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 three children, Adrian, Isiah, and Annie Rose. 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 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 in which Tracy withholds her father's heart medication when he appears to be suffering a heart attack. Elliot left in 1980 and won a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for the role in 1981. The same year, she landed the recurring role of Judy Trent on the prime time CBS series Knots Landing.
From 1981 to 1982, Elliot appeared on the CBS soap opera Guiding Light as Carrie Todd, a character who turns about to be a murderer suffering from a split personality. From 1984 to 1986 she played All My Children's Cynthia Chandler Preston Cortlandt, who marries a wealthy older man for his money while having an affair with his son. Elliot portrayed Anjelica Deveraux on Days of Our Lives from 1987 to 1989; her character has an affair with the much younger Justin Kiriakis (played by Wally Kurth) but marries someone else despite being pregnant with Justin's child. In 1987, Elliot appeared in the films Some Kind of Wonderful and Baby Boom. After two years on Days of Our Lives, she returned to General Hospital in 1989, and in 1991 was reunited with Kurth, who was cast as Tracy's son, Ned Ashton. Elliot left again in mid-1993, later becoming a producer on the 1995 ABC soap opera The City. From 1996 to 1997 she reprised the role of Tracy Quartermaine on The City after briefly appearing as Tracy again on General Hospital. In 2003, Elliot returned to General Hospital as a regular cast member. 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. Elliot announced her retirement in March 2017.
|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||Film|
|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||Film|
|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||Television 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||Main role, 7 episodes|
|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||Film|
|1987||Baby Boom||Park Mom||Film|
|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"|
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- "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.
- "Jane Elliot Leaving GENERAL HOSPITAL!". ABC Soaps in Depth. March 8, 2017. Retrieved 2017-07-06.
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