Elizabeth Hendrickson

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Elizabeth Hendrickson
Born (1979-07-03) July 3, 1979 (age 38)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 2001–present

Elizabeth Courtney Hendrickson (born July 3, 1979) is an American actress. Her big break came when she was cast as character Frankie Stone on the daytime drama All My Children. Her equally popular role of Maggie Stone, the character's identical twin, launched the character into iconic status as one half of supercouple Bianca Montgomery and Maggie Stone.[1][2]

Following her departure from All My Children, Hendrickson guest starred in several primetime shows. From 2008 to 2014, she starred as fashion vixen Chloe Mitchell on The Young and the Restless. But returned in 2016 as a series regular.

Early life[edit]

Hendrickson was born in New York City. Her family later moved to Northport, Long Island, and maintained a home there.[3] At an early age, Hendrickson showed an interest in the performing arts. "Artistic people have always surrounded me," she stated in a Q&A interview, citing her actor/artist family as her inspiration for wanting to become an actress. "Their talent and love for the arts continue to inspire me and always will."[4] Her cousin is documentary filmmaker Dennis Michael Lynch. By age 5, Hendrickson was tap dancing on tabletops at family weddings.[4] As she aged, her love for performing deepened.

Hendrickson studied musical theatre at Syracuse University for two years before returning to New York.[3] She transferred to Fordham College in her sophomore year.[3]

She auditioned for the roles of Bianca Montgomery, Rain Wilkins and Pine Valley High cheerleader Mindy on the daytime drama All My Children, but others were cast in the parts.[3] She tried out as Guiding Light character Michelle Bauer Santos, a role that eventually went to actress Rebecca Budig.[3]


All My Children[edit]

In 2001, when All My Children head writer Richard Culliton wanted to set up a murder storyline, he created character Mary Frances Stone (referred to onscreen as "Frankie"). Hendrickson was cast in the part. Her character was set to be the lesbian girlfriend of Bianca Montgomery (Eden Riegel) and be killed in 3 months. It was deemed unlikely that a homosexual pairing on a soap opera would be successful, but fan reaction to the Bianca and Frankie pairing was unprecedented.[5][6] Unfortunately, the Culliton murder storyline could not be rewritten, so Frankie was killed and Bianca's mother, Erica Kane (Susan Lucci), was seen standing over her corpse holding a gun.

This prompted uproar in the soap opera community,[5] and producers quickly thought up a way to bring the actress back to the show.[6] Rather than rewrite Frankie's murder, the writers created her identical twin sister, Mary Margaret Stone (better known as Maggie), in 2002. Maggie quickly became instrumental in solving her sister's murder.[6]

Storyline tension was created when it was revealed that unlike Frankie, character Maggie was not gay. This, however, did not stop Bianca and Maggie (fondly referred to in soap circles as BAM) fans from becoming very vocal about their support for the couple. After several heterosexual pairings involving Maggie did not work on the show, the writers began to develop a deepening relationship between the two characters. Eventually, Maggie kissed Bianca, moments before Bianca's lover, Lena Kundera (Olga Sosnovska), walked in.[7]

Bianca and Maggie became one of the most demanded couples in soap opera history.[8][9] Hendrickson subsequently gained a loyal lesbian following. In 2006, Lesbianation.com, self-proclaimed as the leading online community for lesbians, voted her on their top ten list of Women We Love.[10] The following year, Hendrickson again made the list.[11]

Hendrickson portrayed the popular role of Maggie until February 2005. Onscreen, Maggie exited Pine Valley with Bianca, traveling with her and her daughter, Miranda, to live in Paris. In late 2005, during Bianca's visit to Pine Valley, it was revealed that Maggie and Bianca had become lovers offscreen. In real life, Hendrickson and former castmate Eden Riegel have since separately moved to Los Angeles, and are pursuing other acting ventures. Riegel, however, did return to All My Children for a year, as part of a major storyline in late 2006, early 2007. Hendrickson returned again in January 2007 for a short 3-week stint. Her last airdate was February 7, 2007 when her character returned to Paris.[12]

Other roles[edit]

Since leaving All My Children, Hendrickson has earned guest starring roles in the television shows Medium, Cold Case, CSI: Miami and an uncredited role in Criminal Minds.[13] She was to guest star on an episode of Criminal Minds titled Doubt on April 25, 2007, in the role of Katie, but the episode was pulled in deference to the tragedy at Virginia Tech and similar subject matter. The episode became the Season 3 premiere instead.

Hendrickson signed on to play the role of Chloe Mitchell, a fashionista who stirs up trouble on the daytime drama The Young and the Restless in early 2008.[13][14] It was revealed on the August 29, 2008 episode that the character was actually Kate, daughter of Katherine Chancellor's maid, Esther Valentine. Hendrickson exited the program in spring 2014.[15] In May 2016 it was announced that Hendrickson was returning to The Young and the Restless.[16]

Hendrickson has starred in the web series Imaginary Bitches with Riegel.


Year Title Role Notes
2005 Searching for Bobby D Denise TV movie
2006 That Guy 411 Partygoer Comedic short
2001 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Mandy Schumacher Episode: "Consent"
2006 Medium Mindy Episode: "Method to His Madness"
2006 Cold Case Emma Elizabeth Vine - 1968 Episode: "Debut"
2006 CSI: Miami Rebecca Roth Episode: "Going, Going, Gone"
2001–07 All My Children Mary Frances "Frankie" Stone / Mary Margaret "Maggie" Stone Contract roles
2006–07 Criminal Minds Amy Cole / Katie Episodes: "P911" & "Doubt"
2008–15; 2016-present The Young and the Restless Chloe Mitchell Contract role; February 6, 2008 – May 27, 2014;
guest star: October 14, 2014 and October 12-October 14, 2015
Other work
unknown Tide Young wife TV commercial[17]
2009 McDonald's Girlfriend TV commercial[17]
2009 Special K: Scary Girl TV commercial[18]
2009 Bud Light: Language of Love Hot girl TV commercial[19]
2009 Ford Fusion: Ice Girlfriend TV commercial[18]
2009 Imaginary Bitches Lizzie Web series[20]

Awards and nominations[edit]

List of acting awards and nominations
Year Award Category Title Result Ref.
Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding New Approaches - (Daytime Entertainment) Imaginary Bitches Nominated
Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series The Young and the Restless Nominated
Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series The Young and the Restless Nominated
Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series The Young and the Restless Nominated


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  2. ^ "DC #279: Eden Riegel & Elizabeth Hendrickson Interview". Daytime Confidential. 2008-08-01. Retrieved 2008-08-12. 
  3. ^ a b c d e "About the Actors: Elizabeth Hendrickson". soapcentral.com. Retrieved 2008-05-14. 
  4. ^ a b c "Q&A with Elizabeth #1 (November 30, 2001)". elizabeth-hendrickson.net. Archived from the original on 2008-05-28. Retrieved 2008-01-22. 
  5. ^ a b "Fans Cry Foul Over Bianca's Latest Loss!". Soaps In Depth. 2001-12-25. Archived from the original on 2006-02-28. Retrieved 2008-02-09. 
  6. ^ a b c "Hendrickson To Return as "Maggie"". www.soapcentral.com. Retrieved 2007-08-12. 
  7. ^ Watkins, Karen (2004-02-10). "A BIRTHDAY WISH...". About.com. 
  8. ^ "AMC: Hope for BAM Fans!". Soap Opera Digest. 2003-07-08. Archived from the original on 2007-09-16. Retrieved 2008-01-22. 
  9. ^ "Performers of the Week – Elizabeth Hendrickson & Eden Riegel". Soap Opera Weekly. 2003-02-11. Archived from the original on 2007-09-16. Retrieved 2008-01-22. 
  10. ^ Cassidy, Shane. "Women We Love: The Ladies of June '06". lesbianation.com. Archived from the original on 2007-12-31. 
  11. ^ Cassidy, Shane. "Women We Love: The Ladies of March '07". lesbianation.com. Archived from the original on 2007-10-11. Retrieved 2008-01-22. 
  12. ^ "February 5th – Week 3.5 of BAM". Soaps In Depth. 2007-02-05. She cried mea culpa, clashed with Zoe and ultimately returned solo to France. Unfortunately, BAM fans, Maggie appears to have left the building. Try though she might, AMC's Maggie can't seem to convince her ex, Bianca, that her cheating days are over. After begging for forgiveness and pitching in at Fusion, Mags makes her lonely exit on Wednesday, February 7. Is this the end for AMC's Sapphic supercouple? "Bianca still loves her," headwriter Megan McTavish assures the audience. "And yet, at the same time, I don't think it's a given that you necessarily forgive the person who cheated on you. So Maggie has an uphill climb." Ms. Stone's ambiguous exit leaves viewers wondering whether she'll return, yet an AMC rep says nothing is planned at this time.
  13. ^ a b "A New Face And A Lot Of Attitude!". theyoungandtherestless.com. Archived from the original on 2011-07-17. Retrieved 2008-02-10. 
  14. ^ "Soap Opera Digest and Weekly Reports Breaking News". Soap Opera Digest. 
  15. ^ Young, Candace (April 23, 2014)."Elizabeth Hendrickson Leaving Y&R". . Soaps.sheknows.com Retrieved June 1, 2016.
  16. ^ "Elizabeth Hendrickson Returning to Y&R". . Soapcentral.com. May 27, 2016. Retrieved June 1, 2016.
  17. ^ a b "IMDb Resume for Elizabeth Hendrickson". IMDb. Retrieved 2008-05-09. 
  18. ^ a b "Ford Fusion Commercial 2008 - "Ice"". Ford Fusion. Retrieved 2008-05-09. 
  19. ^ "Special k Commercial". Bud Light. Retrieved 2009-03-02. 
  20. ^ "Imaginary Bitches". Imaginary Bitches. Retrieved 2008-05-09. 
  21. ^ "The 36th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Award Nominations". New York: emmyonline.org and National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. May 14, 2009. Archived from the original on June 28, 2013. Retrieved May 5, 2013. 
  22. ^ "The 39th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Award Nominations". New York: emmyonline.org and National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. May 9, 2013. Archived from the original on June 28, 2013. Retrieved May 5, 2013. 
  23. ^ "The 41st Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Award Nominations". New York: emmyonline.org and National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. May 1, 2014. Archived from the original on 2014-06-23. Retrieved May 1, 2014. 
  24. ^ "The 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Award Nominations" (PDF). New York: emmyonline.org and National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. March 31, 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on March 31, 2015. Retrieved March 31, 2015. 

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