May 28, 1974 |
Plantation, Florida, U.S.
(m. 2008–present; 1 child)
Early life and career
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 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.
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. She is close friends with co-star Rebecca Budig. Minshew and her husband welcomed the birth of their daughter Willow Lenora Herschenfeld on November 4, 2009 
Awards and nominations
- 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