Amelia Heinle

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Amelia Heinle
Amelia Heinle 2014.jpg
Heinle in 2014
Born Amelia March Heinle
(1973-03-17) March 17, 1973 (age 43)
Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.
Other names Amelia Weatherly
Occupation Actress
Years active 1993– present
Children 3

Amelia Heinle Luckinbill (née Amelia March Heinle, formerly Weatherly;[1] born March 17,[2] 1973) is an American actress best known for her roles in American soap operas.

Early life[edit]

Amelia March Heinle was born in Phoenix, Arizona and has four younger siblings.[3] She grew up in Arizona and moved to New Jersey with her family when she was 15 years old.[2]


From 1993-1995 she played the role of Stephanie "Steffi" Brewster on the soap opera Loving. She also played the character for two months in that show's short-lived spin off The City from November 1995 until January 1996. In 1994 she was nominated for a Soap Opera Digest Award for "Outstanding Female Newcomer".

Through the 1990s she appeared in many made for TV movies, as well as a starring role in the 1999 Steven Soderbergh film, The Limey, as Peter Fonda's girlfriend. She appeared in the music video for "I Will Buy You a New Life" by Everclear.

In 2001 she returned to the world of daytime television, this time in the role of Mia Saunders on All My Children, the heretofore unknown half-sister of Liza Colby (Marcy Walker). Although she started as a front-burner character, her romantic pairing with Jake Martin (J. Eddie Peck) didn't work out because of the actor's exit from the show, and so Mia was limited to being a background character. In 2004, Heinle opted not to renew her contract with All My Children and left the show.

On March 21, 2005, Heinle joined the cast of the CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless, as Victoria Newman, replacing the popular Heather Tom in the role. She won a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series in 2014 and again in 2015[4] for the role.

In April 2009 Heinle appeared in season 4, episode 20, of Ghost Whisperer, entitled "Stage Fright," with husband Thad Luckinbill and fellow daytime drama actress Lesli Kay.

Personal life[edit]

In February 1995, she married her Loving co-star and on-screen love interest, Michael Weatherly, who played the role of "Cooper Alden." In January 10, 1996, Heinle gave birth to her first child, a son. She and Weatherly divorced in 1997.

In March 2007 she married her Young and the Restless co-star, Thad Luckinbill, who portrayed her onscreen ex-husband, J.T. Hellstrom, until 2010. The couple welcomed their first child together, a son, on November 2, 2007.[5] They welcomed their second child, a daughter, on December 17, 2009.[6][7]


Year Film Role Notes
1997 Quicksilver Highway Darlene TV Movie
1998 At Sachem Farm Laurie
1998 Black Cat Run Sara Jane Bronnel TV Movie
1999 Purgatory Rose / Betty McCullough TV Movie
1999 Liar's Poker Rebecca
1999 Limey, TheThe Limey Adhara
2000 Only Living Boy in New York, TheThe Only Living Boy in New York Olivia TV Movie
2000 Sally Hemings: An American Scandal Harriet Hemings TV Movie
2001 Earth vs. the Spider Stephanie Lewis TV Movie
2003 Another Night Woman Short
Year Title Role Notes
1993–95 Loving Steffi Brewster
1995–96 City, TheThe City Steffi Brewster
1999 Jack & Jill Jacqueline "Jack" Barrett Pilot;
Replaced by Amanda Peet
2001–04 All My Children Mia Saunders July 19, 2001 – June 15, 2004
2005–present Young and the Restless, TheThe Young and the Restless Victoria Newman March 21, 2005 – present
2009 CSI: Miami Elizabeth Corbett Episode 7.21: "Chip/Tuck"
2009 Ghost Whisperer Brook Dennis Episode 4.20: "Stage Fright"

Awards and nominations[edit]

List of acting awards and nominations
Year Award Category Title Result Ref.
Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series Young and the Restless, TheThe Young and the Restless Won
Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series The Young and the Restless Won


  1. ^ Soap Opera Digest (vol. 35, no.17, pg. 65)
  2. ^ a b "Amelia Heinle 411". Soap Opera Digest. Retrieved March 18, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Amelia Heinle Biography". Archived from the original on November 13, 2013. Retrieved September 24, 2014. 
  4. ^ Sutton, Joe (27 April 2015). "Daytime Emmy Awards: 'Days' and 'Restless' in a tie -". CNN. Retrieved 29 April 2015. 
  5. ^ (November 13, 2007) "Amelia Heinle and Thad Luckinbill Welcome Thaddeus Rowe".  Retrieved July 7, 2016.
  6. ^ Leon, Anya (December 23, 2009) "Thad Luckinbill and Amelia Heinle Welcome Daughter Georgia March". Retrieved July 7, 2016.
  7. ^ "About The Young and the Restless: Baby News". CBS. Archived from the original on January 13, 2010. Retrieved December 26, 2009. 
  8. ^ "The 41st Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Award Winners". New York: and National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. June 16, 2013. Archived from the original on June 23, 2014. Retrieved June 17, 2013. 
  9. ^ "The 42nd Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Award Winners". Burbank: and National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. April 26, 2015. Archived from the original on April 26, 2015. Retrieved April 26, 2015. 

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