Elliot on Rosetti and Ryan in 1977
January 17, 1947 |
New York City, New York, U.S.
Life and career
Elliot was born in New York City. She was married to Luis Rojas and has two children. Elliot made her daytime debut in the short-lived ABC soap A Flame in the Wind in 1965. She later guest-starred in a number of television series, like The Mod Squad, Kojak, Barnaby Jones and Police Woman. Elliot also co-starred in films Change of Habit (1969) opposite Elvis Presley and Mary Tyler Moore, and One Is a Lonely Number (1972). She had a lead role in the short-lived NBC series Rosetti and Ryan in 1977.
Elliot is best known for her role as Tracy Quartermaine, wealthy daughter of Edward and Lila Quartermaine, on the ABC daytime soap opera, General Hospital. Elliot debuted in 1978 and became a fan favorite. Her first stint was highlighted by an episode where Tracy withheld the heart medication from her father, Edward, when he faked a heart attack. She left in 1980 and won a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series in 1981. The same year, she landed the recurring role of Judy Trent on the prime time CBS series Knots Landing.
Elliot starred as Carrie Todd in the CBS soap opera Guiding Light from 1981 to 1982. Her character was revealed to be the killer of both Diane Ballard and Joe Bradley, and after marrying Ross Marler, was revealed to be suffering from a split personality. From 1984 to 1986 she played the role of Cynthia Chandler Preston Courtlandt on All My Children, marrying Palmer Cortlandt for his money while having an affair with his son, Ross Chandler, whom Cynthia happened to be divorced from. Later she starred as the snooty Anjelica Deveraux on Days of Our Lives where she had an affair with the much younger Justin Kiriakis (Wally Kurth) and married Dr. Neil Curtis in spite of the fact that she was pregnant with Justin's child. In 1987 Elliot appeared in the films Some Kind of Wonderful and Baby Boom. After two years on "Days", she returned to "General Hospital", and in 1991 was reunited with Kurth who was cast as Tracy's son, Ned Ashton. Jane left again in mid 1993 after a disagreement over her storyline direction due to conflict over her character's reaction to her daughter-in-law Jenny Eckert's teenaged abortion. She was a producer on the 1995 ABC soap The City, and from 1996 to 1997 starred in the show as Tracy Quartermaine after briefly reprising that role again on "GH" where Tracy unsuccessfully tried to take over ELQ. On "The City", Tracy married into the mob, a storyline which would cross-over to "GH" years later. In 2003, Elliot returned to General Hospital as a regular cast member. Jane was paired with long-time friend Anthony Geary as Tracy and Luke were married in a drunken wedding, making Tracy's married name "Tracy Spencer", although she kept Quartermaine as her last name. In 2014, she was nominated for another Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, 33 years after her win and 21 years since her last nomination.
|1965||A Flame in the Wind||Linda Skerba||Series regular|
|1965||The Nurses||Miss Marks||Episode: "Night of the Witch"|
|1967||N.Y.P.D.||Jilly||Episode: "The Pink Gumdrop"|
|1968||Judd for the Defense||Jo Ann Storm||Episode: "Kingdom of the Blind"|
|1968||The Guns of Will Sonnett||Netta||Episode: "Where There's Hope"|
|1968||The Mod Squad||Daphne||Episode: "The Guru"|
|1969||Change of Habit||Sister Barbara|
|1970||Dan August||Pleasance||Episode: "The King Is Dead"|
|1970||The Bold Ones: The Lawyers||Grave Young||Episode: "Trial of a Pfc"|
|1970||The Interns||Louella||Episode: "Act of God"|
|1972||Welcome Home, Johnny Bristol||Sister Theresa||Television film|
|1972||One Is a Lonely Number||Madge Frazier|
|1973||The Fabulous Doctor Fable||June Fable||TV pilot|
|1974||Kojak||Carla Elliot||Episode: "Therapy in Dynamite"|
|1975||Barnaby Jones||Ann Danvers||Episode: "Fantasy of Fear"|
|1975||Police Woman||Trudy Franklin / Jana Hummel||Episode: "Ice"|
|1976||Once an Eagle||Cheryl Logan||TV miniseries|
|1976||Electra Woman and Dyna Girl||Princess Cleopatra||Recurring role, 4 episodes|
|1977||Panic in Echo Park||Ebony||TV pilot|
|1977||In the Matter of Karen Ann Quinlan||Maria Armstrong||Television film|
|1977||Rosetti and Ryan||Jessica Hornesby||Series regular, 7 episodes|
|1978–80, 1989–93, 1996, 2003–present||General Hospital||Tracy Quartermaine||Series regular
Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (1981)
Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress: Daytime (1992)
Nominated — Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (1993, 2014)
Nominated — Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress (1993)
Nominated — Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Villainess (2005)
|1980||Dan August: The Jealousy Factor||Plesance||Television film|
|1980-1981||Knots Landing||Judy Trent||Recurring role, 3 episodes|
|1981-1982||Guiding Light||Carrie Todd Marler||Series regular|
|1982||The Zertigo Diamond Caper||Maggie Brenner||Television film|
|1984-1986||All My Children||Cynthia Chandler Preston Courtlandt||Series regular
Nominated — Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Villainess in a Daytime Serial (1986)
|1987-1989||Days of Our Lives||Anjelica Deveraux||Series regular
Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Villainess: Daytime (1990)
Nominated — Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (1989)
Nominated — Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Villainess: Daytime (1991)
|1987||Some Kind of Wonderful||Carol Nelson|
|1988||Baby Boom||Julie||Recurring role|
|1996-1997||The City||Tracy Quartermaine||Series regular|
|1998||Law & Order||Randi Smolin||Episode: "Castoff"|
|2001||Law & Order||State Attorney General Isabel Shore||Episode: "Ego"|
- "Jane Elliot Biography (1947-)". Filmreference.com. Retrieved 2014-06-26.
- "About GH: About the Actors | Jane Elliot | General Hospital @". Soapcentral. Retrieved 2014-06-26.
- Rout, Nancy E.; Buckley, Ellen (1992). The Soap Opera Book: Who's Who in Daytime Drama. Todd Publications. pp. 94–. ISBN 978-0-915344-23-9. Retrieved 14 June 2011.
- "Jane Elliot Playing Tracy Quartermaine on General Hospital - Soaps.com". Soaps.sheknows.com. Retrieved 2014-06-26.
- "Jane Elliot 411". Soap Opera Digest. Retrieved 2014-06-26.
- Michael Logan (2014-05-02). "General Hospital 's Jane Elliot on Her (Shocking!) Daytime Emmy Nomination - Today's News: Our Take". TVGuide.com. Retrieved 2014-06-26.
- "Daytime Emmy reels: Jane Elliot ('GH') yearns for true love and first Emmy in 33 years". Goldderby.com. 2014-05-22. Retrieved 2014-06-26.