Mary Beth Evans

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Mary Beth Evans
Born (1961-03-07) March 7, 1961 (age 54)
Pasadena, California, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Spouse(s) Dr. Michael Schwartz (November 3, 1985-present) 3 children[1]

Mary Beth Evans (born March 7, 1961) is an American television actress, best known for her role as Kayla Brady on Days of Our Lives.


Evans is most famous for her role as Kayla Brady in the soap opera Days of Our Lives from 1986 to 1992, 2006 to 2009, and 2010 to present. On June 12, 2006, Evans returned to Days of our Lives as Kayla after a fourteen-year absence. In 2009, Evans and co-star Stephen Nichols were fired.[2] Her character became half of the supercouple Steve and Kayla. Steve was played by Stephen Nichols. Prior to her first stint on Days of our Lives, she portrayed Piper in the teen romantic comedy flick Lovelines.

Evans returned to soaps in September 1993 as the villainous Katherine Bell on General Hospital and later on Port Charles, in which she remained until October 1999. She moved to New York City to play Sierra Esteban on As the World Turns, a role she played from December 2000 to late 2005 and reprised from July 2010 uintil the show's finale on September 17, 2010. In 2005, One Life to Live almost signed her on contract for the role of Dr. Paige Miller on the series, but Evans backed out at the last moment and the role was filled with Kimberlin Brown.[3]

Evans guest-starred in number of primetime television series, including Father Murphy, Knight Rider, Masquerade, Remington Steele, Riptide, Murder, She Wrote, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Monk, Criminal Minds, and Body of Proof. As of 2011, she also starring and produce web-soap The Bay.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Evans was born in Pasadena, California[5] and grew up in Orange County, California.[1] She has been married to Dr. Michael Schwartz since November 3, 1985.[1] They have three children, Daniel Luke (born 1987), Katherine Elizabeth (born 1990), and Matthew Joseph (born 1993).


  1. ^ a b c "Moving Forward." Soap Opera Digest (Vol. 39, No. 4), January 27, 2014.
  2. ^ HINSEY, CAROLYN. "SONNY MAKES LOVE - NOT (GANG) WAR." New York Daily News (NY), February 6, 2009, SPORTS FINAL, TELEVISION: 102. NewsBank. Web. June 24, 2013.
  3. ^ "One Life to Live has recast Dr - Soaps News". 2005-12-21. Retrieved 2014-01-05. 
  4. ^ "Online Soap The Bay Looking For a TV Home". 2011-02-18. Retrieved 2014-01-05. 
  5. ^ "Mary Beth Evans Biography". 1961-03-07. Retrieved 2014-01-05. 

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