Alicia Minshew

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Alicia Minshew
Born (1974-05-28) May 28, 1974 (age 41)
Plantation, Florida, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1999–present
Spouse(s) Richie Herschenfeld
(m. 2008–present; 1 child)

Alicia Minshew (born May 28, 1974) is an American actress. She is best known for portraying Kendall Hart on the daytime drama All My Children.

Early life and career[edit]

Minshew was born in Plantation, Florida. Her mother is of Italian descent. Having aspirations to become an actress, Minshew set out for the career path some time after graduating from South Fork High School in Stuart, Florida.

In 2002, Minshew landed the role of Kendall Hart on the daytime drama All My Children. She first stepped into the role in January 2002, after the character's seven-year absence from the soap opera following the exit of Sarah Michelle Gellar, who had previously portrayed the character. Minshew played the role of Kendall until the series finale in September 23, 2011.

In 2004 and 2005, Minshew portrayed Kendall in brief appearances on the daytime drama One Life to Live as part of the infamous baby-swap storyline.

In 2009, Minshew gave birth to her first child and went on maternity leave right as All My Children relocated production to Los Angeles.[1]

In August of 2012, Minshew was cast as the lead in the film, Desires of the Heart which began filming in Savannah, Georgia. In the new film directed by James Kicklighter, Minshew plays a Georgia artist who falls in love with an Indian psychiatrist and follows him back to his homeland, where his parents have arranged a marriage with another woman.

Personal life[edit]

In October 2008, Minshew married Richie Herschenfeld, a New York City restaurant owner, who is also the best friend of her on-screen husband Thorsten Kaye.[2] She is close friends with co-star Rebecca Budig.[3] Minshew and her husband welcomed the birth of their daughter Willow Lenora Herschenfeld on November 4, 2009 [4]

Awards and nominations[edit]

  • Soap Opera Digest Awards Nominations, Outstanding New Comer (2003)
  • Soap Opera Digest Awards Nominations, Best Supporting Actress (2005)
  • Daytime Emmy Award, Best Supporting Actress (2009)- Nomination
  • Daytime Emmy Award, Outstanding Lead Actress (2011)- Nomination


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