Bobbie Eakes

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Bobbie Eakes
Born
Bobbie Diane Eakes

(1961-07-25) July 25, 1961 (age 58)
Warner Robins, Georgia, United States
Other namesBobbi Eakes
Bobbie Steen
OccupationActress, singer
Years active1986–present
Spouse(s)David Steen
(m. 1992–present)
Websitebobbieakes.com
Bobbie Eakes
Genres
InstrumentsVocals
Years active1986–2005
LabelsEpic, Arcade, CNR, Brentwood
Associated actsBig Trouble, Jeff Trachta

Bobbie Diane Eakes (born July 25, 1961) is an American actress and singer. She is known for her role as Macy Alexander on The Bold and the Beautiful (1989–2000, 2001, 2002–2003) and for her role as Krystal Carey on All My Children (2003–2011).

Biography[edit]

Personal life[edit]

She is the youngest of five daughters in an Air Force family.[1]

Eakes was Miss Georgia 1982, placing among the top 10 at Miss America 1983. She studied at the University of Georgia. In 1992 she married novelist and actor David Steen on July 4. She has no children. Her sisters are Susan, Sharon, Shelly, and Sandra. Eakes shares a birthday with Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke Logan Forrester on The Bold and the Beautiful).

Career[edit]

Eakes received bit roles on nighttime television series, such as Cheers, before becoming successful in the soap opera genre. In the mid-1980s, she was the lead singer of the dance-pop rock group Big Trouble. The group released one self-titled CD in 1987, which was produced by Giorgio Moroder.[2] Their single "Crazy World" charted on the U.S. singles chart, reaching #71. As a result, Big Trouble became short-lived one-hit wonders.

She first achieved fame in the role of Macy Alexander on the soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful, which she played from 1989 to 2000 (on contract), 2001 (guest appearance) and 2002 to 2003 (on contract). A very popular "good girl" kind of character, Macy battled with her inner demons (including an addiction to alcohol) before finally finding happiness with Deacon Sharpe (played by Sean Kanan. On the show, Macy was an accomplished singer in her own right (in tune with Bobbie Eakes' hobby).

Between stints as Macy, Eakes hosted shows on the country music television channel Great American Country. She was also featured on country music singer Collin Raye's 2000 single "Tired of Loving This Way", which peaked at #50 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Hot Country Songs) charts.

On July 7, 2000, her character "died" in a fiery explosion when her car crashed into a gasoline truck when the writers of the show felt the character of Macy no longer contributed to the show's storyline. She was brought back to the show during the B&B location shoot at Portofino, Italy in December 2002, and was then killed off after a chandelier fell on her during a concert in 2003. The decision was made to kill Macy off a second time after Eakes had decided to take the role of Krystal Carey on All My Children, as the complete opposite of Macy, playing the sexy and sassy character. The role of Krystal is loosely based on Eakes' Southern upbringing.

Eakes also starred in productions of Cinderella and Love Letters opposite her former costar Jeff Trachta in Los Angeles. The two are still friends offscreen. The CD they recorded together, Bold and Beautiful Duets, went double-platinum in Europe.

With All My Children airing its final episode on ABC in September 2011, earlier in June it was highly rumored that Bobbie Eakes would be returning to The Bold and the Beautiful. She also starred as Katherine "Kitty" on The Grove: The Series created by Crystal Chappell and in 12 episodes of Tainted Dreams. Both were released exclusively online.

Filmography[edit]

Televisionn
Year Film Role Notes
1986 Matlock Joanne Leigh 1 episode – as Bobbi Eakes
1987 Jake and the Fatman April Blue 1 episode
Falcon Crest Dating Girl
Werewolf Margaret
1988 Cheers Laurie Drake 1 episode (season 6, episode 15: Tale of Two Cuties)
1989 The Wonder Years Bookstore Clerk 2 episodes
1989 Full House Diane 1 episode
21 Jump Street Bobbie 1 episode
The Bold and the Beautiful Macy Alexander Role from: April 27, 1989 – July 30, 2000; August 1–2, 2001; December 2002 – October 2003
1995 Land's End Stephanie Wade 1 episode
2001 Doc Molly Campbell 1 episode
JAG Annabel Hart 1 episode
Days of Our Lives Marchioness of La Cienega 1 episode
2003–2011 All My Children Krystal Carey December 12, 2003 – September 23, 2011
2004–2005 One Life to Live Krystal Carey November 12–19, 2004; February 17–21, 2005
2004 Hope & Faith Herself 2 episodes
The Division Ms. Emberly 1 episode
2008 Sordid Lives: The Series Daniella 2 episodes
2011 Who Is Billie Mackenzie? Mrs. Mackenzie 1 episode
2012 Fumbling Thru the Pieces Crystal 3 episodes
Film
Year Title Role Notes
1994 A Gift from Heaven Unknown
2001 Choosing Matthias Kay
2003 Charlie's War Caroline Lewis
2011 A Christmas Wedding Tale Hillary TV movie
2013 Sunny and RayRay Abilene
2013 Southern Baptist Sissies Mark's mother
2015 The Diamond in the Desert Newscaster Short
2017 Distortion Pam Walters
TBC The Bellmen Catherine
Web
Year Title Role Notes
2013 The Grove Katherine Pilot
2014–2017 Tainted Dreams Courtney Parish 12 episodes: January 4, 2014; December 25, 2016; December 28, 2017

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Title Album details
Big Trouble
(with Big Trouble)
  • Release date: 1988
  • Label: Epic
Bold and Beautiful Duets
(with Jeff Trachta)
  • Release date: 1994
  • Label: Arcade
Here and Now
  • Release date: 1998
  • Label: CNR
Something Beautiful
  • Release date: April 26, 2005
  • Label: Brentwood Records

Guest singles[edit]

Year Single Artist Peak chart
positions
Album
US Country CAN Country
2000 "Tired of Loving This Way" Collin Raye 50 76 Tracks

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director
2000 "Tired of Loving This Way" (with Collin Raye) Jon Small

Awards and nominations[edit]

List of acting awards and nominations
Year Award Category Title Result Ref.
1992
Soap Opera Digest Award Best Love Story: Daytime or Prime Time (shared with Jeff Trachta) The Bold and the Beautiful Nominated
[3]
1994
Soap Opera Digest Award Outstanding Supporting Actress The Bold and the Beautiful Nominated
[4]
1999
Soap Opera Digest Award Outstanding Supporting Actress The Bold and the Beautiful Nominated
[5]
2005
Soap Opera Digest Award Outstanding Supporting Actress All My Children Nominated
[6]
2006
Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series All My Children Nominated
[7]
2010
Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series All My Children Nominated
[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bobbie Eakes Official Website Archived May 9, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Giorgio Moroder discography, 1986-1990 Archived April 6, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Event: Soap Opera Digest Awards (1992)". Internet Movie Database. 1992. Retrieved July 3, 2013.
  4. ^ "Event: Soap Opera Digest Awards (1994)". Internet Movie Database. 1992. Retrieved July 3, 2013.
  5. ^ "Event: Soap Opera Digest Awards (1999)". Internet Movie Database. 1992. Retrieved July 3, 2013.
  6. ^ "Event: Soap Opera Digest Awards (2005)". Internet Movie Database. 1992. Retrieved July 3, 2013.
  7. ^ "The 33rd Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Award Nominations". New York, New York: emmyonline.org and National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. February 8, 2006. Archived from the original on February 17, 2006. Retrieved May 5, 2013.
  8. ^ "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 May 15, 2010. Retrieved May 5, 2013.

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Preceded by
Kristl Evans
Miss Georgia
1982
Succeeded by
Tammy Fulwider