Tracey E. Bregman

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Tracey E. Bregman
Born Tracey Elizabeth Bregman[1]
(1963-05-29) May 29, 1963 (age 52)
Munich, Germany
Other names Tracy Bregman
Tracey Bregman Recht
Tracey E. Bregman Recht
Tracy E. Bregman Recht
Occupation Actress
Years active 1978–present
Spouse(s) Ronald Recht (1987–2010; 2 children)

Tracey Elizabeth Bregman (born May 29, 1963) is an American soap opera actress. She is best known for the role of Lauren Fenmore on The Young and the Restless (1983–1995, 2000, 2001–present) and The Bold and the Beautiful (1992, 1993, 1994, 1995–1999, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2007).

Personal life[edit]

Known family history[edit]

Tracey was born in Munich, Germany to American musical arranger, record producer and composer Buddy Bregman and Canadian-born actress Suzanne Lloyd. She lived in Great Britain until the age of 10 when her family relocated to California. She has been acting since she was 11 years old, and currently resides in Malibu, California.

Her marriage to Ron Recht lasted 23 years, from 1987 to 2010. Two sons, Austin and Landon, were born of this marriage; Bregman also has two stepdaughters, Emily and Lindsay, from Ron's previous marriage.

Businesses and charities[edit]

In 2004, Bregman launched her own yoga inspired clothing line "Bountiful Buddha" which sold popularly at friend Lisa Rinna's boutique "Belle Gray" in Los Angeles. She has also launched her own jewelry line on The Shopping Channel, called the Tracey Bregman Collection. It is only available in Canada. In July, 2011 she appeared on HSN as a Spokesmodel for the Jabot cosmetics line.

Bregman is also an active supporter and honorary board member for Chenoa Manor, an animal sanctuary in Chester County, Pennsylvania.

Known personal tastes[edit]

As the name of her clothing line implies, Bregman regularly engages in Yoga, pilates, cardio and hike'. Her favorite novel is The Red Tent, written by Anita Diamant. Some of her favorite films are Terms of Endearment, When Harry Met Sally, and Broadcast News; she has been quoted as saying that she "likes to laugh and cry in the same movie!" Television shows she has said to enjoy are The Actors Studio on Bravo!, Gilmore Girls, Sex and the City, Secret Diary of a Call Girl, and Modern Family.

She is good friends with Y&R co-star Christian LeBlanc and previous co-star Michelle Stafford.[2]


Tracey is on contract. Lauren on The Young and the Restless, she continues to be featured prominently in storylines, namely in the 2005-2006 storyline involving the return of her character's nemesis, Sheila Carter (Kimberlin Brown). Lauren has been married to lawyer Michael Baldwin, portrayed by Christian LeBlanc, since December 9, 2005. Her previous marriages and relationships include detective Paul Williams, rock star Danny Romalatti, Dr. Scott Grainger, Brad Carlton, Ridge Forrester, and Eric Forrester. Lauren has one son, Scotty Grainger Jr., with Dr. Scott Grainger who is now deceased. Although Scotty was born on screen in 1992, when he reappeared in Genoa City in 2006, he was aged to be 24 years of age - a grad student currently working on his masters in Education. The aging of Scotty appeared to be quite unrealistic as the character of Lauren is only about 40 or so, which is likely why he left the canvas of Genoa City shortly after his return. Lauren recently gave birth to a second child, Fenmore Michael Baldwin (aka "Fen"). He too was kidnapped by Sheila in February 2007, but has since been returned to his parents safe and sound.

Lauren Fenmore's parents are Neil Fenmore, played by Jim Storm, and Joanna Manning, portrayed by Susan Seaforth Hayes, best known for her role as Julie on Days of Our Lives. She is the CEO of her late father's international chain of department stores, "Fenmore's" which is largely how she acquired her wealth. For a complete history of her character, please see the character's history page.

In light of her character's newfound romance with Christian LeBlanc's character Michael, Bregman's recognition has increased immensely due to the couple's popularity.

Prior to The Young and the Restless, Bregman also appeared on the soap opera Days of Our Lives between the years 1978 and 1980, portraying troubled teen Donna Temple Craig.

As of April 2010, Bregman took on the role of Sheila Carter's sister Sarah, who is in fact a double for her character Lauren.

She also appeared alongside Y&R co-star Christian LeBlanc in the video for I Keep On Loving You by Reba McEntire in 2010.

She was the first actress to be awarded the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series (then known as the "Outstanding Ingenue in a Drama Series") when it was introduced in 1985 and has been Nominated four times for the Daytime Emmy including 2006 and 2008 for Outstanding Supporting Actress.

In summer of 2013, Bregman starred in the drama/thriller film Misogynist, starring Jonathan Bennett, Eve Mauro, and Jon Briddell and picked up a nomination for best actress at the Los Angeles Underground Film Festival.[3]

On April 7th of 2014, Bregman was inducted into the Ride of Fame. She now has a New York City sightseeing double decker bus dedicated to her and her life's accomplishments. [4]

Selected filmography[edit]

Show Character Duration
The Young and the Restless Lauren Fenmore
Sarah Smythe
1983–1994, 1995, 2000, 2001–present
April 2, 2010 – May 4, 2010
Sex & Mrs. X Katherine 2000
The Bold and the Beautiful Lauren Fenmore 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995–1999, 2002, 2004, 2007
The Love Boat Trish Carruthers February 1982
Days of Our Lives Donna Temple Craig 1978–1980
Happy Birthday to Me Ann Thomerson 1981


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