Daphnée Duplaix

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Daphnée Duplaix
Duplaix at the Big Apple Convention in Manhattan, October 17, 2009.
Playboy centerfold appearance
July 1997
Preceded by Carrie Stevens
Succeeded by Kalin Olson
Personal details
Born (1976-08-18) August 18, 1976 (age 41)
Manhattan, New York
Measurements Bust: 34 in (86 cm)[1]
Waist: 24 in (61 cm)
Hips: 36 in (91 cm)
Height 5 ft 7.5 in (1.71 m)[1]
Weight 120 lb (54 kg; 8.6 st)

Daphnée Lynn Duplaix Samuel (born August 18, 1976) is an American actress and model.[1]

In early Playboy publications her first name is spelled Daphneé (the acute accent on the 2nd e). Her Playboy centerfold is signed Daphnee, and she refers to herself by that on her official web site.[2]

Early life[edit]

Duplaix was born August 18, 1976, in Manhattan, New York and is of Haitian, French, and Italian descent.[3][4]


After appearing in Playboy magazine as Playmate of the Month July 1997, she appeared in several Playboy videos. Her Playmate pictorial was photographed by Richard Fegley.

Duplaix became a regular cast member on the American television soap opera Passions in 2004, playing Valerie Davis until 2008. In January 2009, Duplaix served as a host of the Playboy TV game show Show Us Your Wits.[5] She next began appearing as Rachel Gannon on the ABC soap opera One Life to Live on April 7, 2009.[6][7]

Personal life[edit]

Duplaix was previously married to Ron Samuel, with whom she has three sons.[8] On June 28, 2014, she married Grady Heiberg.[9] In September 2015, she and Heiberg welcomed a daughter.[10]


Year Title Role Notes
1997 Women: Stories of Passion unknown Episode: "Voodoo"
1998 One World Music Beat Correspondent
1998 The Steve Harvey Show Shelia Episode: "Everybody Loves Regina"
1999 Rude Awakening Cute Girl#2 Episode: "Powerless Over the What?"
1999 V.I.P. Iris Leon Episode: "Ransom of Red Val"
1999 City Guys Rayna Episode: "Marriage Go-Round"
1999 Just Shoot Me! Tanya Episode: "Hello Goodbye"
2000 Angel Serena Episode: "Expecting"
2000 For Your Love April Episode: "The Craving"
2000 The Parkers Vanessa Episode: "Cheers" - as Daphnee Duplaix
2001 Kate Brasher Kelly Episode: "Georgia"
2001 My Wife and Kids Tiara Episode: "A Little Romance"
2001 Felicity Samantha Episodes:"Senioritis" and "Girlfight"
2001 Off Centre Salesgirl Episode: "Let's Meet Mike and Euan"
2001–2003 The District Giselle Episode: "Sacrifices and Fools" "Russian: Part 1" and "The Most Dangerous Job" and "Rage Against the Machine" - as Daphnee Duplaix
2002 The Invisible Man Rachel Episode: "Mere Mortals"
2002 Dharma & Greg Laura Episode: "The Mamas and the Papas: Part I and Part II"
2002 Half & Half Geneva Episode: "The Big Upsetting Set-Up"
2003 CSI Amelia Rueben Episode:"Grissom Versus the Volcano" - as Daphnee Duplaix
2004–2008 Passions Valerie Davis Role From:December 16, 2004 - May 28, 2008
2005 Sex, Love & Secrets Melanie Episodes: "Danger" and "Ambush"
2009 CSI:NY Dr. Catherine Rydell Episode: "No Good Deed"
2009–2010 One Life to Live Rachel Gannon Role from: April 7, 2009 - March 23, 2010
2011 Last Man Standing Misty Cavanaugh Episode: "Home Security"
2012 House of Lies Alisette Kauffman Episode: "Pilot"
1997 Kickboxing Academy Melinda
1997 The Blackout Fly Girl as Daphne
1998 Let's Talk About Sex Chloe
1999 Foolish Clarisse as Daphne Lynn Duplaix
2000 Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye Salon Receptionist TV
2002 Demon Island Julie
2003 The Road Home Deidre
2003 The Fighting Temptations Tiffany
2004 The Palms Girl Search Host TV
2005 Heart of the Beholder Detective Deborah Burbach


  1. ^ a b c "Playmate Playmates". wekinglypigs.com. Retrieved September 5, 2012. 
  2. ^ "official website". Retrieved 2005-05-09. 
  3. ^ "Daphnee Duplaix Biography". IMBd. Retrieved 2014-01-30. 
  4. ^ "Haitian American To Know: Daphnee Duplaix". L'Union Suite. Archived from the original on 2014-02-01. Retrieved 2014-01-30. 
  5. ^ "Playboy TV's New Game Show". PR Newswire. Archived from the original on January 22, 2009. Retrieved January 6, 2008. 
  6. ^ "One Life to Live: Daphnee Duplaix The New Rachel Gannon!". Soaps.com. February 11, 2009. Retrieved February 17, 2009. 
  7. ^ "Comings and Goings: Daphnee Duplaix (Rachel Gannon)". Soap Opera Digest. 34. March 3, 2009. p. 19. 
  8. ^ "Daphnee Duplaix Expecting Third Child". People.com. October 30, 2006. Retrieved June 18, 2016. 
  9. ^ "Daphnee Duplaix Wedding Website". Theknot.com. June 28, 2014. Retrieved June 18, 2016. 
  10. ^ Heiberg, Daphnee Duplaix (September 19, 2015). "Bellamy Grace Heiberg Making Her Debut". Instagram.com. Retrieved June 18, 2016. 

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