Gina Tognoni

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Gina Tognoni
Born (1973-11-28) November 28, 1973 (age 43)
St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
Occupation
  • Actress
  • businesswoman
Years active 1995–present
Television
Spouse(s) Joseph Chiarello (m. 2009)

Gina Tognoni /tnˈjni/ (born November 28, 1973) is an American actress, best known for her work with American daytime soap operas. Her most notable performances include Kelly Cramer on One Life to Live and Dinah Marler on Guiding Light. She is currently starring as Phyllis Summers on The Young and the Restless.

Career[edit]

Tognoni is known for her roles on daytime television soap operas. In 1995, she made her soap debut as Kelly Cramer in ABC's One Life to Live. She appeared on the show until 2001. In April 2001, it was announced that Tognoni, after six years with the show, had decided not to renew her contract with the series.[1] Tognoni returned to daytime television as Dinah Marler on CBS's Guiding Light in July 2004, and won her first Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series in 2006 for her work on the show. In 2007, she was nominated again in the same category but lost to Genie Francis. She won her second Emmy in 2008, becoming only the second actress to be a repeat winner in the Supporting Actress category.

In 2009, after CBS canceled Guiding Light, Tognoni returned to her role as Kelly Cramer on One Life to Live. Also it was reported that Tognoni was in talks with several soaps for her post-Guiding Light gig.[2] Following the April 2011 cancelation of One Life to Live and All My Children,[3] it was announced that Tognoni and co-star Tom Degnan, who was portraying Joey Buchanan at the time, would exit the series before its January 2012 finale.[4][5] In addition to her career on soaps, Tognoni had guest-starring roles in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and The Sopranos, and co-starred in a number of television shows and independent films.

On May 22, 2014, it was announced that Tognoni was cast as Phyllis Summers in CBS's The Young and the Restless, replacing Michelle Stafford. Tognoni made her debut on August 11, 2014.[6][7]

Personal life[edit]

Tognoni was born in St. Louis, Missouri. She has won Miss Rhode Island Teen USA in 1991 and Miss Rhode Island Teen All-American in 1993.[8] Tognoni became engaged to Joseph Chiarello on November 21, 2007. She was introduced to him by her co-star Beth Ehlers.[citation needed] The two were married May 16, 2009.

Filmography[edit]

List of acting performances in film and television
Year Title Role Notes
1995 One Life to Live Kelly Cramer Series regular; 1995–2002, 2010–11
2002 Pride & Loyalty Stephanie
2003 Fastlane Gabriella One episode: "Iced"
2003 This Time Around Cara Cabot Television film
2003 Phenomenon II Officer Claire Television film
2004 Guiding Light Dinah Marler Series regular; 2004–09
2005 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Officer Kristen Vaill One episode: "Goliath"
2005 Art Barbara Short film
2006 The Sopranos Catherine Lipman One episode: "The Fleshy Part of the Thigh"
2009 Venice: The Series Sami Nelson Web series
2011 In the Family Nurse Jackson
2014 The Young and the Restless Phyllis Summers Series regular; 2014–

Awards and nominations[edit]

List of acting awards and nominations
Year Award Category Title Result Ref.
1996
Soap Opera Digest Award Outstanding Female Newcomer One Life to Live Nominated
1997
Soap Opera Digest Award Outstanding Younger Lead Actress One Life to Live Nominated
1998
Soap Opera Digest Award Outstanding Younger Lead Actress One Life to Live Nominated
2005
Soap Opera Digest Award Favorite Return Guiding Light Nominated
2006
Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series Guiding Light Won
[9]
2007
Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series Guiding Light Nominated
[10]
2008
Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series Guiding Light Won
[11]
2015
Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series The Young and the Restless Nominated
[12]
2017
Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series The Young and the Restless Pending
[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kroll, Dan J. (2001-04-01). "Tognoni to end six-year stay in Llanview". SoapCentral. Retrieved June 28, 2012. 
  2. ^ Kroll, Dan J. (2009-06-08). "Gina Tognoni close to deciding on her post-GL career". SoapCentral. Retrieved June 28, 2012. 
  3. ^ "AMC and OLTL Canceled". Soap Opera Digest. Soapoperadigest.com. 2011-04-14. Retrieved June 28, 2012. 
  4. ^ Kroll, Dan J. (2011-06-07). "Gina Tognoni, Tom Degnan exiting OLTL this summer". SoapCentral. Retrieved June 28, 2012. 
  5. ^ Fairman, Michael (2011-05-31). "Is Gina Tognoni headed out of One Life to Live early?". Michael Fairman On-Air On-Soaps. Retrieved June 28, 2012. 
  6. ^ SOD (May 22, 2014). "GINA TOGNONI IS Y&R'S NEW PHYLLIS!". Soap Opera Digest. American Media, Inc. Retrieved May 22, 2014. 
  7. ^ Logan, Michael (May 22, 2014). "Exclusive: Gina Tognoni Joins The Young and the Restless". TV Guide. CBS Interactive. Retrieved May 22, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Gina Tognoni: Biography". TV Guide. Retrieved 7 October 2014. 
  9. ^ "Ellen DeGeneres repeats sweep of Daytime Emmys". Kentucky New Era. Los Angeles: Taylor W. Hayes. Associated Press. May 1, 2006. p. 8. Retrieved May 6, 2013. 
  10. ^ Bonawitz, Amy (February 11, 2009). "34th Annual Daytime Emmy Winners". New York City: CBS News. Archived from the original on June 28, 2013. Retrieved January 8, 2013. 
  11. ^ Silverman, Stephen M. (June 21, 2008). "Ellen DeGeneres, Tyra Banks Win Daytime Emmys". People. New York City: Time Inc. Archived from the original on June 28, 2013. Retrieved May 7, 2013. 
  12. ^ "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. 
  13. ^ "The 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Award Nominations" (PDF). New York City: emmyonline.org and National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. March 22, 2017. Archived (PDF) from the original on March 22, 2017. Retrieved March 22, 2017. 

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