Maura West

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Maura West
Maura West at 2010 Daytime Emmy Awards.jpg
West at the 2010 Daytime Emmy Awards with daughter, Katherine.
Born Maura Jo Snyder
(1972-04-27) April 27, 1972 (age 42)
Springfield, Massachusetts, U.S.
Residence Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1995–present
Known for As the World Turns as Carly Snyder
Spouse(s)
Children 5

Maura Jo West DeFreitas (born Maura Snyder on April 27, 1972) is an American actress, best known for her 15-year portrayal as Carly Tenney on the CBS daytime soap opera As the World Turns. Since the series finale in 2010, she has also held roles as Diane Jenkins on The Young and the Restless (2010–11), and currently portrays mob princess Ava Jerome on General Hospital.

Career[edit]

In 1995, West joined the cast of the CBS Daytime soap opera As the World Turns in the role of Carly Tenney. She held the role from April 11, 1995 to May 8, 1996. West later returned to the role on September 10, 1997 and remained on the series until its television finale on September 17, 2010.[1] She has been nominated for a Soap Opera Digest Award five times (in 1996, 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2005), and a Daytime Emmy Award seven times (in 2001, 2002, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010). West won the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series in 2007 and 2010.

It was announced in August 2010 that West would join the CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless, as the third actress to portray Diane Jenkins. West began work in the role on September 1, 2010, and made her first appearance on the show on October 8, 2010.[2][3][4] In May 2011, CBS Soaps Indepth confirmed West had been let go from the soap after only several months on-air.[5][6][7]

In April 2013, it was announced that West would join the ABC soap opera General Hospital, in a top-secret role.[8] On April 24, 2013, West was confirmed to have joined the cast in the newly created role of Ava Jerome, and first appeared on May 8.[9]

Personal life[edit]

West has been married twice, first to Jonathan Knight from 1995 to 1999, and currently to former ATWT co-star Scott DeFreitas since January 22, 2000. She has five children. With Knight, she had Benjamin Crawford West Knight (born May 30, 1996). With Scott, she had Joseph Peter DeFreitas (born March 29, 2000), Katherine Marie DeFreitas (born January 9, 2002), Basil John DeFreitas (born January 30, 2007), and Birdie West DeFreitas (born June 16, 2009).

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
Television
1995
As the World Turns Carly Snyder 1995–2010
2000
A Baby Story Herself One episode; May 12, 2000[10]
2010
The Young and the Restless Diane Jenkins 2010–11
2013
General Hospital Ava Jerome 2013–
Film
2014
Come Back to Me Eileen Film adaptation of The Resurrectionist

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result Ref
1996
Soap Opera Digest Award Outstanding Villainess As the World Turns Nominated
[11]
1999
Soap Opera Digest Award Outstanding Young Lead Actress As the World Turns Nominated
[12]
2000
Soap Opera Digest Award Outstanding Young Lead Actress As the World Turns Nominated
[13]
2001
Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series As the World Turns Nominated
[14]
2001
Online Film and Televison Association Award Best Supporting Actress in a Daytime Serial As the World Turns Nominated
[15]
2001
Soap Opera Digest Awards Favorite Couple (shared with Michael Park) As the World Turns Nominated
[16]
2002
Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series As the World Turns Nominated
[17]
2002
Online Film and Televison Association Award Best Supporting Actress in a Daytime Serial As the World Turns Nominated
[18]
2004
Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series As the World Turns Nominated
[19]
2005
Soap Opera Digest Award Outstanding Lead Actress As the World Turns Nominated
[20]
2005
Daytime Emmy Award — Special Fan Award Irresistable Combination (shared with Michael Park) As the World Turns Nominated
[21]
2007
Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series As the World Turns Won
[22]
2007
Online Film and Televison Association Award Best Actress in a Daytime Serial As the World Turns Nominated
[23]
2008
Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series As the World Turns Nominated
[24]
2008
Online Film and Televison Association Award Best Actress in a Daytime Serial As the World Turns Nominated
[25]
2009
Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series As the World Turns Nominated
[26]
2009
Online Film and Television Association Award Best Actress in a Daytime Serial As the World Turns Nominated
[27]
2010
Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series As the World Turns Won
[28]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Carter, Bill (2009-12-08). "CBS Cancels ‘As the World Turns,’ Procter & Gamble’s Last Soap Opera". New York Times. Retrieved June 22, 2012. 
  2. ^ Logan, Michael (2012-08-05). "Exclusive: Maura West Joins The Young and the Restless". TVGuide.com. Retrieved May 26, 2012. 
  3. ^ Fairman, Michael (2010-08-05). "B-I-N-G-O! ATWT’s Maura West headed to Y&R!". Michaelfairmansoaps.com. Retrieved May 26, 2012. 
  4. ^ Kroll, Dan J. (2010-08-05). "Maura West joins Y&R as the new Diane Jenkins". Soapcentral.com. Retrieved May 26, 2012. 
  5. ^ "West Out as Y&R's Diane". Soapoperadigest.com. 2011-05-25. Retrieved May 26, 2012. 
  6. ^ Kroll, Dan J. (2011-05-25). "Maura West let go from Y&R". Soapcentral.com. Retrieved May 26, 2012. 
  7. ^ Fairman, Michael (2011-05-24). "DEVELOPING STORY: Is Maura West out at Y&R?". Michaelfairmansoaps.com. Retrieved May 26, 2012. 
  8. ^ Giddens, Jamey (2013-04-13). "Is Soap Superstar Maura West Headed For General Hospital?". DaytimeConfidential.com. Retrieved April 13, 2013. 
  9. ^ "EXCLUSIVE: Maura West To GH!". Soap Opera Digest. American Media, Inc. April 24, 2013. Retrieved April 24, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Episode Detail: Baby DeFrietas - A Baby Story". TV Guide. CBS Interactive. Retrieved June 19, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Event: Soap Opera Digest Awards (1996)". Internet Movie Database. 1996. Retrieved July 3, 2013. 
  12. ^ "Event: Soap Opera Digest Awards (1999)". Internet Movie Database. 1996. Retrieved July 3, 2013. 
  13. ^ "Event: Soap Opera Digest Awards (2000)". Internet Movie Database. 1996. Retrieved July 3, 2013. 
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  20. ^ "Event: Soap Opera Digest Awards (2005)". Internet Movie Database. 2005. Retrieved July 3, 2013. 
  21. ^ "Event: Soap Opera Digest Awards (2005)". Internet Movie Database. February 27, 2013. Retrieved February 4, 1993. 
  22. ^ "The 2007 Daytime Emmy Award Winners". PopSugar Entertainment. June 18, 2007. Archived from the original on June 28, 2013. Retrieved June 2, 2013. 
  23. ^ "The 11th Annual Online Film and Televison Association Award Nominees and Winners". ofta.cinemasight.com. 2007. Archived from the original on July 11, 2014. Retrieved July 11, 2014. 
  24. ^ "The 35th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Award Nominations". National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. emmyonline.org. April 30, 2008. Archived from the original on June 28, 2013. Retrieved May 5, 2013. 
  25. ^ "The 12th Annual Online Film and Televison Association Award Nominees and Winners". ofta.cinemasight.com. 2008. Archived from the original on July 11, 2014. Retrieved July 11, 2014. 
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  28. ^ "The 37th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Award Nominations". emmyonline.org and National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. May 12, 2010. Archived from the original on June 28, 2013. Retrieved May 5, 2013. 

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