Succeeded by
Robin Schadle