July 18, 1962 |
Montgomery, Alabama, U.S.
|Years active||1987—2002, 2015 — present|
|Spouse(s)||Gray O'Brien (1991–9?) (divorced)
Sam Gores (2003–2013) (divorced)
Jensen Buchanan (born July 18, 1962 in Montgomery, Alabama) is an American soap opera actress, known for portraying Sarah Gordon on One Life to Live (1987–90) and twins Vicky Hudson and Marley Love on Another World.
Buchanan was born in Montgomery, Alabama on July 18, 1962. She was the only child of William and Mary Buchanan, who divorced when she was a toddler. She was raised in Neenah, Wisconsin. She attended Boston University on scholarship from 1980 to 1984, eventually earning a degree in music theory.
She played the role of Sarah Gordon on the ABC soap opera One Life to Live from 1987 to 1990. In 1991 she moved to the NBC soap opera Another World. She played Marley Love from 1991 to 1994 and from 1997 to 1998. She also played Marley's twin, Vicky Hudson, from 1991 to 1999. Buchanan was nominated for two Lead Actress Daytime Emmy Awards in 1996 and 1997. She moved to As the World Turns in a short term capacity to play the role of Vicky, who was killed in a plane crash in November 1999. In 2001, she started playing the role of Melissa Bedford, R. N. on General Hospital. She exited the role in 2002.
On December 28, 1991, Buchanan married Gray O'Brien. They had two sons, John Conor O'Brien (born April 22, 1994) and Angus O'Hagan O'Brien (born February 26, 1996). They divorced in the late 90's.
In 2016, Buchanan was arrested for driving under the influence and colliding head on with another driver on California State Route 154. In October 2017, she was sentenced to one year in jail at Santa Barbara County Jail and five years probation.
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